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Why a Surfshark VPN isa useful tool, especially if you are a 'digital nomad'

Why a Surfshark VPN is a useful tool, especially if you are a ‘digital nomad’

If you have spent more than 5 minutes online looking for ways to keep your business safe while you are on your travels, you will have no doubt seen a number of recommendations to use a VPN, especially if you use public Wi-Fi hotspots to do your work as part of the ‘laptop lifestyle’ preferred by so many freelancers, especially since the onset of the pandemic. While all of this is true, there are some other uses for your Surfshark VPN that you may not be aware of.

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#1 Unlock Netflix and other streaming services when you are away from home

These days, almost everyone has a subscription to one (or more) of the big-name streaming services, whether it happens to be Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Disney+. You’ll quickly find that much of the content, due to various licensing deals, is region-specific, meaning the Netflix roster in the US will look different from what you can see in Europe, for example.

While this is fine if you do the normal 9-5 if you are a freelancer or a ‘digital nomad’ working your way around the globe, finding you can’t watch some of your favorite TV shows can take the shine off of the whole experience. By using a Surfshark VPN, you can still access your paid services wherever you are around the world.

#2 Get ahead of the game (and even save money) on hotels and travel

While traveling, you are likely to have a bit more of a ‘freeform and organic’ approach to travel arrangements. After all, there is little point in the digital nomad lifestyle if you can’t go where you want when you want. For that reason, booking hotels and other arrangements will need to be done on the move. Apart from the security benefits (more on that next) you can use your VPN to make the most of the fact that prices will vary according to location. 

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You might find (although this is not always the case) that the ‘local’ price is much better than the one you’ll see if you are in a different country, so setting your VPN to the county that you will be arriving in, and booking that way, can save you the trouble of waiting until after you have arrived and trying to find somewhere later on.

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#3 It can be far more secure for you and your business

If you are a digital nomad, there is a very good chance that you will be using quite a lot of coffee shop and hotel Wi-Fi. While these are usually quite safe, you don’t want to find out the hard way that the one you just visited was the exception to the rule. Using a VPN makes the whole business of traveling and living the laptop lifestyle of the digital nomad much more appealing for you (and your clients if you have any) if everyone knows there are extra levels of protection in place to keep the data of all parties involved safe.

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Chris Cruz is a photoblogger who positively describes every photo session, male models and fashion around the world. Check out the blog Fashionably Male since 2010 has been exhibited the best features and collaborations.

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