How to Start a Product E-Commerce Business for $100

Do you wish you could start your own business that allowed you to live and work anywhere in the world but you’re strapped for cash? Maybe you’re so broke you can barely make the minimum payments on your credit cards and worry about rent each month. That was exactly my situation four years ago when I was on the verge of bankruptcy from my first business. I’m going to share with you my story and tips on how you can start your own business, even if you think everything is stacked against you. So let’s rewind to four years ago. Continue Reading

How Much Money I Save As A Digital Nomad

Most people think traveling is expensive, but the truth is that it’s much more expensive to stay sedentary in an expensive country that continually drains your bank account by the end of the month. It can feel hard to get ahead when half of your income is going to rent and the other half eaten just by basic living expenses. When I lived in America, I was constantly in debt and worried about having enough money to make rent. Granted, I was never making much money, but the equivalent amount I earned could have afforded me a comfortable lifestyle in Continue Reading

How to Extend Your Tourist Visa in Bali to stay for 60 days

Bali is so enchanting that 30 days on the island can fly by in the blink of an eye. If you’re planning to stay in Bali (or Indonesia) for longer than 30 days, extending the visa isn’t a difficult process, though it is somewhat annoying if you decide to do it by yourself instead of hiring a visa agent to handle it for you. Don’t feel like reading this article? Watch this video on the process instead:   Visa On Arrival If you’re planning on staying longer than 30 days, you MUST go to the special Visa on Arrival counter Continue Reading

Top Financial Mistakes To Avoid When Living and Traveling Abroad

Today I’m going to talk about the most common financial mistakes to avoid while you’re traveling and living abroad. If you’re a digital nomad, this advice could save you hundreds or more dollars per year. Even if you’re the casual international traveller, these tips can still save you real money. 1. Using the wrong debit card I used to lose a lot of money when I first started travelling, getting charged ridiculous bank fees. I had a personal checking account with Bank of America – maybe one of the worst banks in America. They charged me $5 every time I Continue Reading

Renting a motorbike in Bali

No matter where you’re staying in Bali, you’re going to want to rent a motorbike – whether you’re staying for a vacation or as a longer-term nomad. A scooter is the best way to navigate the island, visit a variety of restaurants and move around at your leisure. Bali isn’t the easy place to ride a motorbike – the roads are narrow, the traffic is unpredictable and many streets are confusingly labeled one way, despite seeing motorists coming from all directions. As challenging as it can be at times, it’s absolutely worth it – driving your motorbike through the rice Continue Reading

How to Find a Digital Nomad Long Term Rental in Bali

Bali is one of the most popular, if not the most popular digital nomad destination du jour. It has everything nomads could want: enchanting local culture, fast WiFi, incredible food and cheap accommodations. Luckily, finding long term rentals is extremely easy thanks to Facebook. Where to live The two most popular nomad hubs are Canggu and Ubud. Both have co-working spaces, amazing food and unique attractions. Canggu attracts more of the surfer and nightlife crowd while Ubud is considered the spiritual heart of Bali set amongst rice fields and temples. Canggu Beach and surfing – incredible place to watch the Continue Reading

Cost of Living in Bali vs. Thailand (Chiang Mai vs. Ubud)

In this post I’m going to dive into the cost of living in Thailand and Bali, two of the most popular digital nomad hubs in the world. How much you can expect to spend on monthly rentals, motorbikes, eating out and everything else. If that sounds interesting to you, then keep on reading. The first thing is that we are going to assume a certain standard of living. There are definitely ways to live more cheaply than I am going to lay out. For example, you can save money if you walk everywhere vs. renting a motorbike. And when it Continue Reading

Getting ready to leave Chiang Mai

I’ll be leaving Chiang Mai after five months of calling this place home. I was originally supposed to stay a total of six months, but my friend is getting married in India and my visa expires at the same time, so I’ve decided to cut my time here short.  I have mixed feelings about my departure. My apartment feels like home, I love my bed. I have my restaurants and routine here and getting ready to turn everything upside once again makes me a little anxious. The fear of the unknown. But I have done this so many times before, Continue Reading

Digital Nomad New Years Resolutions For A Happier Life

Today I woke up feeling frustrated and anxious. It wasn’t just that I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and felt this way inexplicably. I realized the problem was the smooth slab of metal in my hands: my phone. I have developed a bad habit of sleeping with my phone. Sometimes on the bedside table, sometimes on the pillow next to me, as it if were a lover. Putting aside the worries about radiation this might provoke, this act is the single biggest contributor to my mood when I wake up in the morning, and therefore how Continue Reading

Thoughts on Chiang Mai – 3rd Month

Today I want to share my personal experience as digital nomad living in Chiang Mai. It’s been exactly three months since I moved here, found an apartment and signed a six-month lease. When I visited Chiang Mai for the first time back in February, I immediately thought it was a fantastic place to live with excellent restaurants, cheap cost of living, great infrastructure – basically everything you’d want as a nomad. Upon returning in October, I had decided to stay put for a while here because it was the high season in my business and I thought it would be Continue Reading