Digital Nomad

Articles and personal stories on the digital nomad lifestyle.

Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Why the Modern Nomad is Breaking all the Rules

So if the world is evolving towards rootless living, what does this nomadic movement mean for the future? As the number of highly mobile nomads is on the rise, one potential result is a global network which can be leveraged for collaboration.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

How to transition into this lifestyle?

I’m increasingly finding that I’m actually more productive when I can choose my own work environment, and coupled with a passion for travel that doesn’t mesh well with the 9-5 grind, I’m having trouble figuring out how to launch myself into a remote/nomad career.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

What are your sources of income and how much money are you earning?

A roundup from digital nomads on their sources of income and how much money they earn.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017

How does U.S. tax work for American digital nomads?

Americans are unique in the digital nomad community in that they still have to file US taxes. Today, Bright!Tax tells us more about tax issues.

Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Jobs For Digital Nomads – 10 sites for finding the best entry level remote jobs

Scour these sites to find something suited to your future job as a digital nomad! These resources are remote-specific. Some being entry-level, and some are more advanced. There’re all different so go through each one and find a remote gig that will unlock your freedom.

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

Digital nomad lifestyle questions and concerns

The “digital nomad lifestyle” is a myth. The only things digital nomads have in common is that they work AND they travel. There are no set speeds. No packing lists. No “magical weight limit” qualifiers. No earnings requirements. No mandatory route list. There is nothing at all that you need to learn from another nomad about living a lifestyle.

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

The Middle Class Mind

And although being a broke-ass entrepreneur certainly doesn’t guarantee that you’ll become a wealthy one, I believe those who are willing to be broke – on purpose – are more likely to become rich.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What are your family friendly DN location recommendations?

My wife and I have a 5 month old daughter and want to spend a few months in a different country (we are currently in the USA). The less expensive the better, but we are also prioritizing safety and child friendly atmosphere. What are your recommendations and experiences in different locations around the world?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Waking up in Thailand

It seems less and less like these people are “digital nomads” every day. The only thing “digital” about them is the junk they hock on the internet. And they are only nomads in the loosest sense of the term. They’re closer to early settlers than to wandering Bedouin — they seem to have come to point and laugh at everything here, to suck this country dry of its culture.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Digital nomad's ultra-minimalist van conversion includes hidden bike rack

American builder, entrepreneur and recovering architect Ross Lukeman of Alternative Homes Today is one of these new digital nomads, who lives, works and travels in a minimalist cargo van he converted himself.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What has been your worst border crossing experience?

Obviously living this way involves an element of dishonesty at the border when travelling on a tourist visa, and I’m sure most have heard horror stories of being grilled at the UK, US or similar borders, but I’m curious what your worst border experience has been so far?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Where is it legal to be a digital nomad?

In which countries is it legal, to any extent, to work on a tourist visa?

In Praise of a Nomadic Life

We’ve given up a lot for a life of working and living on the road—but we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Monday, May 1, 2017

How I work as a digital nomad

I was asked today on Twitter about how to find work as a digital nomad. I replied Be flexible. Line up work in advance. Get banking set up. Don’t plan to work 40 hrs/week. Travel light (28L backpack). Go. My comments are too long for a Twitter reply and may be interesting to people who don’t follow me on Twitter, so here goes.

Friday, Apr 28, 2017

IamA entrepreneur who sold more than $22M worth of online businesses and built a 100% remote company while traveling the world - all from my laptop. AMA!

My name is Justin Cooke, I am the co-founder of Empire Flippers where we help others buy, sell, and invest in online businesses.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

Like the best marketing terms, “vanlife” is both highly specific and expansive. It’s a one-word life-style signifier that has come to evoke a number of contemporary trends: a renewed interest in the American road trip, a culture of hippie-inflected outdoorsiness, and a life free from the tyranny of a nine-to-five office job.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Do you feel Digital Nomad has become much more a marketing term than just working remotely?

Digital Nomad (back in the day we were Tech Gypsies) seems to have become synonymous with MLM/Amway type operations with everyone trying to build their “network” and such things. Do you feel the term has more of a negative association than the simple idea of working remotely from various places in the world with a focus more on life enjoyment than working in an office?

Friday, Apr 21, 2017

Digital nomads, language barrier?

How do you deal with learning the language – or, if you spend a significant amount of time somewhere and then leave, how do you deal with LOSING the language?

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Digital nomad long form interview – Eli David

We recently had the pleasure of talking to long-time digital nomad and entrepreneur Eli David. There’s a lot to get through but it’s worth persevering because Eli is both extremely insightful and very funny.

Friday, Apr 14, 2017

How do you reconcile the desire to nomad with the desire to 'settle down' and form more meaningful connections?

It’s a weird feeling. On the one hand, I miss the comforts of being home - the old friends, being close to family, etc. On the other hand, when I’m at home, I feel that I’ve somehow outgrown it, and the thought of “settling down and living a normal life” scares the crap out of me.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

What I Wish I Had Considered Before Becoming A Digital Nomad

From the difficulty of building relationships to giving up the comforts of home, these are the questions to ask before you pack your bags.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

The Digital Nomad Life: Combining Work and Travel

“Remote work has gone mainstream,” said Stephane Kasriel, Upwork’s chief executive.” On-site work between the hours of 9 and 5 “is a remnant of the industrial era.”

Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Digital nomads, Where would you go with $1,800 per month?

Where in the world would you go if you: Were earning $1,800 a month after taxes paid in your country which is Spain and wanted to save about $300 monthly from that income but still live in a comfortable way and enjoy your hard earned bucks.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

Do you find digital nomad lifestyle business blogs depressing?

I’m no longer living abroad but still read the nomad and lifestyle business blogs and listen to the podcasts. I’m finding them decreasingly depressing as they remind me of what I’m missing, instead of being aspirational/motivational like they once were.

Monday, Apr 3, 2017

Go with the flow: tips for succeeding as a digital nomad

There are different ways to think ahead and prepare to make nomadism a reality in your life, but in my humble opinion the best start is simply to ask the mirror: “what is my talent, and how can I make this talent mobile within the digital world?”

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

Lessons from One Year of Nomadic Passive Income

It’s now been almost exactly a year since my last real job ended and I started working for myself while traveling.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Why Most Digital Nomads Fail (And How To Avoid It)

Do you know why most digital nomads fail? Most people pick something like, ‘they can’t get their careers off the ground’ or that ‘they chose the wrong enterprise’. Others will say it’s because they run out of money, or that they didn’t budget well. And yes, these can all be the straws that break the aspiring nomad’s back. The thing is, often these are only symptoms of a much bigger underlying problem.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Good places for female nomads

I was wondering if anyone could recommend some places they have lived in as nomads, as lone women and felt comfortable and relatively safe?

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Something for Nothing: The changing face of Chiang Mai's digital nomad scene

“Nomad workshops, nomad conferences, nomad gear, nomad retreat, people giving talks to gullible people to build a following they can sell shit to.” This is how the online communities are reacting to the digital nomads in Chiang Mai.

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Lauren Hom: From 9 to 5 to Digital Nomad

Hom is a digital nomad, someone who works abroad, moving around frequently. As part of the Remote Year program Hom packed up her Brooklyn apartment and is now spending four months at a time in Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America as she continues to field a full client load and maintain her collection of side projects. We asked the 25-year-old illustrator and letterer how side projects are the gateway to creative freedom and whether working while traveling is totally overrated.

Friday, Mar 10, 2017

Travel Insurance - Difference between World Nomads ($1,000/year) and Allianz ($39/year)?

Why is there such a difference in price? Anyone had experience with Allianz (medical claims, lost baggage, etc)?

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

The Digital Nomad's Guide To Working From Anywhere On Earth

The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Life after nomadism; embracing the daily grind?

Very self-indulgent post but I was wondering if anyone has got any advice on getting back into life as a an average nobody living the rest of their life like a schnook.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Freelance translator: is it worth it?

Is it sustainable a nomadic life by doing this job? By writing this I mean traveling from city to city slowly, the ideal would be every 5⁄6 months.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Thinking about becoming a digital nomad?

My name is Zack, I’ve been a digital nomad since October 2015 and it was the best lifestyle change I’ve ever made.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Digital Nomads, what do you do except working and traveling? What goals, passions and motivations do you have?

I’m a DN (freelancer web designer) for 6 months now. As always when I reach a big goal it didn’t take me long after becoming a DN to think “Ok, great. But what now? What’s next?”

Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Is being a digital nomad for everyone? I'm homesick and far less productive

Two weeks ago I landed in Spain and I’ve set up shop here for the next month or so as I plan on which cities to live in next. Even though traveling and being financially independent has been a huge goal of mine, I can’t say I’m happy.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Digital Nomads: How do you manage taxes?

There is a brewing possibility that I might come across a remote position. I wanted to take this opportunity and travel a few places around the globe. I am planning to start for a few months in my home country and then make the move. But I am not sure how the taxes and other financials work if I am moving around different countries every 2-3 months(or whatever time is ideal).

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

10 Signs That Your Digital Nomad Guru or Advisor Is a Crackpot

Free advice. Paid advice. There’s so much advice out there on the internet that you’d be hard pushed to make a sensible decision on who is full of “incredible action points” and who is full of crap. So let’s bottom this out shall we?

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

What are good skills to have/careers for a digital nomad that doesn't know code?

What are good skills to have/careers for a digital nomad that doesn’t know code?

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Have you burnt out on being a DN? How long did it take to recover?

I don’t feel like I’m done with the DN life, but maybe the DN life is done with me? What got you back out on the road after (apparent?) burn out?

Friday, Feb 3, 2017

Most typical digital nomad professions?

I know that web developer is no.1 when it comes to living as a digital nomad, it is almost the only one I keep hearing about. So my question is, within the IT-professions what are the most lucrative digital nomad jobs?

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

The World is Our Home — Let's Stop Using the Term 'Digital Nomad'

Today I despise the term ‘digital nomad’ because it affirms a view that the world is closed, fragmented, divided by borders. It accepts conventional lines drawn by wars and politicians rather than pushing these boundaries to be more inclusive and open.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Why I Never Use Co-Working Spaces as a Digital Nomad and Why You Might Not Want to Either

Assuming that as a digital nomad, you’re aware that you are not required to move into a tourist area and live next door to other digital nomads and that there is, in fact, a huge world of places where you can live and still access food and coffee — then there’s no reason at all that you can’t work in a coffee shop.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

I'm young and dumb and want to work remotely. I'm going to attend a coding bootcamp that you guys suggest. My plan is 12 months from now to be remote.

What should I learn to stay employable and help fulfill my dream of being able to work remotely?

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

How to be a digital nomad

I’m a digital nomad who’s achieved the 4-Hour Workweek. I’ve lived across Thailand for the last two years. And in this post I’ll share: How to become a digital nomad, Advice on freelancing, How to excel as a freelancer, How to make websites without coding, and much, more more.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017

Digital nomads, how do you handle health insurance?

Digital nomads, how do you handle health insurance?

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

Digital nomad as a flight attendant?

Digital nomad as a flight attendant?

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Do you ever feel like you're never actually living anywhere, but rather just in limbo?

But at some level I feel like I haven’t actually been “living” anywhere and instead have just been on an extended workcation.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Nomad couples, what do you do for a Living?

Just wondering what nomad couples in this sub do to make their Bucks :)

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