Bali is a major draw in Indonesia’s tourism sector. It is a small island yet contributes a lot to the country’s foreign exchange earnings. Many tourists have no second thoughts about coming back to feel the richness of the island. Its popularity causes more and more stylish cafés and accommodations to grow. With alluring views of beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and rice fields here and there, it is not surprising that the province becomes one among 33 others that is flock with digital nomads and newcomers.
Are you interested in remote working and being a digital nomad in Bali? Here’s what you need to know.
The pandemic has reshaped the way we want to run our life, including our working style. Many companies have also started to give serious consideration to adapting to fully remote work. People say it is the future of work. Now, what remote work actually is? Working remotely carries a broader meaning than working from home (WFH). Basically, you are given the authority to choose any place as your workplace -it could be a coworking space, a café, a library, a villa, a beach, even.
The concept of remote working has been gaining popularity long before the coronavirus became its catalyst. To be bluntly speaking, the pandemic makes people now have a glimpse of the convenience remote working brings. Knowing what it tastes like, we bet things will be hard to go back to how they used to. No more daily commute or flying miles away for business travel.
Today, as remote working becomes the desire of every young generation, they see companies that allow this policy to flourish to be one of the reasons why they have no doubts applying.
From employees’ point of view, remote working opens up their opportunity to:
From the perspective of employers, the benefits of remote working include:
Imagine having the privilege to do your work from anywhere and anytime you wanted to. You have control over changing your working environments. It feels you are on vacay every day! What matters for a digital nomad is to submit their high-quality work as scheduled. Therefore, you can definitely arrange your perfect picture of work-life balance given the privilege you own. There are challenges too when it comes to being a digital nomad. Those are as follows:
To avoid these from happening, you need to ensure that:
Instead of lounging by the pool (you could if you wanted to), try organizing your work desk. The point is to keep you out of distractions so you can gather your focus to finish your work one step at a time before heading off for leisure.
The benefit of remote working is that time is all yours to have. You can even arrange for 4 to 5 hours of work per day. But of course, make those 4 to 5 hours as productive as you can to catch on to your deadlines.
Create a routine resembling the day you have to go for work on site. As much as how comfortable your pajama makes you feel, your mental state will also be triggered to feel unprofessional. Dressing up helps you to make a difference that right now you are in your serious mode and you have some work to get done.
Don’t you think work is harder when you are quite distracted by the sound your stomach makes when it is so hungry? Because you are sitting for a few hours, you need to maintain your body’s hydration as well. Drink your water frequently to avoid kidney stones and constipation.
Arrange regular virtual meetings to communicate with your colleagues about your projects and difficulties. Use the given opportunities to socialize and fill the gap in your relationship with them.
Now, are you ready to pick your remote working destination? We might be biased at this, but we are pretty positive that you cannot quite find a place like Bali. It is just hard to match the laid-back lifestyle, the inexpensive cost of living, the humble citizens, the stunning culture, and how it can afford the foreigners a luxury. Olumide Gbenro, in his interview with CNBC, claimed that Bali only costs him around $600 per month. That value is enough for him to live in all modesty in San Diego. However, with that same amount he can provide higher life quality for himself in Bali. The amount is more than enough to pay out his entertainment and daily needs; eating in and out, food ordering, traveling, and so on. We say, once you master how to manage your expense in Bali, you still have more rooms to save up!
Today, as he enlarges the scope of his marketing business from San Diego (established in 2018) to Bali. He also offers his service to help people market their properties in Indonesia to be qualified in receiving an investor visa; he also participates in the development of the local economy. With the decent living cost, good access to entertainment and public conveniences, the availability of an international airport, and great internet connectivity, you will have no trouble pursuing your dream to be a digital nomad in Bali.
We hope you found our tips useful to give you a light on how to tackle the nitty-gritty of remote working and being a digital nomad from anywhere you choose to be. Also, don’t forget to check out our latest article, there is also about Bali releasing new traveling policies on self-quarantine free and visa on arrival here.