Big fat update on all our businesses

Sorrrrry! It’s been a long time since we’ve written a blog post. It’s not that we’ve been out of ideas – just that we’ve been out of time. For the past couple of months we’ve been busy getting our acts together – focusing more than ever on doing the work that will be the most successful in the long term. When I last wrote an “update” on our lives and businesses, it was January 2014. So much has changed since then, and many readers have emailed to ask for a…

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Apartment-friendly, equipment-free workouts for digital nomads

muscle

Day 1

Every day for the past 14 years, I’ve started each morning with a 5.5-mile brisk walk around the city. Literally every day. The only times I haven’t walked is when we’ve been up in the air on an overnight flight. But a few weeks ago I had my first scary incident; it involved a surprisingly strong man in lycra, and a surprisingly weak me (I seriously assumed my kicking and punching abilities were more impressive than they are). Ever since – even though I know it’s irrational – I’ve been…

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Getting paid as a digital nomad: is there an alternative to PayPal?

The default option for getting paid as a digital nomad is PayPal: it’s easy and it’s ubiquitous, but it’s not cheap. Especially, as we’ll see later, when multiple currencies are involved. So is there an alternative? What method should you be using to get paid for your services? I’m not an expert, but I’ll run through the options we’ve tried and the challenges we’ve faced along the way. (We have a UK bank account and UK PayPal account, and work with clients in the US, UK, Australia and Europe. I’ve…

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Moving in the “wrong” direction – from value-based pricing to charging by the day

Back in January 2014, I wrote a post about how we’d “finally” moved from day rates to value-based pricing when charging clients for our copywriting services. I explained all the pros of value-based pricing that we’d read about and come to believe in – namely: We were doing ourselves a massive disservice by charging according to our time. We bring heaps of experience, knowledge, skills and years of hard work to the table – so if we think a project will only take us a day but the client will…

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Our best digital nomad blog posts of 2014

Yep - they're THAT good.

Yep - they're THAT good.

As it turns out, we’re so in love with the digital nomad lifestyle that we were rarely short of something to say about it. And while not all our posts were great (and some were arguably pretty bad), there was enough to make us happy with what we contributed this year. So, if you’ve discovered Making It Anywhere recently, spare yourself the archives and jump straight to the highlights of what we’ve published in 2014… Our Top 10 posts To open these links in a new tab, hold down the…

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