digital nomad

SNM032: Most Digital Nomads Fail

My island is covered in backpackers and surfers that come here for a slice of paradise.  Many of them are living on a few bucks a day, sleeping in hammocks, and catching as many waves as they can.  This is a pretty sweet lifestyle, but it always ends.  Eventually, their parents stop spending them money and their savings dry up.

What if you could maintain that lifestyle forever?

Explore or Work

Who wants to sit in a dark internet cafe when they arrive in an exotic location? The second you step off a plane in paradise, all thoughts of work disappear.  Your work location and structure all fade away.

Establishing the right infrastructure can keep your business from dying while you flounce around the beaches and ruins of the world.

Push the Magic Button

Many people think that making money online is simply pressing a magic button.  When you get lucky with your first project, it’s easy to think that you’re King Midas.  You assume that making money will always be this easy, and you hit the road as soon as you have some money coming in.

Business or Product

Unfortunately, that revenue stream can disappear as quickly as it appeared.  A single product is not yet a business…

If you have not yet transitioned from blogger to business, losing focus abroad can cause the entire house of cards to come tumbling down.  Start by building a support group of like-minded people who are working hard around the world.  Even though my physical community is all lazy surfers, my true community comes from the people I talk to online every single day and keep my grounded and focused.

Key Points:

  1. Don’t Hit the Road Too Soon
  2. Maintain Your Work Ethic
  3. Surround Yourself with People who Encourage Your Business

Resources Mentioned:

Serve No Master on Amazon

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