Our lives as Digital Nomads is much easier, much cheaper and way more fun than our lives in South Africa was.
Hi Bianca! Can you give us an overview of your background so we can put a persona to the content that follows .
Myself, my husband Robert and our then 3 year old son left South Africa in March 2017. We decided on this lifestyle for a few reasons.
Firstly, we did not see a future for ourselves and our son in South Africa, as it is on a slippery slope downhill and it was just not a safe country anymore. We lived on high alert all the time without realising it and the cost of living was really high in comparison to quality of life. We were also not fans of the conventional 9-5 separate lifestyle. We wanted to explore the world and basically be “ free “
We have always been entrepreneurs, involved in marketing in one form or another. Later my creative husband became a self taught screen printer. Combining it with his marketing and graphic design background, he helped launch a few clothing and other screen printing based businesses. He also gave classes on how to screen print from home on a budget and had some major clients he printed for. He loved it and we worked very hard. However, after my son was born we decided we did not want to swap hours for money any longer, we wanted to explore this world together as a family.
Honestly, we had no idea how we were going to do this but we were determined. So we researched like crazy for 3 years on how to move our skills online and become location independent. Through our research, we found other individuals and families living this world schooling lifestyle. They really inspired us and kept us going when we thought this may be an impossible dream. We kept going and here we are, doing it almost 2 years with no end in sight.
One important factor for a sustainable nomad lifestyle is obviously the financial aspects of it. Tell us more about what you do and how do you keep the business going while working remotely.
Read the full article : http://www.facesofnomads.com/nomadic-taylors-travelling-with-a-weaker-passport-world-schooling-your-kid/