Thailand is the digital nomad capital of Southeast Asia.

The concept of working remotely has been around for decades, but it’s really taken off with the advent of the digital nomad movement and the normalization of working online since the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to Become a Digital Nomad

What is a digital nomad?

A digital nomad is someone who has the ability to work remotely. They are able to work anywhere in the world as long as they have internet access. Digital nomads work from coffee shops, hostels, coworking spaces or their own homes.

What are some digital nomad tips?

There are many different ways that you can become a digital nomad. Some good tips for becoming a successful digital nomad include:

  • Having an understanding of your skillset and what you want to do with it.
  • Building up savings before quitting your current job so that you don’t have to rely on income right away.
  • Talking to your boss and asking if you can work remotely with your current job.
Thailand digital nomad scene at a coworking space
The digital nomad scene at a coworking space

How to Survive as a Digital Nomad in Thailand

Being a digital nomad is not always easy. But it is a lot easier when you have a strategy. Here are some tips on how to survive as a digital nomad on the road.

1) You have to be disciplined with your work, it can be easy to get distracted.

2) Make sure that you have an internet connection and that it is fast enough to carry out your work efficiently.

3) Get comfortable with the idea of working remotely so that if something goes wrong, you won’t panic.

Digital Nomads in Thailand – The Good and the Bad of Living Here

Thailand attracts digital nomads because of its low cost of living, good weather and great lifestyle.

As a digital nomad you will have many experiences, such as:

The Good:

– Enjoy work without having to worry about money

– Live in and experience a wonderful culture

– More time to get work done without having to cook, clean and commute

– The ability to set your own work schedule

– Great networking opportunities

– Inspirational working environment surrounded by other entrepreneurs

– Low cost of living means a longer runway for launching your business

The Bad:

– Missing out on events back at home

– Being on the move all the time can be tiring

– It may be hard to have long lasting relationships when people are always coming and going

Thailand digital nomad travel destinations
The spoils of being a Thai digital nomad

The Next Step

Now that you know what it is to be a digital nomad, you need to start taking action. The next step is deciding what you will do for work and where you begin your digital nomad journey.

To help you decide, get on a call with us. We’ll start your nomadic journey with you.

Want to move to Thailand?

If you’re interested in moving to Thailand but are unsure about a few things – visas, banking, safety, scams, dating, accommodation and more.

Check out our premium Thailand guide: The Need to Know of Moving to Thailand

Get the guide