Digital nomad reveals secrets of success

Digital nomad's packing items

What a digital nomad packs. Photo: Hobvias Sudoneighm / Flickr Creative Commons

It’s the dream of many vagabonders: to earn money online while working remotely.  But as anyone who’s done a Google search for “make money online” knows, there are a lot of scams out there.  Finding credible, honest information can be difficult.

That’s why it was so refreshing to read about a vagabonder who gave the straight scoop: Digital nomad, Jason Batansky tells he how traveled the world.

He outlines his methods and gives good advice.  While Jason certainly believes you can fund your travels from working on the Internet, he avoids making outrageous claims of fast and easy riches. For a techno-age entrepreneur, his principles are decidedly old-school: finding a need, providing a solution, and offering good customer service.  Good rules to do business by, online and offline.

On another tack, Jason was also upfront about the difficulties of long-term travel. He was forthright about how being on the road made him appreciate home more. An important lesson he learned about himself was the need for more of a permanent base, since he was not truly happy until he had more lasting friendships with people. While travel can definitely be exciting and magical, road weariness is a serious issue for vagabonders.

For more details, check out Jason’s travel blog, Locationless Living.

What are your thoughts? Are you a digital nomad? Please share your opinions in the comments.

Posted by | Comments (3)  | February 11, 2011
Category: Expat Life, Lifestyle Design, Notes from the collective travel mind, Travel Tech

3 Responses to “Digital nomad reveals secrets of success”

  1. Sage Says:

    The image says it all. Where is your giant flatscreen TV and all of your matching throw pillows? How are you going to impress the neighbors with that rig?

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  3. Dusty Doris Says:

    Thanks for the link.

    I’m a digital nomad too. My wife and I have been traveling around South America for the past 4 months. I’ve been doing about 20 hours a week (off and on), working on various projects for companies I built relationships with back in the states. We will take occasional breaks and hang out in one place for a few weeks so I can work. Then we will hit the road again and travel around for a bit. The time off of traveling here and there is actually helpful for our state of mind as well as the budget.