5 Questions to Arky

  • Age: XX

  • Years as a DN: – Several years

  • Profession: Community Manager, Photographer

  • Nationality: XX

  • Stay in touch:
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Now we go to interview 10 of “30 Digital Nomad Stories: How to Work Remotely and Travel the World” with Arky. Arky started his digital nomad life by joining social projects of Braille Without Borders as volunteer. Today, he earns his income as community manager at Mozilla. His tip for new digital nomads is “Don’t be afraid of taking the next step”.

Why did you decide to begin a nomadic life and what does it mean to you?

After spending a few years with the Braille Without Borders kanthari.org project. I started traveling to various countries to help volunteer on social projects. My idea is to find out, if the FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) makes real social impact. Today I continue to advise various non-profits on the use of FLOSS and ICT technology for social causes.

How do you earn an income now?

I have a full time job with Mozilla as community manager for localization teams.

What is your approximate travel budget for a year? Any tip to lower it down?

Currently my travel is funding by full-time job. In the past, I used my savings from previous jobs in IT companies and freelance work.

What would you consider to be one of the best tools for becoming a Digital Nomad?

I think being comfortable with uncertainties and risks is the best tool. Whether its doing visa runs and/or getting robbed on your first month in a new country. You can not avoid unfortunate situations, but you can certainly manage how you react to them.

Do you have any advice for those starting a DN life?

My blind friend once told me this “Don’t be afraid of taking the next step”. Just take the plunge and see where it takes you.