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Navigating the digital nomad lifestyle isn’t that simple.

Yes, a nomadic lifestyle requires a very independent mindset. You might need to fight off bears alone and light your own fire, but can you say no to a little bit of help and a sprinkle of love? That’s why The Only Social exists – we’ve gathered a list of resources recommended by our community of fellow digital nomads. We hope you find these links helpful in finding work, saving money for more exotic ice cream, and staying safe on the road. Please also reach out to us if you have something to add!

 

Remote Jobs

  • Remote Like Me – a community full of tips and resources on landing your first remote job. Taylor Lane, the founder, provides 1-on-1 career coaching specifically helping women to live a remote lifestyle like hers.

  • We Work Remotely – the go-to website for remote job listings.

  • Upwork – one of the largest platforms for a variety of freelance gigs.

  • Fiverr – another great freelancer marketplace, mostly for creatives. It’s also useful if you’re looking to get some graphics work done for your business at a low cost.

  • Freelance Writing – the master site for almost all writing gigs. (hint: subscribe to their newsletters)

  • Voyager Job Board – a job board run by an NYC-based co-working space for travel startups

  • Paradise Interns – a Bali-based digital marketing internship program to help people kickstart their digital nomad life (with scuba diving perks!)


Flights

  • Skiplagged – the perfect website to search for “hidden-city” flights, where you get off at the layover stop instead of the final destination to save a lot on your trip. United Airlines and Orbitz tried to sue them but lost. We don’t recommend abusing the hidden-city trick, though — you could get flagged by the airlines. Skiplagged is a great website to compare airfare regardless.

  • Skyscanner – the good old classic website to find the cheapest flights, car rentals, and even hotels.


Housing

  • Agoda – your best bet for accommodation in Asia.

  • Airbnb – who doesn’t know Airbnb? We have conflicted thoughts on this platform, but it’s still a good place to look regardless.

  • Outsite – a quickly expanding co-living & co-working company with multiple locations in the most popular digital nomad hubs. The prices are often higher than regular accommodation, but you get access to co-working space and other nomads. Click this link for a $50 off your first stay.

  • Selina – luxury hostel chain featuring co-working space and a communal atmosphere with locations all over Latin America.

  • Facebook Groups – search “destination name + expat / housing” on Facebook and see if you can find any Facebook groups with local listings. You can often find long-term housing without all the booking fees.


  • World Nomads is a popular travel insurance recommended by Nomadic Matt, Lonely Planet, and National Geographic. You can easily upgrade your plan to protect all your work gear against losses, like your expensive laptop and camera.

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