What to blog about? What content should you create that will bring you lots of traffic? There are a few different options but I'll tell you that the bread and butter of my website is giving people facts. They want hard information, first hand experiences and maybe a little reassurance that the thing they're doing or place they are going is a good idea. They want to know how to … [Read more...]
What is a Digital Nomad?
A digital nomad is somebody who is nomadic - ie. they travel. They are location independent in that they are not tied to one place by work, school, posessions, pets, car loans, friends or family. The digital part refers to their income , they control their business and their income online. They can work from anywhere in the world from their laptops. Some work crazy hours, some just a few hours a week. We have a collection of posts below on what it's like to live and work as a digital nomad.
This is the post that has to be written, how we get to travel full time or even permanently, as a family. We're not unique, there are plenty of other globe trotting full time travelling families on the world circuit, but to the vast majority of people what we do sounds far from possible. But we do it, and we've been doing it for almost 5 years.It's time to explain how we … [Read more...]
To create an effective blog and generate a steady online income, you have to spend a little money. This is something I wish I'd realised years ago rather than struggling using every second-rate free tool I could find. Some free tools are great, sure, we use many here, but the premium versions are often mind-blowingly better. Some of the plugins and tools below are free, … [Read more...]
So you want to start a blog. Or maybe you've already started and, just like I did, dived in without really knowing what you're doing. Hold your horses, let's backtrack a little. I've already given you this post, 6 steps to start your blog ( opens in a new tab), I'm sure you've seen it, that's the nuts and bolts. Let's talk a little more about why and how to blog and some … [Read more...]
A lady in our Living Differently group was telling me yesterday how a photo I shared had stuck in her head and constantly inspired her to keep working towards her own dream lifestyle. It was the one below, taken in Richmond Upon Thames, London. Home, after too many years away.It was incredible to be back walking familiar streets once more, and what screams … [Read more...]
You'll see things have changed around here! After almost 5 years of blogging with the excellent but outdated Prose child theme from StudioPress, we've updated to the sleeker, faster, funkier, easier, Magazine Pro Theme also on the Genesis Framework. A quick post on the hows and whys of updating a theme. I'd been putting it off for ages, but it was surprisingly easy, cheap and … [Read more...]
It's traditional to do a year-end wrap post, so here goes with 2016. This year was a big one for me, it was my 50th on this endlessly fascinating planet. I'd like another 50 years of exploration but I doubt that will happen so I'll just concentrate on sucking all the life out of however many more I'm given and sharing those experiences with you. So 2016, and more, 50 years of … [Read more...]
We're loving this city in strange and unexpected ways. I'm loving the Thai environment sure, the Old City of Chiang Mai with its ancient walls, stunning temples and teak houses, the amazing Thai food and it's abundant availability, the clear blue skies and tropical heat, but I'm loving it in more than a tourist-sort-of-way. I'm loving living here and working here.I'm in … [Read more...]
Living in Chiang Mai has been on our radar for years, it's a city that Chef and I like a lot and for travellers, families and digital nomads cost of living, good wi-fi, plentiful things to do and great street food make Chiang Mai highly desirable. There is a strong family, homeschooling or worldschooling community in Chiang Mai, making it even more attractive for long stays. … [Read more...]
I told you I was going to tell you how we made the leap to Living Differently, and Amazon is part of the secret. No paid courses here, no e-books, I'm just going to tell you, for free. I've been dabbling with Amazon affiliate marketing for over 7 years now, earning a little here, a little there, but it's only recently that it's all started coming together. I'm … [Read more...]