Monday, Aug 21, 2017
With proper internet and attention to timezones, you literally can work from anywhere. I did it last year on an around the world trip where I worked from Prague, Vienna, Budapest, the Moscow airport, and Japan. With all this going on, what are some of the recent trends that have popped up to help remote workers and nomads stay sane and productive?
Friday, Aug 18, 2017
The reason would be so that there’s always something stable to fall back upon. For example, right now my habits are out of whack, my health needs fixing, etc. The travel lifestyle is a crazy, free one- which is great, but sometimes I just want consistency.
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
A book popular in our industry is now a decade old. Has anyone put the advice from the author Tim Ferriss into practice? If so, how did you manage to do it and what have you learned from the experience?
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Digital Nomads of Reddit: What do you do, how much do you work, and how much do you make?
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
On the surface, it was incredible… There were many times I came across something truly remarkable, be it an abandoned church, or a virgin beach, and I’d look to my left as if to say “hey check this out!” only to be reminded, I’m alone here.
Tim Ferris’ classic book about an elusive 4-hour work week has sold over a million copies since its publication. While not all aspects of his book apply to me, I’ve supported myself for the past decade with my side project, which peaked at $100,000/month in revenue and has only ever required limited maintenance.
Friday, Aug 4, 2017
It’s easier than ever to live with no fixed address, but that doesn’t come without a cost.
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017
I have no network, no ability to relocate, can’t get a full time job right now, and urgently need to make some bucks real quick. But several articles and comments here suggested that upwork.com and similar freelance websites do some really shady things and that it’s not good to use them for any kind of work, even temporary… I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get a job using these skills but without a network.
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
I’d love to know your favorite places to be a digital nomad.
Monday, Jul 31, 2017
I don’t think the office life is for me and I feel like I’m missing out on just living and experiencing new things. I’m here to ask for any advice from people that have made this type of transition. How do I get started? How do you come across work?
Friday, Jul 28, 2017
No intentions to stop anytime soon myself, just wondering.
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
My family thinks I’m a new kind of hippie, lazy and enjoying life earning money in a suspicious way… (most of them have never traveled).
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017
Are there any parents who’ve successfully become nomads while simultaneously raising kids / giving kids reasonable opportunities (friends, school etc)? What are your stories? What was hardest?
Friday, Jul 14, 2017
Curious how we single people can do it! Also, it occurred to me that it might be a good business idea to create a “dating for digital nomads” or something.. just an idea. So, single people, how do YOU date as a world traveling rock star?
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
We all know there are plenty of DN’s that are web developers and graphic designers, after all. Any goat milkers out there, or anything even crazier?
Monday, Jul 10, 2017
I just thought I’d write a bit about how I feel after 2 years of nomading full-time, mainly in SEA and Europe. Things that I am tired of and see no real way to “fix” it: 1. Meeting new people ALL THE TIME; 2. Lack of sustainability; and 3. Lack of connection.
Friday, Jul 7, 2017
A lot of people seem to do the digital nomad thing with their partners. Is anyone here going at it on their own? Can you speak a bit about your experience, challenges, pros, cons?
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017
I applied for remote year (remoteyear.com) a few months ago and the whole experience has been a mess.
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017
If you’re interested in launching a career as an entrepreneur on the road or want to find that remote job of your dreams, here are some tips to get you started.
Monday, Jun 26, 2017
I want to give the digital nomad lifestyle a go, but it seems like most people who pull it off successfully are freelancers, whereas I’m merely working a salaried job from home, and therefore still bound by the 9-5 routine.
Friday, Jun 23, 2017
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
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
A roundup from digital nomads on their sources of income and how much money they earn.
Monday, Jun 19, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In which countries is it legal, to any extent, to work on a tourist visa?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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.