Welcome to the Digital Nomad Blog – at digitalnomad.blog.
The Digital Nomad Blog is designed to be your one-stop resource. Everything related to setting up, living and enjoying an exciting, low cost mobile lifestyle, anywhere you like.
A self-employed freelancer since 2000, I’m in the middle of my fourth successive extended world trip, and exploring the possibility of traveling perpetually.
In the past 3 years, I’ve visited many dozens of countries across six continents, with Antarctica in my sights. I’ve enjoyed countless levels of highs and lows in life… while running a business and other projects on the road.
It took quite a few years for me to make this possible. This lifestyle hasn’t been without its challenges, and some trips have definitely come easier than others!
Read about the Digital Nomad launch here…
Objectives of the Digital Nomad Blog
My goal is to show how I’ve set up the ability to live life this way. More importantly, to teach the essential ingredient of generating sustainable income to support your travels.
My objectives of the digitalnomad.blog project are to:
- Learn and share bleeding edge resources, tips and life hacks for other work-life travelers
- Meet, network and connect travel, writing and entrepreneur contacts and related organisations
- Create a self-sustaining side income project that helps fund my travel adventures
- Demonstrate to other aspiring digital nomads, entrepreneurs and bloggers how they can do the same
- Generate traffic and attention to related side projects and to my Mother.Domains business, focusing on Start Ups.
- Keep writing, and to continue archiving the incredible stories and adventures I’m blessed to experience
- Advanced / Bonus: To eventually run this blog as a DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) that rewards contributors and participants on an internal cryptocurrency
Furthermore, I’ve been invited to speak at the national BlogX conference for Indian bloggers in February 2018. This digital nomad blog is my living case study for the national Indian blogging population.
The Four Hour Work Week
Tim Ferris’ The Four Hour Work Week cemented what I already wanted to do. It gave me the confidence to trust and rely more on my own outsourced freelancers I’d been working with.
This opened up the time and freedom for me to concentrate on other things more important to me in life. In lieu of the ego trip of needing to do everything hands on myself.
I work hard and I work smart, particularly when I have a genuine passion for what I spend time on.
When I’m in my “regular home” – most recently, Melbourne, Australia – I take on all work I can over the summer. As pay comes in, I snap up key flights and tickets that shape the foundation of my trip, on routes I’ve tracked for months.
Lock in those Flights!
Once that first one way flight is locked in – you’re set! You have a date around which to work towards and look ahead to. Time sure counts down quickly when you have a lot to do, with the looming reality of many months on the road. It is exciting. Every day takes on a new importance.
As pay arrives, I take care of things like travel essentials, visas, travel insurance, smaller flights, festival tickets, and more. By the time I travel, most of my big expenses are covered, the remaining necessity for recurring, regular income while traveling.
Once you can build up to even a couple of hundred dollars coming in a week, you can pretty much travel anywhere. You don’t need thousands of dollars in savings, although a buffer is handy at the start of trips. No need to put anything on a credit card.
You can come back from your trip not having to pay off expenses and interest for months or years to come, and instead focus on that next adventure.
The reasons why you might decide to try this life are varied and well covered in other places. I’m not going to focus on these.
I present examples from others who have made their own choices, and case studies of successful digital nomads in their own rights.
Digital Nomad and the Sea
Through this blog, I hope to share more about myself and my own unique life, that has taken me from living on the streets. I’ve built myself back up to running an upstart digital business, and other art and socially conscious projects.
I welcome you to open your imagination to the quantum idea that everything and anything is possible. You can live your life the way you want.
What do you have to lose?
It starts with a dream.
Contact the Digital Nomad Blog
If you have a question, idea, suggestion or opportunity, feel free to contact us any time.
The Digital Nomad Blog – https://digitalnomad.blog