5 Questions to Victor H Salazar

  • Age: 32

  • Years as a DN: XX

  • Profession: software engineer
  • Nationality: Bolivian

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“30 Digital Nomad Stories: How to Work Remotely and Travel the World” presents its 23rd digital nomad. When he realized that he was a perfect fit for a digital nomad life, Victor H. Salazar made up his mind to give it a try. Today, he is working as a software engineer, which he started studying for during his time as freelancer. His advice to start a digital nomad lifestyle? Just do it!

Why did you decide to begin a nomadic life and what does it mean to you?

I think I didn’t take a decision when I realized I fitted the definition of DN. It started with a short travel where I met many backpackers and I was impressed about their travels, so I decided to give a shot. I noticed that it’s possible and we are in the right time to do it. Nomadic life means freedom, means that time can work differently living this way, you live so many experiences in a short time (well it depends how often you move).

How do you earn an income now?

I’m a software engineer, I work creating web and mobile applications. I started working as an online freelancer when I was in university and when I finished, I just kept going.

What is your approximate travel budget for a year? Any tip to lower it down?

$15k-20k. My budget might look already low for many, it really depends on where you’re traveling, just by choosing destinations with a lower cost of living, you’ll have a lot of fun, awesome experiences and your budget won’t suffer on the contrary. Also go to hostels, you’ll save a lot of money and meet cool people.

What would you consider to be one of the best tools for becoming a Digital Nomad?

Build a portfolio before starting, it will help you to be available for jobs while you’re traveling.

Do you have any advice for those starting a DN life?

Do it! Even if you found that it’s not for you, you’ll never regret to give a try.