Chris encourages readers to live their lives in a way that’s true to what they really want, rather than other’s expectations. His book, The $100 Startup, focuses on how to build a thriving business from a modest investment, all while creating a life of adventure, meaning and purpose.
Matt turned his love of travel and writing into one of the most popular blogs in the competitive travel blogging niche. Though he’s recently settled in NYC, he still travels extensively, and has just finished off almost six years of nonstop travel.
With a blog that started in 2005 (which is the equivalent to the age of the dinosaurs in blogging terms), Yaro’s one of the old timers among digital nomads. Much of his blog’s success started way back in 2008, when he took his laptop on his round the world trip.
Why he’s worth reading: Yaro talks freely about both his failures and successes in earning income online. He’s been building internet businesses since 1998, and says he’s earned over a million dollars online in the past three years.
Glen is a young (and by that I mean very young – he’s 22) marketing pro. Glen built his first website at 15, and was making thousands of dollars a month online by the ripe age of 17. Today, he travels the world and writes on Viperchill.
Why you should read him: Viperchill is smart, in depth and full of innovative ideas. This is the blog for you if you’re serious about online marketing.
Derek’s (his middle name is actually Earl) got serious travel cred. He’s been on the road, continuously, for the past 12 years, visiting countries as diverse as Yemen and Croatia. During that time, he’s written helpful books on How to Live a Life of Travel, How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship, and has developed his travel blog into one of the most successful in the business.
Why you should read him: Wandering Earl was named one of Time Magazine’s top 25 blogs for 2012. Earl offers some great, practical tips on traveling long term mixed with entertaining travel tales.
Tim created a huge sensation (and some serious controversy) when he published his book, The 4-Hour Work Week. A savvy internet entrepreneur, Tim argues that you can use the internet to create passive income streams that allow you to work significantly fewer hours a week, and use the rest of your time in any way you choose.
Why you should read him:The 4-Hour Work Week book and blog of the same name are packed with useful information for anyone looking to combine work and travel. Tim covers topics from how to hire virtual assistants to creating business selling products online to convincing your boss to let you work remotely.
Anil, a former hacker (the good kind, as he says) is a rare mix of great travel stories and in depth tech advice. He makes his living from FoXnoMad and and a few other sites (How to Travel With Pets, Travel Blog Advice, and Tech Guide For Travel) and computer consulting.
Why you should read him: Anil’s your guy if you’re looking for in-depth tech articles like how to get by a YouTube ban or how to turn your mobile phone into a better digital camera. His articles are always interesting, well researched and chock full of helpful information.
Christine traded in a successful career as a corporate manager for life on the road as an author and photographer. She travels the world with her husband and two little kids. Christine and her husband are due to release Wireless Generation, a documentary about people who’ve traded in their office jobs for the working on the road, and she’s writing a book.
Why you should read her: Christine’s focus on writing and children and making her life work as a whole is a great breath of fresh air from blogs that only focus on the nuts and bolts of being a digital nomad. Plus, her blog is just beautiful to look at.
Annabel’s been a leader in the travel blogging world for years, and has recently branched out into a new site on teaching others to blog. She’s a kick ass copy writer, and also earns a living with her husband building and designing websites.
Why you should read her: Annabel’s clear writing style makes her articles a pleasure to read, and her articles on blog design are especially useful for the design challenged (like me!).
Pat’s blog is one of the few I read every week. The only reason Pat got an honorable mention, instead of being included in the main list, is that he works from a stationary home base. Nonetheless, his blog’s so full of information for those aspiring to earn a passive income from an online business that I had to include it.
Why he’s worth reading: He’s likable, completely transparent, and the blog and his podcasts are packed with great advice for generating passive income online.