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Digital Nomad Stories

English, Social, 2 seasons, 218 episodes, 5 days, 2 hours, 15 minutes
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What does your dream digital nomad lifestyle look like? Every week, you'll hear from a new guest how they live their life filled with travel, remote work, online business and personal growth. Get inspired & enjoy the journey ✨
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How To Combine Travel, A Full Time Remote Job and Side Hustle [SHORT STORY #26]

One of my favorite mantras is 'you can have it all'. You don't have to choose between a career and travel, you can have both. You don't have to choose between a remote job and your own business, you can have both. Etc!In this short story episode, I talk to Kat Smith about her digital nomad career. She currently works full time as a Digital Marketing Manager, while also running her business A Way Abroad, and traveling around with her pets and husband. She has it all! Tune in to find out how Kat balanced all these different aspects of her digital nomad lifestyle.Ps. This is the last short story episode for a while, we'll be releasing 2 full interviews every week from now on.Listen to the full interview here: How To Use Your Current Skills To Land Your First Remote Job[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
11/24/202214 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why You Should Slowly Work Towards Freedom Instead Of Taking A Big Leap [SHORT STORY #25]

It looks so easy on social media: you just quit your job, sell all your stuff, and start traveling. Voila, you're a digital nomad!In reality, this approach is very stressful - I know this firsthand from my own experience. The good news is: there's another option. In this short story episode, Nienke Nina walks you through the step-by-step approach she took to figure out how to make her digital nomad lifestyle sustainable. Listen to the full interview here: The Power Of Networking - Do This When You're Looking For A Remote Job[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
11/17/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Using Trial And Error To Find Out What Works In Your Business & Remote Career [SHORT STORY #24]

Digital nomad couple Anastasia and Tomer left their corporate jobs and started traveling while figuring out their online business model. They started a blog, generationnomads.com, and gained an audience. But then what?In this short story episode, Anastasia and Tomer walk us through their journey to find a business model that worked for them. It cost them a lot of trial and error to get where they are now.Listen to the full interview here: 5 Steps To Figure Out Your Online Business Model [Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
11/10/202213 minutes, 7 seconds
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Behind-the-scenes Of Building A Startup While Living As A Digital Nomad [SHORT STORY #23]

Sondre quit his corporate job, moved to Berlin to lower his living expenses and started both his startup and freelance career at the same time. Fast forward to 2022: he is now the CEO and co-founder of SafetyWing, an insurance provider for digital nomads.In this part of my interview with Sondre Rasch, you get the real behind-the-scenes of what it's like to build a startup from scratch.Listen to the full interview here: How Sondre Rasch, Co-Founder Of SafetyWing, Makes Long Term Travel And Digital Nomad Life Easier [Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
11/3/202210 minutes, 52 seconds
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How To Make Friends And Build Community Wherever You Go [SHORT STORY #22]

As a digital nomad who travels all the time, it's usually easy to meet new people, but it can be difficult to build deep friendships. Everyone is leaving all the time, so how do you build that real & deep connection with someone?That's what Kendra and Whitney Buchmann talk about in this week's short story episode.Listen to the full interview here: What It Means To Be Locally Rooted And Globally Minded w/ Whitney Buchmann [Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
10/27/20228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Travel & Entrepreneurship As A Fast-Track To Personal Development [SHORT STORY #21]

Stacyann Forrester left her corporate job to start her own business while living in Mexico. She was not unhappy, but she just felt like there was more to life. So she started researching how to become location independent and start an online business.In this part of the interview I did with Stacyann, we talk about travel, entrepreneurship and personal development - and especially about how they're all related.Listen to the full interview here: How To Prep And Plan For Transitioning Into A Nomadic Lifestyle [Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
10/20/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Geoarbitrage Can Give You The Runway To Take Your Online Business Full Time [SHORT STORY #20]

Jeff Sauer took his time to transition from his traditional career into his role as a fully nomadic business owner. I, on the other hand, dove head first into business and built my podcast management agency in no-time. Super fun now, but I wish I would have been as strategic as Jeff.In this short story episode, Jeff shares how he made the transition into digital nomadism as smooth as possible. Use it to your advantage and don't be as impatient as I was ;)Listen to the full interview here: After Nomad Life: Integrating A Nomadic And Traditional Lifestyle [Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
10/13/20229 minutes, 15 seconds
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How To Stay Sane While Working Remotely [SHORT STORY #19]

Starting a business is exciting, difficult, challenging, and so much fun. I also found it very easy to work 24/7 and never take my eyes off my laptop screen, especially while working remotely.In this episode, Satu Makinen shared her tips and tricks from starting her beauty business remotely. How does she make sure she stays sane in busy times? Check this ep to find out.Listen to the full interview here: Why Work-Life Integration Is Extra Important For Digital Nomads[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
10/6/202216 minutes, 34 seconds
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How To Become A Big Fish In A Small Pond In Online Business [SHORT STORY #18]

Neel Parekh tried a bunch of different models before he found what works well for his online business. He now runs a local cleaning company, MaidThis, remotely.In this part of my interview with Neel, he explains how he found his business model and how he became a digital nomad.Listen to the full interview here: Home Base Or No Home Base? & Running A Remote Local Business[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
9/29/20228 minutes, 51 seconds
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How To Deal With Change In Your Business Or Career [SHORT STORY #17]

Did you get to that point in your business where you worked towards for ages, and then realized it doesn't work for you? Or maybe you started your dream job and it's not making you as happy as you expected it would.If that's you, listen to this part of my interview with Sonia.Listen to the full interview here: Running A Graphic Design Business From A Van In AustraliaAnd here: How Sonia Went From Solopreneur To Agency Owner From Her Van In Australia[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
9/22/20229 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Steph Transitioned From A Traditional Career To A Remote Career [SHORT STORY #16]

Transitioning from a traditional career to a remote career is not always as easy as it sounds. Sometimes, you might have to do some things to make your CV more appealing to hiring managers for remote jobs. And not just that, Steph has a lot more tips on how to get your first remote job.Listen to the full interview here: Are You Taking Enough Time To Explore What You Want In Life? Steph Smith About Exploring Vs. Exploiting[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
9/15/202210 minutes, 17 seconds
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Nomading In 2006, When The Internet Café Is Your Office [SHORT STORY #15]

Augustas was already a digital nomad when Airbnb didn't exist and there was no wifi. I couldn't even imagine how that was possible, before I spoke to him on the podcast.In this part of the interview I did with Augustas, he tells us how he worked on the road. It's very different from how I work remotely, but it worked!Listen to the full interview here: Digital nomad life in 2003 - without ANY technology[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
9/8/202212 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Real And Ugly Behind-The-Scenes Of Entrepreneurship [SHORT STORY #14]

Are you considering to start your online business? I know a lot of digital nomads consider this, and so did I. I wished someone would have told me what Adam will tell you in this episode though.Listen to the full interview here: Lessons From Selling A Tech Business To Starting A New Remote Venture[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
9/1/202212 minutes, 24 seconds
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How To Be Adaptable & Find A Balanced Travel Lifestyle [SHORT STORY #13]

How to make digital nomad life 100x as much fun? Be adaptable!In this part of my interview with Matt Bowles, we talk about how to deal with change, when your whole life is built around changing locations alllll the time. Matt also shares his ideal balance between meeting likeminded people and traveling off the beaten path.Listen to the full interview here: Real Estate Investing As The Perfect Passive Income Stream and Matt Bowles' Digital Nomad Story [Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
8/25/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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How To Make Big Pivots In Life (While Staying Sane) [SHORT STORY #12]

To become a digital nomad, you probably have to make some major changes in life. But also when you already are a nomad, you'll have to deal with big changes in lifestyle, environment and your career often. In this part of the interview I had with Danielle Sunberg, she talks about the big pivots she made in her life; going from a successful career as a litigator, to traveling full time and building a coaching business. She also gives a lot of tips on how to do all this, while staying sane in the process.Listen to the full interview here: Settling Down After Nomad Life; Anchor Or Prison? With Danielle Sunberg[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
8/18/202217 minutes, 39 seconds
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How To Find Motivation To Work When You're A Self Employed Digital Nomad [SHORT STORY #11]

Yassine has the coolest digital nomad job I've ever heard of: he's an ethical hacker. That also means that his pay can be unstable and that no one will tell him that he needs to work. So where does he get the motivation to open his laptop when he's at an amazing location?That's what we talk about in my favorite part of my interview with Yassine.Listen to the full interview here: The perfect digital nomad job, Yassine is an ethical hacker[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
8/11/202212 minutes, 28 seconds
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Finding A Remote Job: This Is The First Step You Need To Take [SHORT STORY #10]

I have never been successful in finding the dream remote job, because I actually never believed it was possible. Then I had someone on the podcast who knows a LOT about finding remote jobs, and my mind was blown. I realized that I definitely got in my own way, and it's not very surprising I never found the perfect remote job. Listen to this part of my interview with Jordan Carroll, to know where to start when you're searching for a remote job. It's probably not what you think...Listen to the full interview here: Getting A Remote Job vs. Starting Your Own Business, With Jordan Carroll[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
8/4/202222 minutes, 8 seconds
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How To Land A Remote Job When You Have No Experience? [SHORT STORY #9]

Kat landed a full time, fully-remote job in marketing, without any experience in a similar role. How she got the job? She'll let you know in my favorite part of my interview with her.Listen to the full interview here: How To Use Your Current Skills To Land Your First Remote Job[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
7/28/202214 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Dating As A Digital Nomad Doesn't Have To Be Difficult [SHORT STORY #8]

I always thought dating as a digital nomad would be super complicated. Until I interviewed Kimberly Koehler, who completely changed my mindset. Dating is as difficult as you make it for yourself.In this episode, Kimberly gives some really good tips on how to date as a digital nomad. Do you want to hear how Kimberly became a dating coach for digital nomads? Listen to the full episode here: Dating As A Digital Nomad: The Mindset Shift You Need To Make[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
7/21/202215 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Ideal Travel Speed When Building A Business On The Road [SHORT STORY #7]

Cam Woodsum runs eight (8!) businesses at the same time. I think it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about staying productive on the road.In this part of the interview, Cam and I talk about what we think is the ideal travel speed when you're building a business. Cam goes into the 3&30 rule that he's been using lately.Listen to the full interview here: How Cam Runs Eight Businesses Remotely[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
7/14/202210 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is Bali The Perfect Place To Start And Scale An Online Business? [SHORT STORY #6]

Christa Romano has been traveling while working remotely for years, before she decided to start her own business. The pandemic hit, and she decided to settle down in Bali to get her business started. That turned out to be a great move!In this episode, Christa talks about her life in Bali, and why it's a great place for the initial stages of starting an online business.Click here to listen to my full interview with Christa: How Christa Romano Went From Aspiring English Teacher, To Expat, To Remote Worker, To Online Business Owner - All While Traveling The World[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
7/7/202211 minutes, 1 second
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Using Stepping Stones To Figure Out What Your Dream Life Looks Like [SHORT STORY #5]

Are you not sure which nomad career would work for you? Are you looking for your purpose, but no idea how to find out what that is?In this part of my interview with Sami Reed Cleaver, she walks us through all the stepping stones she took to find out which career works for her. She has a very clear mission now, but that was not always the case.Fun fact: the full interview with Sami is the most listened episode on the podcast ever. Click here to listen: The Mindset Shift You Need To Become A Digital Nomad[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
6/30/202218 minutes, 48 seconds
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Listen To This Before Starting Your Online Business [SHORT STORY #3]

I started my own online business 3 years ago and I'm not gonna lie- it has been TOUGH. I expected it to be challenging, but this was more than challenging.I personally had no idea what I got myself into when I started my online business, today's episode is for everyone who is in the same situation. Don't do what I did, listen to this episode to learn from Chapin's and my mistakes and experiences starting our online businesses.Listen to the full interview here: Figuring Out Digital Nomad Life And Online Business, With Chapin Kreuter From The Misfits & Rejects Podcast[Over the past months, I've interviewed a lot of nomads, and I've learned SO much from them. I wanted to highlight some of the key insights I got from all the interviews released so far.I decided to release a 10-15 min Short Story episode every Thursday, in addition to the full interviews which go live every Monday.]
6/16/202213 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Greenfilled Supports An Active Digital Nomad Life With Their Energy Supplements

Do you ever feel like you don't have enough energy to explore new locations, travel, and also work online? Meet our new sponsor Greenfilled!In this episode, Greenfilled's founder Carlos Unamunzaga explains exactly how Greenfilled's energy supplement can support your travel-filled digital nomad lifestyle.*This is a sponsored episode.For more information about Greenfilled, visit greenfilled.com.
3/1/202228 minutes, 22 seconds
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Digital nomad life in 2020 - recap

2020 was eventful and that's an understatement. I decided to record an episode about my 2020. Where I traveled to, what I worked on and what my plans are for 2021. So listen in to hear me ramble on about all that... Connect with Anne:@annes_nomadstory on instagramLearn more about The Podcast Babes
12/16/202033 minutes, 45 seconds
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Merel's Interesting Sidehustle: Vocalist On Hardstyle Songs

Merel always had a huge passion for singing and songwriting. After years of doing this as a hobby, she met a hardstyle DJ and decided to record a song with them. 4 songs, 440.000+ streams and a publishing deal later, she's hustling hard to make more music while also working a 9-5. Tune in to find out how Merel made a sidehustle of her passion, plans for the future and much needed time management hacks. Connect with Anne:@annes_nomadstory on instagramLearn more about The Podcast Babes
12/5/202032 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pippa's journey from selling cars to being a brand designer in Bali

So you’re looking for advice to become a Digital Nomad? In this episode, Anne and Pippa share their experiences from traveling around the world to starting their businesses and living in Bali. Tune in to find out what advice they have for you to start your career towards location independence!  Resources From This Episode:Pippa’s websitePippa’s official Instagram Let me know what you think of my new podcast on Instagram (@annes_nomadstory). Would you like to know more about what I can do for you as a podcast strategist?  Feel free to look around here, at my website.
11/10/202026 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Live Your Dream Life, with Chelsea Turgeon

In this episode, I chat with Chelsea about how to live your dream life, what to do if you have NO IDEA what you want to do, and how a life coach can help you.⁠Connect with Chelsea:Chelsea's websiteChelsea's instagramChelsea's Facebook group Let me know what you think of my new podcast on instagram (@annes_nomadstory)⁠
6/20/202033 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to live a stress-free digital nomad life

Traveling the world and starting your own business is fun! But also stressful, exhausting, and shit sometimes.So I had a chat with my friend Natalie, who is a stress and mental health coach. She gives amazing advice for what to do when you feel stressed, how to avoid burnout and gives tips for working from home. Connect with Natalie:- Natalie's website- Natalie's Linkedin  Let me know what you think of my new podcast on instagram (@annes_nomadstory)
6/6/202023 minutes, 16 seconds
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Hacking the Rat Race with Lauren McNeil

Lauren McNeil has been living the digital nomad lifestyle for almost 6 years while working remotely. She recently started her own Youtube channel about personal finance and she is killing it! Reason enough to chat with her on my podcast.In this episode, Lauren and I talk about starting a Youtube channel, traveling the world as a digital nomad, creating an online course, and working a 9-5 remotely.Connect with Lauren:Hacking the Rat Race Youtube channelFacebook Hacking the Rat RacePodcast episode: 12 Ways to Sell Your Online Course Let me know what you think of my new podcast on instagram (@annes_nomadstory). 
5/23/202027 minutes, 49 seconds
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Traveling the world with my little sister

One of my favourite people to give me a peptalk is my sister Laura. We've been on a lot of adventures together, back home and when we were both living in Australia. In the first 'real' episode of Anne's Stories Podcast, Laura and I chat about finding your passion, making hard decisions and being flexible while traveling. Let me know what you think of my new podcast on instagram (@annes_nomadstory).
5/9/202030 minutes, 10 seconds