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What do you think about my location scoring app?


by @miquel | 5yr  | 5 comments

Hi Nomads,

Iโ€™ve been traveling Europe with my gf and visiting a new place every month for about 9 months. Picking AirBNBโ€™s and rentals has been hard for a variety of reasons. One is not knowing how close the rental will be relative to the places we want to visit.

So we made this app: Distance Score: Prague. Right now it is just featuring Prague, but Iโ€™m curious to get your thoughts on other cities youโ€™d like to see, as well as general feedback.

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@andreadardon | 5yr

Hey guys @miquel and @christian !
The heroku version is still just some of the places Iโ€™ve been too, but Iโ€™ve already worked on it so nomads can submit their own locations! functionality and design will be much better. Iโ€™ll share it here soon!
I really like your app @miquel and I would totally use it on my next destinations. Iโ€™m thinking Iโ€™d like to be able to pick just one location at a time, to be able to see it more clearly on the map. Like you click on it and it pops up and you see the distance from your original location.

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Hi @Miquel, loved the idea, I think this would be great for any city.
Itโ€™d be cool to let users add comments about the locations, e.g. โ€œgood wifiโ€, โ€œcheap foodโ€, etcโ€ฆ

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@miquel | 5yr

Thanks @Christian. I will make a bunch of the most popular cities on NomadList and see what happens! As far as rating the locations, I know of a site in develoment called <3>nomadapproved.herokuapp.com. You should check it out, I think the creator is @AndreaDardon.

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@digital | 5yr

Hi @miquel,
It can be a great app. You should definitely let the user the options to:

  • select the address by clicking on the map without touching oneโ€™s keyboard.
  • select the interest points he would like to see during his stay there (maybe giving an order of preference of all these interest points) and then you would display the best area to book an Airbnb (i.e. with the less time of walking I guess).

Hope that was helpful,
D.

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@miquel | 5yr

Thanks for taking the time to give it a look @digital! I really like the idea of having a map-click set the starting point. I canโ€™t believe I hadnโ€™t thought of it, it is a simple and brilliant idea!

If you check it out at the root domain <5>distancescore.com, there is a more customizable version. I didnโ€™t post that one at first because it is not necessarily nomad specific.

Iโ€™ll get around to making the map clickable ASAP!

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All I see is section to add trips, but I reside here. Home and all.

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by @mike2381 | 3yr 2 years ago | 31 comments

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I am an Italian citizen currently living in Italy. I am starting to work as a freelancer and want to open a company in order to invoice the client.
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by @anadesigner | 4yr 3 years ago | 2 comments

Hi nomads,

I and my husband are graphic designers and we work from home mainly doing services for UK. We have personal bank account in UK as we lived there for a while and we use it to receive payments and then use transferwise, but we are worried because we have no company there to declare these payments.

We are at the moment in Malta but moving to Portugal soon and we really would like to make the things right to avoid problems but also we need avoid pay lots of taxโ€ฆ I am researching a lot but not sure what to do. Would be very good to have a bit of advice to what way to go, where is the best country to open an offshore business for exemple?
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by @madelineb | 4yr 3 years ago | 24 comments

Hi,
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by @dmftaras | 4yr 4 years ago | 14 comments

Hey nomads,

Iโ€™m looking for the best location to incorporate my online business (offshore programming and so on).

The main requirements:

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  • With no local office/secretary/director needed
  • With low or 0% taxes
  • Easy to get paid from US/EU
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  • With corporate credit/debit cards

Iโ€™m only one owner of the company (not EU/US resident).
Iโ€™ve checked jurisdictions like BVI/Belize/Nevis and iโ€™m interested in it. It would be appreciated if you could give me some kind of advice, if you have experience with one of these jurisdictions.

My budget for incorporation < $1500

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So, our doctor gave us a great book called Travelling Wellโ€ฆ itโ€™s a guide to staying healthy while travelling. However, I donโ€™t want to carry it around the world! Can anyone recommend an iPhone app or website that is good for this? We also purchased a travelling medical kit, full of all sorts of goodies should we get illโ€ฆ problem is I wonโ€™t remember what any of itโ€™s for and looking for an app or online guide for medicines.

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by @jasonmwomack | 5yr 4 years ago | 3 comments

I am a web developer and content writer. As of right now , I reside in Atlanta, Georgia . My plan is to move abroad soon. At this point , I am not sure where to set up my home base . Anyways , my real question is about rates. How do web developers decide the most suitable charging rate ? Letโ€™s say a client is in need of a full website and e-commerce platform. That client resides in Paris , but another client in a low income country wants the same service. Does your charging rate depend on the clientโ€™s location ? That was a hypothetical situation. I am a new to this stuff! I do not have any clients yet .

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by @matttutt1 | 5yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

Hi there,

This might be a bit vague but hopefully someone out there can help. Iโ€™m from the UK and am registered as a Sole Trader currently. Iโ€™m looking to create a new business, and am unsure of the best structure to use. I donโ€™t really want to continue in this business as a Sole Trader because I donโ€™t think it has so much credibility compared to something like a limited company.

The business is going to be a digital marketing agency in a specific niche, itโ€™s going to be very small scale with very low overheads. Iโ€™m not going to be based in any specific location so Iโ€™m also unsure about which location to officially base my business (base in the sense that it will be my registered business address for example, I wouldnโ€™t have any offices unless just Virtual).

I also donโ€™t imagine that Iโ€™ll be turning over much as it will likely just be me, I may hire some freelancers at a later date but that depends on whether I can find enough clients.

Appreciate any help on this, thanks for reading!

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by @conni | 5yr 4 years ago | 23 comments

I am a Yogi, living a spiritual, healthy, vegan lifestyle. I have been a digital nomad for several years and am now more and more looking for places that satisfy all my interests and needs that meet my healthy yogi lifestyle.

Right now I am in in Bali, which is perfect for me:

  • lots of yoga
  • many high-quality, healthy, vegan/veggie restaurants
  • loads of like-minded people
  • i can live my inner hippie while hustling away for my business
  • online entrepreneur community

What other places can you recommend that also match the requirements of a digital nomad lifestyle (good Internet etc)?

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Where are the best rustic locations in Europe that also have fast Internet?

 

by @danielgenser | 5yr 5 years ago | 27 comments

Iโ€™m interested in finding out about locations in Europe that are in pretty, rustic locations, but also have good Internet speed. Any ideas on where to look? Bonus if the locations are out of the Schengen zone. AirBnB listings of places youโ€™ve stayed at are helpful, too.

Thanks!

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How much does air quality matter to you when you choose your locations?


by @loniklara | 5yr 5 years ago | 11 comments

Hey everyone! This is a question Iโ€™m asking out of curiosity since Iโ€™ve lived in South Korea for several years, been to China, Thailand and the Philippines and have recently traveled to Malaysia and Vietnam. By no means is pollution unique to Asia, but much of the developing process involves CO2 emissions and places like Indonesia and Vietnam produce a lot of smoke in the air by burning rice fields. Personally, this really puts me off from visiting these countries for any substantial period of time so I was wondering if itโ€™s a factor for you as well, or do you just deal with it - and if so, for how long?

I think Iโ€™m admittedly pretty sensitive to air quality because Iโ€™m prone to dust allergy, and especially since I have reaped the benefits of living in clean places like Sweden and Finland in the past. But I canโ€™t imagine this not being an important factor especially for people who have children or health issues. Iโ€™d love to get your thoughts on this :smile:

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What are your dream locations in Asia?


by @nomadaccountant | 5yr 5 years ago | 18 comments

We have been racking our brains to source our dream location:

  • Surf
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  • Preferably in Asia.

The most obvious choices seem to be in developed countries such as California, Sydney and the Basque region. However we are currently based in Asia and love the bustle of it all.

So far we have come up with a few seasonal options being Taiwan in the right time of year and the Philippines. Sri Lanka might be OK but we arenโ€™t sure on the internet and the climbing doesnโ€™t seem to be near the coast.

Anyone got any suggestions?

Cheers :smile:

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