What does the ideal workspace look like for you? In the past, most persons would kill for a top-floor office with a dynamic view, but in today’s world, the ideal office has no walls, no noisy surroundings, and never-ending ringing phones, and no cramped elevator rides. The ideal workspace is whatever you want it to be. Whether it’s in your home office or on a different beach every month, remote work jobs offer freedom like no other in the world of work.
The difference between remote work and nomadic work
It’s easy to confuse the terms remote worker and digital nomad for the mere reason that they are both types of out-of-office work. But the truth is nomadic work is a subset of remote work.
So, what does remote work mean?
Remote work has been around for quite a while. Since the 1980s to be exact when the company IBM conducted a work-from-home experience starting with just five employees. By 1983, that number had grown to about 2000, and the rest is history. The concept of working remotely is based on the theory that work can be successfully executed regardless of the location it is done in. Remote work offers tons of advantages for all parties involved- from employer to employee to customer.
- Cost-efficient- Remote work companies can save money on rent, utilities, equipment, furniture, maintenance,
- Wide range of talent- remote workers consist of a mix of professional and creative freelancers, individuals with a specific skillset able to perform their duties anytime, anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. These include writers, photographers, administrative workers, and much more.
- Positive and relaxed workers- remote workers are generally happier than office workers. They can communicate through online platforms and have the same level of productivity.
Other benefits include better time management, communication, loyalty, and a reduction in absenteeism.
- Cost-efficient- Remote employees save money on transportation, meals, parking, childcare costs, and other types of expenses that they would have to encounter leaving home every day.
- Flexibility/Freedom- There is nothing better than having the peace and quiet to do your work within your own home. You will also be able to have a good work/life balance and take care of your other personal responsibilities. Furthermore, you will have the luxury of traveling around and not being bound to one place to work.
Who are Digital Nomads?
As we said earlier, digital nomadism is a form of remote work and frankly, the term speaks for itself- nomadic work using technology. Being a digital nomad means that the world-the entire world is your office. It could be a snowy mountain cottage today and a sunny island beach house tomorrow. You work wherever, and however, you want. All you need is an internet connection. Your income goes where you go, and your finances grow as does your insight into various types of cultures and lifestyles. If you are wondering about where digital nomads live, there are many options for digital nomad housing, and you can read more in our article about real estate for digital nomads.
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Remote work statistics
According to a study done by Owl Labs, at least 56 percent of companies allow remote work of different kinds and at least 16 percent of companies are fully remote. So, when we think of the future of remote work, these numbers are likely to increase. Google workplace analytics estimate that there will be at least 36.2 million remote workers in the United States by the year 2025, a whopping 22% of the entire workforce. So, is remote work here to stay? The answer is yes. As the world becomes more digitized, the need for physical office spaces will be less and with the evolution of remote work visas, people are sure to pursue the digital nomad lifestyle.
What the future of remote work looks like
Working from home is just the tip of the remote work iceberg. With that being said- the future of remote work may be in the hands of digital nomads. In the past, only a few people were trying to explore the world while chasing a career. Nowadays, there are so many digital nomad communities, anyone can embark on the journey. Digital nomad groups also offer tips and advice for individuals wondering about the digital nomad reality.
And with the introduction of remote work visas, it’s even easier to become a nomad. Digital nomad visas provide an affordable and more enjoyable opportunity for those who feel limited by the 90-day stay policies that most countries have. Instead of spending a month and moving on, you will be able to settle down and get a full dose of the country before moving on. Check out this article to learn about some of the best digital nomad visas in the world.
However, not everyone can afford to travel the world. Some people prefer to be settled, taking care of their home and family all while building a career. Based on the statistics of remote workers, the numbers will only continue to rise in the future.
Digital Nomads in the Caribbean
Crystal blue skies, endless beaches, and breathtaking g nature- the Caribbean is one of the most incredible tropical destinations in the world. Tucked away in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the island chain offers a true escape from the busy western and European city lifestyle. So, it’s no surprise that people are drawn. By looking at current trends, one can assume that nomads will continue to seek out tropical destinations in the future. So far, there are about 9 Caribbean countries with digital nomad programs with many more to come.
But is the Caribbean ready for such an influx of nomads? Well, the good news digital nomads and tourism go hand in hand. is that tranquility is at the top of the list of what digital nomads need to function- a place where they can work quietly which will also inspire them. And tropical islands are some of the best places to find peace in nature.
Antigua and Barbuda Digital Nomad Program
One of the best Remote visas in the Caribbean is the Antigua and Barbuda Nomad Digital Residence visa. This visa offers remote workers the option of staying on the islands for up to two years with no need for investing in the island’s economy. The program was tailored for non-nationals who are either self-employed or employed by a company registered outside of Antigua.
luxury accommodation and reliable telecommunication networks are readily available for digital nomads who want to settle down and enjoy the unique Antiguan lifestyle.
Antigua is home to 365 magnificent beaches- one for every day of the year, adventure opportunities, and several other benefits if you decide you want to permanently relocate through citizenship by investment. To find out more about Nomad digital residence for Antigua, and the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment get in touch with us!
The world is quickly changing. More and more, we are becoming dependent on technology and as more jobs offer remote opportunities, people are trying to make the best of it. Being able to work in the comfort of your home or travel and explore while working is nothing short of a fulfilling life.
Do you want to know more about working remotely in Antigua and Barbuda? Give us a call and let us help you with information, processes, and relocating.