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I'm James Seymour-Lock, working remote while running an agency from a new country every month, AMA

 

by @jamesslock | 6yr  | 26 comments

Hey everyone!

So Iโ€™ve been nomad for coming up one year, Iโ€™m a Front-end developer and product developer and co-founded the UX Agency Simple as Milk.

A company which is run on the road from a new country every month by myself and founder David.

Iโ€™m a keen photographer and occasionally blog about my travels over on james.sl

My favourite topics include startups, travel, tech, remote working and remote team management.

AMA.

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@xiufensilver | 6yr

Thanks James for doing this AMA! Weโ€™ve closed the thread, will update with a blog post soon!

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@xiufensilver | 6yr

Hey James, thanks for doing this AMA and sharing your site. Enjoyed the photography articles and especially the Sony A7 review, Iโ€™m suitably gear-poisoned now.

Whatโ€™s wrong with buying a new pair of shoes every time a pair wears out, though? Wouldnโ€™t you get sick of wearing the exact same clothing for years?

If youโ€™re familiar with the MFA(MaleFashionAdvice) community on Reddit, they recommend particular styles of boots that wear well, for example brands like Red Wing, Alden. Would these be appropriate for a traveller, or are you solely looking for trainers that last longer?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

Hey James, thanks for doing this AMA and sharing your site. Enjoyed the photography articles and especially the Sony A7 review, Iโ€™m suitably gear-poisoned now.

Whatโ€™s wrong with buying a new pair of shoes every time a pair wears out, though? Wouldnโ€™t you get sick of wearing the exact same clothing for years?

If youโ€™re familiar with the MFA(MaleFashionAdvice) community on Reddit, they recommend particular styles of boots that wear well, for example brands like Red Wing, Alden. Would these be appropriate for a traveller, or are you solely looking for trainers that last longer?

I think the main reason is that I feel a pair of shoes should last a year, when paying over ยฃ100 for any kind of shoe you expect it to at least last. Also since I only own a single pair of shoes Iโ€™m rather picky when it comes to buying new ones.

I donโ€™t wear any specific travel clothing, my clothes and what I wear hasnโ€™t altered since I started traveling, so I wear the exact same types of clothes I did then and pretty much live life the same as I would in the UK just from a new country every month.

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@jrdnbshp | 6yr

Hey James - given what youโ€™ve learned over the past year, whatโ€™s one thing you would do differently if you were just starting out as a nomad today?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

The one thing I would do differently is take less stuff, my backpack weighs half of what it did when I first started traveling. Iโ€™ve found that half of the stuff I originally took with me I never used. I spent ages researching the best x for travel or top gadgets for travel. Once out on the road you soon learn that youโ€™ve wasted a ton of money and theyโ€™re just dragging you down (In the literal sense, my bag was so heavy it hurt my back).

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@jrdnbshp | 6yr

Definitely agree. I cut my load down significantly as well and couldnโ€™t be happier about it.

What about from a business perspective? Any major lessons learned that you didnโ€™t expect, or obstacles you had to overcome that other nomads should be aware of?

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@levelsio | 6yr

Hi James! How do you see the nomad movement evolve in terms of the type of people doing this? I know years ago it was the 4 hour work week kind of people.

It seems people like you are a lot different in that youโ€™re creative, make beautiful work and have a lot of taste in everything you do.

Where do you see this going? Will it stay a niche or are we seeing it go mainstream any time soon?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

I think nomad culture is slowly changing, it was very closely tied to backpacker culture and its slowly catching its own style. form over function, I see far less people with ugly backpacks and โ€œtravelโ€ clothes instead opting for style and traveling/living like they would anyone else.

No one wants cargo trousers, a fleece with 500 pockets and travel shoes anymore.

Now that a nomadic life is becoming more possible with the mindset changes of employers that remote working can be beneficial and the overall change of many industries with professionals going freelance becoming a nomad is not only viable in many cases its the best/most obvious option.

I think the main issue with nomads is that they are all very connected to their industries but not connected together as a group, this forum along with the Slack chat channel is bringing thousands of nomads together something that has not happened before and its really going to start to make changes, making the nomadic life style become far more mainstream. One I welcome.

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@levelsio | 6yr

Nice. Do you see a space here for luxury brands targeted towards nomads as a demographic?

I was thinking thereโ€™s this fun irony where because many nomads live in relatively low-cost countries, they actually save a lot of money which becomes disposable income. Thatโ€™s money the new generation of nomads might want to spend on high quality stuff. Most of us are already on iPhones, MacBooks etc, which are luxury products.

Are there any brands doing this yet? Premium stuff for nomads?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

I think thereโ€™s a huge market for luxury brands in the digital nomad space, weโ€™ve a huge amount of disposable income, an inability to buy large qualities of anything. What we do buy we choose carefully and have no problem spending high amounts on something when we only have 20-30 items to our name.

Iโ€™ve yet to find a decent pair of trainers that look good and last more than 6 months before they fall apart. Given the consumerist lifestyle of the general public people own more than 1 pair of shoes and more than 3 T-shirts, the quality and durability of these items is not for someone that uses the items every day, they just donโ€™t last and I would welcome some serious innovation in this space.

Apple is the perfect example without meaning to be, very high quality products, expensive but last.

We choose carefully but when we choose price is not the defining factor, but Iโ€™ve not had much luck finding premium stuff for nomads, your standard designer or premium stuff is still not designed to be worn/used every day and falls apart as quick as cheap items.

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@skatkov | 6yr
  • How do people in cultures influence you in your daily activity? All this nomad thing help you to spend your free time properly or it benefits your work as well?

  • Have you tried to step out of your own company and do something with locals?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

Iโ€™m currently in Stockholm and one of their cultural influences I love and practice every day. โ€œFikaโ€ which translates coffee break, normally had with a friend or two, to relax and chat over a coffee with a sweet pastry, personally I love their Chokladbollโ€™s.

Weโ€™ve recently started to put together meetups in each country we visit to bring the locals and other tech people together, itโ€™s a great way to meet loads of people at once, make friends and do something for the local community.

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@mitchell | 6yr

I was thinking thereโ€™s this fun irony where because many nomads live in
relatively low-cost countries, they actually save a lot of money which
becomes disposable income.

I think this is a lot easier to do once people have their feet under them professionally, and will probably become more of a serious thing as more people and employers catch on. Arbitrage is a powerful thing.

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@andrzej | 6yr

Have you experienced / stayed in any kind of coworking/coliving/coworkation space on your travels?

Any tips for really interesting places in Europe that allow you to work and live in the same spot for some time?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

I havenโ€™t yet, its on my list, in fact there is one here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm Iโ€™ve been meaning to checkout. So far predominantly stayed in AirBnbs. Iโ€™ve spent a fair amount of time in Co-Working spaces, including some really awesome ones in Hamburg and Oslo.

Afraid I donโ€™t have many tips on that front, but since most co-working spaces are situated in the main centre of the city prices are likely to be high, Iโ€™ve found staying a little way out and commuting 15-25 minutes in to work from a co-working space to work really well.

Do let me know if you find any, as Iโ€™d love to come visit them for a week or two.

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@atu | 6yr

How you deal with personal taxes since you are abroad almost half of the year ?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

Simple as Milk is still registered as a UK Limited company so we still have to deal with the whole UK tax process, we have an accountant in the UK that handles the majority of that for us though, handling signatures digitally with our accountant.

I have learnt that having no fixed office means I can now claim for food/coffee as a taxable expense as a form of paying for a internet space to work from. something I couldnโ€™t do before with a fixed office, Unfortunately AirBnbโ€™s are not workable as a business expense regardless of if I work from them.

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@jtheodas | 6yr

The question of taxes is quite an interesting one. Since being a digital nomad means one can operate the business from anywhere and eventually choose where to settle down for some period of time, it would make a lot of sense to explore how to reduce taxes.

For example, a Hong Kong company does not have to pay any taxes on all revenue that are earned outside of Hong Kong. So, if you form a Hong Kong company, do freelance work for clients around the world, billed to your Hong Kong company, then you would only have to pay taxes on revenue from Hong Kong clients, but the rest of your revenue globally is tax free.

Here is the page from the Hong Kong tax department and Iโ€™ve quoted the paragraph below. http://www.ird.gov.hk/eng/tax/bus_pft.htm

The Scope of the Charge

Persons, including corporations, partnerships, trustees and bodies of persons carrying on any trade, profession or business in Hong Kong are chargeable to tax on all profits (excluding profits arising from the sale of capital assets) arising in or derived from Hong Kong from such trade, profession or business. There is therefore no distinction made between residents and non-residents. A resident may therefore derive profits from abroad without suffering tax; conversely, a non-resident may suffer tax on profits arising in Hong Kong. The question of whether a business is carried on in Hong Kong and whether profits are derived from Hong Kong is largely one of fact, however some guidance on the principles applied can be found in cases which have been considered by the Hong Kong Courts and the Privy Council. No tax is levied on profits arising abroad, even if they are remitted to Hong Kong.

I know some people who have been doing this for decades, but please do your own due diligence on how this would work in conjunction with the tax laws of your country of citizenship.

So, hope this helps any of you who are looking to maximize your income as a digital nomad.

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@jamesslock | 6yr

Thanks, there has been a ton of chat in the Slack group about tax and how Hong Kong handles it, which would reduce tax considerably.

Although I do feel it would add quite a few complications, having a Hong Kong bank account for a start. but also we use services like stripe with all our clients for payments something Hong Kong currently doesnโ€™t support.

Itโ€™s also worth noting that the UK still covers my full range of healthcare and paid for the entirety of my education, taxes are just a part of paying that money back, but also helping out those in my home country who are less fortunate, unemployed, single mothers etc.

The UKโ€™s tax is rather low compared to the rest of the world at 20%, so currently its not an issue.

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@nickdanforth | 6yr

Sounds great! Weโ€™re heading back to Asia next yearโ€ฆ Beijing for a little while and then weโ€™ll make our way down to Chiang Mai. Digital nomad heaven!

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@cbovis | 6yr

How do you tend to acquire new clients whilst on the road?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

We stay fairly active on social media but the majority of our main clients come from referrals/word of mouth so we let them come to us, using any slow periods to relax and enjoy the country around us.

In addition to that I keep updated with the latest startup news and follow/engage with interesting startups online, more so because iโ€™m interested in what theyโ€™re working on, but that has also generated long term clients and some great friends.

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@nickdanforth | 6yr

Hey James!

What countries are next on your list?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

Iโ€™m currently working out where to spend Christmas, Norway is on the list. Iโ€™m currently in Stockholm.

For the new year Iโ€™m planning to go catch up with the business partner whoโ€™s currently in Toronto for awhile, then Iโ€™d like to head to Cape Town for their summer period for a spot of kiteboarding and join a few fellow digital nomads.

Asia is top on my list for next year though.

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@atu | 6yr

How you manage to not afraid clients when you say you change every month your location ?

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@jamesslock | 6yr

Our clients tend to be tech startups, luckily for us startups tend to be far more forward thinking than many companies so they havenโ€™t had any issues or problems yet providing time zones are coordinated well.

Weโ€™ve only met a very small % of our clients, as before going nomad we worked remote from our office in the UK, with the majority of our clients residing in the US weโ€™ve always worked remote. I think that track record of being able to manage remote working has carried over when we decided to get rid of the office and take the company on the road.

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Suggestions for home base for 10 months in Mexico or Panama next year?


in Mexico by @we_are_escaping | 2yr 1 year ago | 14 comments

Weโ€™re researching places to use as a home base next year, and are leaning towards Mexico or Panama for 10 months (with 1 week โ€œvacationsโ€ to explore surrounding countries)

But, I want to settle some place where the infrastructure is good enough for fast, reliable internet - fast enough to run live webinars without worrying that Iโ€™ll be S.O.L due to internet issues when itโ€™s time to go live.

And ideally, Iโ€™d like to be on the coastโ€ฆ I like to have ocean/beach access without the need for a drive.

And not in a malaria zone (just saying, since Panama in particular has many areas that Iโ€™d rule out simply due to the need for malaria prevention meds)โ€ฆ itโ€™s one thing to take that stuff for a few weeks long trip, but I donโ€™t want to take it for months on end.

Thoughts?

Thanks for reading all :slight_smile:

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Remote worker in Amsterdam: taxes and legal status?


in Amsterdam, Netherlands by @think | 2yr 1 year ago | 1 comment

Hi all,

I am moving to Amsterdam in January and looking for advice regarding legal status.

I work for a small French company. They agreed to let me move to Amsterdam as a remote worker starting January. :v:

However, they have no business entity and no employee in the Netherlands, so we have no idea how to set up the whole thing legally speaking. Should I remain an employee of the French entity, should I charge them as a consultant/contractor?

Of course, I am looking for a solution that is both simple and with minimum taxes :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Thank you for your help!!
Steph

PS: If you can recommend a good accountant that is competent on the topic, I an happy to pay for the service too!

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How do you manage working in different time zones?


by @clusk | 2yr 1 year ago | 12 comments

For those constrained by their businessโ€™ time zone, how do you manage this?

My home office is in Los Angeles โ€“ though I could swing anything in Central/South America, Iโ€™m looking at going to Lisbon or Chiang Mai for a bit. Both of them are >=8hrs difference potentially wreaking havoc on the work + social life + sleep split. This is a common question for nomads but there doesnโ€™t seem to be a lot of posting on the site about it.

What do you guys think? Any Americans working in Asia or Europe that does it well? I could likely negotiate with my supervisor to work in Eastern standard if I was in Lisbon/Europe, which wouldnโ€™t be too much of a stretch. Noon 'til 8pm. A bit more manageable than Chiang Mai or Bali.

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