Digital Nomad

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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Been doing house & pet sitting for the past year, while traveling and saved over $15,000 or more on rent! AMA

A little background. Been a Digital Nomad for the past 3 years, solo traveler, male from Argentina. I have my own startup, so I work on the go. House sitting has been an incredible opportunity to get to know a lot of places, stay for FREE in amazing houses, and also have the company of some lovely pets, and get to know amazing locals. I figured a lot of people don’t see this as an oportunity, so I thought I would share some information here :)

Friday, Aug 16, 2019

Remote Work While Traveling Abroad: Candid Advice From People Who’ve Done It

Tips, resources, and a Todoist checklist for being successful as a “digital nomad”.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Matt Kepnes on how to travel for years (instead of days or weeks) at a time

In this episode of Deviate, Matt discusses what led him to travel, and adapting to life on the road; planning his first trip, and the early days of travel; the impact of travel, and the concept of being “interesting”; travel friendships and relationships; travel obstacles; and his evolution as a traveler over the course of a decade.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

My Secret "Digital Nomad Rule" to Optimizing Fulfillment

TL;DR: Don’t hangout with too many “travelers or transients.” Find locals wherever you are that won’t leave. If you do meet travelers/transients make sure you are leaving the destination before them. You only have so much social energy so spend it on those people that have a higher potential for ROI. Travelers/transients leave, whereas locals will always be in the same city for you to return to.

Friday, Aug 2, 2019

I Make Seven Figures A Year Traveling The World And Honestly ‘Influencers’ Are Bullshit

But calling yourself an influencer is all about you. That means all you’re doing is talking about yourself and trying to show your best life on social media — while then often complaining about how many hours you work and how hard it is. You know why it’s hard? Because, since you don’t really create anything of value to others, you have to hustle for every dollar.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Some Honest Thoughts About the DN Lifestyle (from a Dreamy 21 Year Old Who Actually Did it)

After successfully having lived the digital nomad life for the last 7 months, I’m feeling compelled to give back to the community that got me there in the first place. And by “give back” I don’t mean posting pics of my Mac on a beach (some of which are actually pretty inspiring btw) or trying to sell you on a course. Instead, I want to share some brutally honest thoughts and experiences with you all.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Travelling made me less career driven?

Now back in the UK I’ve been brought up by my parents to get a good education, work extremely hard through school/college and then continue to work hard in my career now that I’m working full time. However I’ve realised I prefer to “work to live” as opposed to “live to work”.

Friday, Jul 12, 2019

The difference between digital backpackers, workation tourists, digital staymads, and remote workers

In almost all discussions about remote work I have to first explain the difference between: digital backpackers workation tourists digital staymads remote workers Very different people with very different lifestyles and needs.

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

How ‘Digital Nomads’ Game the System to Work in Paradise

Visa scams and tax evasion are common as locals struggle with a low minimum wage.

How do you stay productive while travelling

When traveling I’m all over the place, I schedule my tasks but I don’t complete them. Things come up, place to go, people to see, etc. So any productivity tips while traveling.

Monday, Jul 8, 2019

Do you find being a digital nomad more appealing than being a remote worker?

Most DNs I see on here travel while picking up freelance work. This used to be a goal of mine as well. But being a remote employee has been pure Bliss, and I feel like I’ve been able to enjoy the places I’ve travelled to more than if I were stressed about finding/retaining clients while executing.

Monday, Jun 17, 2019

The big problem with the so-called ‘digital nomad’ life in Bali

Beyond the questionable financial viability of working remotely in Bali are a raft of ethical and legal dilemmas. “What I’m seeing more and more of is people simply designing their lives as cheaply as possible, avoiding income tax and not putting back anything into the community,” says Craig. “It’s basically a form of narcissism – choosing the path of least resistance – and they’re flying around the world non-stop so they’re environmentally unfriendly.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Why Being a Digital Nomad Didn’t Give Me Freedom And Where I Found It Instead

That’s when I realized something: Discovering the ultimate freedom has nothing to do with becoming financially — or locationally — independent. The ultimate freedom can only be achieved by liberating the mind. We can remove all our external dependencies, but if we don’t free our mind, it will continue to keep us trapped with thoughts.

What is your job that allows you to work remotely? And (if you're willing to answer this) how much do you make?

I am interested in knowing about any jobs and even career fields. Whether it’s a job anyone can get, or you need a specific degree, whatever the requirements. I’d like to hear it all!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Van Life with Wee Man | Converted Mercedes Sprinter

Jason Acuna also known as Wee Man sold his Malibu house last year and decided to consolidate and move everything into a home on wheels.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Becoming a digital nomad as a couple

Anytime I hear digital nomad “success” stories it’s always a single person traveling and working without a care in the world. I’d like to hear from any married couples that have made the digital nomad life work, on anybody willing to give pointers in that regard.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Six months. Three small kids. One big island adventure.

Reflecting on our ‘radical sabbatical’ living on the Thai Island of Ko Lanta.

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

Don't get stuck in the idea that you have to work from a laptop to be nomadic

Seasonal jobs are your entry level ticket to the nomad life. Examples: wildland fire. Trail work. Ski resorts. Ranch handing. Commercial fishing and general maritime. Oil and gas. Trail/mountain guiding. A lot of these are jobs that appeal to the adventurous aspiring nomad type anyways, and most of them have included living expenses.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

Getting Stabbed in Colombia

I blog about all my experiences – good or bad – and this story is a good lesson on travel safety, the importance of always following local advice, and what happens when you stop doing so.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019

Nomad in Canggu

If you’re intrigued by the hype around Canggu or if you plan to move to there, I wrote this blog post for you. I also wrote this blog post after more than 2 months in Bali. In the beginning, I planned to stay only a month there. I’m finally going to stay three!

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