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Welcome to The Remote Lifestyle!

What is Location Independence?

Location independence or being location independent, is the ability to live and work wherever and whenever you want, in a financially sustainable manner.

In the 21st century, it doesn’t make sense:

  • For people to spend hours every day commuting to an office
  • To have a 9-to-5 schedule that’s based on time, not productivity.
  • To be stuck in one place and to only have a few weeks of vacation time each year

Thanks to modern technology, you no longer have to put up with these outdated work structures. Being location independent and working remotely is a lifestyle choice.

This Sounds Too Good to be True

The truth is that thousands of people all over the world are already living like this. They aren’t geniuses with otherwordly talents, they’re just regular people like you and me. Listen to their stories here.

The Remote Podcast features in-depth interviews with digital nomads and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what a location independent lifestyle is really like. Listen to the podcast on the blog, on Google Play, Stitcher or hit the button below to listen on iTunes.

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3 Ways of Becoming Location Independent

Becoming a digital nomad isn’t rocket science. Here are 3 paths you can take to become a digital nomad:

1) Be a Remote Employee

Your first option and the safest option is to work for a company as a remote worker. The main benefits of being a remote employee are:

  • Having steady income
  • Not having to find your own work
  • Having employee benefits, including health insurance


2) Be a Freelancer

Your second option is freelancing. A freelancer is someone who is self-employed and provides services to multiple companies. Common freelancing gigs include:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Tutoring
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Writing


3) Be an Online Entrepreneur

Most digital nomads start out with remote work and freelancing before branching into online businesses. Online businesses can include

  • Blogs
  • E-Commerce Stores
  • Software
  • eBooks
  • Online Courses

If you want to get started with online businesses, then you have to set up a website with a blog. A website with a blog is the first essential of any successful online business.

I’ve written a comprehensive guide on setting up your first self-hosted WordPress blog in just 5 minutes.

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Build your online business today

How to Get Started as a Remote Worker or Freelancer

Before you can start working remotely, you need to do a few things first.

1) Learning the Skills You Need

Chances are, the skills you’ll need in order to work remotely are different from the ones that you currently have.

The most popular route for most people is to learn how to code. It’s also what I did! I’ve written two detailed articles on why you should learn to code and how you can start now:

I have also created a step-by-step PDF guide that shows you exactly what you need to learn to become a web developer – even if you have no experience.

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Download the FREE Guide


2) Building Your Personal Brand

You’ve learned the skills to work remotely. Great! Now you need the world to know it. As a digital nomad, you need to know how to sell yourself online. This means you’ll need to have a personal brand that blows people away.

I’ve written a three-part blog post series that covers this topic:

I’ve also written an eBook, titled “Personal Branding for Remote Work”, containing 6 value-packed chapters revealing the strategies I used to flood my inbox with job offers.


My Free, Exclusive 7-Part Email Course

We covered quite a lot on this page, but we have only just scratched the surface.

If you’re ready to embark on your location independent journey, join my exclusive 7-part email course “Become a Digital Nomad in 7 Steps – Even If You Have No Idea Where to Start”, where I teach you exactly how to ditch your job and become a digital nomad. The course dives way deeper into each of the steps I touched on above.

Become a Location Independent Digital Nomad in 7 Steps
The content in this course is exclusive and you won’t find it anywhere else on the blog. Get immediate access now by clicking the button below.

Thank You For Being Here

It means a lot to me that you’re reading this. It really does! Because this means that you’re ready to kick ass and change your life.

Know that I’m here for you as both a guide and as a friend. Never hesitate to reach out. I want to hear your stories, to know how else I can help you, and to learn what content you’d like to see on the blog.

As a next step, hop on over to the About page to learn more about the humble beginnings of the blog.


Victor Kung | Location Independent Digital Nomad and founder of The Remote Lifestyle
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