I hope people do not get a couple of different subjects here confused. Digital Nomad, remote working, influence marketing, and expatriation are all very different topics each discussed from a very small POV of a digital nomad.
Lets keep in mind “digital nomad” is a lifestyle that does use advantages brought about from those subjects to achieve what you have mentioned.
But remote work, being an expat, and relying on influence marketing are all separate and shouldn’t be lumped into the issues brought up in this article.
I am not a digital nomad, but I do work remotely as an expat for precisely the reasons mentioned — cost of living allows me to save money and stabilize my own financial state.
I do not subscribe to any-”ist” (socialist, capitalist, communist, etc..) other than economist and I believe like most other people, I am driven by my incentives. I recognize and appreciate any privilege I have but I feel no need to apologize for it, as all we can do no matter where we started, is do the best with what we have.
Remote work is a game changer and will have tremendous impact on the global economy and is completely shifts whole ecosystems in terms of work pool and costs. It’s what’s allowed me to grow personally but it’s also brought me to compete in a very large market which brings me into subject 2.
Influence marketing is what is happening now. We as a people have adapted to traditional marketing, which is expensive and broadcasted. Influencers are the current and foreseeable wave of how to gain attention from customers.
It’s still the same game with the game goals just being played on a new field. It’s still just people trying to get people’s attention to sell them stuff. There is nothing inherently evil about it, but business in general is about getting attention and that’s just where the pendulum currently is in our culture.
I work with a completely remote team, most of us live where we can reasonably afford to live. Non of us are true nomads, but we do sometimes take advantage of our ability to move.
I’ve integrated into my local community and have even brought others onboard the remote work train.
I guess it undesigned, unplanned, chaotic evolution. I worry about the future as well, but lets make sure we don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.