50+ Digital Nomad Girls Share Their Online Jobs - Part 3

Because not every digital nomad is a techie or blogger...

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Digital Nomad Girls Community, we asked 50 Digital Nomad Girls to share their online jobs. We put together a series of mini interviews to show you that there are many different ways to become a digital nomad, you don’t have to be a web developer or blogger to live location independently.

This is PART 3 and last part of this series!

We sorted the jobs into categories that you can jump to by using the pink menu bar below!

p.s This post contains some affiliate links.

50+ Digital Nomad Girls Share Their Online Jobs – Part 3

Events

Kyrie – Remote Event Organizer & Online Business Manager

I’m originally from BC, Canada, but have been travelling/living in different countries for the past 10 years. I’ve been “officially” location independent for 2 years and think I have done every type of location independent work possible. From convincing my company to let me go remote when no one else was, to working in a fully remote team of 80+ people, and now freelancing as an Online Business Manager (OBM). I’m currently in Thailand, but will be hopping over to Europe next month!

What is your location independent job?

I am a founder of 7in7, a conference for experienced digital nomads, which takes up most of my time. We’re organizing 7 conferences, on 7 continents in 7 years (including Antarctica!). I have a degree in Commerce/International Business and a background in Event Management. However, my main source of income comes from being an Online Business Manager. This includes, but is not limited to, landing & sales page creation, scheduling, social media management, team management, hiring etc. The list goes on!

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I kind of just fell into it! I’ve always been good at organization and have an eye for detail from previous experience in events, so Online Business Management came quite naturally. Words of wisdom I have from trying out multiple digital nomad job paths, would be to continue learning about processes and new platforms online. Find something you can get nerdy about, whether it’s FB ads, social media, writing, colour-coordinating Dropbox files, etc. Test things out, play around with them, and then own it! Also, it doesn’t have to be permanent – the most exciting thing about working online is being able to switch directions and try new things.
Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to your current network. I get all my jobs through word of mouth.
Lastly, if you want to test the waters of remote event planning, try connecting with coworking spaces to co-host or run events with them, or reach out to solopreneurs and communities that might be on the verge of creating retreats or live workshops. You can also message me – I love talking about ALL the event things!

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Phnom Penh, Cambodia or Barcelona, Spain

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Slack – hands down.

The one item I always pack is… Portable Espresso Machine

If you want to find out more about Kyrie you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Mia – Event Planner and Plant-based Chef

Native to Berlin, I started cooking with my Vietnamese mom when I was old enough to hold a knife. After high school I moved to San Diego and fell in love with the slow-pace and active lifestyle. When my visa expired in 2015, I sold everything and floated around the world to find inspiration. Two years later, I’m still traveling, promoting sustainability and cooking up plant-based goodness for locals and travelers with my pop up kitchen – COMO COMER.

What is your location independent job?

I started freelancing 2 years ago and was lucky to find a consistent client for event management pretty quickly. Traveling slowly and consciously allows me to work less than 25 hours a week and focus on my passion: cooking. I love connecting with local farmers and restaurants to share and exchange ideas to promote awareness and sustainability locally and globally. Sharing with others that healthy, organic food can be delicious, while also supporting local farmers and ultimately saving our environment, makes my heart happy.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

It started out of necessity when I moved to Buenos Aires with one of my best friends and my savings were depleting. I found a short-term project in event management on Upwork that has since turned into a great long-term client relationship. 
Cash flow is important and gives you the freedom and time to find your true passion and pursue it. Meeting other location-independent entrepreneurs/travelers and becoming part of the local expat community helps so much in finding and exchanging job opportunities. Online networks share more and more remote work opportunities, and meet ups and Facebook groups have been such a great and important asset for networking.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Colombia

The one item I always pack is a zoodle-maker 😉

If you want to find out more about Mia you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Jenny – Founder of Digital Nomad Girls

Hi, I’m Jenny! Originally from Munich in Bavaria, I used to be a chemist in my old life. After my PhD I went travelling for a year, which has since turned into a full-time lifestyle. I became a digital nomad just over 2 years ago.

What is your location independent job?

I run the Digital Nomad Girls community. What started as just a little Facebook group has turned into a movement, and I now organise coworking retreats for the girls to connect and learn from. I am also a freelance writer on the side.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

When I first started, I had no idea how to make money online and I saw the same 5-10 jobs over and over: web designer, writer, etc. I then decided to set myself a challenge and try all the jobs I could get my hands on to see what I liked doing, to learn as much as possible, get experience and to start making money right away. My first gig was writing SEO articles for $7 a piece. I also did translation, social media management, WordPress design, and more. It was so much fun to try everything out and documented it all on my old blog. I also started DNG at the same time and now focus most of my attention on turning DNG into a sustainable business that can help other girls become location independent.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Divi theme for WordPress, as it allowed me to design my own websites without coding experience

The one item I always pack is… my Roost laptop stand

If you want to find out more about Jennifer you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

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Teaching

Carolin – Online German Teacher & Travel Blogger

I was born and raised in Germany, but started travelling when I was 16. After teaching a semester in Paris, I started my business in 2016. Next year, I start a world trip with my husband, it’s an incredible feeling to be able to work wherever you want! For now, it’s one of the best decisions I ever made – I can’t imagine going back to teach in university or school.

What is your location independent job?

Still figuring out the perfect balance of teaching (= passion + money) and blogging (= only passion so far, haha). I always loved teaching, so I now teach “DaF” (German as a foreign language) through Skype. I’m also more or less fluent in 4 languages, so it’s wonderful to share my knowledge of German language and culture, see the efforts of my students and start conversations step by step.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I had always wanted to be a teacher and did a Bachelor of Education in foreign languages (French and Spanish). I don’t actually think that a degree in teaching is that important. Of course, you learn didactics, etc., but you can learn the basics on your own and have fun doing it! I did internships in several schools, was an assistant teacher in France for half a year, gave free classes to refugees, etc. In Paris, I found out about teaching online and started my own business from there.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Paris, because I totally fell in love with the city.

If you want to find out more about Carolin you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Esther – eCourse & Curriculum Creator (CEO)

I am originally from San Diego, CA. I ventured into being a digital nomad over the winter and started in gorgeous Portland, Maine for 5 months. I’ve been in Bali ever since and LOVE IT!

What is your location independent job?

I run an eCourse & workshop curriculum agency. We create courses from start to finish for some top notch names in Digital Marketing & Business Coaching! We make the scripts, slides, handouts, video production, and technical setup. I started it alone 4 years ago, but now have a team that does everything together! We also offer curriculum development for in-person workshops or intensives, and staff education services. I also get to teach digital marketing a few times a year with the Institute of Code in Bali!

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I am a credentialed teacher. Besides teaching and traditional curriculum development, I also worked in software product management and training. So creating online courses was a natural mix of everything I’m skilled in. This is a really unique niche. Unless you have former curriculum development experience as a teacher or trainer you wouldn’t be able to do it. BUT the elements, such as writing, making slides, video production, and technical setup on various platforms, have plenty of room for talented individuals. Polish those skills and go for it!

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Bali. I have zero plans to leave yet.

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Freshbooks. Invoice professionally and accept payments seamlessly!

The one item I always pack is… My journal! I do morning pages every day and to-do lists!

If you want to find out more about Esther you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Julia – Violin Teacher

I’m from the Netherlands, but live in Berlin. I’ve lived and worked in several countries for years, only to find out that I LOVE staying in one place for a longer amount of time. I need a close community of friends to be happy. My business allows me to move away during the colder months, which gives me a sense of choice and freedom.

What is your location independent job?

On the outside, I write books, create videos and make online courses about learning the violin. On the inside, I feel I’m a people helper. Each day I ask myself the question: how can I help as many people as possible today? Then I go do that, which has resulted in creating the things above.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

When I read an article about having an online business, I got super enthusiastic. This was what I had always been looking for, but just didn’t know it existed before! I started working on my own online business straight away, which is is the best decision I’ve made so far.
 Becoming successful with your online business is a combination of gaining skills & knowledge (about both your subject field & online marketing/business) and helping as many people as you can with those skills. 
If you want to start a business one day, take action now! You don’t need to have the whole path outlined yet; you will figure things out as you go. Don’t look for the perfect idea. Start with one idea, something you know you could do right now, and if you don’t like it you can always change later.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Berlin

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… a book – “Ask” by Ryan Levesque

The one item I always pack is… my Violin

If you want to find out more about Julia you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Karin – Photographer and photography educator

I am from the Netherlands and now live in Lisbon. My digital nomad adventure started over a year ago when I went on Nomad Cruise and traveled the Atlantic Ocean. I loved all the passion, support and inspiration among digital nomads on the ship, which gave me the last push I needed to make my dream of working while traveling a reality.

What is your location independent job?

I am a photographer and photography educator. I recently started an online photography platform called the Photography Playground where I help people tell their stories or develop their brand by teaching them to create amazing, authentic and inspiring photography.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I have been a photographer for a long time now, so it felt natural to start teaching what I know to people with a passion or a need for great photography. I launched the platform in mid-April 2017, so it is still very much in the starting phase.
I started by creating a big vision of the platform I wanted to create, and then broke it down into digestible chunks. Every day I work towards realizing that big vision by working on the small steps I can take today. This is not always easy, especially when I get overwhelmed by everything I did not achieve today. Why I do what I do can get a little lost in my day-to-day work, so it helps me to reconnect with that big vision on a regular basis.
Developing a big vision is one of the most important things you can do when starting a business because it will be your beacon when things get tough.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Lisbon

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Meetup.com

If you want to find out more about Karin you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Lisa G. – Online ESL Teacher

I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada and have been working remotely for 8 months, I’m currently in Sibiu, Romania.

What is your location independent job?

I teach English to Chinese students online for a company in Beijing. I primarily work from 5-9 Beijing time, which can be tricky when I am in other times zones, but I choose which days I want to work and if I want to work 1 day or 7 days each week – it’s great!

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I have a TESOL certificate and taught ESL in Taiwan for three years before choosing to teach online. I started teaching as a way to travel and live in other countries without taking jobs from the local people and doing something to help. I didn’t think I would like it much, but I actually love it! Chinese kids are so cute! Teaching in classrooms for three years really made me a better teacher and living in another country has helped prepare me for the culture shock and difficulties we sometimes face travelling. Teaching online is a bit different, but there is one huge benefit – no germs, no nose-picking, no sneezing on me, no bad smells – none of the gross things that can happen in an actual classroom. I really enjoy learning about their culture and watching their English get better and better.

If you want to find out more about Lisa you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

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Tech

Alexanne – Freelance Front-End Web Developer

I’ve been living in Montreal for 3 years, and have been location independent since March 2017. Since then, I’ve worked from Colombia, Texas, California, Nevada and New York.

What is your location independent job?

I run a small web development business. I’m working as a front-end Web developer and a project manager. I’m doing freelance contracts for agencies too.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

Create your dreams or someone will hire you to create theirs! I had a bachelor degree in communication and did another class in web development to gain more knowledge. I started to find some clients here in Canada before leaving my job and going 100% remote. It’s not easy, but I don’t regret my move!

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Medellin, Colombia.

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Workfrom

If you want to find out more about Alexanne you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Kristine – SEO Consultant

I’m from a small town in America’s midwest (population 5,000). I’d always loved travel and adventure and, upon graduating college, found that the 9-5 office routine really did not fit me. A year into my first office job, determined that there was a lifestyle that better suited the flexibility, autonomy, and adventure I craved, I moved to China to teach English. Eight months ago, I transitioned to working remotely using SEO skills that I’d picked up over the year. I’m currently home for the summer and will move to Medellin, Colombia next month!

What is your location independent job?

I provide freelance SEO & link building services for online businesses. SEO work is very process-driven, so once you get into the rhythm of the work, each project will get A LOT easier. When I begin working with a client, I will perform an audit of their website, make recommendations based on keyword research, and help strategize new content ideas. Once all on-page optimization is done, I launch link building campaigns to increase the website domain authority and help drive organic search traffic to target pages (generally where their money is made).

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I was first introduced to SEO when writing blog content for a website over a year ago. At first, the content manager would just give me the topics to write about and the keyword for the article. However, when he began transitioning out of the role, he taught me how to perform keyword research, the importance of meta tags, and how to use WordPress. Everything was super foreign to me, and, honestly, overwhelming. Having a mentor to explain these concepts to me and do some quality control on my initial work was CRUCIAL for my confidence in taking on larger SEO jobs. It took about 3 months of learning about SEO and link building until I felt I had a decent grasp of the fundamentals. After that, I spent a great deal of free time reading blogs, listening to podcasts, and catching webinars to broaden my knowledge. With all this new information, I put together pitches for potential clients and won their work. After a couple successful projects, it’s easy to persuade more companies to buy your services.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Hong Kong

If you want to find out more about Kristine you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Melinda – SSRS Report Developer

I hail from sunny South Florida. To keep cool, I began my journey to location independence with a new employer in August 2016. By February 2017, I had hit the road in my RV ready to adventure. Currently, I’m spending the summer in Bar Harbor, ME, but work and home is wherever I park it!

What is your location independent job?

I’m an SSRS Report Developer for a large US-based company. I take important data and present it as useful information for our clients so that they can make sound business decisions.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I have a degree in IT Management and Cyber Security. I love data and analytics, so reporting was a natural fit for me. While having a degree is useful, most of what I’ve learned came from webinars and online self-teaching. And a lot of crash and burn efforts! Technology is a broad field, and I find it helps to find your niche and do what you love.

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Cellular coverage map! No data, no work!

The one item I always pack is… My sense of humor. It’s a requirement for travel!

If you want to find out more about Melinda you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

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Travel Industry

Donna – Curator of fashionable adventures around the world

I’m from the UK, but have been living in Hanoi, Vietnam on and off for the last 4 years. I have been working for companies and traveling alternately for years, but this year I go full-time self-employed and location independent.

What is your location independent job?

Two years ago I started blogging about my travels researching cultural textiles, traditional dress, fashion trends and tribes around the world. I started out freelance writing about these subjects for travel magazines, but I soon realised I didn’t want to spend all my time writing my stories for other people for such little money and what felt like a huge amount of time and energy. So I started to focus on creating better content for my blog and learning things like photography and video. After 2 years have have built a very engaged audience over facebook, instagram and email subscribers who kept reaching out asking if I would do my own textile tours. So, this year I launched two hill tribe textile tours, one in Vietnam and the other in Thailand, and both sold out in two weeks. Next year I will travel and work with different tour operators in Central and South America, whilst coming back to SEA to organise and run tours when necessary. I’m not earning enough to retire any time soon, but it feels great to make such a good start because I know that, as my following grows, so will the opportunities for me to create more awesome fashion and textile tours.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I’m regularly called “the girl with the super niche”. You really need a strong and distinctive focus and passion to advertise and run successful tours, so you can create the right content to help you locate, build and engage with your dream target audience. I have studied and worked in fashion and textiles all my working life, and would not rather do anything else. So, whatever you love, you should find out how many other people love doing it too, and take it from there.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Koh Phangan, Thailand. I loved living by the beach in a wooden bungalow, away from fashion and distractions, to get some work done.

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Todoist is my new favorite Chrome extension that helps me keep on track with the crappy boring stuff.

The one item I always pack is… Hula hoop, it’s how I keep fit on the road.

If you want to find out more about Donna you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Holly – Founder of Ilex Luxury Travel

This month is my 5-year anniversary of location independence! Originally from the US, where I lived in New York for many years. I’ve also been a student, expat and/or digital nomad in London, Bangkok, Berlin, Dublin, and Barcelona. At the moment, I’m in Singapore, a fantastic base for exploring Southeast Asia. While traveling, I enjoy scouting vegan street food (Kanom Krok!), cycling through new cities, intentionally getting lost, and befriending street cats.

What is your location independent job?

Ilex Luxury Travel is my new business, specializing in highly-personalized private tours to my favorite places in Asia. I work with couples, families, small groups, and individuals, to design travel experiences based on their unique tastes and interests. My recommendations are informed by my own extensive travels, experience living in Asia, and the great connections I’ve made over years in the travel industry.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

An undergraduate program studying abroad in London left me enamored with travel. With a Eurail pass and Hostelling International card in hand, I spent long weekends and semester breaks backpacking around Europe. Knowing that my career path had to have a global aspect, I went on to get a master’s degree in International Relations, writing my thesis on sustainable tourism development.

I fulfilled my teenage dream of moving to New York City, where, for several years, I worked for international non-profits and event companies, organizing conferences in the US and abroad. Wanting to focus more specifically on tourism, I joined a top luxury tour operator. For nearly a decade, I created customized tour itineraries for my clients. Of course, I dedicated myself to industry research, traveling frequently, visiting dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and staying in some of the world’s best hotels. My travels took me around the world, but primarily to Asia. During this time, I also became location independent, relocating to Thailand for a year to immerse myself in the region.

In 2017, the time was right to take what I’ve learned and launch my own travel company.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Bangkok

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Happy Cow, the vegan food finder.

The one item I always pack is… An Oanda currency FXCheatSheet for my wallet.

If you want to find out more about Holly you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

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Writing, Editing & Translation

Elizabeth – Copywriter + Content Maven

I’m a fan of the Oxford comma, a lover of lattes, and a creator of compelling content. Oh, and I have an affinity for alliteration. Can you tell?

I call Canada ‘home’ and will forever have space in my heart for Toronto, but I’ll always be drawn somewhere else. I’m currently housesitting in the scenic English countryside after a whirlwind tour of Australia (my spirit home). I’ve been location independent for over a year now, and had some high highs and low lows, but loved every minute of it.

What is your location independent job?

As the Bosslady of Crisp Copy, I find the perfect words to communicate my fellow lady entrepreneurs’ visions with intention. Nothing makes my heart beat like meeting someone fired up about their passion and helping them to communicate it with the world.

Some days I’m writing email funnels for coaches, other days I’m working with a translator to spice up her web copy. Add a dash of social media and a sprinkle of strategy (as well as a few emails), and you’ve made copy Crisp again.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

Once upon a time my life imploded. And within two weeks I had packed a suitcase (which is now definitely worse for wear), moved my stuff into storage “for a year, tops”, and hopped on a plane with a one-way ticket to Bangkok. I was going to teach English for a year!

Turns out that wasn’t my calling. After a month of dreading work every day, I packed my suitcase and hopped on an overnight bus to Chiang Mai. I didn’t have a plan, didn’t feel like I had any marketable skills, and no savings. I learned everything I could about anything digital, and through a TON of trial and error, I picked up one client. Then another. Then let go of the first one. And slowly figured out that I like words and making things sound interesting.

All of a sudden.. Hot damn! I’m a copywriter! With a website!

It doesn’t need to take years of planning to be a digital nomad. It just takes a f*ck ton of courage. My advice? Take a deep breath. Then jump!

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Sydney, Australia.

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… WorkHardAnywhere – cafe hunting at it’s finest..

If you want to find out more about Elizabeth you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Jean – Editor and proofreader

I’m an Irish woman who retrained as an editor and proofreader to improve my own writing skills. I discovered that I loved this work and how portable it is – all I need is occasional WiFi and my laptop, meaning I can travel wherever and whenever I want! This revelation came about after spending years as a stay-at-home mother of two. This is my third year of freedom and I love my life!

What is your location independent job?

Writers, authors, students, business people and businesses write their documents. These same people search online for editorial services, contact me and engage the services of Red Pen Edits.

I receive the document in my inbox. Red Pen Edits operates a five step process.

1. Read the document in full, questions and queries are noted for discussion with the author.

2. Structural and content edits are decided on through consultation with the author.

3. Copy-editing is completed.

4. Read edited document with structural, content and copy-edits complete.

5. Proofread document and return to author.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

As a writer, I always strive to be the best I can be. In 2012 I got the guts, gumption and cash needed to get my book professionally edited – and it got trashed. I was devastated. For ten minutes. Okay! Okay! Maybe ten days…

Never one to roll over, I stood up, walked to my kitchen table, and got to work. I googled everything about editing, worked every night while my children slept, and crawled out of bed at the crack of dawn, bleary-eyed and resolute. After a few weeks of crazy hours editing I refined my work to a twenty-step process.

I then took an online proofreading course, which I enjoyed immensely, followed by a course in editing. My next step was to find a mentor and ally, and the internet gods smiled on me, leading me to SfEP, which is my go-to site for everything from support to reference books to courses.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Budapest

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… Microsoft Office 365

The one item I always pack is… Kindle tablet

If you want to find out more about Jean you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Kimmoy – Content Strategist and Technical Writer

I’m from the island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and just relocated to Washington DC after working and living in California for a year. I have been location independent on and off for 2 years. I find short-term contracts (3-12 months) that pay well so I can save enough money to travel for months at a time. It’s a great way to incorporate more travel into your work life, especially if you enjoy working for corporate clients.

What is your location independent job?

I write help center articles, user-interface text, product specifications, user manuals, procedures, and other forms of instructional content for software products.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I worked as a Business Analyst and Consultant in Washington DC for many years. After a contract ended, I knew I wanted to do something different, and started looking for ways to brush up on my creative writing skills. I saw a 4-hour course on technical writing that intrigued me, so I signed up and realized that I had been doing the work all along, but just never had the title. So I revamped my resume and portfolio and applied for tech writing jobs. I really enjoy being able to make complex products easier to understand, and was shocked that I could write help center articles and manuals and make good money with it!
This field has a high demand. Even after 10 months of travel, I got hired by Google in California as a Content Strategist to work on the AdWords platform.
My tips to get started would be to create a portfolio with instructional content, streamline your resume, and use social media effectively.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… Buenos Aires! The culture, lifestyle, and people made me feel at home, I didn’t want to leave.

The one item I always pack is… I have locs, so I pack my own hair products.

If you want to find out more about Kimmoy you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Lisa W. – Children’s Book Author

I’m originally from Canada, but am currently living in the Republic of Congo. Over the past eight years I’ve lived in France, Indonesia, and I’ve been in West Africa for a year.

What is your location independent job?

I started writing a children’s book series, ‘The Kids who Travel the World’, where each book takes place in a different country or city. I work online with an illustrator in the Philippines and a graphic designer in France to complete the books. I then publish them, market them through my travel/expat blog, and all books are available for purchase through Amazon.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I studied English Literature in university, and was a teacher before moving overseas, so writing kid’s books ended up being quite a natural fit for me. If someone was thinking about starting their own books, there are lots of resources online to walk them through it.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… I am finally functionally bilingual in French, so that makes France an ideal spot for me…and the wine helps.

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… I couldn’t get by without WhatsApp. It keeps me connected to my friends and family no matter what country I’m in.

If you want to find out more about Lisa you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

Martina – Freelance Translator & E-Commerce Shop Owner

I’m Italian-born, currently in Italy, but have been all around the globe for the past 6 years.
I first moved to Germany at 19, working in restaurants to pay for my studies, and eventually ditched any location-dependent commitments as my translation business took shape and I discovered freedom.

What is your location independent job?

I run a translation business within the marketing, advertising, entertainment, tech and outdoors industries, helping businesses communicate and connect with their audience in the local language, drive growth and profit. I also own an e-commerce store that makes laptop decals to help freelancers and entrepreneurs market their services everywhere they go, connect with the people around them and bring more business their way: Freelancer At Work.

How did you get started and how can others do the same?

I ended up running both businesses completely accidentally, as both opportunities just arose as life events unfolded, and my eyes were wide open to take them. From the start to having sustainable work boils down to a few simple and actionable concepts:
You need to sweat, put in the work, hours, energy, and always believe in your potential. Get up when you fail and constantly improve yourself. If you work a day job, accept that you’ll need to give up some sleep and do everything it takes to get the project off the ground.
Research and read as much as you can, and don’t be afraid to reach out and ask (unless it’s something you could have found online). Learn and perfect by doing – don’t wait for things to be perfect because they never will.

My favourite Digital Nomad location is… The Galapagos Islands!

My favourite digital nomad app/tool/resource is… iPhone’s mail app, todoist, dictionaries, Shopify app

If you want to find out more about Martina you can check out her website and follow her on social media here.

A HUGE Thank you to all the girls who shared their stories with us here! You see? There are TONS of ways to become location independent, you don’t have to be a web designer or blogger (but you can if you want 👩‍💻 !) With a little bit of inspiration, a lot of hard work and a pinch of Wanderlust, everyone can become a digital nomad!

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