The world is changing in front of our eyes so fast.
Less than a year ago, before COVID-19 started, the world was an open place. Just travel to wherever you wish and experience it. Nowadays, traveling is pretty limited.
However, as closed as the world became, COVID-19 caused another significant change. It pushed more and more people to work remotely. These people saw they can still have a proper work-life balance and be able to work remotely. As a result, it led them to understand that they can hold a remote job, have a digital nomad lifestyle, and become one when they can travel again.
Of course, COVID-19 changes, and change of lifestyle brings a lot of financial changes as a result. These can be changes in your job, income, and expenses. It's best to deal with these changes consulting with someone who has experience with being a nomad and financial coaching.
1. Lifestyle Fit - There are many kinds of financial coaches focusing on different audiences. The main reason for that is because one size doesn't fit all. When you know the lifestyle of your clients, you can help them best. That's because you know their struggles and challenges, relate to them, and offer solutions.
As an example, people who would like to be digital nomads don't have the same needs as pastors who need financial coaching. It's not a joke; there are financial coaches whose expertise is working with pastors and serving that audience.
So, although I'd be able to help a pastor with his finances, a financial coach with such expertise will be much more effective and can offer more solutions to their challenges.
My point is, choose a financial coach who knows about the lifestyle you plan for yourself and have experienced it.
2. Communication - Like with every service provider you work with. All things being equal, you'd feel more connected to a specific person than another when you first speak. So, choose someone you'd like to work with.
3. Type of program and cost - Different financial coaches offer different plans. Some would have an ongoing program of a weekly meeting; some will have a limited time one gets you to a specific goal. The type of program influences the costs, of course. So, choose the plan that fits you.
One more point to keep in mind: Becoming a digital nomad is a big step. Working with people whom you've haven't met can be challenging. However, many service providers are moving to work entirely online and build services, especially for nomads. They are still able to make good connections with their clients.
So, when you find someone you'd like to work with, do your research on that person. See what's their experience, check testimonials, and get confident. Doing this research before you start to work with someone is how you'd feel the most open when you work together with that person.
Finance is a personal thing, and trust should be built.
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