This free 7-day digital nomad lifestyle course will give you an idea of what it is like to be a digital nomad. It doesn’t matter if you are a programmer, writer, designer, entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur you can make it work.
Note: The course was recorded in rapidly developing Siem Reap, Cambodia and you may hear external noise due to the construction work outside.
Day 1: Introduction
What if I told you that you could live in an exotic Chiang Mai, Thailand for $800/month and get amazing food, massages and great weather instead of spending $5,000/month for living in New York or San Francisco. It’s all possible.
Digital nomad lifestyle is a lifestyle that allows you to live anywhere in the world and do your job.
You might be thinking, “you are lucky, you have an audience, business, clients,” but pretty much anyone can do it.
Day 2: Planning
If you think there is a secret to cheap traveling and seeing the world on a tight budget, it must be a never-ending-planning. You can get amazing deals for flights, buses and trains as well as an accommodation if you book in advance.
Define what you want to do, where you want to go? See if it’s really possible to do it right now, maybe you need to stay at the job, save money, start thinking of possible income sources.
In this episode I’ll share some mistakes I made myself and what I learned along the way to save a lot of money and have more fun while traveling.
- Google Flights — great tool for getting the “big picture” of the available flights.
- Momondo — another useful tool that scans various booking websites and looks for the best offers.
- JetRadar — this tool, very similar to Momondo scans numerous of airline websites to find the best deal for you.
Day 3: Accommodation, food and entertainment
People are scared of going to new places because they don’t have home there. Finding accommodation on a budget might be really challenging in particular places, especially the ones loved by the tourists. To avoid high costs, choose places that are not in the area of touristic attractions and consider going in the low season. In this episode, I’m talking about some of the services I’ve used for finding an accommodation in different places in the world.
- Agoda – find cheap hotels, a quite good value in Southeast Asia.
- Airbnb – find accommodation anywhere in the world, get $20 credit for your first stay.
- Booking – find and book cheap hotels, what I like about Booking is that it allows you to reserve a hotel without payment, you can pay once you arrive.
- CouchSurfing – A hospitality exchange and social networking website. You can host people or stay at someone’s place.
- Loft Residence in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Day 4: Connecting and meeting with people
Traveling and just seeing places gets pretty boring after some time (I’ve been there, done that). Missing out on meeting new people and making friends is a complete failure of traveling in general.
At the very beginning, it is very scary because you are in a new place, you don’t know the language, history, traditions, but you will be surprised if you start a conversation with a stranger.
Day 5: How to get a job online
In this episode, I am talking about how to get a job online. It’s one of the biggest obstacles you must overcome to start your nomadic journey. Simply put no income means no traveling.
I’ll share my previous experience in finding a job online and some proven money making online strategies that worked for me.
- Code School
- We Work Remotely
- Remotive Jobs
- Remote OK
- Working Nomads
- Power to Fly
Day 6: How to get stuff done
In this episode, I will talk about the methods and strategies I and other digital nomads use to get stuff done. You will learn how to find a workplace and design your day for the best productivity.
Day 7: Books, apps and people to follow
In the last episode of the course, I am talking about all sources of inspiration for your digital nomad lifestyle. I am covering books, apps and inspiring people to follow and learn from.
I’d like to emphasize one thing, it’s not about the tools, it’s about your results, personal preference, and efficiency.