This post is part of a series of weekly e-mails that I send out to my e-mail list every Friday about my week as a digital nomad. It’s a little modified from its original form to look more like a blog post, but it’s still very similar to its original form. Enjoy!

What is up!

I absolutely love talking with you via e-mail, but, as you might know, I don’t generally send e-mails too often.

The main reason I don’t send e-mails more frequently is that I don’t want to spam you with irrelevant stuff, but at the same time producing good quality articles that I can share with you takes incredible amounts of time…

As I was searching for a solution to this problem, someone told me that they’d like to receive regular updates about the the digital nomad lifestyle.

And… I thought that was an awesome idea!

So I decided to start a weekly e-mail about the life of a digital nomad, where I’ll cover:

  • Three things about my week as a digital nomad (stuff like where I’m traveling, what I’m reading, who I’m meeting, what I’m working on, or even quotes I’m pondering);
  • Send you the best piece of content we produced on BeNomad that week;
  • And feature up to three people from our community who have taken steps towards becoming digital nomads. Maybe they’ve opened an online shop, or started a blog or even a YouTube channel. Whatever it is they’re doing, I’ll gladly feature them to our community and help them on their way to becoming nomads.

So, without further ado, here’s the very first edition of “My digital nomad week” and thank you very much for being a part of it:

Where I’m traveling

This week I’m exploring Iran – a country that exceeded all of my expectations and turned out to be one of the most interesting and beautiful countries I had ever visited. Check out this tiny village or this gorgeous desert to see for yourself!

iran desert

What I’m reading

I just finished reading this absolutely amazing novel, called “Shogun” by James Clavell. It’s a story of how some Dutch and English sailors discovered Japan in the 16th Century and were taken aback by the way of life of the Japanese people, because it was incredibly different from anything else they had ever known.

I really enjoyed this book, because these kinds of experiences, where you don’t understand anything that’s happening around you, are one of the main reasons I love traveling. It’s so fascinating!

What I’m working on

This week I finally published a video that I’ve wanted to make for months – “How I Afford to Travel 12 Months a Year”. I’m one of the slowest video editors EVER (haha!), but I’m really happy with the positive feedback this video has received with 20,000 views and 1,500 likes in just a couple of days. Yayyy! 🙂

 

Best on BeNomad

This week we published an interview with an incredibly cool 57 year-old lady who is traveling the world as a digital nomad and not paying rent in many places she goes to! I’m always very inspired by people like Faith – who do whatever it is they want to do despite their age. Way to go, Faith!

Nomad of the week

This will definitely be the most fascinating part of this weekly e-mail. That is why I want to hear your story!

If you already took your first steps to becoming a digital nomad and started an online shop, a blog, a YouTube channel, a marketing agency, an online course, or absolutely whatever else, let me know your story by filling out this survey.

Every week I will choose 1-3 stories that I find the most inspiring and feature them on this newsletter. I’m sure your story can inspire thousands of other people and… you might also get some new viewers, users, customers or students for whatever it is you are doing.

Sounds good? Awesome! Fill out that survey and let me know what you’re up to 🙂

Have an absolutely wonderful weekend!

Jacob.

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Check out all of “My digital nomad week” posts here.