Working As A Digital Nomad

Becoming A Digital Nomad

For those of you who don’t know much about me. I’ve been managing the SEO accounts of approximately sixty clients for a local technology company. Up until very recently, I made the decision to put in my two weeks notice in favor of working remotely full time from a more inspirational location. I have a theory that I can be twice as productive working from a location of my choosing, then having to conform to someone else’s vision as to how and from where I should work.

Where to?

A few people have asked me, why now? Where will I go? I’ve made the decision to do it now because I believe the timing is perfect for me. Being single, relatively healthy, and somewhat financially responsible seems like a good time to give this a try. Not to mention that I’m on top of my SEO strategy game. I’ve been doing this for well over ten years now. I’m at a point in my life where taking a job and getting fired no longer scares me because I realize the value that I bring to the table.

I’ve made the decision to spend some time down in Mexico, more specifically “Playa Del Carmen”. I made this decision because I will be working for another company remotely. In order to be online during meetings, etc… I opted for a relatively local time zone. My only criteria is a city or town with access to high-speed internet and inspirational views. I believe that Playa Del Carmen offers this, which is why I’m flying down there before the end of the month. Not to mention the cost of living seems significantly lower to that of any city in California.

What’s the game plan?

Well, I already bought my $200 one way ticket from Fresno to Cancun. I also have my long-term Airbnb setup and ready to go. I also recently bought a GoPro cam and the REI Co-op Ruckpack 65L Travel Backpack which is what I’m carrying all of my belongings in. I have recently tested the bag on a short trip to Tijuana, and I absolutely loved it. It’s by far the best Travel backpack I’ve ever owned. I was originally looking into purchasing the Tortuga Outbreaker which cost twice as much, but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m absolutely in love with this travel backpack. If you plan on doing any kind of traveling, I would highly recommend it.

I’m going to be flying out a few days before I begin work. The plan is to explore the town and identify the best digital nomad community to work out of that space. I also plan on doing a lot of work from the condo. Some people think I’m going on a vacation, but I’m not. I’m treating this very seriously because I respect my work. All I’m doing is just trying a digital nomad style while documenting my travel locations. As of right now, I have not decided how long I plan on staying at a particular location, I’m just kind of taking things slowly and see how things work out.

I normally don’t like to give out backlinks unless I think very highly of a particular business. For those of you who know me, I like to attend monthly marketing meetings at Bitwise South Stadium here in Fresno. Anyways, the individual who has been leading those meetings for the past 2 years now is Richard Sargent. Richard is by far the top Adwords (PPC) expert at least here in the Valley. I don’t offer PPC services, but if you’re looking for someone to manage your account, he’s the person you want to speak with. I’m going to miss these marketing meetings and the community of Fresno digital marketers.

Please make sure to check back often for updates. I’ll be honest, as of right now, I’m pretty swamped with work, so I might limit my blogging activity to around once a month. Eventually, this blog was supposed to have a focus on helping small business owners improve their SEO, I will still be blogging about these topics, but it might take some time before I get to them.

becoming a digital nomad - jesus tellez