Discover a practical path to digital nomad life ...
even if you're not ready to start just yet!
I've been there. I know what it's like to want the travel lifestyle soooo badly but to be simultaneously paralyzed by second-guessing, insecurity, and utter confusion over where to start.
Do you want to see the world but feel stuck in a life you don’t enjoy?
Do you feel chained to a desk?
Do you wish you could take charge of your lifestyle - travel, work, and live as you want - but you just don’t know how?
Believe me, I understand.
It can be daunting to consider such a massive life decision.
And social media these days doesn't help matters, because it tends to present digital nomadism as this ridiculously easy lifestyle of working from a laptop on the beach. And when something looks too good to be true, we rightfully tend to assume that it is (side note: the idea of being able to work from the beach is baloney. I've tried it. Sand, sun, and water don't play nice with laptops!).
You're also probably worrying about whether you'll be able to make ends meet on the road.
Or whether you'll end up lonely and miserable in some foreign country, with no sense of home.
Or whether you'll be perceived as a failure by your friends and family back home.
I get it.
All of those thoughts went through my head too.
I was living a perfectly respectable life as a corporate lawyer, doing everything just as I "should" have been.
But I kept having this deep feeling of wanting more.
I wanted more control over my life.
I needed for my time to truly be my own.
And I wanted to follow my true passion: traveling the world.
So in 2016, after I finally got my student loans under control but without much of a plan, I took the leap and set out to travel the world.
I had seen the news articles and Instagram posts about people who travel and work online, but I just kinda assumed that you had to have some sort of technical or programming skills for that to work.
So I did the only thing I could think of:
I started a travel blog.
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But I quickly learned that travel blogs take a long time to make real money (I would eventually get there, but it took years). So I explored many different ways to work while maintaining the freedom to travel:
I started a software company.
I worked as a freelancer.
I did just about anything I could.
Through it all, I learned a lot (much of it the hard way).
But the two biggest lessons I learned are really important:
1) There are a LOT more ways to make a solid travel-friendly income online than I ever imagined.
2) It's totally possible to build meaningful friendships and to maintain a sense of "home" even while traveling full time.
There's a lot packed into those two points, to be sure.
And all of it is something I really wish I knew three years ago.
It would have saved me so much time, money, and frustration chasing paths that weren't right for me.
But the truth is that I don’t know what else I could have done. I mean, there really wasn’t much great information out there about how to actually go from the dream of “I want to work online and travel” to actually doing it successfully.
So in the end I really had two choices: quit or figure it out myself.
I thought about quitting. Really, I did. So. Many. Times.
But I pushed through.
And while it took years, I managed to figure out a system for successfully living the nomad life in a happy and sustainable way.
I've figured out not just the income part of it, but the part that's probably harder and more important: how to actually handle the many challenges - from the personal to the practical - of living life on the road.
And so that’s why I decided to build this course: to give you the practical skills you need to transition to the travel lifestyle.
I’ve poured months of effort into building an honest and comprehensive roadmap for how to realistically turn that dream of traveling the world into a reality - without the hype, BS, or fluff (I'm allergic to hype, BS, and fluff).
And I'm so incredibly excited to finally be able to share that practical knowledge with you ...
If you wish you could become a digital nomad, but don't really know how to start, I've got you covered. This course is designed to teach you exactly how to successfully transition to the travel lifestyle, step-by-step. I'll cover all the practical information you need to know but were afraid to ask. From how to build meaningful friendships while abroad, to budgeting and planning, to the hard truth about making money online, this is your one-stop shop for planning your nomadic life!
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In video lessons over the course of two months (starting July 1, 2019), I'll walk you through the entire process of how to plan for and convert your life to the travel lifestyle - without regretting it down the road! You can expect practical, no-nonsense lessons from me, filled with candid and realistic advice and lots of actionable tips.
There is a lot of hype on the internet about the nomad lifestyle. And that fluffed-up advice can lead people to make really bad life decisions. I'll square with you about what to honestly expect, what you actually need to do to prepare yourself, and whether the travel lifestyle is even right for you in the first place (spoiler alert: it's not for everyone).
I've brought in real-life digital nomads to help walk you through a wide variety of online-friendly skills to help you earn money online. And I'll teach you how to pair those new skills with your existing experience to develop a location-independent income source that fits YOU, your talents, and your goals.
Here's some real talk: just about everything about nomad life is different from what you're used to back home. Many of those differences are awesome, but others bring challenges. From building friendships, to creating a sense of home, to dealing with everyday admin issues, the hurdles of nomad life are real. But you CAN conquer them - and I'll show you how. Step. By. Step.
Too many course instructors just send their students down the instructor's exact life and career path. But the best path for YOU probably isn't the same as mine. I know that and that's why I've built a course centered around one thing: helping you achieve YOUR dreams. And to back that up I offer a 30-day money back guarantee (so you can try the course out and decide if it's right for you).
I didn't want to build a course that only focused on MY path to the travel lifestyle. Because my path might not be the exact best path for you (actually, I'm almost 100% sure it isn't)! So that's why I brought in real-life digital nomads to give you their practical perspectives on different actionable skills you can use in your nomadic life.
Lozzy Squire & Andy Quarmby
Brand Consulting Superstars
Andy & Lozzy began their careers in brand strategy consulting at a London-based consultancy. Craving adventure, they initially planned to travel South America for 6 months using savings. That morphed into setting up their own business to freelance on the road. Now, having traveled for 20 months, they continue to build their business, adding new clients and strengthening relationships.
Search Engine Advertising Wizard
Following the footsteps of influencers like Tim Ferriss, Neil took the leap into running a full-time location-independent business in 2013 after working for one of Canada's biggest agencies. Since then, he’s established a successful Google Advertising and continues living life to the fullest around the world in places like Mexico and Vietnam.
Travel Consultant & Virtual Assistant
Linda was born and raised in Germany and went on to graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in International Business. She is now living fully nomadic working remotely as a Virtual Assistant & Travel Consultant while pursuing her passion of travel/wildlife photography and film making.
Iris has been a marketing, tourism and gastronomy translator and content writer for 8 years, plus an audiovisual translator, subtitler and audio describer for 5 years. Her clients include important sport brands, airlines, hotels and TV platforms and broadcasters. She is also about to finish her PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies. She has been location independent since before finishing her studies and travels the world full-time.
Facebook Ads Specialist
Andres is a digital marketer from the United States specializing in Facebook ads for dentists, nightclubs, and other local businesses. Among other places on his digital nomad journey, he's lived and worked in Budapest, Playa del Carmen, and Barcelona. Andres loves to travel our beautiful planet exploring new places while growing his business.
Online English Teaching Expert
Chelsea is an English teacher from Georgia, and has spent the last few years traveling all over the world while teaching English online. She has been able to work from the Mexican Caribbean, from the heart of the jungle in Thailand and even while living in a van around the coast of Australia. Chelsea has found online teaching to be a fun and rewarding way to make a living as a digital nomad.
Freelance Writing Virtuoso
Nathan is a food writer and blogger who has written for renowned publications including Eater.com, International Living, Great Escape Publishing, Matador, Travioor, Spice, and Writers Weekly. Five years ago he sold everything he owned and set out for an adventure that has so far seen him eat his way across more than 60 countries and 5 continents.
More to Come!
I'll be adding more guest instructors as the course progresses to give you as complete a picture of the nomadic life as possible! Oh, and I take suggestions from my students about what they'd like to see - so if there is a particular skill set or issue you'd like to see covered, drop me a line and I'll see if I can find the right guest instructor to help cover it!
There's a lot to unpack in this course, so here's a breakdown of the 6 main subjects we'll cover over two months of online video lessons:
I know you want to travel and work online, but that doesn't mean taking the big leap is the right thing for you. I'll give you candid insider advice on what to expect, including the good AND bad aspects of life as a digital nomad, so that you can confidently make the right decision for your life.
You need to prepare before you buy that one-way ticket to the other side of the world. I'll cover the super practical details you should be thinking about, like how much you should save, how to budget, how to minimize your life, the best places to start digital nomad life, and how to put yourself in the best mindset to succeed abroad.
I'll do a deep dive into the three types of digital nomad careers: traditional remote work, freelance work, and entrepreneurship. I'll walk through the pros and cons of each, and teach you my proprietary Skill Pivot Method for learning how to leverage your existing skill-sets into a location independent income.
I will walk you through the specific steps you need to take to find a remote job, to sign freelance clients, or to get started building your own business from scratch. I'll also cover common mistakes beginner digital nomads make and how you can avoid them.
Hear from real-life digital nomads who will give you actionable and practical advice on skills that you can learn to level-up your ability to make an income online - plus advice on what not to do. You may be surprised by the variety of skills that can lead to an online income. And, no, you don't need to learn how to program or write code!
From dealing with annoyingly administrative details like insurance and mail, to finding communities and building friendships, to staying healthy while on the road, I'll walk you through all those practical questions you've been vexed by. Plus, we'll also cover how to plan for the long-term (whether that's on the road or life after the Travel Lifestyle).
The video lessons of this course are well worth the price of tuition alone, but the Travel Lifestyle Course is also packed with tons of bonus features meant to make sure you really come out of this course on the best life path for you:
The Digital Nomad Toolkit is a list of super practical resources to to help you manage your remote life and location-independent business with ease.
During July and August 2019, I'll hold 3 live office hours sessions where you'll get the chance to ask me questions and talk with me about what's on your mind!
This course is packed with practical resources. Need help planning your budget? I've got a worksheet for that! Want to polish up your resume for the remote world? Use my handy checklist.
Each month I'll send out a curated list of the best remote work opportunities from around the Internet to help you get a leg up on your search for a location-independent income source!
You're not alone in this journey! Interact candidly with other course students in a small group setting in our super intimate private Facebook group.
An American from Denver, Colorado, Nate graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communications and then later with a J.D. from Yale Law School. He went on to work at one of the top litigation firms in the USA as a trial lawyer. After paying down his student loans (well, some of them!), Nate left his career in 2016 to travel the world.
In the past three years he has visited almost 50 countries across 6 continents. It's not all been rosy (he's been burglarized twice, contracted dengue fever, and was once trapped by protestors in the Bolivian desert), but Nate wouldn't trade his experiences for the world.
In his new life as a digital nomad, Nate created the popular online travel blog TravelLemming.com, which focuses on emerging travel destinations around the world. He also helped found a software start-up that provides inventory management solutions to the world's museums. Nate has been featured as an authority on travel in publications like Lonely Planet, US News, Mic, Reader's Digest, and more. Oh, and one time he was even in The New York Times, but that's just because he complained like a typical whiny American about not having a fan in his Berlin hotel room (true story!).
A recovering workaholic, Nate has found his passion in traveling the world and helping others discover incredible experiences they might not have known about.
From aspiring travel bloggers to others looking to shift to a nomadic lifestyle, hear what others have to say about what it's like learning from Nate:
"An encyclopedia of information"
“It is my pleasure to recommend Nate Hake to anyone seeking information about a digital lifestyle. He is absolutely an encyclopedia of information. I knew some things but he took my knowledge base to an entirely new level. I was so consumed with the amount of research that he gives. His conversation and training is tip top but the resources are way beyond my expectations."
"Nate is exceptional"
“I was clueless on where to begin with an idea I had based on my passion for travel! [Nate] made the effort to schedule a time to talk with me on his busy traveling schedule to get my scattered idea more solidified! I’m elated that I got the opportunity to talk with him and now I’m officially doing what I love; traveling and blogging! Nate is exceptional!”
"I highly recommend his mentorship"
"I have been traveling for some years and decided to start a blog to share my adventures. I had no idea how to start a travel blog or any experience in webpage design at all. Nate was able to answer my questions and share his experience as a successful travel blogger. I highly recommend his mentorship services to all aspiring travel bloggers."
I get that your money is valuable, so I want to take a moment to level with you about why I think this course is worth your hard-earned cash (though with my 30 day money-back guarantee, remember you can also just try it out for yourself).
Frankly, I wish I could offer this course for free (like I do with a lot of the travel advice on my blog). But what I'm trying to do - genuinely help people like you fully understand, plan for, and achieve a nomadic lifestyle - is a seriously massive undertaking.
I've had to invest months of my time and thousands of dollars into building what's going to be an incredibly detailed, realistic, and thorough course. I've hired guest instructors, video editors, designers, and technical specialists. I've bought expensive software and recording equipment to make sure I'm delivering the best experience to you. And I've poured my heart into building this course.
I spoke to a lot of other online course creators and coaches before doing this, and most of them told me to charge obscene sums of money. Other online courses that cover this much detail can easily cost $500, $1,000 or more.
And even at that price, I honestly think The Travel Lifestyle Course would be worth your money.
I mean, I know from personal experience the true cost of figuring all of this out the hard way. If I had access to an honest and detailed course like this when I set out to travel the world three years ago, it would have saved me months or maybe even years of my time, not to mention thousands of dollars in expenses incurred along the way chasing down paths that didn't prove fruitful.
And when you really think about it, shifting to a nomadic lifestyle is one of the biggest career and life decisions you'll ever make. It's on par with choosing a college major, going to graduate school, or picking a career field.
And those are all things that people spend tens of thousands of dollars and years of their life preparing for. I should know - I spent almost $250,000 on my 7 years of university and graduate school education (I'm still paying for it, actually).
Bottom line: shifting to a nomadic lifestyle is a major decision. I think it's worth investing the time and money to do it right. I've worked hard to build a course that's worth your cash. But you should decide for yourself, which is why I offer an unconditional money-back guarantee for 30 days.
Given that this is such a MAJOR life decision, I genuinely think it's worth your time and money to make sure that you're doing it the proper way. And I've invested a lot on my part to deliver a course that helps get you there with honest, realistic, and actionable advice.
If I can't deliver you honest and actionable advice that makes a positive difference in your life, I don't want your money.
It's really that simple.
So if you're on the fence about whether to enroll, know this: I offer an unconditional 30 day money-back guarantee to all my students. If you buy the course and want a refund it's as simple as sending an email asking for one within 30 days. No reason needed. Really.
The step-by-step guide to traveling and working online
You'll get lifetime access. So you can take the course at your own pace or come back to it later!
Definitely not! In fact, this course is specifically targeted at helping people who DON'T have programming skills.
The initial run of the course will last two months, from July 1 to the end of August, 2019.
All lessons will be available for access after that, so you can take the course at your own pace!
July 1, 2019.
The course consists primarily of dozens of video lessons ranging from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the subject (my goal is to thoroughly but efficiently communicate each subject because I know your time is valuable).
There are also supplemental text materials below the videos, as well as downloadable content like checklists, worksheets, etc.
The course is broken down into modules, chapters, and lessons by subject material to help you process each part of it before moving to the next part (I've put a lot of effort into building a course structure that aligns with the science of how people learn).
I think you will. But to back that up I offer an unconditional 30 day money-back guarantee, so you have plenty of time to try it out and decide if it's right for you. If not, just send an email within 30 days of purchase and I'll refund your money. It's really that simple!
Maybe, maybe not. This course is meant as an introduction to the travel lifestyle. If you're a relatively new nomad and you're struggling with the lifestyle or earning an income, you'll find it valuable. If you’re already living your best nomad life and making an income you are happy with online, this course may not be as relevant to you.
Oh, and if you are a successful digital nomad with a particular skill-set not covered already, and you'd like to apply to become a guest instructor, send me an email at email@example.com.
Absolutely. The sooner you get started on preparing for your transition to the travel lifestyle, the smoother it will be in the end.
The course will give you actionable information even if you’re not ready to set off and travel the world just yet. It will help you understand what to expect out of the travel lifestyle, to get a better sense of how much you need to save and budget for, and - most importantly - get you thinking about how to develop sustainable skill sets that will allow you to earn an income remotely.
The more time you have to prepare yourself, the better in my mind!
97% of the content in the course applies regardless of your nationality.
What’s that 3%, you ask?
First, it’s some information about taxes and legalities that is US-specific, since we can’t cover every country.
Second, I include some information about using miles and points to fund your travels that's really best used by a US or Canadian audience.
But, other than that, most of the advice in this course applies regardless of where you live now!
Easy! Just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
I've poured my heart and soul into building this course, and I truly hope it shows.
I've really been laser-focused on creating something that genuinely helps people make good decisions in their lives and that focuses on honest, realistic, and actionable info. I know this candid approach may cost me some sales versus over-hyping the travel lifestyle into something that it's just frankly not.
But I'm 100% ok with that.
Because my goal truly is to help you, and I can't do that if I'm not presenting you with the complete and honest picture of the travel lifestyle.
I hope you can appreciate that. And I really hope to see you in class!