Last September, I left a cushy graduate level teaching job to follow my dreams and create a truly nomadic business.
It’s a strange term I know.
I wanted a business without brick and mortar that could be done anywhere in the world.
And, just recently Dr. Rachel and I ventured out to Iceland and the UK to experiment with this idea.
Now I know travel is not for everyone, but with times becoming more financially shaky in many countries, I do recommend you diverisfy your business and start experimenting with more online offers for two specific reasons.
- Diversifying is helpful so when one area of your business slows down, another may become more popular.
- You can take your business from just your local zip code to working with clients around the world.
So, watch the video above, and take a look at my top three essential tools for your nomadic business
- Zoom – I’ve been working online since 2004, and for many years I used Skype for videos. It’s been about three years of using Zoom, and I am so happy with the service. You can create online classes, host workshops, deliver groups, work one on one all in video and it only costs me $14.99. If your a small business owner I do recommend the PRO account and if you have a bigger team it’s worth it to go with the Business Account for a few dollars more.
- Ethernet Cable – You can get wireless almost anywhere these days, but to have a hard wire into your router will allow you to make sure those conference calls are solid. Also, you’ll be amazed by how much your upload and download speeds can change. Really, I recommend getting one of these for your home office too, since it stabilizes your connection. Before you leave for any travels, you’ll want to make sure you have an adapter for your computer. For my Macbook pro I needed this little piece and follow the set up.
- Sim Card – You’ll be shocked by how much your phone will charge you when roaming in certain areas of the world. To avoid those charges start by asking your friends and colleagues if they have a Sim Card for the area that you are traveling. If that doesn’t work, you can buy one on Amazon. You will also need to call you phone company and have them unlock your phone so that the switch is smooth and functional.
Consider taking a working vacation, creating your nomadic business and write down the following:
1. Where will you be going and for how long?
2. What services will you offer online that will help you generate revenue while on your travels?