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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10 things I now know about Prague

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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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.

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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Don’t follow your passion

If Rob followed his passion, he'd be going for a lot of walkies.

(Although I've just ruined that now.) The sentiment of those pieces of advice is pleasantly fuzzy and aspirational, but it's never struck me as being very useful: doing what you love is all well and good, but how will the money follow? Does the world just thrust money into your hand when it sees how personally fulfilled you are? Or, assuming you have to do something to bring the money about, what do you need to do? There's also the assumption that you have a passion to follow. Back when…

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5 essential travel tech tools

Having needed to establish ourselves quickly in 17 cities now, we’ve built up a collection of software tools that allows us to get up to speed and down to work freakishly quickly. In this post, I’ll share five of our favourites. They’re not all super-niche, but hopefully there’ll be something new that you can put to good use. 1. A VPN A VPN (Virtual Private Network) should be the #1 piece of digital nomad kit – yet it’s amazing how many of our friends don’t use one. A VPN has…

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