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Modern Leather Case – iPhone 14

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Modern Leather Case combines premium leather with rugged protection. Built with an integrated neodymium magnet array, Modern Leather Case works great with MagSafe accessories.

Modern Leather Case combines premium leather with rugged protection. Built with an integrated neodymium magnet array, Modern Leather Case works great with MagSafe accessories.

In collaboration with world renowned Danish leather tannery Ecco, our team developed a full grain leather that patinas over time to develop a dark, lustrous sheen totally unique to you. The leather is aniline dyed to achieve a brilliant color without losing any of its natural features.

In collaboration with world renowned Danish leather tannery Ecco, our team developed a full grain leather that patinas over time to develop a dark, lustrous sheen totally unique to you. The leather is aniline dyed to achieve a brilliant color without losing any of its natural features.

With an internal shock absorption air bumper, as well as a full 360 degree exterior TPE bumper, Modern Leather Case is designed to protect against drops up to 10ft.

With an internal shock absorption air bumper, as well as a full 360 degree exterior TPE bumper, Modern Leather Case is designed to protect against drops up to 10ft.


  • Materials

    • Full grain, sustainably sourced leather
    • Polycarbonate frame
    • Rubber TPE bumper
    • Protective microfiber lining
  • Technical

    • Raised edges to protect iPhone screen
    • 10ft drop protection
    • Reinforced speaker ports
    • Height above screen: 1.1mm
    • Bumper thickness: 2.15mm
  • MagSafe

    • Nickel-plated neodymium magnets
    • 800-1100gf magnetic force when paired with Apple-certified accessories
    • Alignment magnet for compatibility with orientation-specific accessories


  • Will the leather change or scratch over time?

    Our premium leather is minimally and naturally treated and is prone to scuffing and marking in the first few months of use. With time, scuffs and marks will buff out into a rich patina. If you’re looking for a perfect finish, this is not the case for you. If you’re after an authentic leather patina, this is absolutely the case for you.

  • What leather is used on Modern Leather Case?

    We spent over two years working with Danish leather tannery Ecco to develop a high-quality and environmentally responsible leather. It is the product of modern tanning methods and is therefore a little easier to work with than our Horween leather.

  • How should I care for my case’s leather?

    Watch our instructional video below on caring for your leather. We recommend using leather conditioner made by Ashland Leather Co.

  • Where can I attach a lanyard on Modern Leather Case?

    There are two lanyard attachment points, both built into the reinforced speaker ports on the bottom edge of Modern Leather Case. We suggest our Wrist Strap.

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Nomad is a consumer electronics accessory company based out of Santa Barbara, CA. They focus on designing minimalist products and tools for the modern day nomad. Their products include leather iPhone, iPad and laptop cases, cables, AirTag accessories, wireless chargers and more. From the Horween Leather Nomad uses for their cases and Apple Watch straps, to the rugged Kevlar construction of Nomad cables, they choose materials that stand out and outlast. Megamac is an authorised Nomad UK and Europe reseller. All of the Nomad products sold by Megamac come with a UK and EU warranty.


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Our detailed experience of obtaining a digital nomad visa in Spain in 4 weeks – Migration to

It seems only the lazy one has not written about this type of visa 🙂 However, there are not so many detailed personal cases. And given that the situation changes about every week, I think my story will be useful to someone, especially those who want to apply on their own. I will tell you about what documents were submitted, what difficulties we encountered and what additional requests we received. And of course, how much time and money spent)


Oviedo, a small town in northern Spain where we moved

Hello everyone, my name is Anton, and my wife and I live in the north of Spain in a small but very cozy city of Oviedo. A little over a week ago, we received approval for a residence permit for digital nomads for 3 years. I talk more about all this, as well as about life in the north of Spain, in my channel. In the same place I write about innovations in applying for a residence permit of a digital nomad, guides, I just compare life in the Spanish province with big cities, I write about Spanish startups and IT.

A bit of background

I work as a product manager in a small foreign start-up. For more than a year, my wife and I lived in Turkey. After the refusal to extend the residence permit, we decided that it was time to move on. And then, just in time, a new at that time visa for the so-called digital nomads appeared in Spain. We decided that this is a good option for us, and there is an opportunity to get it immediately for three years, which sounded very tempting, after the Turkish semi-annual residence permit.

There are two ways to apply for a Digital Nomad Spanish visa. The first is to come to Spain and apply online while there; the second is to go through the consulate in your country. Not so long ago, it became possible to apply from Russia. However, inside Spain you can immediately get a residence permit for three years, and in Russia you will only receive an entry visa type D, according to which you must enter Spain within a year and reapply for a residence permit itself. Given that we already had a valid Spanish Schengen, the choice was obvious.

To submit documents yourself online, you need a NIE (foreigner identification number) and an Electronic Digital Signature (EDS – certificado digital). NIE can be obtained in advance at the consulate in your country, you can upon arrival, but it will be more difficult, the EOC is only in Spain. We did not have a NIE and we thought that we would not be able to get it quickly, so we did not bother and turned to a girl with an EDS, who helps those who do not have an EDS upload documents. This service costs 150 euros for each applicant, it includes only a small check and upload of documents. Then it turned out that we got the NIE very quickly, but that’s another story 🙂 They refused the services of immigration agencies, I wrote more about this in the channel.

Now to the submission of documents

First, we applied for me as the main applicant, received the application number, and only then uploaded the documents for my wife for reunification.

All documents were translated into Spanish: notarial jurado translation was done for police clearance certificates and marriage certificates, everything else was translated by ourselves using DeepL.

Documents we uploaded for my application:

  • Scanned passport (all pages)
    ❗Important: if you have a stamp of entry into Spain, try to scan this page so that the stamp is clearly visible, there have been cases of refusal with a fuzzy image.
  • Declaración de entrada en territorio español (declaration of legal entry into Spain): needed because we flew into Schengen through Germany, and we did not have a Spanish stamp in the passport. It can be obtained from the local police.
  • MI-T Questionnaire.
  • State duty payment form (Tasa 790 model 790) and a scan of the paid check in one file: 73.26 euros.
  • Work contract.
  • Extract from the US Companies Registry (stating that the company I work for has been in existence for more than a year).
  • A letter from the employer indicating the salary / position / since what time I have been working and that I can work remotely. There are nuances here. It is important that the salary is also duplicated in euros. And you also need to make sure that it is indicated that you are allowed to work remotely from Spain. Without this, your application may be closed.
  • Salary invoices for the last three months: I sent half a year in advance because I didn’t have a salary in one month, a month earlier I was given 2 salaries at once (one was an advance that I asked for a move). At the same time, I uploaded a letter explaining why it happened. Compiled it with ChatGPT 🙂
  • Summary: Taken from Linkedin. It is unlikely that a migration officer will figure out for a long time where you worked and in what position, it is necessary that it is immediately clear that your work corresponds to the concept of a “digital nomad.” In my case, it was indicated “IT Product Manager” (gerente de producto TI).
  • Medical insurance until January 2024: DKV insurance turned out to be the best in terms of price, it came out to about 800 euros for two. Ready-made policies were received online the next day after the submission of all documents. In theory, this document is not required for individual entrepreneurs, since we promise to register with the Spanish social insurance fund, which allows us to use state medicine (see the next paragraph), but we did it just in case, then it was not very clear to us. Recently, by the way, they even took advantage of insurance and went to the doctor for free. Read more here.
  • A letter promising to open a sole proprietorship (autonomo) in Spain and register with Seguridad Social: this is relevant for sole proprietors/contractors like me. If you are self-employed and your employer pays social security contributions for you in your country and you have proof of this, this letter is not needed. However, there are nuances: your country must have an agreement with Spain on mutual social security, Russia still has it (but many face problems in obtaining the certificate itself). Otherwise, if you work, for example, in the Emirates, you need to switch from hiring to individual entrepreneurs, but I didn’t understand this much, so it’s better to clarify.
  • Documento de designación de representante: power of attorney for the girl who applied for us.

Documents for my wife:

  • Scanned passport: all pages.
  • Questionnaire MI-F (they indicated the number of my application).
  • State duty payment form (Tasa 790 model 038) and a scan of the paid check in one file: 73.26 euros.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Two certificates of non-conviction with an apostille + declaration of non-conviction.
  • Declaración de entrada en territorio español.
  • Documento de designación de representante.
  • Marriage certificate with an apostille issued no more than 3 months ago.

Everything turned out to be not difficult, we had a problem with only one document, namely with the Declaración de entrada (Declaration of entry into Spain). As I said, we flew to Spain with a change in Germany, respectively, we were stamped in the passport in Dusseldorf. To apply for a Digital Nomad visa, it is necessary to prove the legality of entry into Spain, this can be a stamp in the passport (only Spanish), or an entry declaration. We, having read that this can be done at the airport or at the police station without any problems, did not fly directly. We didn’t know what awaits us)) You need to issue a declaration within 72 hours after entering Spain, you need a photocopy of your passport and proof of entry (this can be a plane / bus ticket, itinerary receipt, etc.). Arriving tired, we burst into the police station at Oviedo airport, where we were explained long and hard that we were legally in Spain, that we didn’t need any certificate and we should contact the police in the city if we really wanted to. Well, after 3 days and bypassing all possible police stations in our city, we still received this certificate. Therefore, if someone is going to Oviedo, catch the right police station – Policia National on Av. Buenavista 7 so as not to waste precious time.

Interesting came out with the Alien Identification Number (NIE). It is very useful for applying for a visa / renting an apartment for a long-term lease / connecting to the Internet / issuing a bank card, etc. etc. The registration for its receipt was again in mid-June, so we decided not to do it, and apply for a visa with the help of another person. Imagine our surprise when we accidentally saw our NIEs on the entry declaration when we applied. The policeman who gave us an entry certificate turned out to have entered us into the database and immediately generated a NIE for us!

Additional inquiry of documents

Well, we applied for a visa on April 26, and on May 22 we received an additional inquiry.

  • We were asked to translate jurado (legal Spanish translation) of all (!) documents. Previously, it was only necessary to translate a certificate of non-conviction and a certificate of employment. All this cost us 530 euros for 19 pages. In fact, we still found relatively inexpensive. Many people pay twice as much.
  • Asked to confirm 3 years of work experience with an official document, the usual resume did not work. We decided to send my electronic labor from Russia with previous jobs. It is important that your positions match with who you are now.

We had 10 working days for all fees, transfers and forwarding, because otherwise, the application would have been cancelled. Jurado translation takes quite a lot of time, we barely had time. Keep this in mind.


Fingers crossed we were looking forward to the decision and on June 6 we got the long-awaited approval! Of course, this is not a residence permit card yet, after approval it is necessary to go through several formal stages, but, nevertheless, we celebrated the end of this day with Spanish wine and jamon (although who am I kidding, this happens quite often).

In general, as you can see, you can apply on your own, you can find a lot of information on this subject on the Internet. We spent about 2 thousand euros on this, including insurance and jurado transfers, immigration agencies asked for about 6 thousand euros for their work alone, and this does not include duties / insurance and other things. Who is not ready to spend money – read chats and blogs in the cart, in my experience, this is the most informative source.

While writing the article, another update of the requirements for applying for this visa came out 🤯 I sorted them out in my channel.

As the application rules change, it can be seen that the number of documents and the complexity / cost of obtaining them is increasing, therefore, the sooner you apply, the greater the chance of approval. In any case, good luck everyone!

How to Become a Digital Nomad / Sudo Null IT News

Preparing for Digital Nomadism

Nomadic Life

I am a digital nomad. This means that I can work from anywhere in the world. This article provides tips on how to become a digital nomad and travel long distances.

During ten years of remote work, I have lived in different countries and traveled the world, while earning money online, so I learned a lot about nomadic life.

In my travels I have lived in places such as Mexico, Thailand, Nicaragua, Italy, Spain and South Africa. In addition, I have visited over fifty countries while working from my laptop.

Actually, I am writing this article from a Greek island while watching the sea. In the photo at the beginning of the article, my son checks my work.

As a digital nomad, you can see incredible places, learn from different cultures and work when you want – true freedom.

In a global recession, many are starting to move towards independence and remote work. Lately I’ve been getting asked questions about how to become a digital nomad .

So I thought it was time to put together a guide and share some tips with those who decide to try this opportunity in 2022!

Who is a digital nomad?

Digital nomads are people who work remotely and regularly travel to different places. They use modern technology to work in cafes, hotels, co-working spaces or libraries from a laptop or smartphone anywhere in the world.

There are many types of digital nomads. Some people travel around their country in mobile homes. Some live on yachts and work in ports of call.

Others stay in hostels or rent apartments through Airbnb, flying from country to country.

All of them are united by the common idea of ​​complete freedom of movement.

Pros and cons of independence from location


There are many advantages to not being tied to a location.

  • Save money by living in a country with low living standards.
  • The opportunity to live where you like.
  • Escape from the toxic environment of office politics.
  • New cultures and friends.
  • Learning new skills and languages.
  • Expanding horizons through travel.
  • Self-selection of schedule and vacation whenever you want.
  • Spend winter on the beach and summer in the mountains!


Working from anywhere in the world is the dream of many people. But like any choice in life, the nomadic lifestyle has its pros and cons. Here are some of the shortcomings:

  • Constant movement is tiring.
  • Productivity may suffer.
  • Digital nomads often struggle with loneliness.
  • Difficult to find stability.
  • Lack of personal space.
  • Travel is losing its luster and attraction.

After ten years of exploring the world, these shortcomings finally caught up with me, my wife and child and I returned to the United States and bought a house.

But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t enjoyed my nomadic life all these years! It’s just that for me, life “on suitcases” has gradually lost its charm. I was ready to start a family, settle down, work from home and travel is less than .

However, I would like to share my experience with those who are just starting to lead a nomadic lifestyle!

Step 1: how digital nomads make money

So, you have decided to try to lead a nomadic lifestyle. But long before you quit your job and start traveling, you need to understand how to make money online.

Fortunately, there are many options, and the number of which is growing every year – companies are reducing staff and hiring remote workers to reduce the cost of renting offices.

The global pandemic has only accelerated these transformations.

You can work remotely for companies or become an entrepreneur and start your online business.

Examples of digital nomad professions

  • Blogger
  • Youtuber
  • Customer Service
  • Consulting
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Freelance writers
  • Working for an SEO agency
  • Virtual assistants
  • Software developers
  • Website Developers
  • Sales on Amazon
  • Creating online courses
  • Language teaching

It is impossible to list all the tasks that can be performed remotely, but I have listed the most common examples that I have encountered while traveling. For a more complete list of professions that allow you to travel, see here.

Personally, I run a travel blog. This is what I like and what I’m good at. There are many options for blogging: food blogging, crafts, personal finance blogs, equipment blogs, travel, photography, etc.

Remote work and entrepreneurship resources

Choosing how to make money on the go is one of the biggest barriers to location independence.

Unfortunately, I can’t tell you exactly what to do – everyone has their own set of skills, experience and preferences. You will have to figure it out on your own.

But what I can do is point you in the right direction by listing books and websites that have been very helpful to me over the years!

They helped me get where I am today and I’m sure they can help you too.


  • Remote. An office is not required” by Jason Fried will help you convince your boss that it’s smart to let you work remotely.
  • Chris Guillebaud’s “The $100 Startup” features interviews with fifty people who started a $100 business.
  • “How to Work 4 Hours a Week” by Tim Ferriss gives advice on how to work less and earn more by starting a business and hiring people to work in it.
  • Jyotsna Ramachandran’s

  • Job Escape Plan walks you through the steps involved in building a location-independent business before you quit your job.
  • Rework. Business Without Prejudice Jason Fried will show you how to quickly and easily succeed in starting your business in today’s world.


  • Flexjobs has telecommuting vacancies.
  • is dedicated to resources for remote workers.
  • How To Become A Freelancer shares the basics of a freelance career.
  • Power To Fly has a list of perfect jobs around the world.
  • We Work Remotely is the largest online community for remote work.
  • Working Traveler is a place where employers can hire digital nomads.

Step 2: nomadic life logistics

So, you have found a way to make money remotely. But it takes a lot more to become a digital nomad.

Things to consider include WiFi availability, registering your business, banking, communications, physical mail, insurance, healthcare, where you live, and more.

How to start a business

If you decide to establish a business in the USA, then you need preliminary preparation. In general, I recommend starting as a self-employed person to make your life easier.

Once you start earning regular income, you can switch to an LLC for tax and legal benefits. Legal Zoom is a good site for registering a business in your state. I used it, it is convenient to do everything online on it.

Taxes for digital nomads

How to pay taxes to a digital nomad? In fact, Americans must pay taxes even if they live abroad. This is not the case in most countries.

There are exceptions, for example, if you spend most of the year outside the US and pay taxes to the state where you live, you can apply for a Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, which allows you not to pay US taxes on income up to $100,000.

Some people set up companies in digital nomad-friendly countries, such as Singapore, to save on taxes.

If you’re serious about becoming a digital nomad, eventually you need to hire a good accountant who specializes in working with people living abroad.

Banking for digital nomads

Money management while traveling has its challenges. For example, when using cards in other countries, they are blocked, and there is also the issue of receiving payment while abroad.

I highly recommend choosing Wise Account (commission is lower than PayPal, but you also need a PayPal account).

If you’re not from the US or UK, Payoneer is also a good option.

It also helps to have a good travel credit card, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred. It has no commission on foreign transactions (including car rental insurance), low cost of the annual tariff; in addition, it allows you to receive free flights by collecting points and miles.


The first question every digital nomad asks a hotel, coffee shop, or Airbnb apartment owner: Is WiFi fast?

Digital nomads can only work with a fast and reliable internet connection, so good WiFi is incredibly important. Luckily, you can now find decent internet speeds in many parts of the world.

I recommend downloading the SpeedTest App to determine your connection speeds and reading my guide to the best international cell phone rates for travelers and nomads.

Virtual phone numbers such as Google Voice, Skype or MySudo are also very useful. They allow you to have a US number, for example, for two-factor authentication (2FA).

Signal is a wonderful secure messenger, much more secure than Facebook or WhatsApp.

Choosing a VPN for Security

The internet is censored in many parts of the world, so to ensure you can access the websites you need (and increase your privacy), it’s important to download a good VPN (virtual private network) before you leave.

Personally, I use Proton VPN, it also has an app for iPhone.

How to receive mail and parcels

It used to be a problem to get mail while traveling, but that’s not the case today. Signing up for a virtual mail service, such as Earth Class Mail, gives you a physical address to send important mail with the ability to read the mail online, as well as forward it to any other address.

Insurance for digital nomads

Sometimes accidents happen. And if you do not have insurance, then in some countries this can turn into serious problems. Luckily, there are health insurance options specifically for digital nomads. The two most popular are SafetyWing and World Nomads. I have enjoyed both!

Read more about insurance for nomads here.

Travel around the country

After flying to your destination, you can move in different ways. Unlike the US, many countries have quality transportation systems. Buses, trains, taxis are all very real ways of moving.

In other countries, you can rent a motorbike or a small car for a low price. In Thailand and the Philippines I rented scooters, in Mexico, Spain and Italy I used public transport, and if necessary I simply rented a car.

Search for accommodation

  • is the best engine for finding hotels and hostels for a short time. They are very easy to use.
  • Most digital nomads use when they need to rent local accommodation for a couple of months. It’s more convenient than local advertising.
  • is a site dedicated to co-living with other digital nomads around the world.

New friends

Isn’t it lonely being a digital nomad? Yes, it is, but there are ways to deal with this feeling. Hostels are a fun way to meet other travelers, but it can be difficult to get the job done in such an environment.

Working from cafes or co-working spaces is one way to meet like-minded people anywhere in the world.

Almost every country has expat communities, and you can also find other foreigners willing to meet new people. In addition, there are good groups for digital nomads on Facebook, such as Global Digital Nomad Network and Digital Nomads Around The World

You can attend events, festivals, language courses, find groups to meet up on or Couchsurfing. com

Of course, don’t forget about Tinder!

Prepare for emergencies

When you’re traveling alone abroad, it’s always a good idea to set aside an emergency supply for emergencies. Death of a relative, car accident, robbery, depletion of fixed assets, political unrest, natural disasters, global pandemic , alien invasion, etc.

Need to be able to fly home quickly, have enough money for housing if necessary, and in case of being unemployed for several months. Nobody knows what might happen! Read my travel safety guide.

I would recommend putting $3,000 – $5,000 into a separate checking or savings account that you won’t be tempted to touch while traveling.

Step 3: where to go?

Work on tourist visas

Most digital nomads travel on tourist visas, which is a gray area of ​​the law. When traveling on a tourist visa, you are strictly speaking not supposed to “work”.

Unfortunately, the concept of “digital nomad” in many parts of the world is little known, and the laws are not adapted for us. Strictly speaking, we are working, but we are not taking away jobs from local residents, and this is precisely what tourist visas should protect against.

When immigration authorities ask about the purpose of their stay in the country, most digital nomads answer “tourism” .

When officials ask how I earn money, I say that I work in marketing and travel on vacation. Don’t complicate. Complicated explanations will raise new questions, and may even lead to rejection if officials don’t like or understand your answer .

Work visas for digital nomads

There are separate progressive-minded governments trying to attract nomads to live and work in their countries. They have created special remote work visas that you can apply for. Here are some examples:

  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Croatia

Popular among digital nomads of the country

Many digital nomads tend to travel to hub countries due to the combination of cheap accommodation, decent internet speeds, and the ability to renew tourist visas multiple times.

Over the years I have lived in some of these places, such as Playa del Carmen (Mexico). Below is a list of the most popular, but you can do your own research on this website.

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Hungary
  • Spain
  • Columbia

However, you don’t have to live in a foreign country to be a digital nomad.

There are many remote workers living in their own country; for example, I temporarily lived in Colorado, California, Texas, and now in Utah.

In addition, many digital nomads buy mobile homes or convert minibuses to fit them.

The most important thing is independence from the place, freedom of movement without many restrictions.

Step 4: transition to a nomadic lifestyle

Cash savings

While it’s possible to travel on a very budget, it’s still not free, and before you start your journey around the world, you will need to save up funds.

If you have a main job, then you should try to reduce your consumption, spend less, maybe find a way to earn money from outside, or get a second job in the evenings or weekends.

I do not recommend leaving your main job until you have a decent amount of savings to pay for your trip or until you have created a source of regular side income.

Exhausting your resources in a foreign country is no fun at all!

Grow your online business first or find a job that allows you to work remotely before you can start traveling. Here are some useful articles:

  • How to save money before traveling
  • How to make money with a second job

Getting rid of things

There was something magical about the way I sold or donated my possessions before leaving the country. It definitely had a psychotherapeutic effect.

Get used to minimalism and start selling your junk on Craigslist, Ebay and Facebook Marketplace. At first, some things will be difficult to part with, but over time it will become addictive.

Items of sentimental value can be kept: photographs, important papers, family items; give them to relatives or rent a small cell / storage room.

By optimizing your life to fit in a backpack, you will realize how little we need to survive.

Dealing with criticism

Explaining to family and friends that you want to quit your job and travel the world can often be difficult. Many people will not understand and will not support your choice.

Ignoring critics and taking risks can be difficult, including me.

If everyone you know and love says it’s a bad idea, you begin to doubt.

Just know that there are already millions of digital nomads out there, so you are definitely not alone.

Tell your relatives that you have decided to take a year off, just as an experiment. Send them books or articles, like mine.

If your experiment fails, you can simply go back and get a “real job” again. Life doesn’t end there!

A small dose of reality…

It seems like almost everyone in the world of online marketing is trying to sell you their course or workshop touting the wonders of making money online and/or traveling the world.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of brainwashing, and it can be difficult to figure out who is telling the truth and who is lying.

I have seen a lot in my ten years online. The reality is that people can earn money online and travel as digital nomads, but not everyone is successful at it. Some people don’t like this lifestyle or can’t handle the business part.

But the same is true for any new project, whether it’s opening a restaurant or applying to medical school. If it were easy, everyone would do it!

It’s not easy. Becoming a digital nomad takes time, sacrifice and hard work.

History and future of digital nomads

Before you get distracted by something else on the Internet, I would like to share an interesting story about digital nomads.

The very first digital nomad was Steve Roberts, who traveled across America in 1984, working on his Radio Shack Model 100 personal computer!

On the road, he wrote articles and then uploaded them to his assistant in Ohio via a payphone and a CompuServe account.

Later, in 1997, Japanese technology researcher Tsugyo Makimoto predicted the rise of digital nomadism in his book. He believed that remote work would force countries to “compete for citizens” and that the digital nomad movement would cause the decline of materialism and nationalism.

Back then it was all revolutionary, but look at us today…

Today I can post to social media via satellite while on a long backpacking trip in the mountains of Afghanistan!

Working remotely will only get easier in the future as many companies realize they no longer need physical office space and new technologies emerge, such as Elon Musk’s high-speed Internet service Starlink.

The future for digital nomads and remote workers seems to be bright!

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about digital nomadism

Is it legal to be a digital nomad?

Strictly speaking, not really. Most digital nomads work while traveling on tourist visas, which is illegal. However, because they just work from their laptops and don’t take jobs from local residents, they are very difficult to prosecute.

Some countries have made this legal with special remote work visas that can be obtained.

How much do digital nomads earn?

Any amount from zero to millions of dollars per year. In fact, there is no standard value. If you work as a virtual assistant for $25 an hour, then your earning potential will hit the ceiling at some point. But if you own a company or sell a product, then nothing limits you. For several years, I earned enough from my travel blog to just live on them and continue to travel often.