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Meet The Nomad Summit Team: Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra started traveling the world at the age of 6 and visited over 20 countries before she turned 18. Thanks to these experiences, she developed a level of curiosity and passion for growth that made it clear: she needs to continue exploring.

Ever since, she has worked in many different areas, from teaching English to selling journals, but they all had one thing in common: helping people grow and explore, whether it's the world or themselves.

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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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Nomad Summit – How it Started!

In 2013, in the small mountain town of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, the digital nomad community had started to thrive.

Even though it was almost six years earlier when Tim Ferriss first published his book, The 4-Hour Workweek that Chiang Mai was first mentioned as an ideal place to live, it took a few years for expats and travelers to start full time businesses online.

During that time, the first coworking space opened and with just 10 members along with a few other entrepreneur friends, small meetups would happen once a month.

It wasn't until mid 2015 after a digital nomad meetup in a night club, called the Blar Blar Bar did the idea of the first Nomad Summit come about.

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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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