This article is dedicated to all of you that want to live overseas and live the laptop lifestyle. Introducing Two Digital Nomads That Aren’t Frauds: Nomadic Hustle and My Latin Life.
Let me begin by saying that I am not a digital nomad. While parts of my life are similar to being location independent, most of it isn’t.
As of writing this most of my income is based in the Charleston area.
If I were to move to LA I wouldn’t be making much. My income would drop to only $300/month.
Of course, if I lived in Asia and possibly South America I would be able to get by with $500 or even $600 a month.
But if you live in the USA like me those numbers won’t do.
Look at my articles and you will notice that I focus on offline business more so than online.
The reason for that is I make more offline than online.
I’m not scared to tell you that. If anything I’m proud to tell you. I had to learn how to sell as an introvert.
When I first came back to Charleston I had nothing. Since then I’ve built up enough income to pay my bills and take trips.
This didn’t happen by me staying locked up in my room all day. I had to go shake hands and make deals.
Don’t give me your excuses for why you can’t have this thing or that.
If you want to pay the price and live the Young Hustler lifestyle then come with me. Let’s push the limits on what people think is possible.
I’m telling you all of this not to puff myself up but to say that I bust my ass. Every morning at 5 am I get up.
The day begins with a prayer.
From there I follow through with my day’s tasks.
I don’t sit behind a laptop all day figuring out product schemes.
Schemes such as selling you on some vacation lifestyle. Where I leave my crummy hostel to work by the beach so I can take a quick IG pic.
I’m here to tell you the flat honest truth.
The vacation lifestyle exists.
It really does exist and I’ve lived it multiple times.
Guess what it gets you?
You go broke and you become depressed.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like either of those. I like having money in the bank and feeling happy.
Most digital nomads are losers that can’t have a normal life in their home country. They spend more time on Twitter complaining about the girls or politics than on actually living their life.
If you want to live off of $300-500/month in some country where you have no rights then be my guest.
Let me ask you something…
What separates your stereotypical digital nomad from an Asian in a sweatshop?
The digital nomad breaks his back for peanuts over a keyboard while the Asian does the same but on some assembly line.
If you want to survive off of tacos and noodles then depend on UpWork and Fiverr.
Don’t get me wrong I love the laptop lifestyle. It’s great not having to deal with traffic or any of the average worker’s inconveniences.
If you wanted me to go back to my corporate days I would laugh in your face. I’m sure you are the same way.
You want to leave your job behind and live free. You can accomplish that two ways.
One is online and the other is offline.
If hustling offline isn’t for you then let me point you to two legit digital nomads.
One guy I became friends with and now work with from time to time.
His name is Jake Darby from Nomadic Hustle.
He’s like a brother to me. From day one he and I clicked. Jake is a Young Hustler and you can learn a lot from him if you want the laptop lifestyle.
Not only does he run a blog, but he also has a freelance business.
If you want to learn how to enhance your mind, live in South America, and make money then check him out.
Over the next few weeks, you will be getting a guest-post from him right here on Calm and Collected.
As for the second guy, his name is Lance and he runs a blog called My Latin Life. His site not only talks about the pitfalls of the nomadic life but also shows you how to thrive as a digital nomad.
Both of these guys are based out of South America. If you want to run your business from a laptop while traveling then check them out.
Something else that I like about them is they talk about more than just travel. You can tell that they are authentic by reading their writing.
Forget about all of the other so-called digital nomads. Instead, focus on Jake Darby and Vance if you want to study someone who knows what they are doing.
If you build your businesses how they have then you will be able to live in other countries while making good money.
Before I show you where to find them I have a quick announcement to make. Make sure to tune in on Monday at 9 am for the next article.
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PS: Making money is easy but you have to get your thinking right. My book Think and Go Hustle will show you the behind the scenes stuff.