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Reims

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15 Mar '17

Paris

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France
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13 Mar '17

Aachen

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Germany
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Berlin

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Germany
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9 Mar '17

Cologne

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Germany
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Aachen

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Germany
2012
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Stuttgart

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Germany
 29 Jul '124d2 Aug '122 Aug '12
29 Jul '12

Grenoble

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France
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24 Jul '12

Paris

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France
 
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Seville

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What kind of work do digital nomad web developers do?


by @cryberg |  | 8 comments

Hi everyone! Iโ€™m thinking of making the jump from being an office-bound web developer to freelancing instead. I was hoping to talk to some of you who do freelance web dev while living a nomadic lifestyle.

Iโ€™m at a bit of a loss, because when Iโ€™ve tried looking for posts about this kind of lifestyle, the majority of what Iโ€™ve found is for web designers or Wordpress developers, which are both pretty different from being a developer who likes to work with React or whatever other framework.

So for those of you who are living my dream right now:
Are you usually building Wordpress sites, or more often using a framework like React or Ruby on Rails? Or something else entirely?

What types of contracts do you take on? Ecommerce? Building blogs?
Are they on-going, or one-off projects?

How do you get clients while on the road? Is it mostly Upwork or word of mouth?

I have a ton of questions, and would greatly appreciate hearing about your experiences. Thank you!

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  • Spain

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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 60°AQI 30
    23d
    $2,870 / mo
    29Mbps
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  • France

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels  48° 10° 50°AQI 25
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    $3,552 / mo
    25Mbps
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  • Germany

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  41°  43°AQI 21
    12d
    $2,975 / mo
    30Mbps
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  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  46°AQI 34
    3x
    $4,318 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Aachen

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  37°  42°AQI 16
    2x
    $2,696 / mo
    27Mbps
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  • Seville

    Well, SEVILLE is definitely my favourite city from the ANDALUSIAN region of SPAIN. The old town, the buildings and the view from outside is quite marvelous. It has a typical imperial feeling when you walk over there, or maybe I was too drunk. :) For nomads, it might be the place where you can stay for a longer period of time.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 59°AQI 41
    1x
    $2,454 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Grenoble

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  48°  48°AQI 4
    1x
    $3,208 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Stuttgart

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  46°  48°AQI 29
    1x
    $3,294 / mo
    28Mbps
    ร—
  • Cologne

    Although I would not praise Cologne as the top destination for digital nomads I have certain doubts about some negative aspects listed here. Hospitals: How can hospitals be pretty bad if Germany has one of the best medical systems in the world? This judgments compares it with remote 3rd world cities which is by definition not logical. Germany, and therefore also Cologne, has most likely the best emergency system in the world (ambulance must arrive within max. 12 minutes - independent of traffi

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  41°  43°AQI 15
    1x
    $3,049 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels  43°  46°AQI 33
    1x
    $3,066 / mo
    33Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Seville

    Well, SEVILLE is definitely my favourite city from the ANDALUSIAN region of SPAIN. The old town, the buildings and the view from outside is quite marvelous. It has a typical imperial feeling when you walk over there, or maybe I was too drunk. :) For nomads, it might be the place where you can stay for a longer period of time.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 14° 57° 15° 59°AQI 41
    23d
    $2,454 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  45°  46°AQI 34
    12d
    $4,318 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Stuttgart

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  46°  48°AQI 29
    5d
    $3,294 / mo
    28Mbps
    ร—
  • Grenoble

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  48°  48°AQI 4
    4d
    $3,208 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Berlin

    Berlin is overall a great city to be. Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business. Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from. Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0) Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket. No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here. Biggest downsides IMO: service quality at restaurants - not that people are rude, but they don't seem to particular

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels  43°  46°AQI 33
    3d
    $3,066 / mo
    33Mbps
    ร—
  • Aachen

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  37°  42°AQI 16
    3d
    $2,696 / mo
    27Mbps
    ร—
  • Cologne

    Although I would not praise Cologne as the top destination for digital nomads I have certain doubts about some negative aspects listed here. Hospitals: How can hospitals be pretty bad if Germany has one of the best medical systems in the world? This judgments compares it with remote 3rd world cities which is by definition not logical. Germany, and therefore also Cologne, has most likely the best emergency system in the world (ambulance must arrive within max. 12 minutes - independent of traffi

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels  41°  43°AQI 15
    1d
    $3,049 / mo
    31Mbps
    ร—
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