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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.

Breaking Digital Nomad News: 5G, Bulgaria, and More | Kristin Wilson

This week on Digital Nomad News, 

1. Remote Work: New FlexJobs Report 

FlexJobs published its 8th annual “Super Survey” on flexible work and it’s filled with interesting data. In one example, 30% of respondents said they quit their jobs because employers didn’t offer flexible work options.  

2. Tech: 5G launches in Europe

Long-awaited 5G networks are now live in Ireland, Berlin, and Austria’s Carinthia Smart Region, which aims to attract remote workers to live there. 5G will make life a lot easier for digital nomads as it’s 10x as fast as 4G. 

3. Tech & Remote Work: Teleworking in Tokyo

Tokyo’s local government sponsored teleworking program to test a way of reducing traffic congestion during the 2020 Olympic Games, but it might have more permanent benefits. Tokyo is known for having a toxic work culture, but remote work could reduce the high expectations placed on corporate employees.   

4. Travel: New Availability on Nomad Cruise X to Dubai

Nomad Cruise released more cabins for their 10th anniversary cruise from Athens to Dubai, slated for November-December of 2019. 

5. Travel: Digital Nomads Invade Bansko, Bulgaria

There are now more than 100 active members at Coworking Bansko in Bansko, Bulgaria. The co-working space and community is preparing to open a third location this year. 

Watch the full episode of Digital Nomad News below: 

About: Digital Nomad News is a weekly news show covering trends in technology, remote work, and travel. It’s hosted by Kristin Wilson, a Nomad Summit speaker and digital nomad travel and relocation specialist. 

If you have a news tip, send it over to hello [at] travelingwithkristin.com or e-mail the Nomad Summit team. 

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Selling On Amazon | Guest Post by Ashley Coblentz

Selling on Amazon can be a great way to earn an income. Shopping online is continually growing in popularity and Amazon is the king of online market places. Starting out as a brand new Amazon seller can also be a little intimidating when you aren’t sure where to begin. There’s a lot you need to know and feeling overwhelmed by it all is completely normal.

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5 Mistakes I Made While Growing My Company to 6 Figures as a Digital Nomad | Guest Post by Khalid Farhan

Nobody wants to hear about mistakes, however, entrepreneurs love talking about ‘em. Why?

Entrepreneurs know how valuable the learning of a mistake can be.

I run a small SEO company in Ireland that does $25,000/month constantly and we have clients from all over the world.

Now, I am no Jeff Bezos, however, I have made plenty of solid mistakes in my entrepreneurial career. Some of those were very costly. Let’s talk about 5 of the biggest mistakes I made and what I think about those now.

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7 Countries That Provide The Cheapest Internet Services to People | Guest Post by Manan Ghadawala

Mobile internet is nearly indispensable in this day and age.

We are all connected to the world at large through our phone thanks to the Internet, and to enjoy these features, we need mobile data which costs money.

Mobile data cost is not the same everywhere. It does not matter if it is for work or pleasure if you are among the many people who work remotely, pursuing a digital nomad career, internet speed, and cheapest internet service is the primary factor that drives your decision.

In this article, we will present to you the top seven countries with the cheapest internet in the world based on research done by Cable, a renowned Internet comparison site. But first, we look at the four patterns that determine this ranking.

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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

Q: Have Question for Chris?

Is there anything else you’d like to know about Chris? Leave a comment below this post!

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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