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Can you give me some examples of non-digital jobs for nomads?


by @workingtraveller | 6yr  | 16 comments

I am doing research into what skills are good for getting work anywhere as you travel - other than working on line. So like craftsmen, a hairdresserโ€ฆ people using skills that are not available locally and so having them as a traveller is an advantage to getting work in the places your are planning on visiting. So, any one working their way around the world and not working on your laptop?

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@pfaff90 | 5yr

I used to work as a spot operator for some show-touring, playing in some nice cities in Europe and China. The schedule was fast but I got plenty of time as the show was only in the evening. The advantage is that flights and hotels are covered, the down side is that your are not location independent as you need to follow the show.

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@pashley | 5yr

An aggregator job search site. It collects job ads from many other sites, but only jobs that can be done remotely.

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@pashley | 5yr

Thereโ€™s quite a bit of work for instructors in diving, sailing, rock-climbing, etc. At least for diving, you need certifications. Cruise ships and resorts hire musicians, cooks, serving staff, โ€ฆ

Lots of travellers teach English or some other language. Here is an overview article:
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Teaching_English

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@10kjuan | 5yr

This is a great list put together by eternal nomad Wandering Earl, about half of which are non-digital, check it out.

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Mishal Moore is a singer/songwriter funding her European travels by doing living room concerts. [email protected]

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@theunisk | 6yr

Iโ€™ve met several couchsurfers/nomads who travel by teaching yoga and/or woofing (or something similar)

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Iโ€™m a professional speaker. Currently, I have around 80 bookings per year, and the fee is high enough to cover airline cost, at least from the same part of the world. Iโ€™ll be riding around Europe on my motorcycle, and the riding to where the client is, or part the bike at the hotel or airport, go do the seminar, and then fly back and continue riding. Iโ€™ll share experiences on my blog along the way, on http://happyways.com

Exodus in 8 days, with no end date planned.

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@gnclmorais | 6yr

One of my closest friends met a girl in a hostel where her way of living & traveling was going from hostel to hostel giving dance lessons.

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Goncalo, thats a great story, do you have a contact for her so I can see if she is interested in being in the story?

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@gnclmorais | 6yr

Sorry, I donโ€™tโ€ฆ He didnโ€™t keep contact with her, it was just one of those singular encounters you have while traveling.

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@kathrynoh | 6yr

A friend lived in a hostel where one guy was ex-military (one of those hardcore bits, I know nothing about military) and he charged people to โ€œhang outโ€ with him while he trained. I think the โ€œhang outโ€ bit was absolve himself of any need to get personal trainer certifications and from any responsibility if people got hurt!

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Iโ€™ve heard of several:

Tourism careers:

  • Cruise lines
  • Airplane staff
  • Tour guide (great if youโ€™re bilingual)

Teaching

  • TEFL
  • Can teach uni students conversational English
  • Can teach anything anywhere, really.

Other:

  • Chef - Other than the stereotypical sense of being a chef and travelling around. Someone was reportedly doing โ€œpop up restaurantsโ€ of his home cuisine in his airbnb apartments. If you do 3 course menus at โ‚ฌ50/head for 10 people, it quickly adds up and do 3 a week, it will add up.
  • Hairdressing - some people reportedly charge in hostels $5/hair cut etc and it can add up if youโ€™re fast and live cheaply

Think a little outside of the box and you may be able to do it.

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@don_lee | 6yr

I used to accidentally become a DJ for a bar in Hanoi, worked two hours every night for free drinks and a free hotel room, but still needed my laptop to do the mixes.

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@shayna | 6yr

I know a stand-up comedian who books comedy gigs in the places he travels! He does have an online presence, but that mainly serves to showcase his portfolio and show potential venues that heโ€™s not a total unknown.

A couple other friends of mine are an acupuncturist and a masseuse. Sometimes itโ€™s not that these skills arenโ€™t available in the destination; itโ€™s just a matter of getting the word out there and/or offering good prices for new clients.

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Shayna, thanks for the info. Can you give me the stand ups web address. Iโ€™d love to contact him and get some stories from him :slight_smile:

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@shayna | 6yr

http://pacoerhard.com/ - looks like he hasnโ€™t updated the site itself in a while, but is active on FB and Twitter. Heโ€™s been traveling for 10+ years so Iโ€™m sure heโ€™s got some great stories!

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How do we solve housing for digital nomads?

 

by @levelsio | 10mo 10 months ago | 61 comments

Thereโ€™s been a lot of discussion on this recently.

Nomads usually stay in hostels, hotels and short-term apartments. But itโ€™s all not very optimal.

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How is Sicily for digital nomads?


by @gaelm | 12mo 11 months ago | 15 comments

Hi all, I was looking for a cool spot in Southern Europe for winter and Iโ€™m considering Sicilyโ€ฆ Have you ever been there? If yes, how was your experience? If not, why?
thanks!

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How is Bari, Italy for digital nomads?


in Bari, Italy by @mitch_dina | 12mo 11 months ago | 7 comments

Greetings!
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.

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How is Mauritius for digital nomads?


in Mauritius by @wakkos | 1yr 1 year ago | 14 comments

Hello all,

Iโ€™m planning on spending a couple of month in Mauritius Island and even when Iโ€™ve been there for a week, never rented or worked there.

Does anyone here has tips or experience to share about Mauritius?

Cheers!

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Apple TV and Netflix: Do these work for Nomads?


by @lricci | 1yr 1 year ago | 8 comments

We launch in 2 weeks. In the US, we use Apple TV and Netflix regularly. Do these work abroad?

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What's the best mobile-data option in New Zealand for nomads?


in New Zealand by @goldsaj | 2yr 1 year ago | 2 comments

Hi All! Iโ€™ve heard Spark and Vodafone are the best. I plan to move around, so I care mostly about having good coverage, and all Iโ€™ll need is around 1 GB of data or so.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Is Three's 'Go Roam' package any good for British nomads?


by @alexnapierholland | 2yr 1 year ago | 2 comments

Hey, Three in the UK offer a โ€˜Go Roamโ€™ package that - at first glance - looks good for nomads.

It essentially promises data use abroad, up to 12GB,

Iโ€™d link to Threeโ€™s FAQ for Go Roam, but as Iโ€™m a new user I canโ€™t.

Bali/Indonesia and Australia are both included, which are top destinations for me.

Thailand is not, which may be annoying.

I could do with a new iPhone before I leave for Bali again in January and as Iโ€™ve been launching a new business, am a bit short on cash.

Unsure if this is a good solution, or if it makes more sense to sit-it-out on my iPhone 6 until I can buy an iPhone XS Max with cash and stick whatever SIM I want in it.

What do you guys think?

Cheers!

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London meet-ups / events / places to meet nomads?


in London, United Kingdom by @jameswander | 2yr 2 years ago | 5 comments

Are there any regular meet-ups or other places to meet nomads in London?

This was the only nomad focused event I saw on meetup.com:
https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-BNBrelBl/events/252398877/

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What's the best bank for South African digital nomads?


in South Africa by @kirst85 | 2yr 2 years ago | 12 comments

Iโ€™m a South African about to become a Nomad next year. I will still be employed by a South African company and receive a salary into my FNB bank account monthly.

I will be mostly based in Serbia but plan on travelling a lot. Does anyone have any advice on the best bank account to have? Is there a way to not get charged a small fortune in ATM charges and avoid getting my account frozen for using it in lots of countries?

Iโ€™m unsure of the best way to handle things. Should I try get another bank account outside of SA (Can I even do that)? I also have a British Passport if that makes a difference.

If any of you have any experienced advice I would be very grateful, Thanks in advance!

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San Pancho, Mexico for digital nomads?


in Mexico by @proghani | 3yr 2 years ago | 5 comments

Hey! Trying to learn more about digital nomad locations in Mexico. Anyone living in San Pancho (San Francisco), Mexico? Do you recommend it?

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by @damian692 | 3yr 2 years ago | 7 comments

I am deep in the search from Mexico to Barbados, Cayman Islands to Columbia.

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Which is the warmest city in Europe with the highest number of tech jobs?


by @omarmohameddev | 3yr 2 years ago | 8 comments

I am currently living in Cologne, Germany, with my wife, but we are looking for to continue our slow-nomadism path towards a warmer city, possibly close to the sea, where I can easily get a new job and offer a set of well-know, tech companies/startups. Any idea?

I was considering Madrid and Valencia, but also Nice looks very attempting even if I am scared that there are not enough tech companies could become hard find/change job in the long term.

Thanks everyone in advance!

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Where is the best place to live in London for digital nomads?

 

in London, United Kingdom by @nicholasdnewell | 3yr 3 years ago | 35 comments

Iโ€™m moving to London for a year and would like to know where Iโ€™ll have the best โ€œaccessโ€ to other digital nomads as well as facilities such as coworking spaces. If possible (I know itโ€™s asking a lot for London), Iโ€™d prefer to live somewhere cheap (a relative term I know, but Iโ€™m looking to spend no more than ยฃ1,000), but still have the aforementioned items. Any help, guidance, or just simple insider advice would be much appreciated! Thank you =)

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Bali vs. Chiang Mai for digital nomads?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @snu6ew | 3yr 3 years ago | 16 comments

My girlfriend and I started our DN life this March and went straight to Chiang Mai because of itโ€™s ease of living. We love it. CM is great โ€“ we got a scooter for 2700 THB, a nice apartment for 8000 THB all in, we get our laundry done for 50 THB, eat out at nice places every day for less than 100 THB etc. Arriving here needed nearly no preparation โ€“ it just worked out all by itself.

We are still on tight budget and donโ€™t want to give up much of CMโ€™s quality of life but we want to see other places and we are now thinking about what could be our next destination. We are not really willing and able to spend more than what we spend now. Bali seems to be a good place according to what you all wrote.

How does it compare to Chiang Mai or Thailand in general?
CM can get very hot and we often acknowledge that we should have chosen an apartment with a pool here. Can I rent something in Bali for a few months with a pool for less than 250 USD?

Are there any Nomad-houses or similar projects at the moment that make it easy to connect to other people?

We donโ€™t really hang out in co-working spaces, more in cafรฉs. We source products in China and sell them to customers in Europe through e-commerce.

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Are the Philippines good for solo digital nomads?


in Philippines by @lopesrosanna | 3yr 3 years ago | 16 comments

Hi there,

Iโ€™ve been wanting to visit the Philippines for a while. I need a stable connection to make skype calls and get my work done. I have some questions:

  • If Iโ€™d spend a total of 2/ 3 months there, and would stay minimum 3 weeks and max 1.5 months in one place, which would you advise me to visit?
  • Any coworking spaces in those places? How is the Wifi availability in cafeโ€™s/ restaurants?
  • Places to absolutely avoid?
  • Is it safe for a woman alone?
  • Is it easy to meet other nomads there?
  • Is it easy to mingle with locals?
  • What was your average spending per month?
  • Best time to visit?
  • Any major events that I should experience?
  • Howโ€™s the food?
  • Any other Philippines tips?

I know some of these questions are relative, but please give me your own honest opinion and advice.

Thanks!
Rosanna

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What's next for remote work and digital nomads?

 

by @levelsio | 3yr 3 years ago | 21 comments

Weโ€™ve seen A LOT happen over the past 2 years. Digital nomads have gone pretty mainstream and about half of my normal friends in some way or another travel a lot and are starting to work remotely for their companies now. Over half of startups have people working remotely.

The housing problem that we talked about back then? Lots of companies have popped up to try coliving projects and thereโ€™s now countless fixed and temporary retreats around the world.

I tried to add my bit by adding the social grid to the digital nomad scene letting people meet each other on here, organizing meetups and building out this site.

Butโ€ฆwhatโ€™s next? What can we do/organize/build now?

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What are good US-based banks for digital nomads?

 

by @ramblurr | 3yr 3 years ago | 24 comments

For some of us maintaining a US Based Bank is just a necessity. Either we never pick up residency abroad, or have a US based business for which a US based account makes life easy.

Purely online personal banking is a growing trend. Schwab has a great checking account that reimburses ATM fees and has no international fees, Simple is a new online only bank with tons of great features (though not so great for nomads abroad).

Anyone know of similar services for small business online?

Features Iโ€™m looking for:

  • Business accounts (not a human name on the account)
  • Great website experience
  • Photo Check deposit
  • Cheap / below-average transfer and wire fees
  • Cheap fees / minimum balance requirements
    I prefer storing my cash in personal accounts or investment accounts
  • Free international use of cards
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How is Croatia as a destination for digital nomads?

 

in Croatia by @jbroomeresearch | 3yr 3 years ago | 40 comments

Iโ€™m thinking of spending August-October in Europe; Berlin was a strong contender, but Iโ€™m hearing good stuff about Zagreb. Anyone have any experiences (good or bad) to share?

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What's the best mobile-data option in Brazil for nomads?


in Brazil by @phil | 4yr 3 years ago | 4 comments

Hi everyone. I am new on this forum and will post in the introductory thread when I have some more time. My question is:

Whatโ€™s the best mobile-data option in Brazil for nomads?

background info to the question: I bought a vevo (vivo?) sim the other day and charged up around $7US on recharge.com. it seems now that I can only send text messages but cannot call other people or get internet. I will be in brazil for min 5 weeks max 3 months. sorry if Iโ€™ve posted this in the wrong section.

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Are there any VPN providers specifically suited to nomads?


by @nomadfamily | 4yr 3 years ago | 10 comments

hi, I have been using a free VPN for a while.
Just wondering though, im planning on travelling into china and wanted to know if there were any VPNโ€™s that anyone can recommend that are safe within china.

As I undertstand the Chinese are aware of some VPNโ€™s and have blocked them. Not sure if that is true or not, but would be really great to know more.

Also any one think any particular VPN provider is better suited to nomads and why?

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