5 Questions to Marcus Meurer

“30 Digital Nomad Stories: How to Work Remotely and Travel the World” – not without THE DNX-star. Marcus Meurer is well known in digital nomad circles. As founder of the Conference for Digital Nomads DNX, in Berlin, he loves to bring together people who have the same travelling and working goals as himself.

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

The Digital Nomad lifestyle gives me the ultimate freedom. I am free in choosing which businesses to start, where to live and how to create the most value possible for other people.

How do you earn an income now?

I started working for clients in Online Marketing and worked on the side on own products. Now I do not work for clients any more and am totally focused on the first conference for Digital Nomads DNX. Beside the conference, I am involved in different Startups as shareholder.

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

It depends in which regions I am traveling. I just came back to Berlin after being in Brazil, Colombia and Curacao over the winter. Curacao was a bit more expensive than the other 2 countries or Southeast Asia for example. When I am on the road I always look for mid-term rents in apartments with own kitchen and travel slow. That lowers your cost for food, transport and accommodations.

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

I am using several tools on a daily basis to stay productive and work with my location independent team. Skype and Slack for communication, Dropbox and Google Drive for collaborative working, Coach.me to monitor my routines, Seven Minute App to start in the day with sports, Wunderlist and Trello to work on my tasks, Pocket to save interesting entrepreneurial stuff to read.

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

  • Listen and read as much as you can from other nomads who are already living that lifestyle.
  • Follow me on Medium https://medium.com/@marcusmeurer.
  • Ask questions, connect and step out of your comfort zone.
  • Come to DNX GLOBAL in Berlin and learn in workshops, get hands-on tipps in the expert talks and connect with fellow digital nomads.
  • Search for a goal buddy on the DNX GLOBAL conference,
  • Save money for half a year, go on the road and start before you feel ready!