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My first year as a Digital Nomad was TOUGH. Mostly because I was clueless to so many things, especially what to pack and how not to get distracted by invites to the beach and day drinking! But over time I found my groove and learned a bit of self-discipline. I went from being a remote worker to teaching online, to copywriting, to front end web design, before finally settling into life as a full-time blogger and writer of books!

Don’t worry, I’m not here to sell you an expensive course I created, or persuade you to buy an overpriced book. Quite the opposite actually. Both of my books you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited and both are under $10 to buy. I don’t have a course, but I have done a lot and have recommended my favorites bellow, none of them cost a lot and some are absolutely free.

In this section, you will find everything I have written about becoming a digital nomad as well as some recommended digital nomad courses, resources, packing guides, and product recommendations.

Most of the external links on this page are affiliate links, which means I get paid a small fee for anything you click on and buy. This comes at no cost to you and it’s how I’m able to continue to create all this content for free.

Staying connected

Staying connected to WiFi is the number 1 requirement of being a Digital Nomad. So one thing I never leave home without is my TEPPY! This little guy helps me stay online no matter where I am.

If you don’t have a VPN yet then you really need one. I personally use SaferVPN and it keeps all my data secure when I’m on an insecure network. So important as a digital Nomad.

Digital Nomad courses

Decided that you want to be a Digital Nomad but need to up-skill or retrain to do something new?

Here is a list of my favorite courses to get you started!

Skillshare

Skillshare is an incredible place where you can learn pretty much anything! They have THOUSANDS of classes on everything from photography to illustration, design, and marketing. You can find pretty much everything you need to retrain for a career online in here.

And the best news is that if you click this link you can get 2 months absolutely FREE

Udemy

Udemy has some great courses and they are always well priced.

I recently did this Google Adwords course and it was amazing! I’ve also done courses in copywriting, Facebook Ads, and even restorative yoga!

You can browse the courses here.

If you need a little help figuring out what you can do as a Digital Nomad, then this course my friend Andrea created will be a huge help.

Travel Blog Prosperity

I recently joined this blogging course created by Jessy on a Journey, and wow! It’s another subscription model (cancel anytime) meaning there are no huge upfront fees to pay. In fact, if you use my code CLAIRESITCHYFEET you can get the first month for just $9 USD.

One of the things I love about the membership is that Jessy sends out weekly emails that include paid opportunities to write.

View the course here.

Super Star Blogging

If you’re interested in becoming a travel writer/blogger/ then I recommend a course offered by Nomadic Matt in his online Superstar Blogger School. Doing his Business of blogging course helped me turn my blog into a full-time income.

The course has changed a lot and it’s moved to a subscription model now. You can get the first 3 months for $25 USD per month, which makes it very affordable right now.

You can read my full review of this course here.

TEFL

If you can secure your TEFL credentials you will be able to easily work teaching English online ( I did this for a year, it’s a DN right of passage) and earn extra more money.

View the course here.

Digital Nomad jobs

If you are looking for Digital Nomad jobs then your first port of call should be my good friend Andrea’s website. She has a database full of location independent jobs.

Must have Digital Nomad essentials

Looking for a laptop? Or confused about what technology you are actually going to need to take with you on the road?

In these guides, I’ve reviewed my favorite travel gear to help you make sure you travel like a pro.

Digital Nomad guides

Looking for advice on becoming a Digital Nomad?

Or maybe you are looking for your next Digital Nomad destination?

Here you can take a look through all of my Digital Nomad articles.

Need some extra help?

Book a travel planning session with Claire

Feeling totally overwhelmed?

Don’t worry it’s normal, especially if you are considering a big life change like becoming a digital nomad.

If there is something specific that you want help with then I offer 121 advice sessions at a cost of $100 per session.

You simply fill out a form telling me what you want to talk about. We book in an hour slot and I do a little research to prepare for our session.

Once the session is over I’ll send you any notes and follow up things we talked about like links to great websites, personalized travel itineraries, etc within 24 hours.

Admitting you want to leave is easy. Making the decision to leave now that’s the hard part!

This is not your average “how to become a digital nomad book”, it goes far deeper than that, exploring some of the more personal issues that many women face when they decide not to conform to the life society expects them to have.

What this book is, is a step by step guide of how to untangle yourself from your current life with the goal of gaining more freedom.

In this book, I share personal stories and experiences of how I came to the decision to become nomadic, what steps I took, and what I learned along the way so that you can apply all of this to your own situation.

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with.
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections.
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there.
  • Workpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Workpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership!
  • 12Go – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then 12Go is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and air travel.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals.
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review.
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here.
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration.
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.
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