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Ever seen a person sitting in the corner of a quaint coffee shop busy juggling between phone calls and their laptop keyboard? Well, if that is the case then you have spotted a digital nomad or a freelancer. Both of these categories are similar yet different and we’ll tell you how.
A digital nomad is a person who takes advantage of technology to work remotely and travels to different locations on a regular basis, whereas a freelancer is someone who works for themselves or companies on a contractual basis while living in one place for a prolonged period of time. If you trust in the magic of new beginnings and are looking for a change in lifestyle then becoming one of the two might be your calling.
With the rapidly evolving technology and other advancements, what we live in now is a smart world. The benefits of this neoteric way of life is that one can savour a scenic view of the beach or forest and still be able to fulfil their work commitments. A two-in-one benefit of enjoying a vacation and being able to afford it at the same time would have sounded like building castles in the air back in the day but is now an existing reality with countries recognizing the need for a “digital nomad visas” or “freelancers visas” to satisfy your dire need of wanting to be in a vacay mode and simulate the economies of these countries which is a win-win situation.
Find good quality internet and a flash of culture in these 3 countries that offer a remote working visa-
Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean
A sovereign island country in the West Indies, where the Atlantic and the Caribbean converge. It has candy-colored villages and is smeared with reef-lined beaches, rainforests and handsome resorts that make for a sensational destination to work and explore. The good news is that they are now handing out the (NDR) Nomad Digital Residence for a duration of two years to workers, provided they present the means to support themselves and any family members. The prerequisite being a capacity to earn approximately $50,000 per year and a possession of their own travel/health insurance plan. The island has a good telecommunication system and workers have an added advantage of accessing 365 beaches, historic sites, magnificent landscapes along with water sports, fishing and deep sea diving.
Bali blends culture, people and nature and is a culinary empire. A serene getaway paragon for wellness of the body and mind for the perfect yoga retreat and eco-stay or to enjoy the beach clubs and nightlife. This Indonesian island is now offering a decade-long stay to travellers who want to work remotely in the ample of co-working spaces and work stations available without the burden of paying taxes on any income earned outside of the country. A well-thought out plan will help strengthen the tourism sector and enable the tourists to live in Bali and scout the place for up to five years.
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Placed in a central location within the EU, this capital city of Budapest is quite picturesque. It has also earned the title of a favourite spot for digital nomads with a decent cost of living and immunity towards modernization owing to its existing 13th century architecture, nevertheless this has not hampered the work culture due to a reliable internet connection and designed spaces for people to collaborate effectively. Their new “White Card” scheme is a special yearlong digital nomad residency program that enables third country nationals to visit Hungary and work there as long as one is financially self-sustained with an income equivalent to a minimum of €2000 per month. The only con being that the white card does not give automatic residency to any family member who wishes to accompany and hence makes this scheme ideal for all solo nomads!