by Lance Cody-Valdez
Digital nomad entrepreneurs are changing the face of business in America, and remote work trends continue to accelerate. Reliable and fast internet access and affordable living typically top the list of desirable features prized by seasoned digital nomads. Think about the wonderful places you’ve always wanted to experience — do they roll out a digital nomad welcome mat? This article highlights four welcoming digital nomad destinations to help you on the road to prosperity in this exciting new work and travel lifestyle.
The Big Apple
The world’s most intense business environment welcomes digital nomads with good public internet connectivity and a myriad of museums to visit and other interesting things to do, such as taking in a game at Yankee Stadium. Search for discounted tickets online. Some online discount ticket seller sites provide an interactive seating chart of Yankee Stadium, so you can check 360-degree virtual in-seat views before you buy. Finding a place to live can be a challenge in New York, and many nomads use co-working or co-living arrangements to get ahead.
A Texas-Size Welcome
In Texas, Austin ranks highly as a preferred digital nomad destination because of plentiful internet cafes, entertainment venues, and housing options. Search online rental sites for an apartment downtown or in one of the surrounding urban villages. Nature lovers and festival goers are naturally attracted to the Barton Hills neighborhood adjacent to the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Park.
Is Carolina Calling?
Historic Charlotte is the economic and cultural center of North Carolina and a premier digital nomad destination. Quality of life is high, and the cost of living is relatively low in Charlotte compared to the cost of living in New York City. Start your search early, and match your desired lifestyle to one of the nearly 200 neighborhoods available. Diversity is a top draw in the Queen City!
Add Scenic Idaho to Your List
Idaho is a hot digital nomad destination. Explore the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, and find inexpensive housing nearby in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, or Idaho Falls. Apartments go quickly, so watch the market carefully before making a move. Consider using a local property management company or rental agency for best results.
Nomad-Friendly Business Structures and Practices
Freelance digital nomads often form their own limited liability company to separate personal and business assets. LLCs offer flexible tax filings and simpler professional banking and credit arrangements, but rules and regulations differ by jurisdiction. File the paperwork yourself, or use a low-cost formation service to reduce legal fees.
Online tools are a boon for digital nomad entrepreneurs. Project management, marketing, bookkeeping, and customer relationship management tools are available in free or low-cost online versions. For example, an invoice maker free tool can help you keep accurate books. Choose a suitable template, and include your own logo, visuals, and text in the format you prefer. Customer account notifications can be automated, so you always know when payments are received or are overdue. Recurring payment invoices let you stay on top of your cash flow.
Follow Your Dream
Find your dream of unique travel experiences and stimulating entrepreneurial work in welcoming and interesting digital nomad locations from New York City to the Carolinas, Texas, Idaho, and points between.