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Alexandra Kozma

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Alexandra attended the Nomad Summit Conference in January 2017 for the first time, when the term "digital nomad" was still new to her and she didn't even know who Tim Ferris was. The Nomad Summit and living in Chiang Mai flipped her world upside down. She's now helping people become digital nomads by co-organizing the Nomad Summit conference, blogging about the digital nomad lifestyle in Hungarian and sharing her travels on Instagram @alexandrakozma She's the creator of the Morning Mindset journal.

Meet The Nomad Summit Team: Chris Lioe

Chris has strong passions for entrepreneurship and adventure travel. When he’s done staring at spreadsheets, he enjoys going on weekend motorbike trips in the mountains or heading to the islands for scuba diving.

Q: Why did you join the Nomad Summit Team?

A: I’m friends with the organizers and I enjoy being a part of the community

Q: How long have you been working remotely? Where have you lived since then?

A: I’ve been working remotely for the past 5 years. I’ve spent most of that time split up between S. America, SE Asia and Europe.

Q: What does the location independent lifestyle mean to you?

A: The ability to do slow, long term travel and enjoy new experiences.

Q: Books every digital nomad should read

A: ​- Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers – He retired from wall st. (rich) at 37 and travelled around the world twice. Once by motorcycle and once by car, setting a Guinness World Record. Nice.- Zero to One by Peter Thiel – I like his definition of capitalism and building valuable businesses based on secrets.- The Everything Store by Brad Stone – Amazon/FBA is a popular business model for a lot of nomads. The book gives insight into what makes Bezos the GOAT.

Q: How do you start your day?

A: Straight to coffee, then straight to laptop.

Q: What’s your productivity hack?

A: The fear of being dead broke.

Q: Are you working on any personal projects or businesses?

A: 2 ecommerce sites and some other side hustles

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Meet The Nomad Summit Team: Heather Pollock

Heather has been living abroad for the past 10 years, but only as a digital nomad for the past 1.5 years.

She was thrown into this lifestyle unexpectedly after being made redundant from her new job with a start-up in Dubai. She sold everything she owned and left her life Dubai with no plan and a one-way ticket to Bangkok!

What was supposed to be 'a few months' of travel and re-evaluating, turned into a year. After ending up in Chiang Mai early on, she quickly got the location independent bug.

She spent the next year learning, networking, trialling different business ideas to figure out how to make this lifestyle a reality for herself.

After trying 'all the things' she discovered she has a love of design and content curation. She now is focusing on this as her business.

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Why Remote Work Is the Future in IT | Guest Post by Anastasia Stefanuk

A couple of years ago, it would have been chaotic, if not insanity trying, to work with a remote team.

However, with the emergence of innovative technologies like AI technology, automation, telecommuting, and virtual collaboration have become easier and effective more than ever.

This is especially the case in the sector which has been ranked as one of the biggest contributors to remote job opportunities.

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3 Best Ways to Earn Passive Income Online | Guest Post by Nicholas Rubright

As you probably know, making any kind of money online is very difficult. When most people look for ways to make money online, they turn to advertising.

Unfortunately, online advertising requires an extreme amount scale for you to be able to make anything. The average CPC of a display ad on Google Adsense is less than $1.

Fortunately, there are promising alternatives out there. In this article, I’ll share with you three ways I have personally made passive income. Some of these ideas made more than others, but in each of them, I’ve had some level of success.

Along with each idea, I’ll talk about the good and bad about it, and give you step-by-step instructions on how to get started if it interests you.

Let’s dive in.

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Apartment Hunting in Chiang Mai | Guest Post by Bea Wander

So you’re all packed and excited to come to Chiang Mai. You even booked your flights and a few days at a hotel.

Awesome!

The next step is to find long(er)-term accommodation. 

No idea where to start? Worried about finding a place to stay during high season? 

Don’t be!

Even though it wasn’t as easy as some Facebook posts might suggest, I was able to lock down an apartment in three days.

This was my timeline:

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Three Things Digital Nomads Must Know About Effective Writing | Guest Post by Jason Michael MacLeod

As digital nomads, we are an extremely diverse bunch: full stack web devs VPN’ing into servers from café’s in Ubud, Bali; social media managers checking in on clients using mobile hotspots in the Colorado Rockies; affiliate marketers researching new products at a co-working space in Bansko, Bulgaria.

What we all have in common, however, is remoteness.

In a real sense, we are not physically where we work. There is a space between wherever we are typing on our laptops and those we need to be in touch with.

We can’t walk down the hall to have a quick face-to-face conversation with a client or co-worker or employee.

This makes effective communication across distance, especially written communication, critical for any successful digital nomad.

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How to Survive an International Long Distance Relationship | Guest Post by Ken from LA

It began innocently enough.

Joanna and I met in my native Los Angeles while she was on summer vacation from graduate school. We hung out together for only a couple of days before she went back home to Poland. We enjoyed meeting each other and had a great time together.

But never in a million years did we think our chance encounter would lead to an international long distance relationship that took us back and forth between LA and Poland, then to Taiwan, and back to Poland.

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Multiple Income Streams | Guest Post by Kenneth Stiffler

First, I want to tell you exactly what “multiple income streams” is all about. Basically, it’s additional streams of income coming in from other sources than your main product/business.

One of the main benefits of having additional income streams is that it’s easier to create several smaller streams of income than just one large stream of income. For example, say you created five income streams, each bringing in $1000, compared to one large stream of income of $5000. It is less work to create the smaller ones than the larger one.

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