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How do you deal with the fear of leaving for the first time?

 

by @eddie |  | 32 comments

Hey everyone!

Iโ€™m getting ready for my first trip abroad alone (this Oct). I decided on Chiang Mai because I feel like it might be the best place to get my feet wet. Plus Iโ€™ve been planning on going to Thailand now for about 3 years. Dream started 3 years ago, started my business 2 years ago, finished college/moved out of my parents 1 year ago, left my part-time crutch job a few months ago and now I make enough online to be location independent.

But now that my dream is becoming a reality, Iโ€™m actually kinda scared. Just thinking about boarding a plane with only a backpack in my possession is liberating but also frightening. Probably the craziest thing Iโ€™ve done in my life and Iโ€™ve worked so hard to get to this point.

Iโ€™m sure that most people here had to deal with the fear of leaving for the first time, the uncertainty of what will happen, and maybe even some resistance from your family. Iโ€™m just wondering how you dealt with it? Maybe I just need to re-read some of the books (4 hour workweek, vagabonding, The $100 startup, etcโ€ฆ) that gave me the motivation and courage to start in the first place. What motivates you to keep going?

Thanks!

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Does international health insurance for digital nomads exist?

 

by @al_steffen |  | 59 comments

Hey Nomads!

Iโ€™m looking for an international health insurance (no travel insurance) for my nomadic life. It should cover the basic services and at least be accepted in the EU (itโ€™s ok if itโ€™s not accepted in the US as Iโ€™m aware they rarely are). Nice to have: enter into a contract online. Anyone got a good experience or a recommendation?

Thanks in advance!

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How can life for digital nomads in Canada be improved?


in Canada by @wesbooth |  | 11 comments

Hi future friends!

Iโ€™m new to this so bare with me, please. My name is Wes Booth and Iโ€™m from Nova Scotia, Canada looking to start my nomad journey. Iโ€™ve noticed that Canada is not an ideal desitination for digital nomads, whyโ€™s that? Too expensive? Inconvenient? Too cold? I would like to hear your thoughts!

Thanks!

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How do you work without multiple monitors? I can only carry a MBP 15"

 

by @tschentscher |  | 39 comments

Hi Nomads!

Starting January 2016 Iโ€™m going to be starting a year as a Digital Nomad.
The last 5 years Iโ€™ve never worked with less than 2 monitors in front of me.
Sure, Iโ€™ve done some cafรฉ and hotel-room work. But all my biggest project has all been done in front of a stationary setup.

I do webdesign and development and have created a working habbit with several monitors on a large desk. Funny enough this is my biggest concern getting closer to January.

How do i teach myself to work from a 15" screen?
Do you find working from a 15" screen enough or do you have some kind of magical folding screen in your backpack?

If you have any ideas for me keeping a dual-monitor setup (The laptop being the first monitor) Iโ€™m all ears!

Regards! And thank you for this delightful Forum!

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Is it possible to be a digital nomad vegan?

 

by @gregbrand |  | 20 comments

Iโ€™m preparing for my first attempt at being a proper digital nomad. One of the many issues I have is will I be able to find good vegan options on the road?

I mean, Iโ€™m not picky or anything. Itโ€™s just hard sometimes to really get everything vegan, as some waiters are just a bit ignorant and will easily say โ€œno milk, no eggsโ€ but then come back with bunch of parmesan on your egg-y pasta :smile:

Any suggestions and experiences?

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Where do you see the digital nomad culture in 10 years?


by @pummyjr |  | 14 comments

Hello guys,
I was curious, how do you see the development of the digital nomad culture?
What will the status quo be 10 years from now?
Iโ€™m interested particularly in the interaction between the nomads and the cities they temporary live in. Are they in any way influencing them? Will there be a voice of the nomad community? Will they want to get more involved? Are digital nomad and social entrepreneur compatible?

There are many questions running through my head right now, please feel free to shoot any crazy assumption.

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At the airport, at immigration/customs, what do you say you do?

 

by @lachicnomad |  | 34 comments

Hi all, Iโ€™m from Mauritius. When you pass through immigration lines upon arrival in a country, what do you say youโ€™re there for? The concept of digital nomad is relatively new and not many people (especially those constricted to the normal 9-5 job) will understand it. Do you say you work remotely (because one isnโ€™t supposed to โ€œworkโ€ on a tourist visa)? Do you say youโ€™re on holidays (but then that would be lyingโ€ฆ). Iโ€™m a little torn. Would love to hear from your experiences and get your opinion and advice.

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Would claiming travel as a business expense be legitimate?


by @jamesarice |  | 11 comments

Iโ€™m from the UK, currently operate as a sole trader (not UK company). Iโ€™d like to claim travel as a business expense. If Iโ€™m choosing to hop around different countries, you could say that itโ€™s partly adding to my experience (as a designer) and itโ€™s also potentially opening up work opportunities (meeting people).

Does anybody else do this? Or is travel always taken as a personal expense?

As a second part to the question: Iโ€™d be travelling with my partner, so Iโ€™m presuming Iโ€™d just claim for half of the total expense.

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How do you handle working with clients remotely?


by @ld |  | 16 comments

Hello, everyone!

We are confused at how living in another part of the world from your clients will work. We are from the USA, do software/dev stuff, and having almost daily client calls (or with whom youโ€™re contracting) at like 10pm if we were, say, in Italy doesnโ€™t seem like a very ideal lifestyle. But sourcing clients or contracting from another part of the world will most likely pay less.

If your career is client or contracting based - how do you handle this? Do you just handle your calls at midnight? Pay your high home taxes while making less with a foreign income (as we assume would happen to us)? Avoid calls?

Despite all the blogs I read about traveling and how to make it work, it seems this topic is hard to find solid, applicable responses, or answers seem to point to making travel itself your career focus. Start a blog, do our own independent work, diversify our income, etc are all kind of unnecessary when we make good money as is, we just canโ€™t see how to make that work abroad with a different time zone.

We want to remain focused on our careers and slowly travel, but doing this in a smart way seems illusive!

i appreciate your input!

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If you should learn any skill which one would it be?

 

by @martabcn |  | 28 comments

Hello!

Iโ€™m Marta from Barcelona. Iโ€™ve studied advertising but Iโ€™ve been working all these years in costumer service and tourism. Iโ€™m very curious person and I have knowledge a little bit of everything but I donโ€™t have a special skill developed.
I have been looking for a job in costumer service remotely but spanish spoken countries to work in that way is not very common yet.

I would like to work remotely and I would like to focus in one/two specific skills (SOcial media, wordpress, seoโ€ฆ?).

Any advice from your own experience?

Anyone that have been started from zero?

Thank you! :smile:

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Can I use a bus/train/boat ticket as a departure ticket to get a visa in Thailand?


in Thailand by @knocte |  | 1 comment

So either if I choose the 30day-no-visa way, or the 60-day-visa which I have to apply for in the embassy, they require that I have a flight ticket to go back from Thailand, or a ticket to go into another country.

But butโ€ฆ I was thinking of getting out of the country with a different means of transportation, maybe bus/train/boat to go to Cambodia/Laos/Malaysia. Can I explain this to the authorities when they ask me for the 2nd flight ticket, so I donโ€™t need to buy a roundtrip/multi one?

Thanks in advance

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What's the Thailand visa situation for digital nomads in 2015?


in Thailand by @opt |  | 8 comments

This is a FAQ, a โ€œlightning rodโ€ of sorts, and there are whole sites dedicated to discussion about the topic, but what is the real Thai visa situation in 2015 for nomads?

Iโ€™ve spent hours reading about this, but with all the tangents and pointless debate in various forums, itโ€™s difficult to get straight facts and answers (to the extent possible, understanding that this can be a gray area).

One one hand there are people talking about staying 10+ years, but then thereโ€™s advice from, for example, @CoffeeShopCEO, saying: โ€œThai consulates are also beginning to reject people who have back to back visas in their passports, so after a year or so, go do some travelling.โ€

It seems confusing to talk on one hand (as so many video series and similar money-making ventures do) about all the great deals on apartments and long-term stays, and on the other about taking all your stuff with you on border runs, because you may not be coming back.

I imagine the best answer is โ€œYMMV,โ€ but it seems like a precarious way to live while trying to build a business: stretching the truthโ€“or outright lyingโ€“about reasons for travel, hoping you donโ€™t get the wrong government representative on the wrong day, trying to get the foreign income exemption without paying taxes in the destination country, etc.

From the glut of videos by Chiang Mai-based foreigners alone, it would seem that many are living (and selling) this lifestyle successfully, but it isnโ€™t quite as simple as portrayed, no?

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What do you get out of the #nomads chat?


by @travis |  | 8 comments

Iโ€™m assuming a lot of people on here are also members of #nomads. Iโ€™ve considered joining, but Iโ€™m curious about what value you get out of it, how itโ€™s been useful, etc.

Note: Iโ€™m certainly not trying to ask โ€œis it worth itโ€ or undercut itsโ€™ value in any way โ€“ Iโ€™m mostly curious about how itโ€™s useful and trying to figure out if it would be a good fit for me, and figure other people might benefit from that discussion as well :smile:

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What is the best way to pay/get paid as a remote contractor?


by @gnefkow |  | 1 comment

It seems like every method Iโ€™ve tried so far has been a struggle.

My bank - Wells Fargo - has some options, but theyโ€™re very cumbersome and, though I have a business account, โ€œSurePayโ€ has a $2000 limit and โ€œDirect Payโ€ takes forever.

Iโ€™ve used SquareCash if people have a US debit card, but that doesnโ€™t work for foreign contractors.
Iโ€™ve mailed people checks, but that is silly and not scalable.
I donโ€™t think that I can sensibly require all of my contractors to accept bitcoin.
I just went through a long and tedious back-and-forth with Xoom that involved them taking it upon themselves to cancel my transactionโ€ฆ not worth getting into.

SO for those who pay international contractors/get paid by companies in countries that you arenโ€™t from - what is the preferred money transfer?

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What is the best VPN for South East Asia?

 

by @basicallydan |  | 37 comments

Iโ€™m going to be in various parts of South East Asia for 5 months (Japan, Korea, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia) and I have decided based on much reading that I need to get a VPN set up for myself. Rather than using my own server, Iโ€™d like to set up with a paid service which will have various places around the work to connect through which are reliable and appropriate for what Iโ€™m doing (e.g. banking, chatting, emailing watching streaming TV from home, or Netflix).

Iโ€™m sure there are plenty of recommendations out there.

Thanks :smile:

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How did you get the business idea that helped you become a digital nomad?


by @emileetran |  | 7 comments

Hello fellow DNs,

I never thought that one day I would ponder on the idea of being an entrepreneur/ digital nomad. But here I am and I would really appreciate it if you guys can give me some advice/tips on how to start your own business (especially idea searching phase) while being on the road. My background is in Marketing and recently Iโ€™ve been into coding, so Iโ€™m looking for business idea that can combine both areas. But Iโ€™ve been struggling with the idea phase - either running out of ideas or canโ€™t seem to pick one idea that I am confident to go forward with. Itโ€™s such a steep learning curve for me.

Whatโ€™s the story/inspiration behind your business idea? For example, how do you find that โ€œthis is it. Iโ€™m gonna give it a goโ€ moment? Any advice on how to go through the business idea phase?

Thank you!

Emilee

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Anyone sick of the US-only remote job ads?


by @munly_leong |  | 17 comments

I donโ€™t know how many of you guys have been looking but Iโ€™m a bit tired of how many of these that claim remote, yet arenโ€™t truly remote and still prefer you to be in the US or at least within US time zone. Worse yet, remote within the same state as the employer only. Especially since most nomads seem to be American but looking to travel outside the US doing this. Iโ€™ve already mentioned to LevelsIO that there needs to be categorisation here in his scraping but he didnโ€™t quite seem to grok it?

Or realistically, is it just a nonsensical filter for filtering out hordes of indians and otherwise dirty unwashed cheap labour foreigners from applying? :slight_smile:

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How do you acquire clients remotely?


by @jasonmwomack |  | 3 comments

At the current moment, I am interning at an Atlanta based I.T. consultancy firm. I am specializing in PHP and MySQL . The companyโ€™s primary clients are in the automotive and retail industry. We service these international e commerce clients end to end. My commitment to this company will end in 3 months . As an aspiring digital nomad ( PHP Dev/Back End ) , how would I aquire clients ? Do you use a specific site to find freelance work, hence upwork? What has worked for you to make the transition to location independent? How did you bring in revenue ? Any thoughts or suggestions for the near future ?

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How could I increse my knowledge about remote an freelance jobs to be a digital nomad?


by @marzietudiante |  | 1 comment

Hi every body.
I m Marzie from Iran, French teacher and recently i decided to travel all countries, but i donโ€™t know how get money from a remote job or freelancer or digital nomad. i would be happy for your helps

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Should I get a loan to get my startup up and running while travelling?


by @traveller99 |  | 4 comments

I am thinking about becoming a digital nomad. I already have a startup in my mind thatโ€™s ready to be build. I will make this website by myself, it should take me roughly about 2 to 3 months to complete everything. From that point on it will be a matter of time before it will generate a income. Before my website will make a steady income i would need money to survive. I do have some savings but it is not enough to keep me on my feet for half a year or longer. Is it wise to take a loan as a Digital Nomad to make the startup allot easier?

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How do you automate your business?


by @cseys |  | 7 comments

Hi,
This article inspired me to think about automating more parts of my business. What tools do you use to do this? Thanks!

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How do you deal with not getting paid when working remotely?


by @pixelfiesta |  | 10 comments

I have had bitter experiences of not been paid for assignments when I have been remote. Its either not paid completely or pair partially or delayed payments. How do you tackle such issues?
Do you take advances? Do you use escrow? or other third-party payment collection agencies?

What payment related problems do you face in working remotely and how do you tackle them?

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