Distance is an illusion. We are lucky to live in an age where planes and communication technologies have made the world smaller than ever. New opportunities galore. We are at the brink of a revolution that changes the way we live, work and play. And the good news is – you can be part of it!
Life doesn’t have to be a rat race. Why toil away in an office when you could be working from a hammock? Why postpone that round-the-world trip until your retirement? Why retire at all when work can be fun?
A growing army of digital nomads are finding their own answers to these questions. Armed with a laptop, they follow their dreams and live unforgettable adventures. Are you ready to join in their footsteps and make the world your playground? This book takes you by the hand:
Inspiring stories from digital nomads in the trenches
A step-by-step guide to setting up your online business
How to design your own international masterplan
Productivity tricks for working while on the road
The countries your money stretches furthest
Discover where digital nomads meet and chill
Don’t waste any more time in that office prison. This book is your way out. But be warned – your life is about to change, big-time!
About the authors
Esther Jacobs (1970) is a motivational speaker who inspires entrepreneurs and organizations worldwide. She has visited 100+ countries, never staying longer than six weeks. In between travels, Esther hangs her hat in Amsterdam, Spain and the Caribbean.
André Gussekloo (1980) is equally fascinated by travel and the Internet. As a copywriter he has worked remotely from Southeast Asia and Central America. Part of the year, André is based in the Canary Islands.
“To many people, being a digital nomad still seems like a dream lifestyle that’s not attainable. This book changes all of that for you by revealing everything you need to know to be fully prepared for a location independent life, from what to pack, where to stay, to your ideal tax setup, how to get the best WiFi and everything in between. It’s quite possibly the most complete guide to quitting your job, going on the road, traveling the world and having the most amazing time. The question is…. are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?”
Natalie Sisson – www.suitcaseentrepreneur.com
“Becoming ‘location independent’ is highly possible (and many, many people have done it), but it’s not always easy. You’ll want to follow the age-old advice from Seneca: before beginning, prepare carefully. That’s how this book will help you. It’s designed to be accessible and practical. You can read it in a day, but it can be your guide for a complete lifestyle change.”
Chris Guillebeau, author of NY Times bestseller ‘The $100 Startup’
“In my opinion, this book is not well labeled. It is not only a travel but also a philosophy book. Above all, this is a book about freedom. Even for those of us who are not so ‘digital’, it provides a lot of insights. In my case, it has challenged me to distinguish between what I consider necessary in my daily life and what only represents an unnecessary weight. This book is packed with practical tools and tips; products of real-life experiences. It is a comprehensive book that lists not only the highlights of digital nomad life but also the ‘shadows’ of this lifestyle. Both the authors and guests of the most diverse professions share their experiences.”
Adrian Hector Luna, Ontological Coach / Tango teacher
“This book was really informative. I loved the way the authors gave tons of actual websites and names of specific people to contact to help you transition into this lifestyle. This made the book immediately useful, unlike most books of this type which tend to be more inspirational and don’t give much technical information. I did want to see more information targeted towards Americans, however, on second thought, maybe it’s a good thing they didn’t. If you are looking for more of a resource guide that will tell you the best places to go, how to live there, and also cover sticky topics such as jobs, taxes, passports, citizenships etc, this book is a really good place to start.”
“The bible for all digital nomads and those who need a final push to radically change their way of life… I was lucky enough to receive a pre-launch copy. I loved it from the first page. It is a mixture of inspiring real-life stories and up to date advice. Particularly, I liked the tax and financial advice and banking issues modern digital nomads still have to struggle with – a lot of other books just skip this topic.
Reading through the book, you will recognize that this not a fad, but a lifestyle model that will establish itself as a superior form of living for the many changes to come. I highly recommend any person who is interested in a new way of life, with a true work-life balance and all established digital nomads to get this book.”
“Learn how thousands of people around the world are telecommuting, working remotely, traveling full or part-time doing what they love. Many guides emphasize the travel aspect while skipping over finances. This guide covers banking, taxes, legal issues, 6-flag theory and more. Digital Nomads tackles every obstacle, fear and excuse the reader may have for not working remotely. The co-authors have worked and traveled the world and share their own personal experiences and that of many other nomads. After reading the case studies presented here, your head will be spinning with ideas. Highlight it, take notes. This guide includes a wealth of links and resources. This is the best gift you can give to students, young professionals and anyone tired of the daily commute to an office every morning. I highly recommend it!”
Watch Esther’s TEDx speech about how important your attitude is in this constantly changing world, plus her own story of how location independence clashes with the system and can create surreal experiences.