Whenever you want it to! Sign up and within one business day you’ll get your Members Only log-in info to access the program right away. Move through the modules at your own pace.
Won’t an RV dealership answer my questions?
You can certainly ask, but keep in mind that nomadic living is not their expertise. We believe that only people who are actively doing it should be advising others on how to do it. In fact, we now partner with select RV dealerships to provide their customers access to Nomadic Living 101. So if you ask, perhaps they’ll offer to sell you our course!
What makes you guys different?
Unlike RV dealerships, who are obviously there to sell you RVs … and unlike nomad lifestyle YouTubers who typically earn affiliate marketing commission on the products they promote through their channel (things that may or may not be right for your specific needs) … our ONLY singular agenda and mission is to help you get on the road. Our one-track focus is to provide you with the knowledge, guidance, and tools to live it and do it in a way that fits your unique style, preferences, needs, hopes and dreams. In the words of Frank Sinatra, to do it yooooour waaaaaaay.
What makes your course different?
Most other RV trainings or speakers or guidebooks focus only on the mechanics of things but they don’t address the real, practical issues. We do. In addition to mechanics, our course covers all aspects related to the small everyday decisions that add up – like managing finances, meals, health, relationships, safety and so much more.
Another notable difference is that most RV trainers in the industry are gray-haired white men. We’re changing the narrative, helping woman and couples of all ages to experience the freedom of nomadic living.
What could be better than a vacation?
When everyday life is so life affirming, gratifying, and joy-filled that you don’t need a vacation. With this freedom-based lifestyle, there will be no need for escape. At the minimum, if you do take a “vacation”, there won’t be an ounce of dread or remorse when it’s time to return to your everyday life.
What if I still have questions after I’ve gone through all the modules?
If after going through the program you still have related questions that we have NOT answered, reach out and we’ll personally ensure you get your answers. Our commitment is not only to answer all the questions we know you have (because we had them too) … we also answer all the questions you don’t know to ask (because, well, it’s sure hard to find answers to questions that you don’t know you don’t know, right?)
Click HERE to learn more about all the course details and explore the possibilities for YOU.
Before diving in to 3 Tips for How To Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, let’s first clarify:
What is a digital nomad?
A digital nomad is someone who works remotely. Another name for it (more of a corporate term) is telecommuting. A digital nomad is someone who has the freedom to either work from home or travel to different locations and still do their work, thanks in large part to having internet and telephone connection. A digital nomad doesn’t need to be in any one place to provide their service or do their work.
I have been a digital nomad entrepreneur since 2004, long before I had a name for it.
From the very start, by intentional design, I created my business to be something I could do from wherever I happen to be. I designed it that way because I knew my nomad soul wanted the option to work from anywhere. So, from day one, when I first started my coaching company (more than 14 years ago!), the work I did with my clients was over the phone and though the internet – even if my clients lived nearby!
And, when I began, they ALL lived nearby.
Over the years, I’ve been able to expand my reach and serve clients spanning 4 continents. I’ve served clients from as far as Spain, Germany, Israel, New Zealand…
How did I do this? How am I able to reach people across the globe?
Well, the Internet certainly helps. But the truth is this: The PRIMARY source of client attraction through my business has come from referrals.
And that’s tip #1…
TIP #1: Referrals are the best testimonial.
When first starting out, I had clients before I had a website. Worth repeating: I had clients before I had a website. Really take that in, because it’s super important to not lose site of the fact that long before there were websites, there were businesses.
A website does not make a business. A website is a modern-day billboard. And, yes, a billboard can be helpful.
But, I stand by this: Clients raving about you will be even more helpful.
The best thing you can do when you’re first starting out, is focus on delivering high-service, helping people consistently benefit from your offerings. People talk. They tell their friends.
I’m honestly not even sure if social media existed when I first started out. (MySpace maybe?) Either way, I wasn’t on it. I didn’t lead webinars or teleclasses. And I didn’t have a “following.”
I’ll tell you exactly what I did:
I sent emails to people I knew (my first newsletter was just to friends and family). I spoke publicly wherever and whenever I could find the opportunity. And, I regularly asked for referrals.
TIP #2: The fastest path to reach real people, is the BEST path.
When you are first starting out as a digital nomad, the fastest path to reach real people is the best path. And rarely is the fastest path to reach real people creating a website or building a social media following. Again – all good stuff, all can be helpful, but only if it’s happening *along side* connecting and serving real people, not before.
And this takes me to tip #3 for how to become a digital nomad entrepreneur.
TIP #3: Resist the inclination to hide behind a computer.
This one might seem especially counterintuitive, especially as an aspiring digital nomad.
BUT – while your instinct might be to spend hours upon hours behind a computer, resist this and start serving people NOW. Rather than prioritizing website development, or studying SEO and social media strategies, study your target clientele through personal real-time interaction. Determine what your customer needs and how to best serve them: real live people, not imaginary people.
Starting a product-based business? Let’s say, for example, you are starting a mail-order cookie-shop. Walk your butt down the street, bring cookies to all your neighbors and tell them you are starting a mail order cookie shop.
Starting a service-based business? Let’s say, for example, that you are starting a coaching company. Call, email, and tell everyone you know. Tell them you are starting a coaching company AND – this is what I did – that you have 3 pro bono spaces open for new clients.
I started my company with 3 pro bono clients. I rolled up my sleeves with them. I served them personally, to the best of my ability. One of these three pro bono clients became, not only, my first paying client after the pro bono period came to an end, but she also referred me all her friends. That’s how I started my business. Nothing fancy or high-tech about it. Simply people connecting with people.
This is how I launched my location-independent company, more than 14 years ago.
What I see happening in the aspiring digital nomad landscape is, all too often, aspiring digital nomad entrepreneurs are so focused on websites and Instagram followers that they lose sight of The Foundations of Service: the offerings, the personal connections, the fundamentals of what makes a business sustainable.
And what makes a business sustainable is clients who rave about your work, because word of mouth is the most trusted source.
I learned by doing. I didn’t start out confident about my abilities. But I started anyway.
Only after I had actual experience serving people did I start building out a website and creating an online platform.
That’s been my experience. And 14 years later, I’m still in business.
I often remind my business coaching clients that marketing is nothing more than a way to connect with people, ideally people who can benefit from what you provide.
If YOU are an aspiring digital nomad, remember this:
⇒ The real work in starting a business is in connecting and serving people.
⇒ It’s figuring out WHO you serve, WHAT they need, and HOW you can best provide that service or product to them.
“Birds need a nest, and yet they still fly.” ~ Gloria Steinem
In our digital age, more and more people work from home. A few commonplace examples of this 21st century lifestyle are: corporate employees who log in remotely, digital nomads and entrepreneurs with location independent businesses, freelancers who work virtually, and the growing number of students and teachers of online learning.
This rapidly changing virtual landscape is creating changes in not only how we think about and do our work, but also how we think about and identify ‘home’. How one defines home is, of course, very personal – and it’s also fluid – often changing along with changes in circumstances, relationships, and stages of life.
For me personally, home has been many things: It’s been a place I can’t wait to return to, and it’s been a place I’ve been eager to leave. It’s been a place I’ve identified by an address; other times by a town, a city, a state, a country, a continent, or hemisphere.
For reasons I don’t fully understand, the most sincere definition of home I’ve ever held, has been to identify home as Planet Earth. And even that at times feels like it only tells part of the story. 😉
I am a digital nomad and citizen of the world. ‘Home’ is not just defined by location, but by the people in my life. In other words, if my heart’s not there, my home is certainly not there. I have friends and family who live not only across the country, but around the globe.
Despite having such an expansive definition of home, I also really like my bed and having a home to come home to.
For many years, this dichotomy made for quite the dilemma.
Do you relate?
If home is where the heart is, and your heart spans across continents, how do YOU define home?
I’ve come to embrace that, for me, home is untethered and too complex and big to be defined by one place.
In other words, I’ve stopped trying to answer that question.
And with this release, came a new question:
>> Where is my home-base? <<
Home-base doesn’t get me confused, and it doesn’t cause me to feel flustered or confined by its definition.
Home-base is where my bed is. It’s where my clothes and toothbrush are. It’s where I return, after wandering and journeying based on my unapologetically expansive definition of ‘home’.
This works for me. To know where my nest is, and I still fly.
How about YOU? Ready to expand YOUR definition of home?
I’m excited to share that my article “My Journey to Nomadic Living” is included in the just released April/May 2018 issue of Linda Joy’s Aspire Magazine. I hope it speaks to you! Please read, comment, share with others, and scroll down for the link to access the full Aspire Magazine issue.
In this issue, you’ll find topics including shifting your money mindset, relationship transformation strategies, mindfulness, the Enneagram, and more. When you peek inside you’ll see why I’m excited to be a part of this high-vibe issue alongside so many inspiring contributors. Enjoy!