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6 Digital Nomads You Should Be Following

11/11/2011

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What’s a digital nomad? Wikipedia defines digital nomad as:

A digital nomad is someone who uses technology and the internet to work remotely—from home, the coffee shop, internet cafe, or even to collaborate remotely with teams anywhere in the world. These entrepreneurs & professionals frequently use new technologies like a smartphone, wifi, and web-based applications to develop location independence and earn an income wherever they live or travel.

The lifestyle is still in its infancy, but there are still several nomads with great blogs and great information. I know most (but not all) of these nomads personally. The following six have been major influences on my business and me, and I follow them religiously. You should too.

1) Tynan from Tynan.com

Tynan's photoTynan is one of my all time influential nomads. I first learned about him by reading Neil Strauss’s The Game. Tynan (also known as Herbal) was one of the pickup artists who actually lived in Project Hollywood with Mystery and Neil Strauss, before becoming a digital nomad by creating LifeNomadic, where he detailed his travels with ultralite gear. I basically buy everything he recommends on his yearly nomad packing list. Tynan built an RV that he can park in any regular parking space, and he regularly lives in San Francisco, for free, while commuting with a moped.

Example of an awesome post: Living in a Small RV: Introduction

 

2) Matt Kepnes from Nomadic Matt

I had been reading Nomadic Matt’s blog for a year or so when I discovered that he and I were both in Florence at the same time. We went out for beers, and the rest is history: we chat almost every day about travel and blogging strategy.

Matt is a true traveler—for over six years, Matt has been traveling almost constantly. He makes money via his blog and his ebooks. One of his ebooks, How To Monetize Your Travel Blog, was one of the key ebooks that helped me understand how to make money blogging.

Example of an awesome post: The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide

 

3) Chris Guillebeau from The Art Of Non Conformity

Chris took the travel hacking world by storm with his amazing blog and manifestos. His first manifesto, A Brief Guide to World Domination, has been downloaded over 100,000 times and is supremely popular. Chris set a goal to visit every country in the world (193 of them) by 35…and the deadline is approaching quickly.

Chris runs an amazing site, the Travel Hacking Cartel, where he sends alerts whenever there is a new deal to get frequent flyer miles. I’ve earned over 400,000 miles ($15,000 in plane tickets!) using his tips.

Example of an awesome post: A Short Collection Of Unconventional Ideas

 

4) Cody McKibben from Thrilling Heroics

Cody from ThrillingHeroics.comCody is a nomad from California (he actually is from the same town I grew up in). Cody’s blog, Thrilling Heroics, has some of the most amazing headlines I’ve ever seen. He has been living in Thailand for the last few years, building awesome products like the Digital Nomad Academy, and running his business from the beach. He has even released his own WordPress Theme.

Example of an awesome post: How to Live a Remarkable Life

 

5) Corbett Barr from CorbettBarr.com

Corbett from CorbettBarr.comCorbett runs several different blogs online about building successful blogs and becoming an expert in any field. I met Corbett in Berlin, after recommending one of his courses on affiliate marketing, and I found him to be super interesting and incredibly smart.
Corbett’s new project, ExpertEnough is off to a great start, with interesting articles about how to become an expert.

Example of an awesome post: 18 months, 2 blogs, 6 figures

 

6) Christine Gilbert from AlmostFearless

Christine and her husband Drew have been traveling since 2008. Partway into their travels, surprise!: the couple had a baby, Cole, but this hasn’t slowed down their travel at all. Christine and her family continue to run their business while traveling the world, and doing amazing things.

Example of an awesome post: 30 Ways in 30 Days To Redesign Your Life And Travel The World

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{ 2 comments… }

Sierra August 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Colin Wright! :) exilelifestyle.com

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Jared November 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Cool article, but Simon Black should’ve been included.

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