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  • Rethavanstaden
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    Are You A Digital Nomad?

    What do you do? I'm curious what creative ways the community has come up with to stay on the road. Blogger? Freelancing? ecommerce? Other?

     

    Did you figure out how you would make money and get your business up and running before you started traveling long term, or did you just figure it out along the way?

     

    I'm still tied to a cubicle but am starting the process to become location independent.

    1 year agoin Arts & Entertainment-Wuhan
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  • Craig303
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    I have a freelance job back home which allows me to fully concentrate on travel and leave my laptop behind while abroad!
    1 year ago
  • Annnurock1
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    I would definitely ask feedback from digital nomads who have been on the road for a while. I'm telling you this because I wanted to do the same, work remotely. I found some translation jobs along the way and while the income might have been sufficient to stay out for a while, I just couldn't bring it up to be constantly in front of my computer, even if it were in a coffee shop or at the beach. I just wanted to explore, but instead I had to work...
    1 year ago
  • Cameron303
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    I know lots of E.Engs working FIFO (Fly in / Fly Out) jobs for remote facilities. If you can get on a good schedule the travel opportunities are great. It's big in Canadian oilfields, offshore platforms, Australian mines, and other hardship countries where professional families can't be expected to move and live (Middle East / West & Central Africa / Central Asia)
    1 year ago
  • Douglas303
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    Awesome article! Lots of good ideas in there. I'm currently employed as an electrical engineer in the power (electricity) business. My current company would never allow a remote working arrangement, but I might look in to opportunities to consult. I don't necessarily dislike my job, I just want more flexibility and time to travel. Two weeks a year isn't cutting it. My husband and I are also looking at starting an ecommerce business.
    1 year ago
  • Chamendran
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    Small retirement income, yoga teacher training certification, tutoring/teaching English (I'm a licensed teacher) my husband can fix/install/build anything. We're not on the road full-time yet for another 30 days, but we're hoping to be able to sustain ourselves with these skills.

    A few places have invited us to stay there for free and write about it, while it won't pay the bills, it's certainly a good start.

    1 year ago
  • Binneman
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    I consult for an oil and gas company operating in a dangerous country. I used to work 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off but now I work remotely all the time. Consulting professionally is great as I can still charge a solid rate, set-up efficient tax structures, and still work / travel wherever I want whenever I want.

    I personally don't understand people who work low-paying overseas jobs just to scrape by but perhaps the lifestyle appeals to some. If you have the ability to make a decent wage a home I'd prefer to buckle down, save up, and then take a long-term trip but that's my own personal opinion.

    1 year ago
  • Juliette303
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    I think there are different answers for everyone, though the safe route would be to have something set up before you hit the road. I've read about many folks hoping to make money as they go and then falling short and having to stop traveling. Yet if you wait for ideal conditions you may never leave the cubicle...so it's a bit of a coin toss.

    In any case, keep your eye on the prize and things will work out with a bit of luck and a TON of hard work!! :)

    1 year ago
  • Juliette303
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    I am Richard Zheng, a Shanghai native. Experienced China Shanghai business interpreter/ translator/trade, outsourcing & purchasing agent/business consultant/marketing & sales agent. The holder of bachelor degree in business English and foreign trade. Good command of English (TEM 8, BEC III and advanced interpretation certificate.) I am familiar with the fields of international trading, sourcing and Business strategic.
    My service includes:
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    Exhibition & trade affair interpretation, conference interpretation, business interpretation,
    2) Translation: document translation, website translation. (English to Chinese and Chinese to English)
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    ★Business trip arrangement: transportation arrangement (car rental, ticketing etc) , airport pick-up & drop-off service, meeting scheduling, accommodation (hotel reservation), catering.
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    ★The logistics arrangement
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    ★Factory visit escort
    ★Office-setting up

    Help you shop the value-for money stuff, good quality stuff at reasonable price
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    I am the person with personal and professional integrity. I am honest, trustworthy, hard-working, self-motivated, pragmatic, performance-oriented, result-driven, well-organized, methodical, and self-initiative. I can work independently. And I am doer and problem solver (flexible problem solver).

    I am available to travel across China as well as countries in the world for business.
    My CV and photo are offered upon request.
    1 year ago

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