What is a digital nomad?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between digital nomads, remote workers, expats and immigrants? Well, you’re not alone! With more and more people working remotely or traveling for work, these terms can be confusing. Are you a digital nomad, remote worker, expat or immigrant living in Gran Canaria? Join our community! English speaking locals are also more than welcome to join!

The definition of a digital nomad

A digital nomad is someone who uses technology to work remotely and travels the world while doing so. They typically have a location-independent job, such as freelance writing, graphic design or software development and are able to work from their laptop or mobile device. They often travel from place to place, staying in each location for a few weeks or months. The idea behind this lifestyle is to have the freedom to work from anywhere and the flexibility to travel whenever and wherever they want, all while earning a living.

Remote workers explained

A remote worker is someone who works from home or another location outside of a traditional office setting. They may be employees of a company or work for themselves as freelancers or entrepreneurs. Remote workers are typically in one location for a longer period of time, often staying in one place for several months or even years. This type of work arrangement offers the convenience of being able to work from home or any other location and the flexibility to set their own schedule.

What is an expat?

An expat is a person who lives in a foreign country for a period of time, often for work purposes. They are usually employees of a company that has sent them to work in a foreign country. Expats usually have a defined period of time they will be in the foreign country and are often provided with a relocation package and support from their employer. They are often motivated by the desire for career advancement and professional growth, as well as the opportunity to experience a new culture and way of life.

And what is the definition of an immigrant?

An immigrant is someone who permanently moves to a foreign country with the intention of living there long-term. They may have been born in their home country but have decided to move to another country for work, education, or personal reasons. Immigrants typically go through a process to become citizens of their new country. They may be motivated by a desire for a better quality of life or to escape difficult circumstances in their home country. They are usually looking for long-term stability and the opportunity to start a new life in a new country.

In conclusion, these four terms may seem similar, but they each refer to a distinct type of person, with different motivations and lifestyles. Whether you’re a digital nomad, remote worker, expat, or immigrant, it’s important to understand the reasons behind your choices and the challenges and benefits that come with each lifestyle. Regardless of your choice, the world is a big and beautiful place with endless possibilities for adventure and growth!

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