Digital nomads stories – how they work & travel (Part 1)

Digital nomads stories

In the past year I saw and read so many articles about becoming a digital nomad. Some of them are relevant and useful, others talk solely about the disadvantages, but most of them talk about the dream job and working in paradise. I really believe this is an amazing lifestyle, but because of all the media coverage, people started believing that it’s all honey and milk; that digital nomads are in a continuous holiday. Thus, everybody is asking how can these people afford it. They must have rich parents who help them.

Actually, most of the digital nomads are way past the age where they are being supported by parents. They had a few jobs, even leading positions, they gained experience, they know how it is to have a corporate job and decided that’s not for them anymore.

So… who are they?

Recently, I was on a transatlantic cruise ship with 100+ other digital nomads, where I had the chance to meet amazing people. I talked to them and I decided to share some of their stories with you.

 

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Can you briefly tell us who are you and what do you do for a living?
I spent my days doing what I love. As a digital nomad I travel the work while I am doing awesome work. I sell websites to freelancers, I manage a team that makes them and I teach them how to get new clients by blogging. Click if you would like to read more about me (in Dutch).

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No traveler should miss these 10 types of mobile apps

There are people who love apps, people who don’t see the point of using them and others who just don’t care. I am a true believer in efficiency and efficacy. And everything that can make me save time and make things better automatically enters my list.

It’s the same situation with apps. There are those apps that don’t live more than one day on my phone and there are apps that stuck with me from day one. All of these don’t just rescue time and save money, but help me travel faster (when I want to) and better.

1. Wake up in the nicest way

Yes, some of us (maybe most of us) have a problem with waking up early. Moreover, when you are a freelancer and work till late, mornings can become a challenge sometimes. I discovered this app when I needed to work mornings and take some time to walk around the new city in the evenings. Otherwise, what’s the purpose of traveling if you can’t afford to enjoy the NEW? Sleep as Android app calculates your cycles of sleep and wakes you up in the optimal moment. Moreover, it tracks your sleep and you can see a lot of details and features, including your level of snoring. 🙂

 

2. Communication is important

Either I am traveling or working from my office, I always need to talk to my friends and clients. And the best way for me to save money and time is texting them viaWhatsapp and calling them on Viber or Skype. You probably already use these apps, but I need to mention them since I use them everyday.

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