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Are you a Digital Nomad?

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By DariaBlackwell - 12/27/2019

I've just written a blog post about the movement toward working remotely while travelling. It's interesting that there's a cruise ship hosting a conference for digital nomads to learn and network while crossing the Atlantic. One of the difficulties for those working remotely is connecting with colleagues to share ideas and refresh thinking. If you are a digital nomad working from your boat, what do you do to stay in touch with what's new in your business and invigorate your thinking?

https://aleriasadventures.blogspot.com/2019/12/digital-nomads.html  
By Bill.Heaton - 12/27/2019

Daria Blackwell - 12/27/2019
I've just written a blog post about the movement toward working remotely while travelling. It's interesting that there's a cruise ship hosting a conference for digital nomads to learn and network while crossing the Atlantic. One of the difficulties for those working remotely is connecting with colleagues to share ideas and refresh thinking. If you are a digital nomad working from your boat, what do you do to stay in touch with what's new in your business and invigorate your thinking?

https://aleriasadventures.blogspot.com/2019/12/digital-nomads.html  

My wife and I are embarking on the digital nomad journey. We both worked as CPA's on Wall Street but wanted a change after over a decade of the NYC grind. We looked into remote accounting work but felt that the continuous connectivity would be a challenge with our sailing schedule (we seem to be constantly on the move :) ). We started a YouTube channel which is growing well and has started to produce some income for us. We are enjoying the flexibility of video creation although it leaves us often on the hunt for wifi and mobile data plans ;)

We don't have colleagues per se, however we do find ourselves collaborating and engaging with other video creators routinely. Almost all communications with other creators takes place through social media, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Google drive is used to swap footage back and forth. Among our peers Instagram has almost become like an SSB net. We usually "know" other sailors upon entering a foreign port and it is an easy way to keep tabs on your friends. 

Bill Heaton
By DariaBlackwell - 12/28/2019

Bill.Heaton - 12/27/2019
Daria Blackwell - 12/27/2019
I've just written a blog post about the movement toward working remotely while travelling. It's interesting that there's a cruise ship hosting a conference for digital nomads to learn and network while crossing the Atlantic. One of the difficulties for those working remotely is connecting with colleagues to share ideas and refresh thinking. If you are a digital nomad working from your boat, what do you do to stay in touch with what's new in your business and invigorate your thinking?

https://aleriasadventures.blogspot.com/2019/12/digital-nomads.html  

My wife and I are embarking on the digital nomad journey. We both worked as CPA's on Wall Street but wanted a change after over a decade of the NYC grind. We looked into remote accounting work but felt that the continuous connectivity would be a challenge with our sailing schedule (we seem to be constantly on the move :) ). We started a YouTube channel which is growing well and has started to produce some income for us. We are enjoying the flexibility of video creation although it leaves us often on the hunt for wifi and mobile data plans ;)

We don't have colleagues per se, however we do find ourselves collaborating and engaging with other video creators routinely. Almost all communications with other creators takes place through social media, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Google drive is used to swap footage back and forth. Among our peers Instagram has almost become like an SSB net. We usually "know" other sailors upon entering a foreign port and it is an easy way to keep tabs on your friends. 

Bill Heaton

What's your Youtube channel, Bill?
By Bill.Heaton - 12/28/2019

Daria Blackwell - 12/28/2019
Bill.Heaton - 12/27/2019
Daria Blackwell - 12/27/2019
I've just written a blog post about the movement toward working remotely while travelling. It's interesting that there's a cruise ship hosting a conference for digital nomads to learn and network while crossing the Atlantic. One of the difficulties for those working remotely is connecting with colleagues to share ideas and refresh thinking. If you are a digital nomad working from your boat, what do you do to stay in touch with what's new in your business and invigorate your thinking?

https://aleriasadventures.blogspot.com/2019/12/digital-nomads.html  

My wife and I are embarking on the digital nomad journey. We both worked as CPA's on Wall Street but wanted a change after over a decade of the NYC grind. We looked into remote accounting work but felt that the continuous connectivity would be a challenge with our sailing schedule (we seem to be constantly on the move :) ). We started a YouTube channel which is growing well and has started to produce some income for us. We are enjoying the flexibility of video creation although it leaves us often on the hunt for wifi and mobile data plans ;)

We don't have colleagues per se, however we do find ourselves collaborating and engaging with other video creators routinely. Almost all communications with other creators takes place through social media, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Google drive is used to swap footage back and forth. Among our peers Instagram has almost become like an SSB net. We usually "know" other sailors upon entering a foreign port and it is an easy way to keep tabs on your friends. 

Bill Heaton

What's your Youtube channel, Bill?

Daria Blackwell - 12/28/2019
Bill.Heaton - 12/27/2019
Daria Blackwell - 12/27/2019
I've just written a blog post about the movement toward working remotely while travelling. It's interesting that there's a cruise ship hosting a conference for digital nomads to learn and network while crossing the Atlantic. One of the difficulties for those working remotely is connecting with colleagues to share ideas and refresh thinking. If you are a digital nomad working from your boat, what do you do to stay in touch with what's new in your business and invigorate your thinking?

https://aleriasadventures.blogspot.com/2019/12/digital-nomads.html  

My wife and I are embarking on the digital nomad journey. We both worked as CPA's on Wall Street but wanted a change after over a decade of the NYC grind. We looked into remote accounting work but felt that the continuous connectivity would be a challenge with our sailing schedule (we seem to be constantly on the move :) ). We started a YouTube channel which is growing well and has started to produce some income for us. We are enjoying the flexibility of video creation although it leaves us often on the hunt for wifi and mobile data plans ;)

We don't have colleagues per se, however we do find ourselves collaborating and engaging with other video creators routinely. Almost all communications with other creators takes place through social media, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Google drive is used to swap footage back and forth. Among our peers Instagram has almost become like an SSB net. We usually "know" other sailors upon entering a foreign port and it is an easy way to keep tabs on your friends. 

Bill Heaton

What's your Youtube channel, Bill?

Thanks Daria - the link to our channel is: 

https://www.youtube.com/c/calicoskiessailing