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u/AMZtracker · 13 pointsr/digitalnomad

Preface: I own a successful SEO company, as well as a half dozen other solid online businesses.

For learning SEO, I would recommend starting with the Moz beginners guide. This should be your first step, and will let you build a solid foundation.

After that it depends what kind of SEO you're looking for. I'm a recovering grey-hatter, and have been at this for the better part of a decade. With good experience under your belt trying to bend the rules can be ok sometimes (looking at you blackhatworld), but for a newbie it's just a recipe for disaster. I've seen literally thousands of webmasters get their projects and income completely wiped out by breaking Google's rules without knowledge on how to properly do it and how to mitigate risk. Google is only getting smarter with A.I. thrown in so I would personally never recommend someone new jump into the black/grey-hat stuff. It's an uphill battle that you will probably lose. Best to start with clean white-hat stuff until you're comfortable. And please don't create sites that don't provide real value, it's just not going to last. Affiliate bullshit is on the way out.

Some people who I do actually have some respect for in the SEO industry are Terry Kyle and Brian Dean. Follow them and you'll learn a lot. Becker did have some solid free info at one time (but all of his products sucked really hard), but I don't know if it's still any good or not. Remember that these guys are all marketers, so don't fall for the sales pitches & copywriting they will throw at you unless you really know what you're getting.

My personal recommendation is to learn from the Digital Marketer guys. Here are some of their courses, and here is kind of an intro to stuff. These guys are way over the top promotional, but there is zero question that they understand their topics like no other. If you master the funnels they talk about in detail first, marketing becomes much much easier. I know people who have doubled their biz's by just understanding the funnels.

So my recommendation is to learn some solid basics about SEO, and then diversify and learn other stuff. The people making the real money are not just SEO'ers, they are well rounded marketers who know when and how to use each skill (SEO, PPC, copywriting, funnels, content marketing, social media, etc). This is coming from experience. Even though I'm great at SEO, knowing when and how to apply all of these things is what created my real success, not just ranking a few sites in Google.

The quickest way to learn is probably from an apprenticeship. This site is ran by a friend of mine, and the entire purpose of the site is to help people like you learn from people already doing it.

u/datamantis · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

Sorry I'm so late replying!! I don't check this account all that often. Our remote bookkeeper does things like invoicing, sending out statements and reviewing expenses. We have a pretty simple business so there's not a lot to do, but the big thing that's helpful is staying on top of customers who owe us money. As they say in collections... "early and often!" :)

We don't use a bookkeeper for this but I could imagine it would also be helpful to have someone sharing reports with owners on a monthly basis of income, cash flow, etc...

Another area of referrals for you may be people who are called "virtual assistants." Those are people who help super-busy small business executives to keep their lives organized (see this book as an explanation). Someone who works as a V.A. could perhaps refer you work (and v.v.). Building up referral networks would be another great way to build your book of business. Good luck! :)

u/HybridCamRev · 6 pointsr/digitalnomad

I can't speak for anyone else, but I follow:

u/blorg · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

OK, thanks for the clarification. It does seem from reviews it is a lot better than the WiFi options, although:

>Mind you, the Duet experience is close to, but not exactly like using a dedicated display. For example, there's the occasional graphical weirdness (app flicker when dragging windows from one display to the other) when running at the most conservative, energy-efficient settings. And twice over the last few days of testing we’ve had to quit the frozen app and relaunch to clear up connectivity issues. However, compared to previous versions of Duet, 1.2 feels much more stable and my MacBook CPU isn’t nearly as taxed (the release notes claim a 50 percent reduction of Mac CPU usage).

>Those two options also reveal my only real complaint about Duet Display as of today—it can be a real CPU hog. When set to display in retina mode at 60fps, the CPU usage on my 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with attached retina iPad mini exceeds 120 percent. With this much CPU going to the extra display, I noticed some lag when switching between apps and launching new programs.

>Setting the frame rate to 30fps and disabling retina mode drops that figure to around 30 percent, which is still quite high. If you’re using Duet Display on a laptop, you’ll probably want to be plugged into a power source.

>I was impressed by how good the desktop on my iPad Mini looked, and how responsive the cursor was as I moved windows between screens. It's not exactly zero lag, but darn close.

It is going to be running over USB, and USB2 at that, as other than the iPad Pro that is all that is supported on the iPad side, it is USB2 not USB3/Thunderbolt.

A USB3 monitor, by contrast, really does behave like an actual monitor, there is ZERO lag and ZERO weirdness. It's also a lot cheaper (my Asus was $180), larger screen (15.6"), and has less power draw and despite having a much larger screen, well over DOUBLE that of the 9.7" iPad, is not that much heavier (800g).

I have this Asus monitor and also a regular Samsung connected over HDMI and the performance is the same. I have tried using a Windows tablet over USB2, and while performance was certainly a lot better than the WiFi options (which I found basically unusable) there was still a perceptible lag that simply isn't there on the USB3 monitor.

I stand by my recommendation, that this is something worth trying if you already have the tablet, but if you don't, that a USB monitor is just much, much better as a monitor. I would not recommend that you go out and buy a tablet specifically to use as a second monitor given that actual portable single-cable USB3 monitors exist now and they are fantastic.

u/ExternalUserError · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

There are brand names making them. Go into any Samsonite store, they'll have branded adapters. Go into Best Buy and there's probably an Insignia one. Go into Tumi and there's probably really expensive Tumi ones. But in terms of adapters (not converters), they're all the same thing. You're paying $40 for a Tumi adapter that probably came out of the same factory as every other adapter. And, they aren't even that compact.

They're metal and plastic that makes one shape into another. There's not much to them, so paying extra for a brand probably doesn't make sense. The exception might be if you want something with a fuse and a ground, you can go with these, but for most travelers, just a universal one works.

The best one I've found is the Kikkerland. It's just a few pieces of metal connecting your plug to the outlet, arranged in a clever way that always fits. It's probably not a brand you've heard of, but that adapter is quite well-respected by a lot of DM's and considered a great choice. Even then, it sort of gets looser and looser over time and it does feel flatly cheap. I mean it's $10.

u/dankchinaski · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

I bought this one about a year ago and it has worked fine:

My only complaints are that it is a bit bulky in terms of width and height (it's a bit tight in my regular-sized backpack) and also it took me a while to figure out how to use the case as a stand (there is a video in one of the reviews that shows how but it's not intuitive at all). Some reviewers complained about it crapping out after a few months but mine still works fine. There may be better ones on the market now - certainly looks like some others have better reviews on Amazon now. If I am going to be working away from my home office for more than a week, I take it with me. Usually at a coffee shop I just go with the laptop, but you could certainly set up a second display like that one.

u/navinohradech · 8 pointsr/digitalnomad

I appear to be the only actual freelance translator in this thread so far anyway (not currently DNing but started my freelance career doing so, very feasible option), so you should take the other comments with a grain of salt. There is more than one way to go about it, but to do what I did, just (1) read this book:

and (2) get jobs through If you're serious, the paid membership is worth it.

You can look at statistics there for what freelancers in your language pairs charge (you almost always charge by word, not by hour). $1500/mo. is a very modest goal, but it still probably won't be attainable right away. Problem is gonna be, most people wanna see some evidence that you have successful translations under your belt. Maybe build up a resume of volunteer translations or the like. I honestly did a bunch of work on the real cheap at the beginning too, which is maybe not necessary, but at least I could cite a couple satisfied professional clients, even if they were bargain-basement agencies in India.

At any rate, start doing this on the side while you have another source of income so you can build up a resume and some repeat clients before you try to make it your sole revenue stream.

u/21CenturyEmperor · 3 pointsr/digitalnomad

I've basically been working as a freelance marketing consultant (very small agency) for the last few years.

Over that time though i've created quite a few digital assets, such as some courses on Udemy, a premium membership website and an ecommerce business.

These have allowed me to start to wind down my consulting practice.

I've actually just written a book about my journey, from working in London for an insurance company, to living in Thailand with significantly more freedom and capital.

I essentially just blundered my way through the first few years of business and made A LOT of mistakes, i even got arrested.

If you're interested you can read the story in the first few chapters of my book for free:

Hope that helps :)

u/illmasterj · 5 pointsr/digitalnomad

> You can't let someone else tell you what your goals should be.

This is pretty much exactly my point. So many people want to buy an ebook to follow this one simple trick to be able to retire on a beach somewhere with a bunch of bikini clad girls, but it doesn't work that way. It's a process and you have to work through it.

> In what way do you think you're a pioneer? What are you doing that hasn't been done before?

I don't think I'm a pioneer. There has to be a better word for it, I just don't know what it is. More and more people that are able to leave their home country as more businesses allow remote work and as entrepreneurship becomes more widespread (The End of Jobs is a good read on this). This isn't "new", it's been around for years, but it's gaining momentum. Digital nomads might seem "mainstream" now, but I bet if you look back on 2018 in a decade or two, someone that starts this year will have "gotten in early".

u/not_a_throwaway_9347 · 12 pointsr/digitalnomad

MRR is short for "monthly recurring revenue", and ARR is for "annual recurring revenue." It's how much money your company makes each month / year before any expenses, and that's typically how people come up with a price when they want to sell their company (plus other factors like how fast you are growing, etc.)

"SaaS" also means "software as a service", where people pay you a monthly fee to use software hosted on a website. Before that was popular, you would usually pay a one-time license fee to install the software on your own computer. The SaaS model is much better because people keep paying you each month, and eventually a lot of that income becomes "passive" if you don't have to spend too much time on customer support.

I've learned a lot from these:

u/1mike12 · 2 pointsr/digitalnomad

Why not just travel with 2 portable monitors? I'm a monitor addict too, I have 5 27"s at home connected to an egpu. But it's just not practical on the road.

I think the clever solution is to realize we can retrain ourselves to use 3, 2, or even 1 screen.

I settled for just 1 extra screen b/c I think the productivity gained by each additional monitor sharply drops off. The one I got is thunderbolt 3, so only needs 1 cable for video and power. And it's bright enough while fits in any old laptop backpack.

Pic I just took of my setup

u/sixside · 3 pointsr/digitalnomad

I still see so many people using those bulky power adapters for international trips. Clearly not enough people know about the Kikkerland UL03-A Universal Travel Adapter

It's the about half the thickness & weight of all of those other adapters.

Care to share your database? :)

u/Randall-Coding · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

wow that is significantly more expensive than I would have thought. I guess I'll check out the knockoffs then :) like this one

u/ahines777 · 4 pointsr/digitalnomad

The Asus MB169B+, another option is the VIVOTEK P16CT-Portable-Touchscreen-Ultra-Slim, I just got one and not only is the multitouch nice but it also has an Mini HDMI port for input as well as two USB C's. Very slim with a small bezel, some reviews complained about the colors but I think its fine. It's better than the screen on my laptop and it has fine color tuning if you want to tweak it. I think its about $60 more than the Asus.

u/pachewychomp · 11 pointsr/digitalnomad

What you need is this:

ASUS HD Portable USB-Powered Monitor with USB 3.0 (MB168B) by Asus

This model will complement a MacBook Air well.

If you want one with higher res, get the MB168B+ model.

Good luck!

u/MckenzieDernsAsshole · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

I also have a 2015 rMBP and I got one of these

If you want a 16" screen and are on a <$100 budget, it works pretty well. If you can spend some more cheese, I'd probably go with one of the nicer options though.

u/day1patch · 3 pointsr/digitalnomad

Even though it is not directly about DN I can recommend reading into the wild ( because I think it shows how being too dedicated to something can harm you in the end.

Other than that there is the four hour work week:

Several books about blogging if that's something you are interested in:

You might also want to read up on vehicles online, is a guy living in his truck most of the year and there are several good blogs about living in vans.

u/DigitalNomadX · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

My book is now available on Kindle: The 21st Century Emperor:

After 9 months in Thailand, I have returned home for 2 months to visit family and friends. I've brought my girlfriend with me for the first month and have been spending the time travelling around the UK. After that i've got a month left to get all the pieces into place before I return to Chiang Mai and continue the digital nomad adventure.

u/Ipecactus · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

I love this one better than my old usb3, which I see listed in the comments.

u/jaicrum · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

I recommend reading The End of Jobs, by Taylor Pearson. I am currently about 70% through the kindle version. Check out the description here and see if it is something you are interested in.

u/bedane-jsy · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

I know you mentioned you were looking for a screen that clamps to the laptop lid, but I have been looking into the Asus portable monitor line up, they are similar to a tablet, connect via USB. Haven't pulled the plug yet and bought one myself, not sure how often I'll be needing it, but if my freelance takes off I'll be buying one for sure

link to UK Amazon

u/oojacoboo · 89 pointsr/digitalnomad

Been traveling with this rig for over 7 months and across 4 continents.

This photo was taken in a co-working space in Lima Peru. I much prefer working out of co-working spaces as opposed to wherever I’m staying (mostly Airbnb’s) - productivity/work first, adventure and travel come second.

Happy to answer any questions. Cheers!

Edit: Here is a list of all the components since everyone is wanting to know.

u/dageshi · 2 pointsr/digitalnomad

I looked into this myself, personally I used






You can configure the "desk" in lots of different ways, I ended it up using it like a monitor mount so I could get the screen at just the right height for my eyes. I actually use this setup as my main monitor and have a smaller laptop (13") to the side.


The monitor itself is fairly light but the desk does add some weight, personally I don't want to work in cafe's or co-working spaces, I want a room with a desk I can set this up on and work at, it's meant to be portable but not something you carry everywhere, depending on what you do it might not work for you because of that.

u/anywhereness · 6 pointsr/digitalnomad

I recently read a book by Steven King called "On Writing: Memoir of the Craft" which has some realistic advice on how to deal with rejection, especially for fiction.

Maybe you're just writing to the wrong audience? Maybe it's better to avoid the bottom of the barrel? I can't say, but $15 an article sounds like slave labor to me.

u/data-punk · 12 pointsr/digitalnomad

Not OP, but its this one.
Add some of these and a couple of these for a half-decent mobile station.

u/central_telex · 12 pointsr/digitalnomad

Did some Googling -- I think OP meant an Asus ZenScreen

u/steveoscaro · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

I just ordered this. If you don't already have an iPad, it's a much cheaper option...

u/Cutth · 0 pointsr/digitalnomad

no concise fix to a centuries-long problem but if you're american (or even not american) you can read this

u/LamboForWork · 3 pointsr/digitalnomad

I was going to do the sexy just laptop set up that you guys have here but I noticed it was uncomfortable and my neck started hurting so I got this which adds a little bulk but can still one bag.

  1. Roost stand
  2. goldtouch travel keyboard
  3. logi trackball for when desk space is limited
  4. Additional monitor and monitor holder