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Hoping to see all the cool stuff people are working on while they live an extraordinary life.
I won’t call it a start up but I have created a website, social community style for polyamorous people and those in other types of open relationships. Its hard, mainly because we need voluntary bloggers and people able to feature their poly related designed products in our shop. We are getting there. I’ve done it for fun and of course the hard part is to get money from it. We have more than 1000 users but the important part is to make them active and participative in the forums. If you want to have a look is www.openlove.community
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Any nomads in the fashion industry?
I do design, photography and video, but I also have my streetwear clothing line. Would be cool to find cool people to collaborate around here.
We are building and running a successful startup from a mobile office, a land rover defender, while we travel through south america. Besides the business we are creating a series of videos which we release on a two weekly basis.
You can check it out here:
Loving the diaries! I’m in Mexico working remotely for a US agency and connection can be tough enough as it is without constantly being on the road! Looking forward to future episodes. For how long will you guys be traveling?
I’ve been involved in growth positions in startups for a while, but I’m also an entrepreneur at heart and have been working on a new project called Daily Pulse
Daily Pulse is a simple way for remote teams and managers to keep track of their team’s daily progress, achievements, and feedback. Making remote collaboration more fun and easy!
I’ve been building a web & mobile development studio in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the past year. Currently have 10 awesome developers and looking to hire 15+ by the end of 2015!
Currently redesigning the site: demo
This is awesome! How did you get started? I’m in Myanmar and I’m trying to develop an app. I’ve already designed the ui/ux but looking for an engineering partner. Maybe we can chat about how your studio and I could work with one another?
I’ve got one cooking that should be launching in a few months with a “minimum viable product.” Not sure anyone here would be interested, but I’ll let y’all know when it’s ready. It’s a “legal zoom” type of service specifically tailored for game and mobile app developers.
Launched TrimPics.com - Unlimited design tasks for a set price- 3 months ago as a side project after reading the 7 day startup by Dan Norris and its been doing good for additional side income, trying to find a co-founder to develop the idea further and take it to the next level.
Just added my email to zeplin.io! .
I went live only a week ago after building a “hacked” backend and the email list with betalist and other methods and got my first paying clients, the interesting thing is that the few clients that joined are using it and requesting changes almost daily and they are really happy (emailed to thank me , etc)
Now need to think of how to scale with some content marketing that is not my forte so looking to partner with someone , if anybody knows of someone that might have free time and want to work on it together?
@hodaraadam where are you based out of, and how much time commitment are you looking for? I could help or I know some people that might be able to. Let me know, and best of luck!
Hey @mattlock I am in Costa Rica right now, I am kind of looking for someone to complement what I don’t have so ideally would be someone like a partner/co founder but any help is welcome right now, do you or someone you know has experience with content marketing/guest posting/outreach? I can also pay a salary but ideally would be someone that is all invested in and go 50-50 or something of this sort.
I have background in growth hacking, I could help you with your strategy. A lot of time for blogs and guest posting is that you just have to write it up and then sell the blogs and etc on it. Most places are starving for content, so if it fits their frame, they’ll usually add it. Which is a win for you.
How do you reach out to them for something like this?
I’m the nomadic 25% of BitGym. The rest of my cofounding team is based in California where I worked with them till November 2013 when I took off being nomadic. So the company has been around a while and is a bit mature, but we’re still a tiny team, which lets me keep all the flexibility to have my nomadic lifestyle. If anyone is in the fitness or nature-videographing industry, hit me up!
BitGym looks cool! At first I was like mehhh, but the more I went through the site, the more it seems like a great idea. Well done!
@bryceadams did a great job with his startup. i hate monthly payment services and try to avoid them as much as possible, but I’m considering using his service then i justify it’s value for me .
I’m an IT engineer that tries to prove that I can do something besides IT. And i’m currently working on these:
www.workingretreat.com -> that’s my creative gateway and hope it will be yours at some point too
www.magiccircus.co -> it’s not really a business, it’s more of a charity project. The goal is to deliver magic and laughter to kids who don’t have access to it, but that’s not all. I’m more of techy guy in a team, who is doing sound/gadget/video editing/development kind of things
I’m considering my next project to be more tech savvy
I wouldn’t call it a startup but I just launched a new product I built over the weekend - Nomad SMS. It’s difficult to know when something should be labeled a ‘startup’ - I find it easier just to look at things as projects. I guess it makes failure more acceptable to me
There is this good quote by Mig Reyes from 37signals, “When everything’s an experiment, you shed the fear that comes with trying new things. And that sounds like a better way to grow and learn.”
Wow, in a weekend!? Looks like an amazing fix to a huge problem while traveling. I love it! How’s the growth so far?
Haha, cheers! It’s good, 10 or so new users. Mainly the response has been great, leading to the idea feeling very validated. Now time to reiterate everything and provide some more value
So what about you @mattlock - share with us what you are working on!
I’m currently helping out some startups around the world, one being zeplin, who are working to streamline design/development communication for companies. Bindez, a myanmar search engine. And lastly, I’m a co-founder of an international placement program called The GO Project..
@skat looks great, I’m with Bryce, the retreat looks awesome. The magiccircus is a great initiative. Hoping the best for both!
Hey Matt! I’m a Stanford student helping to create the next generation of virtual chatting for remote workers. I’d love to pick your brain about how you communicate with your remote team.
We are hoping to travel later this year and we will be working remotely - how do you ensure you get good WiFi in places such as in India where the signal isn't always great? Do you have any tips on where to go/ what equipment you have to get?
Transactional Attorney with a focus on US Immigration. Burnt out doing the law firm thing. Trying to leverage skill to get on this digital nomad tip. Love the traveling experience, hostels, seeing new places, new cocktails etc etc.
My interest in DN lifestyle started when half of our company have been taking 1 month for remote work @ Ko Samui. It was truly cool but we observed quite some communication challenges. Communication seemed just “riskier” when online.
What were your worst situations caused by misunderstanding while communicating online with your teammates? What do you do to avoid misunderstandings?
I’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 (it’s ok if it’s not accepted in the US as I’m aware they rarely are). Nice to have: enter into a contract online. Anyone got a good experience or a recommendation?
Thanks in advance!
Hello everyone! I’m new here and probably this is a very newbie question, but it doesn’t leave my head.
How do you, nomads, pay your taxes? I mean, if you’re constantly traveling, how are you going to pay taxes for a certain country if you are going to stay there a short period of time?
Or do you return to your “original country” and then pay them?
By the way, this forum has very nice cool formatting features!
Hey guys, this was my first year as a Canadian nomad.
As far as I know of, Canadians don’t pay taxes if they do not live in the country for 6 months.
But I’d like to talk to an accountant or someone who does Canadian taxes specifically for expats and nomads to get clear on the rules and for help on my return coming up.
Does anyone know someone who specializes in Canada who can help? I’ve seen plenty of US recommendations but none for us canucks.
I just landed as a n00b digital nomad in Mexico City, and I am wondering… Where are all the international digital nomads hiding around here? I have been to several coworking spaces (Selina etc.) only to find A LOT of local Mexican workers and businesses. Don’t get me wrong, that is all fine, but I was hoping to meet some international nomads! Any advice?
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 vaguely remember hearing about such a service before, but I’m drawing a blank on the name. Basically I left my tablet on a connecting flight in Europe, right before my main flight to Thailand. They have my tablet and are willing to ship it out for me, but people have warned me there’s a big risk of it getting “lost in the mail” if I ship something expensive like that to Thailand.
I’m wondering if there’s a service or community, where I can find a nomad who’s in Europe/heading to Thailand soon, so I can have it shipped to them in Europe and pay them to ferry it down here for me? I met someone in Budapest a ways back who had built something for this type of use-case, but I can’t remember the name of it. Any help would be appreciated!
I have seen a lot of posts from different people across the world, but not even a single post from someone in India, who has been a nomad, either living within the country or traveling to another one.
Would definitely love to hear stories from such people. We are a couple traveling as social nomads who are trying to bridge the gap between the rural and urban societies in India. We have started out very humble and do not have much resources, so looking out for help from the community.
Ankit & Rishika
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Does anyone have experience in Bari, Italy please? We are thinking of going from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Bari by boat in mid-March. Has anyone taken a boat across? Is it nice or can it be choppy? (We are trying to avoid planes, to reduce our carbon footprint, so adding more surface travel.) Also, any info you might be able to offer about Bari and the surrounds? Next step will likely be trains up Italy as the Spring progresses.
I’m planning on spending a couple of month in Mauritius Island and even when I’ve been there for a week, never rented or worked there.
Does anyone here has tips or experience to share about Mauritius?
Hi, I’ve seen that Nomad List offers different options that could work for connecting with other nomads that are in the same place as me (forum, Slack, user maps, matches and maybe even more options I haven’t seen), but I’m not sure what is the best/recommended way to use all these options.
Should I use all of them? Start with a message in the forum and/or Slack?
Sending private messages to a lot of people feels a little bit “aggressive”. And matches are not based on current location if I understood it correctly.
By the way, I just arrived at Budapest
I’m surprised this isn’t anywhere on the forum yet. But just a pro tip for Americans about to start a nomad adventure. T-mobile offers unlimited SMS & data in 120 countries for FREE with any of their (already pretty cheap) plans. It’s ideal if you plan to be back in the US for any part of the year, but I honestly would consider it even if you’re going to be entirely out of the country.
You get bumped down to much slower 3G speeds, but it’s free and works as soon as you land. Can be super helpful before you’ve sorted yourself out with a local SIM. I usually keep my T-mobile SIM in my iPhone all the time and then buy a local SIM and drop it in my pocket wifi for both laptop and iPhone when needed. I keep my local US number and just use it (it’s like $0.05/min in most places) for important clients calls so they don’t have to bother with Skype.
I’m not affiliated at all, just a happy customer. Anybody found a better deal worth mentioning?
I have been a digital nomad for the last couple of years. I have always worked in tech and now run a couple of profitable online businesses that give me a reliable income and allow me to fund a nomadic lifestyle.
I recently exited one of my businesses and I am considering to invest the income from the sale in properties, mainly for 2 reasons:
a) I don’t want to keep wasting my money in renting apartments across the cities I stay
b) I believe in properties as investment and I want to diversify my investment portfolio (mainly stocks)
After years of constant wander from one place to another, now I am the type of digital nomad who sticks to few locations: I mainly rotate across 4 places each year (San Francisco, Medellin, Berlin, Bali). Buying a house in each of those location would be difficult and too expensive. Therefore, I was wondering if there was any sort of service that combines an investment opportunity with the ability to access different properties around the world (even if just for a limited time per year) ?
Imagine living in 4 cities per year and having a house in each place that you can exclusively use for 3 months and at the same time having your investment growing (this depending on the market, of course). Wouldn’t that be great? I believe it could be done via a property fund selling you a share and giving you access to some of their properties for a limited timeframe each year.
Has anyone heard of anything like that?
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Can’t work in normal café because having client’s laptop for security reasons, can’t use open networks. Working for R&D. Also laptop is so huge it doesn’t fit normal cafe environment because it’s far from discreet.
Last summer I spent some time travelling through Thailand and Cambodia and jumped on mopeds to get around. I fell in love with them, the freedom, the ability to get off the tourist trail and see areas of a country not written about in tour books.
Recently a friend of mine cycled from London through Western Europe down to Morocco. His journey, stories and photo blog have all inspired me to see Europe by road rather than missing it all by plane.
I’ve been encouraged to do the same longer term through Europe. Next month I’m heading off to Spain to start that journey.
I was wondering if any nomads here are on similar journeys? Does anyone motorcycle between cities setting up to work for a couple weeks then moving on?
If so, have you got any advice/tips for someone just starting that journey?
What are the most comfortable and affordable coworking places in Amsterdam?
I don’t like noisy cafes and high prices of Spaces.
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