In this blog i will try to be as honest as i can about how it is to live this lifestyle. I hope i can be an inspiration for other people to leave their prison style lifestyles and see some other parts on this still quite wonderful world we are living in. I will tell you about how i live, what i do for work, how much money i make and how much money i spend. The whole plan with this new lifestyle of mine is to travel as much as i can, but it is still not supposed to cost anything, at least not later on. I will have to work enough to make my living. Now i will tell you a little about my freelance business plan.
Freelance for my old employer
I have an opportunity, which not everybody will have, to give me a head start. I work for a company called XMS Penvision and we sell a product called Formidable. This is a digital writing collection platform. XMS Penvision and i have agreed on a deal on which i freelance for them away from home. This contract we agreed on started in mid April, when i went to Bangkok, and will continue until the end of July. In July we have holidays in Sweden so we have decided that i will work 20 hours a week with technical support. This suits me perfect as i am in Bali then and feel like spending a lot of time on surfboard to really get a hang of that. After that we will see what happens.
This freelance work is giving me about 15 euro an hour after tax, which by working 20 hours gives me about 300 euros a week. This should be enough to have a pleasant life on Bali, at the same time have a lot of time for surfing and to build up something i can live of. I hope this blog can be a way of getting my services out there, not only a travel blog for friends and family.
Digital Nomad Academy
Digital Nomad Academy is unlike any other online course available right now. DNA is not just a product, and it’s more than just a course. What sets us apart is our focus on direct mentorship, interaction, and participation.
That is a quote from the Digital Nomad Academy, which is an online course and community of people who is or have been in the same situation as me. I thought i join this for a while to get inspiration and help to get me started in this new way of living. Here i will get help from people who have achieved what i want to achieve. This course will hopefully give me some structure in creating a business plan, set goals and discuss ideas with other people who are in the same situation as me. I also hope to meet new cool people! I just started this, but it feels good and i have high hopes for it.
Freelance business idea
One business idea i have which i will try out is to do customizations of the product Formidable i have been working with the past three years at XMS Penvision. I have a deep knowledge about this product and i build special solutions for customers we have today. We charge over 100 euros an hour doing this today, at the same time is it something that we don’t really want to do to because it interrupts our normal development.
I plan to set up a company in a country that is more tax favorable and this should mean that i will be able to deliver a service for maybe third of the price that XMS Penvision partners have to pay today. I have made numerous calls to the Swedish tax authorities and i think that i have figured out how everything works now, iIt is a few rules to say the least. I will have everything prepared for this new business when my contract ends with XMS Penvision.
The plan is still to go to Australia sometime, I do want to live in Melbourne for a while and see how that is. I have to activate the visa i have before December so it will be there before that, probably a good bit before that. The plan i have has changed again since i wrote about it not even two months ago, but that is the way it has to be, agile is the way to go nowadays.
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan