EP 221: Fitting Business Into A Full-Time Travel Lifestyle With Amy Scott

Jul 16, 2019 | Business Models, Operations, Podcast

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The Nitty-Gritty:

  • Why Amy Scott, founder of Nomad Editorial and Nomadtopia, quit her office job and started traveling full-time back in 2004
  • How she ramped up from freelancing to running her own businesses
  • How the technology she uses has changed over the years—and made her location independent businesses easier to run
  • What an average week looks like for Amy (hint: there’s really no such thing as average…)

This week, we’re indulging a personal fantasy of mine.

Maybe it’s one of yours, too.

We’re talking about packing up and leaving town—for good. We’re talking about hitting the road and never looking back.

This week, it’s all about becoming a digital nomad.

If you’re like me, every shiny Airstream trailer you pass feels like it’s taunting you.

Every Ford Transit van that whizzes by brings about fantasies of custom build outs and months spent in remote campgrounds. Every adorable AirBnb listing that pops up on social media or in a magazine brings on thoughts of “Yeah, I could live there for a month.”

Maybe it’s my mercurial nature…

Maybe it’s a deep desire to “quit” suburban culture and blaze my own trail…

Maybe it’s a pull start over, start fresh…

The life of a full-time digital nomad isn’t in the cards for me right now. That’s okay.

Instead, I’m trying to bring as much of it into the life I have now as possible.

Whether you too want a little more digital nomadism in your life, you’re ready to sell all your earthly possessions and hit the road, or you’re simply curious, this conversation is for you.

Today, I’m joined by Amy Scott. Amy is the founder of both Nomad Editorial and Nomadtopia, a hub for inspiration and resources for location independence. Amy opted out of her office job and traditional lifestyle back in 2004 and never looked back. She now keeps a home base in Buenos Aires while she travels the world with her Argentine husband. Her podcast, Nomadtopia Radio, features interviews with people living their version of Nomadtopia.

Amy and I talk about the steps she took to create a location independent lifestyle, the initial challenges she overcame, and how her life has evolved since becoming a digital nomad. We also talk about the nitty-gritty of tech, tools, and techniques it takes to live life on the road and run a business at the same time.

Now, let’s find out what works for Amy Scott!

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