How to Become a Successful Digital Nomad: The Complete Guide

Learn to work remotely while traveling the world. Taught by a Remote Year Alumni.
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  • Lectures 70
  • Length 9.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could work from anywhere and travel the world? There are now more jobs than ever where all you need is access to the internet. With more tools than ever available at your disposal, traveling the world as a Digital Nomad is now a reality

I designed this class specifically for people who want to travel the world but don’t know how to make the leap. Whether you’re an employee, freelancer, or entrepreneur, you’ll learn how to strategically transition your job into a location-independent career so you can live and grow on your own terms. You’ll learn the different ways of making money. you’ll learn how to explore the city as a local and make friends. You’ll even learn how to find love while traveling. 

This is NOT a course that will tell you to quit your job tomorrow and start traveling. 

That is a pipe dream and is not sustainable. 

This is a course that will teach you how to use your strengths and passions to transform your career while keeping a steady income. In addition to getting a condensed knowledge transfer from me, you’ll get access to dozens of interviews of real people who have managed to escaped their cubicles and are now living their dream of traveling their world while working.

I’ve been an active Digital Nomad for years. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries was selected from over 50,000 applicants to be a participant in Remote Year, a program that brings together successful Digital Nomads from all over the world so we can work and travel together for a year. 

I also have a passion for teaching. I’ve taught for Stanford University, UCLA, and General Assembly and have launched 3 online classes on Udemy with over 5,000 students enrolled from all over the world. You can tell how much value I’ve given my students by the hundreds of 5 star ratings and satisfied reviews left by my students. 

Learn how to turn your dream into reality.


What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge needed. Just a passion for travel.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make sustainable income while traveling
  • Convince your company to let you travel the world
  • Understand the tradeoffs between a Digital Nomad employee, freelancer, and entrepreneur
  • Find paid writing gigs as a freelancer
  • Find paid design gigs as a freelancer
  • Negotiate a fair rate as a freelancer
  • Understand the tradeoffs between a long program, short program, and traveling by yourself
  • Know the 3 effective ways to quickly make friends while traveling
  • Find love using different dating apps
  • Know which dating apps to use around the world
  • Manage money while traveling
  • Save for retirement
  • Know what the best travel credit cards are
  • Save thousands of dollars on taxes if you're from the US
  • Stay productive
  • Manage a team remotely
  • Find balance between working and traveling
  • Stay fit
  • Get the best travel insurance
  • Get the right vaccines
  • Sell all your stuff
  • Pack the right stuff

What is the target audience?

  • This is a course for people who want to strategically transition their careers into becoming a successful Digital Nomad. It is not a course for people who want to drop everything, quit your job overnight, and start traveling tomorrow.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:23
How to Navigate This Course
Preview
04:13
3 Ways of Making Money
Preview
01:40
Digital Nomad Type Trade Offs
Preview
02:20
How to Make It Work with Your Skill Set
Preview
03:28
Profile - Greg - How to Find Remote Work
Preview
02:30
Exercise - Expertise Inventory
Preview
01:02
Worksheet - Expertise Inventory
Article
Profile - Samantha - How to Find Purpose in Your Career
10:16
Section 2: How to Make Money - Employee
Introduction
00:48
Profile - Casey - How to Convince Your Company to Let You Travel the World
16:26
Casey's Business Case to Her Company
Article
Profile - Brent - How to Convince Your Company to Let You Travel the World
11:17
Profile - Abe - How to Convince Your Company to Let Your Travel the World
10:15
Abe's Business Case to Eaton Corporation
Article
Other Remote Work Proposals
Article
Section 3: How to Make Money - Freelancer
Introduction
00:29
Profile - Jeremy - How to Find Work as a Designer
05:37
How to Negotiate a Fair Rate
07:39
How to Create a Portfolio with No Experience
03:55
The Biggest Challenge as a Remote Freelancer
01:56
Profile - Mike - How to Find Work as a Writer
04:32
Profile - Melissa - How to Become a Career Coach
06:52
The 1 Must-Have Quality of Successful Freelancers
04:31
Section 4: How to Make Money - Entrepreneur
Introduction
02:13
Profile - Charles - How to Make Passive Income
05:17
Profile - Tanya - How to Start Your Own Life Coach Business
05:44
Challenges of an Entrepreneur
01:29
How to Get Free Money to Become a Digital Nomad
07:48
Section 5: Digital Nomad Programs
Travel with a Long Program - Remote Year
11:35
Travel with a Short Program - Hacker Paradise
00:47
Travel by Yourself
01:23
Best Digital Nomad cities in Latin America
07:59
How Digital Nomad hubs in Latin America stack up against Europe / Asia
01:24
Section 6: How to Make Friends and Have a True Local Experience
3 Ways to Quickly Make Friends
01:32
A Little Bit About BAFA
03:42
Section 7: How to Find Love
Introduction
Preview
00:25
Digital Nomad Dating for Girls - Casey
Preview
18:01
Section 8: How to Manage Money
Introduction
00:14
How Much Money Do You Need?
02:42
What Cost More / Less than Expected
00:55
How to Manage Your Money
03:08
How to Save for Retirement While Traveling
01:07
Best Travel Credit Cards
02:38
Section 9: How to Stay Productive
Introduction
00:27
Stay Productive as an Employee - Abe
04:47
Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur - Charles
00:57
Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur - Tanya
00:47
Find Balance Between Traveling and Working
02:13
Section 10: How to Stay Healthy
Introduction
00:16
Picking the Best Travel Insurance
01:04
How to Get the Right Vaccines
00:30
How to Stay Fit - Abe
00:42
Section 11: How to Leave Everything Behind
Introduction
00:17
How to Sell Everything
03:36
How to Get Physical Mail
03:01
Closing
00:44
Section 12: Digital Nomad Career Interviews
Accountant Manager Karen
26:06
Community Evangelist Jacqueline
33:39
UI Translator Michelle
34:39
Remax Real Estate Agent Kara
21:46
YouTuber Simon
41:54
Remote Year Program Leader Jenna Winn
22:28
Online Fitness Coach Josh
22:05
Remote Year Videographer Ioan Holland
26:58
Buffer PR Specialist Hailley Griffis
34:19
Remote year Admissions Consultant Dan Alatepe
20:10
Mangrove Founder Adrien Montcoudiol
25:48
Remote Year Business Development Specialist Renee Chen
27:48
Toptal Account Manager Eryn Peters
29:34

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Instructor Biography

Charles Du, Product Executive, worked @ NASA, Apple, Ticketmaster

Charles Du led the design of NASA's first iPhone app (10+ million downloads, 2+ million hits per day, NASA's Software of the Year Award) and co-founded the Airbnb for cars.

He is an award-winning product manager, UX designer, lecturer, and international keynote speaker. Charles has taught product management at Stanford, UCLA, Art Center, and General Assembly and has mentored teams at NASA, Live Nation, and Apple.

Charles is also a Digital Nomad and has traveled / worked in over 30 countries. He was selected from 50,000+ applicants to participate in Remote Year, a network of 75 professionals who travel and work remotely. As a group, he will travel to 11+ countries over the course of the year, across Europe, Asia, and South America.

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