How we run a “local” business from around the world

When we became digital nomads, we never had any intention of starting a property management company. But somehow, through a strange quirk of podcasts, books and an online community, we found ourselves in the perfect position to do so – and we weren’t about to let our nomadic habits get in the way. So in 2013, along with our co-founder, we decided to start Yellow Lettings: a company that helps landlords to find tenants for their rental properties, and then manages the entire lettings process (rent collection, inspections, maintenance, legalities…

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Why you should persist with those passion projects

For us, pulling silly faces is a passion project - but the jury's out on whether it will make us millions.

For us, pulling silly faces is a passion project - but the jury's out on whether it will make us millions.

When we quit our jobs back in 2012, the field was wide open when it came to ways in which we could make money. (Wide open-ish. I’m never going to be a dance teacher, for example, and Rob knows deep down that drawing animal pictures is not his strong suit, even if he won’t admit it yet.) After a few months of Elancing, Fiverring and taking a variety of classes and courses, we decided to create a web design and copywriting business called Mortified Cow. Using the depressing-but-unavoidable-given-our-circumstances method of…

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10 things I now know about Prague

Prague: looks better than it smells.

Prague: looks better than it smells.

Crossing the street takes for-ev-er This might seem like a trivial matter to top the list, but c’mon: why do none of the travel guides mention how, even at minor intersections, you get approximately four seconds to cross the street – followed by a five-minute wait? Seriously – there was one crossing so ridiculous that we were going to make a Vine of it. The video didn’t come out properly, but the fact that you can fit the allotted crossing time into a Vine kind of proves our point anyway….

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Find A Nomad has launched! Find out how we did it

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Let's get more pins on this thing!

“You know what would be AMAZING?” says every digital nomad, all the time. “An online map that shows where other digital nomads are hanging out both right now and in the future. We’d have an instant bunch of buddies whenever we land somewhere new, and we could see who else would be in a city before we book our flights.” So we decided to create it. Here’s how it all happened… The idea A couple of years ago we found out about an online map for digital nomads called Nomad…

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Why you should join a mastermind group (and how to run a super-successful one)

If you remember a certain British TV show, this photo is VERY funny. Otherwise...not so much.

If you remember a certain British TV show, this photo is VERY funny. Otherwise...not so much.

At the end of this post, we share all the document templates you need to get your own mastermind group off the ground. Scroll straight to the bottom to skip the small talk and grab the files! If you haven't come across the idea of a mastermind group before, it’s defined by growandimprove.com as: ..a small group that you meet with for the purpose of reinforcing growth and success. while offering support to one another. Which I always read as, “People sitting around talking about doing business because it’s easier…

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