Have to set up a skype call and always wonder which is the best tool to check the time difference?
I have been on a site where the interface was nicely designed on a world map. Anyone know which one that is?
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Hi fellow nomads,
any aspiring digital nomads, location independent entrepreneurs or freelancers here?
I got a media enquiry from a Luxembourg journalist who is going to publish an article about Digital Nomads and Lifestyle Design.
She would like to interview nomads from Luxembourg.
Ping me if you are from Luxembourg or know someone who fits that profile…
Hi fellow Nomads,
I’m Marcus, the founder of DNX GLOBAL, the first conference for Digital Nomads.
Together with my girlfriend @Feli we have worked and lived as Digital Nomads in 20 countries over the span of three years.
At the moment we are working from Taganga, a small fisher village at the caribbean coast of Colombia.
Originally employed at several start-up companies in tech hotspot Berlin, Felicia and me left our jobs behind to embrace self-employment and travel.
Some countries were very challenging: In the fisher village El Nido, Philippines, there was no power supply until 4 p.m. Myanmar and Belize came with very limited Internet access as well.
In Brazil you need a local tax number to buy a local SIM card. However, we found perfect conditions for Digital Nomads in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and most of the European countries.
Despite our constant roaming, we have an interest in creating services and products of real value to clients. When going on the road we started with freelancing and offering services like website coding, personal branding, and marketing consulting. We also run a German backpacking and adventure travel blog called “Travelicia,” in which we share our experiences.
To meet the wishes of other nomads and address the concerns of potential-nomads, we launched the first German DNX - Digital Nomad Conference in Berlin in May 2014.
This summer on 1st of August we are doing the first international conference for Digital Nomads - DNX GLOBAL in Berlin. The line-up for the main event includes bestselling Amazon author Natalie Sisson, TED Conference speaker Derek Sivers, long term traveling Digital Nomad Cody McKibben and international travel blogger Sabrina Iovino. The day before the main event we will do workshops to spread awareness of self-employment options for travel enthusiasts.
Ask me about being on the road as a couple. Ask me about work environment and setting in countries in Asia, Central America, South America and Europe. Ask me about the ups and downs in Digital Nomad life. Ask me about handling with common prejudices from people and the press. Ask me about the challenges and learnings being on the road for 3 years.
I am sure Digital Nomads from all over the world start to design their life in a way that creates more value for them and their environment.
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There’s been a lot of discussion on this recently.
Nomads usually stay in hostels, hotels and short-term apartments. But it’s all not very optimal.
I’ve heard people suggest getting funding and building a network of houses you can stay at for a subscription price (e.g. Bruno Haid is working on that).
I don’t want do physical stuff, so I’m thinking of building a platform around making housing better for nomads.
What are the housing problems nomads face? And how can we solve them with products/services?
I’m curious to hear from the nomads out there who are traveling as a married couple (or long term committed couple, no matter). Many of the articles, guides, and tips one reads are understandably written from the single traveler’s perspective (even if they are traveling in a group).
What nomads are out there traveling with a marriage mate and/or family?
I am making a documentary on digital nomads, and just launched my website with the trailer recently: http://digitalnomaddocumentary.com
I am collecting stories of current nomads and how they became it. Please share your short video clip and let’s spread out your story! : https://youjindo.typeform.com/to/JcqDhy
This will also be part of the documentary, and may help to show people the ups and downs of it too.
Right now is a very special time as the digital nomad and remote work movement is exploding, and it’s one of the most interesting social developments of the 21st century. Millions of lives will literally be changed in the next decade by this. So I want to document what’s happening RIGHT NOW!!
I am working on this project independently and I am currently crowdfunding it through my site. If you’d like to help out, donations are very appreciated, and backers will be keep updated on the progress and receive rewards too.
Ideas, suggestions on topics, places, events, and people who you think should be featured in it are more than welcome too!
Youjin ([email protected])
At Toptal, we help developers get work they can do from anywhere.
As a digital nomad, I’ve lived and worked remotely in >30 countries since I finished school four years ago. I’ve been building Toptal. Toptal is a private network of awesome freelance software engineers, and companies hire us to build cool stuff. We are also an a16z-backed company in growth mode, and this year we’ll hit about $80 million in recurring sales. Although our network has grown to thousands of people, Toptal doesn’t have any offices. We operate from more than 93 countries, and since we encourage everyone to travel, a lot of us are digital nomads.
Last year, I wrote a post on Tim Ferriss’s blog about how to travel as a founder/engineer that has some tips I’ve learned that you might find helpful: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/10/04/how-to-travel-to-20-countries-and-build-a-massive-business-in-the-process/
If you want to know more about Toptal (our developer community, how we travel, how we operate) or you just want to pick my brain, I’ll be happy to help where I can!
I’m looking into the remote work lifestyle. Recently quit my standard job and working on my own. I have a wife though, specialized in pharmaceutical area so not really the type for remote work. Looking for any inspiration if anyone managed to do a couples nomading, where one co-worked and the other found local jobs. Looking to stay half to one year in one place.
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