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Month: February 2018

Step by Step Instructions for Becoming a Digital Nomad

Step by Step Instructions for Becoming a Digital Nomad A digital nomad is someone who works entirely online in order to be able to travel freely wherever they want. A digital nomad will normally be found wearing just a single backpack with a small laptop or hybrid slate computer slipped in, and will spend their time moving from WiFi-providing café to WiFi-providing café in all kinds of sunny countries. The idea is that they get to travel and see the world, while being able to easily fund their movements and not have to worry about getting into major debt. Sounds ideal right? Well for the right person it is. As long as you can bear to be away from your creature comforts and you don’t need the social stimulation that comes from working in an office, then you can use this as a way to live the kind of life that most people only dream of. But how do you go about making that leap? Going from an office worker to a digital nomad? Here’s the process in a simple step-by-step form. Speak to Your Loved Ones What stops most people becoming a digital nomad is not their jobs really, but rather their relationships. If you’re in a romantic partnership now, then you’ll need to talk seriously with your partner about the prospect of you travelling the world. Hopefully...

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Power User Tips for Internet Marketers

Power User Tips for Internet Marketers Being a ‘power user’ is a term that sounds much cooler than it is. Actually of course this just means being able to ‘work even quicker on the computer’ which when you think about it isn’t something you’d probably have bragged about back in the playground. Nevertheless, being a power user means that you can get more done, be more efficient and ultimately earn more and create more in a shorter timeframe – which is pretty cool. If you’re a digital marketer, then this is especially important. So read on and learn these power user tips that can help you work faster and smarter. Use Google Keep Google Keep is a web app that Google designed with similar note-taking features to Evernote but a less steep learning curve. The concept is great – allowing you to quickly take a note in your browser then access it from your phone, and in practice it really is very convenient for accessing your ideas and photos from wherever you are in an intuitive, minimal and quick way. Use Your Bookmarks If you aren’t using your bookmarks properly then you are missing out as they can help you to work a lot more quickly online. Bookmarks can let you navigate instantly to the pages you use regularly, and that can include your work e-mail or the collaborative...

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Loneliness and Working Online

Loneliness and Working Online Being a successful blogger, digital marketer or other form of internet entrepreneur is an amazing achievement and in many ways it can improve your life to a huge extent. Not only does becoming a successful marketer/blogger grant you financial independence and the ability to set your own wage, but it also gives you creative freedom and theoretically it allows you to accomplish the kind of work/life basis that many of us are missing. But of course, like anything there is an element of the ‘double edged sword’ here and there are downsides to that independence too. One of the very biggest ones here, that a lot of us don’t anticipate before going into this business, is loneliness. When you strike out on your own and are able to give up the day job, the commute and the office politics it can feel like a breath of fresh air. But then later when you hear about your friends’ Christmas parties and their office romances, you can start to miss the camaraderie that working with other people provides. And in fact, as you sit there typing away most days, you can even start to find yourself getting rather bored or going out of your mind for the lack of people to talk to. Here we will look at some ways you can avoid this, and how you...

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How Working Online Will Change You

How Working Online Will Change You Lots of articles have been written about the kind of person who becomes a blogger or an SEO, and the ways that you can make yourself better at blogging or running a website. What is less often discussed however, is how working online can actually change who you are as a person and influence your personal development. There are many ways that this can happen and a number of common effects that blogging can have on your personality and your attitudes. Read on to meet the person you might become… How Jobs Impact On Us I used to proudly claim that I hadn’t changed, because I became a blogger and never bowed down to the man. I have no colleagues as a blogger meaning that there was no one for me to become ‘more alike’, but this in itself can have an effect on you. And likewise, working from home and earning passive income has probably had some impact on me too. Blogging/optimizing changes you just like any other job, only it changes you differently. Once I was self-aware enough to recognize this, I set about finding out what had changed about me. Here’s what I came up with… Care Free I would say that compared to my other friends, I am more carefree and less restricted. While my friends have to work...

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Digital Marketing Lifestyle Resource Sheet

Digital Marketing Lifestyle Resource Sheet Want to be a digital marketer and lead the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamed of? Then you need to change the way you approach it. It’s time to stop thinking about making money fast and instead, time to think about having fun making money. And alsoenjoying the money when you have it. There are several resources that can help you to achieve that, so to continue your education, seek out these books! The E-Myth Revisited Book The problem with many entrepreneurs is that they start their businesses with a completely false notion of what life will be like once they do. They set out thinking they will live the ‘American Dream’ and start making lots of money from a single idea. Reality doesn’t quite work that way. And if you really want to be successful, then you need to realize this going in. This book will help you to understand rules that apply to any small business. The Four Hour Workweek Book This book by Tim Ferriss is one of the absolute classics when it comes to working online and managing your work-life balance. This is one of the books I recommend to anyone starting out online and it’s an incredible wake-up call for many who have ended up stuck in jobs they don’t love. It’s about lifestyle design: about working to live and...

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