I’m sure you’ve seen them in a cafe, coffee shop or restaurant, sitting on their laptops working away for hours on end. And no, I’m not talking about your local business men. I’m talking about Digital Nomads.
By definition, a digital nomad is someone who works location-independent and use technology to perform their job. The progression of technology has opened up countless doors for the adventurous, nomadic types, with the internet providing this plethora of opportunities to work while travelling, providing the illusive freedom lifestyle that everyone desires. Without further adieu, here are 5 of the best Digital Nomads to follow on instagram.
Digital Nomad University (@drewttaylor)
Founded by Drew Taylor, Digital Nomad University is an educational platform for people who want to learn more about the digital nomad lifestyle. People who want more out of life turn to this platform and they find the resources and inspiration to change their lives forever.
Digital Nomad University has a simple yet powerful mission—to help dreamers do what they love and make their visions a reality. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you will be able to make your dreams come true by creating automated streams.
At Digital Nomad University, individuals are trained to become self-sufficient and break away from the 9 to 5 grind. They also help people set up business systems that work for them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Everyone who uses the platform learns about financial literacy because this is essential not just to live, but to thrive in the new digital economy.
This educational platform sets people free by leveraging automation, business systems, and knowledge that’s not available to the general public. Digital Nomad University has an edge in the digital market and they provide access to a unique, valuable, and effective education.
Amr Abdou (@nomadicpharaoh)
Amr Abdou has been living the digital nomad lifestyle since 2016 and has managed to build and maintain a sustainable business while living the life of his dreams. He started as a remote freelancer in the area of Full-Stack Web Development. Today, he has his own digital agency called Web Leap Garage,and a blog called Nomadic Memoir where he provides tips, guides and info for other Digital Nomads.
His lifestyle changed over time, so he didn’t just jump into the digital nomad lifestyle. He started living out of a backpack and he moved from place to place, where he stayed for a month or maybe more. His travels are always focused on building a sustainable nomadic lifestyle, exploring cultures, and connecting with people, something that he’s very passionate about.
While he developed his lifestyle as a digital nomad, he simultaneously worked hard on the skills that enabled him to work remotely as a web developer. Amr Abdou worked for many different kinds of organizations on a full-time, part-time, and freelance basis. He collaborated with startups, digital agencies, internet businesses, and software companies. This allowed him to gain experience and knowledge, two elements that became very important when he decided to create his own successful digital agency.
Jacinta Simons (@jacivibes_photo)
Jacinta Simons is a badass Brand Photographer and Online Brand Expert, whose mission is to empower women around the world to chase their wildest dreams and make a positive impact on the world. That’s why she created Jacivibes, a space where she can help female entrepreneurs set their online brands on fire.
She works with inspired women who want to take their business and their brand to the next level. Female entrepreneurs who dare to stand out and want their online brand to be as strong as their brand strategy find the support they are looking for with Jacinta.
Jacinta provides step-by-step guidance so her badass clients can create a bigger vision for their brand and then make it come true. She provides personalized, 1-on-1 coaching as well as brand design and brand photoshoots where she creates a year’s worth of content in just one day, without sacrificing quality.
Soon, Jacinta will launch a valuable online program called The High Vibe Brand, so she can help even more female entrepreneurs. She stands out in her industry because she doesn’t believe in archetypes. You don’t belong in a box because you have so many layers that make you special; Jacinta uses that to your business’s advantage to help you create real, authentic connections with your target audience.
Abigail Cummings (@abigailbeaadventures)
Abigail Cummings is a wanderlust adventurer and a self-proclaimed jet-setter on a mission to know the world and share it with others through travel content. Because she has this passion, she helps other aspiring influencers pursue their own content goals and chase their dreams of becoming travel content creators themselves.
She fell in love with photography and content creation while travelling in Rome, Italy, during the fall of 2017. Abigail has learned to monetize content on Instagram through much trial and error, but she has managed to make her dreams come true.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Abigail saw it as a second chance to pursue her dream life based on content creation and being a digital nomad, so she decided to take the leap. Since then, she has acquired the necessary skills and resources to pursue full-time content creation, and shares this knowledge with others.
Abigail believes that everyone should see the world at least once in their lifetime and she takes great pride in documenting it through photography and social media. She has also built a community where women are empowered and inspired to share their own stories, and she invites you to be a part of that!
Emily Piccon (@besidetheoceans)
Emily Piccon is a German travel blogger happily living the digital nomad lifestyle. Travel is her passion in life, so she creatsed a business called Besidetheoceans that’s focused on travel inspiration, advice, and sharing her experience with remote work around the world.
Her mission in life is to continue to be location independent and self-employed. Emily also wants to encourage and empower people with the same vision to follow their dreams and make them come true.
Emily finished her mechanical engineering studies in the United States and she has been on the road since September 2019. She has traveled independently to non-comfort zones, which she prefers, while growing her side-profession as an online German teacher.
However, her main business is Besidetheoceans, where she encourages people to start traveling and take action. She understands that on a psychological level, it’s a bit daunting to enter the digital nomad lifestyle, but she empowers people to not be afraid of the new paths they take.
She also offers valuable tips based on her own experience so people can find online jobs while being on the road. Emily also shares insight on the local life of the places she has visited and provides useful guidance.
Make sure to follow all these amazing and inspiring digital nomads, as they continue to make their mark across the world.