The future of digital nomadism: some predictions

This week marks the third anniversary of us upping and leaving our home, jobs and friends in London behind. Back then, we thought we were just going on a career break: we’d never heard of the term “digital nomad” – and it didn’t exist outside of a small number of blogs run by people mostly in their 20s, mostly designers or programmers, and mostly travelling on their own or as a couple. Now, the lifestyle is so widely understood that it barely needs its own label – which is just…

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Tools we love, and tools we want to exist

When a number of readers emailed us to say “Where’s your tools page gone???”, our reply was “INTERestiiiing… we, erm, don’t know!” It literally disappeared from this site and we have no idea how to get it back again. Still, it was a good time to create an up-to-date list of everything we’re using right now, and remind ourselves just how grateful we are that they all exist. For example… Tools we love Without TorGuard, we’d risk our data every time we used a public wifi network. But more importantly,…

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

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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