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Four Myths about the Life of a Digital Nomad-preneur

Leading a nomad’s life, these entrepreneurs hustle and strategise to earn their bread and butter

 

Digital nomad-preneurs are keen on trying this hustler’s life for the enriching experiences and alluring liberty such a lifestyle offers by the sheer veracity of tech savviness and an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

Nonetheless, there are certain misconceptions surrounding entrepreneurs who swear by a nomadic lifestyle. Doing away with such misbeliefs is fundamental to understanding what professional life truly entails and what blunders to steer clear from.

 

They Work Less than Standard Entrepreneurs 

 

Internet might be swarming with glamorous images of digital nomad-preneurs paying a truant and hiking in the remotest fringes of the earth, but reality differs vastly. It takes decades of effort to build a business that is sustainable and churns out profit consistently. 

 

In fact, virtual stores are more prone to ruthless competition than brick-and-mortar shops pushing entrepreneurs to go bonkers over trying to build their identity. They may be working remotely—by the sea or blanketed in snow, but their efforts are relentless. 

  

They Frequently Take offs by Delegating Responsibilities 

 

Outsourcing although imperative is never a way out. It is wrong to assume that hired contractors would be able to pull off all the essential responsibilities without meddling with profits, productivity, quality and security. Hiring, managing and supervision still require close monitoring of the CEO—a task that should never be delegated irrespective of the amount of resources invested.

 

Entrepreneurs would always be proactive in researching and learning about the art of hiring, training and managing remote to sustain their venture. 

 

They Spend More Time on Workcations 

 

An IG-inspired idea—these nomadic souls are busy drinking life to the lees by pushing aside entrepreneurial duties. These digital entrepreneurs are subjected to tremendous pressure to live an influencers’ life yet the reality is a bit dreary. Beginners are mostly swamped with tons of work to establish a unique identity and they are always focused on their business goals to emerge triumphant, every day.

  

They Blindly Lap up Every Opportunity

 

A glorified version might tell that they are always on their toes to toss their hat into the ring when in fact at every step they exercise thorough consideration before saying ‘yes’ to anything enticing. Without a passionate commitment to networking, branding, revenue generation, recruiting and cutting costs, any start-up is bound to flounder.

 

Digital enterprises are skyrocketing and so are the newest trends of working remotely. While it is pretty merry to be blissful, a work-life balance would ensure both bank account and entrepreneurial spirit do not dwindle.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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