( Jason Brown )
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I've found that many people I've met traveling have some sort of blogging or digital course business. Literally everyone is making money by telling people how to make money. I really don't know what they do in a co-working space all day. I went to one and half the people were playing video games.
Like Xavier said, they are in SE Asia or 3rd world countries because they are cheap and they don't make bank.
If you want to become a digital nomad, try starting a business and become profitable. Then grab your laptop and take off. It's not that hard. But work on your business first so that it actually makes money, and makes alot of money so you travel do some FU traveling, not some your rich because you are in a poor country traveling.
As an INTJ, I am very very analytical and curious. I looked into a lot of these digital nomads and its the same thing I came up with.
I see these affiliate guru's, travel miles guru's, and other digital nomads preaching about their life and come to find out they are pretty much set up in 3rd world countries mostly in Asia living where $1k a month gets them anything they want.
Sure, I could sling a couple ebooks and a uDemy course and up and move there too as a single person ( Ever notice how these guru types never talk about their family? It's because they don't have one ). It's easy to just uproot your life, pick any city in the world, and live off $1k from paypal earnings every few months when you're a single person. Same with traveling 1st class on all those miles they pick up.
Have you ever tried to live off $1k in a 3rd world country with 4 other people, 3 of which are children?
Have you ever tried to use those points for a nice 1st class flight or hotel suite when it's 5 people total?
Yeah, it's not happening.
Most of these people are ONLY digital nomads because:
- They're single and have absolutely no commitments or other people to worry about.
- Because of #1, they can get by living like a king for $700 a month while doing passport runs on just themselves. ( 1 $3500 web design job could last you for months in SE Asia )
- Don't have to spread their points amongst other people so they can obtain that 1st class flight internationally for free.
- Only have to pack for themselves and travel by themselves
I know there are some people that travel with a "spouse" but it's still not the same really.
I know some people travel as a whole family, but its super rare to see them talking about themselves compared to "every other guru" out there.
All these nomads want to teach you how to make money by looking at their "dream lifestyle", however the dream they push is really only possible mainly because they are single and living somewhere where they can get by dirt cheap in life for most of the year.
And no, it's not a narrow point of view. It's what is true for 90% of the digital nomads preaching this lifestyle today because I've looked into it.
The digital nomads I want to hear from are the ones that have a real business and travel with their spouse and 2-3 children and how they deal with it while not living entirely in Vietnam, Thailand, or Bali.
What these people don't say is just as important as what they do say.
I remember one famous affiliate guru stating he has traveled the world and his dream trip is to go to Japan. He brags about how he has million dollar companies and can pay for whatever he wants.
So why doesn't he just go to Japan since it's his dream trip? Looking back on his prior trips, they are all Columbia, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.
It's because he's bogus, that's why.. and most of the people hyping this up are bogus too.