Lots of people are talking about wanting to be a digital nomad these days. But how does one get started?
I sort of jumped into it, as there was little advice available in 2012 when I sold my house and left behind my executive life to be a travel writer.
Lately, I’ve seen tons of books on the market about how to be a digital nomad, but they have varying degrees of usefulness.
“Travel While You Work“, by Mish Slade, is one of the useful ones.
Even though I’ve been living the digital nomad life for most of the last three years (and, yes, thought I was pretty good at it!), I learned a lot from her book.
It’s not just about how to live while travelling, but how to run your business, whatever it may be, while travelling.
Oh, and it features an interview with me! (Pages 302 to 309 if you’re looking specifically for it).
Mish spent three years as a digital nomad, running her businesses from 20 different countries with her husband, and blogging about the experience on MakingItAnywhere.com (they have a weekly newsletter worth your time).
If you’re considering the digital nomad life, or if you’ve already started it but don’t want to fumble through the first year like I did, check out Mish’s book. You can buy a paperback or ebook through Amazon.com (no, I’m not getting any $ if you click through the link).
In Travel While You Work, Mish tells you:
- “The art of getting down to work fast in a new environment;
- “How to stay productive despite the hassles and distractions of travel;
- “Essential information about currencies and payments – including cross-currency payments;
- “Tips, tools and important principles for communicating with clients abroad;
- “A system for reliably hiring the best contractors and employees without meeting them in person;
- “How to manage a team when you’re all in different locations;
… And everything else you need to make “out of office” your permanent reality”.
And if you’re living the digital nomad life, you’ll love their Find a Nomad tool, which helps you find other like-minded people wherever you may be in the world.
Do you live a nomadic life? Do you want to? What are your biggest questions about it? I have a little advice in the Travel Practicalities section of my website, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.