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Most Popular Digital Nomad Books
The 4-Hour Workweek:
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Tim Ferris
This is the most talked-about book in the digital nomad world. Tim's book is not a how-to guide, but it is a monster resource to put you in the right frame of mind. It's a great place to start to get motivated for your new life!
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day:
Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter (Third Edition)
by Matt "Nomadic Matt" Kepnes
Matt traveled cheaply for a long time. If you're thinking about the "Backpacker" budget, then Matt's book is a good guide to help you figure out how to travel cheaply.
An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
by Rolf Potts
“Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life.”—Tim Ferriss, from the foreword
Build a Digital Nomad Business
The $100 Startup:
Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
by Chris Guillebeau
The road map to creating a business. In order to a successful digital nomad, you'll need to have several income streams. That might be running Facebook ads for companies, becoming an affiliate marketers, being a copywriter, website developer, or a million others that are possible from the road. To get there you need to understand where and how to start.
The Personal MBA:
Master the Art of Business
by Josh Kaufman
You do not need an MBA to be a business owner, freelancer, or entrepreneur. However, you should understand the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, and systems design. This book brings the MBA into your home and on the road with you.
by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
"Ignore this book at your own peril." - Seth Godin, marketing god and author of nineteen international bestsellers
This book shows you how to stop talking and start doing. Building a business is more than a plan - it is action and productivity.
You should also check out their other book Remote: Office Not Required.
"If you work in an office, you need to read this remarkable book, and change your life." - Richard Florida, author of the national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business
by Chris Ducker
"I wish I had this book when I was trying to be a superhero in my own business." - Chris Garrett, bestselling author of Problogger
In order to be successful, you can't do everything yourself! Period.
This book is about how to focus on business growth. In order to grow, you need to figure out which jobs you should outsource. Learn how to find, hire, train, motivate, and manage virtual assistants.
Travel While You Work:
The Ultimate Guide to Running a Business from Anywhere
by Mish Slade
Moving from an office where your time is monitored to a remote office where you define your work time can be a challenge for the inexperienced.
Before you pack up your laptop and set off on your digital nomad journey - take a step back and think practically for a moment. There will be things required to make a work day a success.
This book is the practical guide you need and contains interviews with other travelers who sought work/life balance.
Book Yourself Solid:
The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling
by Michael Port
The freelancer's guide.
Self-promotion and finding clients is one of the hardest parts for any freelancer or service-based business owner.
Michael demystifies the process with his six core strategies to keep your calendar booked.
The Laptop Millionaire:
How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online
by Mark Anastasi
A good beginner's guide to making money on the internet.
This book offers practical guides you blueprints to get started on revenue streams.
Create Your Digital Nomad Mindset
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck:
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson
Becoming a Digital Nomad is life changing. Don't fool yourself. People will think it's awesome and you are brave. People will also think you are ruining your life and not planning for the future. You will need to learn to handle it from all places -- the internet and your grandma.
This book is about accepting that there are only so many thing we can actually care about. In order to improve your life you'll need to turn lemons into lemonade and learn to stomach more lemons.
The Art of Non-Conformity:
Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World
by Chris Guillebeau
If you're thinking about being a Digital Nomad (-- and you are because you are here -- right?) then you are a non-conformist... at least for the time being.
Being a digital nomad is hard. People make it look easy and it can be easy, but it is different from living like everyone else.
This book provides you with some tools to help live a non-conformist/ unconventional lifestyle -- known as "Digital Nomad," "Location Independent," "Remote Worker".
We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin
Remote work, location independence, and digital nomading can be very lonely at times. Running a business also doesn't work in a vacuum.
This book will teach you how to build a tribe. No matter what you are seeking to do -- building a network will be important.
Learn how to become a leader and mobilize your tribes.
Rich Dad Poor Dad:
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book might be over 20 years old, but that doesn't mean the message is lost.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is the story about two men. One was educated and financially unstable. The other was uneducated and a multimillionaire.
This book prepares you for long-term objectives and what to do when you finally start making big-money.
Create Your Digital Nomad Brand
This Is Marketing:
You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
by Seth Godin
No matter what you choose to do with your Digital Nomad life -- you will most likely need to do marketing.
How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
by Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary V. believes a vibrant personal brand is crucial to entrepreneurial success. If you've seen his videos, then you know he practices what he's preaching.
In this book, Gary dives into all the social media platforms: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more.