| |Hey hey hey,
You know who it is.
It’s Francis with another Friday edition of The Nomad Newsletter.
Today is gonna be a good one. Not just because I say that literally every Monday and Friday (haha), but because I made today’s newsletter more linear…
Meaning, I’m gonna start it with an article about the state of digital nomadism, segue into how to land your dream remote job, then showcase one gorgeous country that’s 100% gung-ho about Nomad Visas, and end today’s issue with a way you can meet fellow nomads in nomad paradise.
How does that sound?
Before we get started, here’s an update on me:
- I’m all good. Gonna see the new Bond movie with my homie, Alex, whom I mentioned in yesterday’s email.
- I wrote a lot of emails for clients this week, and I’m feelin’ pretty burnt. BUT, I’m pumped to write this issue...because, well, I just like writing to you.
So thanks for reading.
Here’s the breakdown of today’s issue of The Nomad Newsletter.
💀 Is The Digital Nomad Dream Dead? Get some revealing stats that spill THE UNSUSPECTING TRUTH about the nomadic lifestyle.
👨💻 How To Land Your Dream Remote Job (Or Become A Freelancer) - Written by a new homie, Cam Woodsum. This details step-by-step to find and get hired by your dream company.
🇲🇹 Breaking NEWS: Malta’s Brand NEW Digital Nomad VISA - If you’re looking for a hidden paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean, then this may be your jam.
🌴 Scale Your Nomad Business In Paradise — Join me at Michelle Maree’s famous Nomad Escape Retreat in stunning Madeira, Portugal.
As you see…
They all kind of connect, in a way.
So if you’re looking for a semi-guide on how to launch your nomad lifestyle — I’d save this email.
Without any further ado, let’s get started.
The Dying Digital Nomad Lifestyle? Is It Over?
Here’s The Truth…
This is a pretty short and sweet article I just happened upon. Of course, with a title like that and a newsletter like this — I had to read it! It gives some fast in-depth information on the current stats of digital nomads. And it gives a pretty good prediction on the future of the remote work/travel industry.
Is it ending?
Was the pandemic’s change on remote work just a fad?
This article tells all.
| |Plus, here are some pretty cool stats inside:
- Dutch Entrepreneur, Pieter Levels, predicts there will be 1 BILLION nomads by 2035.
- 10.9M Americans identify as digital nomads
- Another 19M plan on becoming nomadic within 3-4 years.
But is it even a good idea?
===>Go here to find out.
How To Land Your Dream Remote Job
(Or Become A Freelancer)
By Cam Woodsum
Ever just meet someone the first time and feel like y’all just vibe?
Well, that’s exactly how it felt yesterday when I got a call with Cam. We talked about why we’re passionate about living nomadically, our journey into remote work, and our aspirations with the businesses we run.
It was one of those convos that I didn’t want to end, really because we could have gone down a rabbit hole, talking about travels, work, and past experiences that inspire us to experience as much as possible.
| | For Cam, he’s looking to create a website that becomes the ‘hub’ for nomads. A place that consistently produces quality content to help people launch and live comfortable, exciting nomadic lives. And with articles like this…It’s definitely gonna happen. If you’re an aspiring nomad or just looking for a proven way to land remote work….===>Then go here to read Cam’s article on how to land your dream remote job. (a lot of helpful links inside, too)
The Dirty Details On
Malta’s Digital Nomad Visa
Countries are going crazy HAM (hard as mf’er) on these Digital Nomad Visas.
These are visas that allow you to work and live in their respective countries. Giving you a ticket to live comfortably within their borders, take advantage of cheap and easy flights, and truly be treated as a ‘citizen’.
(there are pros and cons to each country though, of course)
If you’re looking for a slightly secluded Mediterranean country to live in that also allows you to enjoy picturesque old towns, stunning beaches, and a growing nomad community that’ll scale even more within the next few years.
| | From what I’ve heard, Malta is an incredibly friendly country. One that opens its doors enthusiastically to travelers and remote workers. Not to mention it’s affordable — with the ability to live comfortably with under $2,000/month. If you want more details...
===>Check this link out.
Scale Your Nomadic Lifestyle With Like-Minded People
Who Want To See You Succeed
Your Ticket To Nomad Island Fest 2021
I’ll be honest, I haven’t been a freelancer or digital nomad for long. Only 3.5 years.
But in that short amount of time, I was able to go from scrounging up egg-n-bread money in a dirty Budapest apartment to consistently earning $10,000/month as a freelance writer. Now, I could go on and say that I’m a “self-made man” and I did it all on my own.
But that’d be a lie.
I made it happen because I hung out with people who wanted the same thing as me.
People who wanted to live freely. People who had similar goals. That’s why The Nomad Escape's Nomad Island Fest 2021 is a good idea if you want to launch your nomadic lifestyle.
| | Because when you join this festival, you’ll be surrounded by successful people who are thriving nomads. You can be one handshake away from a game-changing client, new business idea, or business partner that can take your work to a new level where you work less and earn more. I know Michel, the owner of The Nomad Escape, has put on these amazing retreats several times a year. And I know this festival will benefit anyone who joins. ====>To learn more, go here.
3 Things I Wrote This Week
__________Alrighty. That’s all I got for you today. I’m feelin’ those Friday vibes, so I’m going to go ahead and make sure this outro is short. I hope you have a good weekend and thank you so much for reading. It means a lot. Have a good and safe weekend, FrancisThe Nomad Newsletter
| Ignore the following text. It’s random & only here to improve delivery. It helped her understand all of the little things I do for her that I thought she was too young to notice. But now she says "thank you" more often, which really brings a smile to my face. I already know that this book is going to help her grow up to be a kind, grateful young lady!!" Thanks again for this book and I hope you can share this message with other mothers like me so they can read it to their kids." - Jenny Now, that's an incredible story! A Mother's Love is certainly one of my favorites, too, because of all the messages I get like this one. Click the button below to take a look inside A Mother's Love: It's about an interesting creature... a lonely Yeti, who's living in the snowy mountains all by herself, hoping for some company... Here goes: "If you're looking for some fun, or maybe even a friend, go up to the mountain to the path's end. There you'll find the Yeti, who lives all alone. She'll make you feel welcome in her snow-covered home. So pack up your gear, go slow and steady, the fun's just begun because the Yeti is ready!" This fun poem is from a new book called The Yeti Is Ready... And it's given my kids a new perspective on friendship & acceptance!" Click the red button below to take a look inside The Yeti Is Ready: You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking. I am already far north of London, and as I walk in the streets of Petersburgh, I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves and fills me with delight. Do you understand this feeling? This breeze, which has travelled from the regions towards which I am advancing, gives me a foretaste of those icy climes. Inspirited by this wind of promise, my daydreams become more fervent and vivid. I try in vain to be persuaded that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight. There, Margaret, the sun is for ever visible, its broad disk just skirting the horizon and diffusing a perpetual splendour. There—for with your leave, my sister, I will put some trust in preceding navigators—there snow and frost are banished; and, sailing over a calm sea, we may be wafted to a land surpassing in wonders and in beauty every region hitherto discovered on the habitable globe. Its productions and features may be without example, as the phenomena of the heavenly bodies undoubtedly are in those undiscovered solitudes. What may not be expected in a country of eternal light? I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle and may regulate a thousand celestial observations that require only this voyage to render their seeming eccentricities consistent for ever. I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man. These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river. But supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind, to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries, to reach which at present so many months are requisite; or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet, which, if at all possible, can only be effected by an undertaking such as mine. These reflections have dispelled the agitation with which I began my letter, and I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven, for nothing contributes so much to tranquillise the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. This expedition has been the favourite dream of my early years. I have read with ardour the accounts of the various voyages which have been made in the prospect of arriving at the North Pacific Ocean through the seas which surround the pole. You may remember that a history of all the voyages made for purposes of discovery composed the whole of our good Uncle Thomas’ library. My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading. These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father’s dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life. These visions faded when I perused, for the first time, those poets whose effusions entranced my soul and lifted it to heaven. I also became a poet and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated. You are well acquainted with my failure and how heavily I bore the disappointment. But just at that time I inherited the fortune of my cousin, and my thoughts were turned into the channel of their earlier bent. Six years have passed since I resolved on my present undertaking. I can, even now, remember the hour from which I dedicated myself to this great enterprise. I commenced by inuring my body to hardship. I accompanied the whale-fishers on several expeditions to the North Sea; I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep; I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and those branches of physical science from which a naval adventurer might derive the greatest practical advantage. Twice I actually hired myself as an under-mate in a Greenland whaler, and acquitted myself to admiration. I must own I felt a little proud when my captain offered me the second dignity in the vessel and entreated me to remain with the greatest earnestness, so valuable did he consider my services. And now, Margaret, do I not deserve to accomplish some great purpose? My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path. Oh, that some encouraging voice would answer in the affirmative! My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed. I am about to proceed on a long and difficult voyage, the emergencies of which will demand all my fortitude: I am required not only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own, when theirs are failing. This is the most favourable period for travelling in Russia. They fly quickly over the snow in their sledges; the motion is pleasant, and, in my opinion, far more agreeable than that of an English stagecoach. The cold is not excessive, if you are wrapped in furs—a dress which I have already adopted, for there is a great difference between walking the deck and remaining seated motionless for hours, when no exercise prevents the blood from actually freezing in your veins. I have no ambition to lose my life on the post-road between St. Petersburgh and Archangel. I shall depart for the latter town in a fortnight or three weeks; and my intention is to hire a ship there, which can easily be done by paying the insurance for the owner, and to engage as many sailors as I think necessary among those who are accustomed to the whale-fishing. I do not intend to sail until the month of June; and when shall I return? Ah, sister, how can I answer this question? If I succeed, many, many months, perhaps years, will pass before you and I may meet. If I fail, you will see me again soon, or never. Farewell, my, excellent Margaret. Heaven shower down blessings on you, and save me, that I may again and again testify my gratitude for all your love and kindness.|