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In Digital Nomads/ Product Reviews

Best VPN for Travel: A VyprVPN Review

Happy Data Privacy Day! This holiday focuses on raising awareness about protecting your personal information online, so it's a fitting day to talk about why you should use a VPN and which is the best VPN for travel (in my opinion).I'm nearly three years into being a digital nomad, and I'm ashamed to say I only recently started using a VPN. That means my Internet connection and all my data, from emails to bank accounts, have potentially been exposed to…

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In Digital Nomads/ Stories

“Oh, So You’re a Digital Nomad?”

It is 7 p.m. when I hear the knock on my door. I have just moved in and don’t know anyone here, so I can only guess it is my downstairs neighbor. There is no light on the porch, so I can’t see anything outside the large uncovered window on the door. I stall for a second as I peer through the darkness, but I know whoever is on the other side has already seen me, so I swing the door…

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In Remote Work

How to Pay Quarterly Estimated Taxes Online

Yes, you can pay quarterly estimated taxes online! When I was a newbie freelancer back in 2013 I was pretty confused by the concept of paying income taxes four times a year, instead of just once a year like employees do. For more details on quarterly estimated taxes and how and why freelancers pay them, please see my Freelancer’s Guide to Quarterly Estimated Taxes. When Are Quarterly Estimated Taxes Due? Depending on the year, the exact date can vary by a…

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In Remote Work

Holiday Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers in Your Life

As someone who has been an entrepreneur for nearly four years and has a lot of experience spending money on things, I think I have the authority to write a post on gifts for entrepreneurs. ;)To make this holiday gift guide, I went back over all the business purchases I made over the past year or so that have really helped my business. Then I threw in some other items just for fun that I know any creative entrepreneur or…

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In Digital Nomads

12 Gifts Every Digital Nomad Secretly Wants

So Christmas is approaching and you're scrambling to find the perfect gift for that one Black Sheep in your life who travels around the world, laptop in tow, supposedly working? You, my friend, are looking for digital nomad gift ideas.Here's the "secret:" Figuring out what to buy for a digital nomad is easy when you realize digital nomads concern themselves with really only two things:…

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In Digital Nomads/ Remote Work

50+ Ways to Make Money Online While Traveling

Many of my readers want to know how I'm able to make money online while traveling. It's because I run a digital marketing and writing business and work remotely for my clients! Wow, not nearly as mysterious nor glamorous as you imagined, huh? Sorry, folks, I do not "get paid to travel." :) Many of you would like to start making money online or freelancing remotely, but are stuck as to what you could offer. Well, here are FIFTY-THREE ideas! I…

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In Blogging/ Remote Work

How to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog on SiteGround

What is ONE thing you can do to move your business forward right now? Start a blog! I'm serious. I've had this blog for more than four years now, and during that time I've had clients hire me because of it, and I've had amazing opportunities I would not have had otherwise. Case in point: This year, Hachette published an excerpt from one of my blog posts in one of their textbooks in France! (I know, crazy right?)…

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