Just like preparing for vanlife, you need to know what you’re in for to work from the road.
Ideally, you’ve already spent some time on the road before deciding to overhaul your entire life. If you haven’t, travel for at least two to three weeks with your laptop in tow before you make a permanent commitment.
Test out different work spaces (in the van, outside in nature, in coffee shops, etc.) and make sure you have the attention span to be productive in at least one of those (ideally more!). One challenge of being a digital nomad is not having a consistent “office space” so be positive you can handle that.
Finally, make sure that you are ready for the road with a power bank, anti-glare filter, plug adapter, noise-canceling headphones, and a laptop bag where you can organize your gear.