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What you think about salary based on the location of where the employee lives?


by @augustomna2010 | 2yr  | 2 comments

I see that some companies do this, they pay the remote worker based on where he lives, I would like to know what do you think about this?

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@scottashmead | 2yr

This is dependent on where this question is coming from. In the freelancing world or where you own your own business, I would agree with @da5ha โ€ฆ If this is coming from a world where you are paying employees or are an employee in a specific location (not location independent) then there is a case in paying based on location. If you are trying to find employees in the large cities of California or New York, for example, you are going to have to receive/pay higher wage (competitively) based on these locations. You wonโ€™t be able to receive/pay small town or rural wages in most large cities when the cost of living is so much higher in those locations by comparison.

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@da5ha | 2yr

Ultimately I think itโ€™s up to you what you negotiate and value yourself at, and if the company isnโ€™t willing to pay that - thatโ€™s a different issue. Personally, I charge everything outside of my own home currency in USD.

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What age did you start out and went location independent?


by @raynesio | 3mo 2 months ago | 10 comments

Eager to find out what age most start out as a DN? (Me)โ€ฆ 27 and just started out in the last 6 months or so. Not presently 100% location independent, probably more like 90% as still required to visit the office from time to time

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Do you have a system for how you plan your next location?


by @mitch_dina | 2yr 1 year ago | 3 comments

It seems to be taking me days to plan my next trip. Its so complicated and seems to be a domino affect. Example: Iโ€™m in Dubrovnik and want to go to Bari, Italy next because it is close, and I can get there by ferry, (so not using so much carbon,) but the ferry only starts running in April and 90-day visa is up on March 15, so I need to move on. Cheapest flight out is to Rome, but Rome can be pricey and Iโ€™m more of a small town person, so I go looking for beautiful small towns in Italy, a BIG research project. Then how to get there?.. oy! I need a system, please!

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How do you manage your location independent business as a Nomad Entrepreneur?


by @vzablocky | 2yr 2 years ago | 3 comments

Iโ€™d like to invite nomad entrepreneurs in this topic to discuss what are the challenges you face in filing taxes, insurance and banking complications, while travelling and running your business remotely.

Please share your thoughts! I would be happy to help!

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Are most digital nomads self employed or remote employees?


by @kfitzgerrell | 2yr 2 years ago | 2 comments

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Any good coworking + surfing locations?

 

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

Anyone been to some nice spots for surfing that have fast internet and coworking offices in SEA?

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Mail forwarding service based in Wyoming?


by @hollymona | 3yr 2 years ago | 4 comments

Hello, Iโ€™m a nomad based in Asia, but recently incorporated in Wyoming. Does anyone use a mail forwarding service with a Wyoming street address that you would recommend?

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What's the standard salary for a designer in Germany?


in Germany by @nchow119 | 3yr 2 years ago | 0 comments

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what the annual base salary for a full time junior to mid designer would be in either Frankfurt(Main) or Hamburg, Germany.

Thanks,
Natalia!

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Which residence/company location is beneficial for an Italian freelancer


by @saschamayr | 3yr 2 years ago | 6 comments

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.
Besides that, I also want to move my main residence away from Italy for multiple reasons.
In which countries should I place my company and/or residence so that the combination of both would be beneficial for me (cost and taxwise)?
Goal would be to rent an apartment and actually move (preferably in Europe), and from there travel as a digital nomad.
Has anyone been in a similar situation or knows an answer to this?

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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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Anyone tried Stripe Atlas to set up a U.S.-based company?


by @adrienbetweets | 3yr 3 years ago | 16 comments

I just came across https://stripe.com/atlas and what they offer sounds too good to be true.

Has anyone used these services?

If yes, how was your experience? any cons?

Their claims are pretty high:

Atlas helps you incorporate a U.S. Delaware company in a couple of days. You just fill out a simple form; we generate the necessary paperwork and handle the rest.

Stripe Atlas opens a business bank account for you with Silicon Valley Bank, the worldโ€™s leading bank for tech companies. Thereโ€™s no need to visit a bank branch in person to get set up.

Cherry on top:

Stripe Atlas entrepreneurs will have access to guidance on U.S. law and taxes from Orrick, the international tech law firm, and PwC, the global accounting firm. Every Atlas entrepreneur will be able to chatโ€“for freeโ€“with a professional from PwC.

We set up a Stripe account that you can use to start accepting payments from customers in 100+ currencies right away. You can take advantage of the complete Stripe product suite, including Connect and Relay.

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Advices about tax, location for incorporation, etc


by @anadesigner | 3yr 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?
We earn together about 25k euro year (brut).
Any advice or tip would be very welcome.

Thanks!

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Best ways to get travel/nomad companions in different locations?

 

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

Hi,
Do nomads like to travel together? I mean, not in each otherโ€™s pockets, but look for accomodation together, meet with each other daily or regularly, help out in new cities, motivate/inspire each other in the business? :slight_smile: Iโ€™ve done nomad lifestyle in the past in 2009/2014 and this time I want to collaborate and support with other people, each on their own mission. I love this nomad endeavour but to be honest I admit it can be quite time-consuming and lonely. :wink:
*Message on NomadList locations?
*Message on Couchsurfing groups? (without sounding like Tinder!)
*Message on other??
Iโ€™m currently in Portugal and heading back to Estonia for January/February (Iโ€™m from Australia). Later in 2017 I am open to places, though Iโ€™m not keen on high pollution, high humidity, high cost cities.
Feedback, interest or ideas welcome!
Thanks, :sunny: Madeline

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Any nomads who practice Krav Maga in spite of constantly changing locations?


by @petar_np | 3yr 3 years ago | 3 comments

When I think about nomadic life style I often think of one disadvantage, not being able to continue to practice Krav Maga as I do now. How do you keep up with training and progress if you are constantly moving?

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Which is the most viable location for a young couple moving to Seoul?


in Seoul, South Korea by @iamjamesrodgers | 3yr 3 years ago | 4 comments

Out of the 3 Areas which would be most beneficial for a foreigner moving to SK?
(If you have experience with areas specifically Iโ€™d love to discuss the specific schools that are offering her a position - Not posting that here for obvious reasons.)

My Girlfriend has received 3 contract offers in Seoul/Surrounding area:

i) Dobonggu
ii) Songpa-gu
iii) Bundang, Gyenggido

Background knowledge:
We love being physically active through sport and weight-lifting, love exploring food culture, need good Coffee and live very modestly in terms of going out/expenditure.

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Relocation to country


by @nomadtimne | 4yr 3 years ago | 7 comments

Hello,
I currently live in a EU country,to relocate somewhere where I can

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What's the best location to incorporate an online business?


by @dmftaras | 4yr 3 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:

  • Low cost incorporation/yearly fee
  • Preferred with no audits (or other kind of paperwork)
  • With no local office/secretary/director needed
  • With low or 0% taxes
  • Easy to get paid from US/EU
  • Easy to send payments worldwide ( I can use Transferwise/Stripe or something like that, i donโ€™t care )
  • 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

Thanks!

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If I have the option of being a remote employee or a remote contractor, which should I take?


by @panoramica | 4yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™m a New Zealander just starting to do some remote contracting.

The nature of the work will be a more specialised version of my previous full time job. Initially, my goal is to rapidly up-skill and learn best practice by working for an industry leader. I also intend to build a business locally with a slightly different angle. Iโ€™ve just come back from 9 months travelling, so Iโ€™m not in a massive rush to hit the road again, but long term I want to have the option to consult abroad.

I am in discussion with a Canadian company who is hiring. Their job advertisement states that they offer freelancer/contractor work at 20-40 hours a week, and full-time employees 40 hours a week.

If I have the option between these two, which should I choose?

Some things going around in my head:

  • employees have more protection if the client sues (and this North America)
  • i want to work on my own business in my spare time
  • i want to work for other clients and do different types of work
  • if I contract for 40 hours a week, then I have as little time for my own work as if I was a full-time employee

Note that I donโ€™t have the offer yet, but given my experience to date I think have good potential.

Thanks,
Dan

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Do you have any suggestions about which Koh Lanta-based Scuba Diving Centre to go with?


by @romainpa | 4yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

Hi folks,

I am going to Koh Lanta for 10 days and would love you to share some of your experiences with Koh Lanta-based Scuba Diving Centres, and suggest which one(s) to go with.

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What do you think about my location scoring app?


by @miquel | 4yr 4 years ago | 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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Does your freelance rate fluctuate per location?


by @jasonmwomack | 4yr 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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