If Tim Ferris turned the concept into a complete rage, with technological advances its not considered weird anymore if you are constantly on the move with your gadgets.
So, are you the kind of project manager who wants to be a virtual nomad? Do you have the right personality to fit into the virtual worker mode?
With teams being spread all over the world these days, we are so tuned to working different hours and within different cultures that being virtual doesn’t seem very bad an idea.
“We’re also seeing a spike for project management – up 70% for this skill set. If I’m hiring a team of remote workers, I’d like to be in control, but have someone to manage the project. Lots of start-ups are hiring teams of developers all managed by a single resource” -Source
Here’s the toolset you might need if you decide to make the switch:
•Skype – for all communication
•A Blackberry/i-phone/windows phone to stay connected
•An external hard drive
•A virtual back up system
•Google docs for online file sharing
If you have always wanted the fun, flexibility, freedom, escape the cubicle and didn’t want to take the risk to start your own business, being a virtual nomad is as close as you can get with a steady salary slip.
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