9 Digital Nomad Superheroes Who Will Make You Want To Quit the Cubicle

Work is no longer a place and digital nomads are revolutionizing the way we work and WHERE we work from.

There is a growing list of nomadic workers who are challenging the norms, shunning the cubicle and choosing to create their own work/life balance.

These are nine inspiring digital nomad superheroes who really do live and work from anywhere in the world.

1. Erin McNeaney & Simon Fairbairn of Never Ending Voyage.

I first discovered Never Ending Voyage when researching what to pack for long-term travel and have been hooked ever since! Erin and Simon are an English couple who have been nomads for five years and run an excellent, helpful travel blog. They make a living from web design and development, iOS apps, their blog and a few other sources.

2. Nick Wharton & Dariece Swift of Goats on the Road.

Canadian couple Nick and Dariece have one of the most interesting travel blogs around. From Central Asia to Central America and many, many other places in between, their adventures open my eyes to new places and experiences. How do they make money on the road? They started with teaching English in China but currently live off their blogging income.

3. Mish Slade & Rob Dix of Making It Anywhere.

Nomadic since 2012, Mish and Rob are an English couple who prove that you don’t need to be in a creative business to be a digital nomad. While they started out with a copywriting business, they currently also make their money through a property management business, a property-related podcast and more.

4. Pieter Levels of Nomad List.

In 2014, Pieter Levels, a Dutch programmer, started out on a mission to launch 12 startups in 12 months – all while traveling the world full-time. One of these startups, Nomad List has become the go-to resource for information on digital nomad-friendly cities. The forum is a great place to ask other nomads for advice.

5. Natalie Sisson of Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Since leaving New Zealand in 2006, Natalie has lived out of a suitcase – hence, The Suitcase Entrepreneur. Natalie runs a six-figure-generating online business and makes her income through digital products, speaking gigs, helping others build successful online businesses and more.

6. James Clark of Nomadic Notes.

Australian James Clark has been a wanderer for a long time (2003!). He runs a location-independent media business while also consulting with newbie travel bloggers on how to get started with a blog. If you’re ever in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – be sure to look up James’ list of cafes in the city. Great guide!

7. Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non Conformity.

As you can probably tell from the name of his site, Chris is all about living an unconventional life. He has traveled to every country in the world and is a New York Times bestselling author. He continues to travel while working on his books and speaking at various gigs around the world. He will inspire you to reconsider life outside the cubicle.

8. Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

From lawyer, to career break to, travel and food writer” is how Jodi describes herself. After quitting her law job in 2008, Jodi started traveling the world, guided by her tastebuds. Her unique food travel-focused blog has a massive readership and like many other digital nomads, she has diverse sources of income. Among other things, she is a brand ambassador for G Adventures, a social media consultant and she’s published a book.

9. Dan Andrews & Ian Schoen of Tropical MBA.

Tropical MBA is the podcast you want to listen to if you want to build a business you can take with you wherever you go. Business partners Dan and Ian run a multimillion-dollar business that produces physical products such as portable bars and pet furniture (yes really!) while also helping and inspiring people through their super-popular podcast, blog, forum and events.

These are just a few of a growing list of digital nomads who are challenging conformity and choosing to work differently. There are so many different ways to live and work abroad and these digital nomads are living examples of it.

Do you have a favorite digital nomad? Tell me in the comments.

Written by Radhika Basuthakur

Work is no longer a place and digital nomads are revolutionizing the way we work and WHERE we work from.

There is a growing list of nomadic workers who are challenging the norms, shunning the cubicle and choosing to create their own work/life balance.

These are nine inspiring digital nomad superheroes who really do live and work from anywhere in the world.

1. Erin McNeaney & Simon Fairbairn of Never Ending Voyage.

I first discovered Never Ending Voyage when researching what to pack for long-term travel and have been hooked ever since! Erin and Simon are an English couple who have been nomads for five years and run an excellent, helpful travel blog. They make a living from web design and development, iOS apps, their blog and a few other sources.

2. Nick Wharton & Dariece Swift of Goats on the Road.

Canadian couple Nick and Dariece have one of the most interesting travel blogs around. From Central Asia to Central America and many, many other places in between, their adventures open my eyes to new places and experiences. How do they make money on the road? They started with teaching English in China but currently live off their blogging income.

3. Mish Slade & Rob Dix of Making It Anywhere.

Nomadic since 2012, Mish and Rob are an English couple who prove that you don’t need to be in a creative business to be a digital nomad. While they started out with a copywriting business, they currently also make their money through a property management business, a property-related podcast and more.

4. Pieter Levels of Nomad List.

In 2014, Pieter Levels, a Dutch programmer, started out on a mission to launch 12 startups in 12 months – all while traveling the world full-time. One of these startups, Nomad List has become the go-to resource for information on digital nomad-friendly cities. The forum is a great place to ask other nomads for advice.

5. Natalie Sisson of Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Since leaving New Zealand in 2006, Natalie has lived out of a suitcase – hence, The Suitcase Entrepreneur. Natalie runs a six-figure-generating online business and makes her income through digital products, speaking gigs, helping others build successful online businesses and more.

6. James Clark of Nomadic Notes.

Australian James Clark has been a wanderer for a long time (2003!). He runs a location-independent media business while also consulting with newbie travel bloggers on how to get started with a blog. If you’re ever in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – be sure to look up James’ list of cafes in the city. Great guide!

7. Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non Conformity.

As you can probably tell from the name of his site, Chris is all about living an unconventional life. He has traveled to every country in the world and is a New York Times bestselling author. He continues to travel while working on his books and speaking at various gigs around the world. He will inspire you to reconsider life outside the cubicle.

8. Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

From lawyer, to career break to, travel and food writer” is how Jodi describes herself. After quitting her law job in 2008, Jodi started traveling the world, guided by her tastebuds. Her unique food travel-focused blog has a massive readership and like many other digital nomads, she has diverse sources of income. Among other things, she is a brand ambassador for G Adventures, a social media consultant and she’s published a book.

9. Dan Andrews & Ian Schoen of Tropical MBA.

Tropical MBA is the podcast you want to listen to if you want to build a business you can take with you wherever you go. Business partners Dan and Ian run a multimillion-dollar business that produces physical products such as portable bars and pet furniture (yes really!) while also helping and inspiring people through their super-popular podcast, blog, forum and events.

These are just a few of a growing list of digital nomads who are challenging conformity and choosing to work differently. There are so many different ways to live and work abroad and these digital nomads are living examples of it.

Do you have a favorite digital nomad? Tell me in the comments.

Written by Radhika Basuthakur

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