How To Be A Successful 21st Century Nomad
Do you have what it takes to be a nomad? Are you ready to ditch the “sticks and bricks” residence in exchange for a life of adventure on the road? You will find yourself in good company if so.
The number of people who are interested in the nomadic lifestyle grows considerably each year. Fortunately, there are more resources available than ever to help people navigate the transition, but there is still a shortage of “one-stop” resources. This book aims to fill that void.
How To Be A Successful 21st Century Nomad covers topics from deciding to embrace the nomadic life to setting up electrical in your vehicle. This book attempts to distill the lessons, knowledge, and skills that I have learned over the years as a nomad into one logical, accessible volume. In short, this book allows you to benefit from what I have learned the hard way.
How To Be A Successful 21st Century Nomad is available as both an e-book and in paperback.
Car living is not for everyone. This is a unique and sometimes challenging lifestyle that most people only do on a temporary basis. The majority of people who live in a car do it only until they can get back into a house or until they can upgrade to a van or RV.
There is, however, a growing tribe of full-time nomads who have embraced vehicle dwelling. Some of these nomads live in cars, while many more live in vans, campers, or RVs. These nomads may live in one area or may migrate with the seasons. There are a number of websites, blogs, and social media groups where these nomads gather online.
The ideas presented in this book are based on my own experience with living out of a car over the years. These experiences include car dwelling that was voluntary and involuntary, short-term and long-term, urban and boondocking.
My early experiences with car dwelling were desperate and miserable, not because I was opposed to the idea, but because I had much to learn. Even as recently as 2000 when I was unexpectedly thrust into van dwelling we did not have Wi-Fi readily accessible and there were nowhere near as many resources available on the Internet.
My hope with this book is to make your experience easier and, dare I say it, positive.
Minimalism. It is a term that has become much more popular in recent years with a number of blogs and more than a few books devoted to the topic. Many people are discovering that the dream they have been sold – that of ever-increasing affluence, unbridled consumerism, and the 50-year corporate 9-5 grind – is at best an elusive fantasy and at worst a nightmare from which there seems no escape. Minimalism, many people find, is the answer.
Minimalism (the book) is my contribution to the conversation about voluntary simplicity and, specifically, simplicity of possessions. I have been interested in simple living for as long as I can remember, and have been a minimalist since around 1999. Like many serious minimalists, everything that I own can fit into one bag. I can, and indeed have, packed to move across the country on 30 minutes notice (more than once).
Minimalism is available as an e-book from Amazon, Smashwords, and other book sellers.
Microbusinesses You Can Start Today
There has been renewed interest in small, home-based or location-independent businesses in recent years as many people have learned that a job does not provide much security after all. A microbusiness, whether operated full-time or part-time, can increase economic security and provide income while allowing the entrepreneur to engage in work that he or she finds meaningful.
Part I of Microbusinesses You Can Start Today profiles more than 70 small business ideas that are ideally suited to being operated by a solo entrepreneur. Part II includes several chapters exploring marketing and business operations.
Note: This book was last updated in 2016 so parts of it are out of date considering the pace of change in our modern world. It is still available at the lowest possible price point of 99 cents with the hope that it still provides inspiration and ideas to those trying to come up with ideas for starting a new business or side hustle.
Starting a Web Design Business
Originally published in 2009, this book covered everything that I had learned in a decade operating my own web design business.
Starting a Web Design Business is no longer available as the content became outdated over the years.