Digital Nomad Cafe Podcast | Online Business, Freelancing & Remote Work

8/26/2021

Building A Global Safety Net for Remote Workers with Sondre Rasch from SafetyWing

Season 1, Ep. 56
Welcome to another episode of theDigital Nomad Cafe Podcast. If this is your first time joining then, welcome. This podcast is for digital entrepreneurs carving out their slice of the online economy. To download my free guide on starting a business online, head over to digitalnomadcafe.com/start.Today's guest is Sondre Rasch, co-founder, and CEO of SafetyWing. Sondre was previously the founder of SuperSlide (YC W16) and policy advisor for the Government of Norway. He spent his time in the government improving the social safety net there and now spends his time bringing the ideal social safety net to the rest of the world. SafetyWing offers travel, medical, and health insurance to nomads and remote companies around the world. Sondre and his team are innovators in the digital nomad space, offering global insurance to remote workers.Topics we discuss:How Safetywing got started?What strategies did Sondre use to grow his business?How Sondre operates his business with fully remote and distributed teamwork.How Sondre kept his teamwork motivated and inspired by the vision of the business during covid.What is the meaning of "the global social safety net."How Safetywing works on a global scale?We talk about his new product: Remote Health.What does a country on the internet mean?What does Sondre think is valuable information for somebody who wants to land a remote job?Thank you for joining us in today’s episode. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Review on iTunes & a Follow on Spotify.Digitalnomadcafe.comfor more episodes.
4/30/2021

Sales Tips For Freelancers & Digital Nomads with Brendan McAdams

Season 1, Ep. 53
Hello, and welcome back. If this is your first time joining then, welcome. This podcast is for digital entrepreneurs carving out their slice of the online economy. To download my free guide on starting a business online, head over to digitalnomadcafe.com/start.In this episode, we discuss some sales tips for Digital Nomads and Freelancers. Based in Baltimore, Brendan from http://kiinetics.comrecently launched a new book called Sales Craft - Sales Craft isn't like most sales books. It isn't proposing a new sales process or a system to 10X your income. Instead, it offers up a series of simple but thought-provoking tips and ideas about how to enhance your sales effectiveness. One small step at a time.Episode Topics:Intro to Brendan and his brand Kiinetics.We talk about the mindset challenges when it comes to sales for FreelancersTips to think in terms of numbers and not take rejection personallyWe discuss ways you can increase your confidence when it comes to selling & developing your resilience.We highlight why it's really important to get to the no fast if it is not the right fit, so you and your prospective client do not waste each other's time!We highlight that sales are really getting down to - how are you helping this person to solve a problem?Connect With Brendan Online:https://twitter.com/brendanmcadamshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanmcadams/Get Brendans New Book - Sales Craft Thank you for joining us in today’s episode. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Review on iTunes & a Follow on Spotify. https://digitalnomadcafe.com/ for more episodes.
2/25/2021

Tips To Land A Remote Job You Love with the Remote Job Coach - Jordan Carroll

Season 1, Ep. 52
Hello, and welcome back. If this is your first time joining then, welcome. This podcast is for digital entrepreneurs carving out their slice of the online economy. To download my free guide on starting a business online, head over to digitalnomadcafe.com/start.Today’s guest is Jordan Carroll from TheRemoteJobCoach.comJordan is a career and life coach focusing on serving high-performing professionals on their path to personal liberation through remote work, habit optimization, and lasting health.For over five years, he worked remotely in the US and while traveling internationally. Jordan possesses the unique experience of being employed by a Fortune 50 company and multiple start-ups and starting his businesses — all remotely and all in different industries. Whether you are an aspiring remote worker or already work remote, Jordan can help you find more fulfillment through powerful coaching that keeps you accountable, increases your productivity, and helps you reach your goals.Topics we discuss:We talked about getting a remote job on LinkedIn How to design a remote working life you loveTips to make sure you choose the right jobHow Jordan started his online journeyWhy mindset is important to be a remote workerHow to improve your LinkedIn profileHow to manage taxes while being a freelancerWhat is FlexJobs, and how it worksJordan's healthy lifestyleHow to be consistent in creating interesting contentHow Jordan became a Forbes Council MemberThank you for joining us in today’s episode. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Review on iTunes & a Follow on Spotify.
2/3/2021

Tips For Becoming A Successful & Happy Virtual Assistant with Danielle Demi from GrowthFocus.co

Season 1, Ep. 51
Hello, and welcome back. If this is your first time joining then, welcome. This podcast is for digital entrepreneurs carving out their slice of the online economy. To download my free guide on starting a business online, head over to digitalnomadcafe.com/start.Today's guest is Danielle Demi from growthfocus.co. Danielle and her business partner Liz, run a business where they teach people how to transition from full-time employment into being a full-time freelancer and also how to start your side hustle by working as a virtual assistant. They offer a supportive environment and online modules to learn the skills necessary to start your Virtual Assistant Business.This episode is for people who work full time and would like to transition to having their own business and becoming a freelancer. It is for freelancers who would like to get more clients and is for anyone who has a business and would like to start a side hustle at an online gig. We also touch on why freelancers in the United States, and other Western countries shouldn't be wary or put off this career choice by virtual assistant services in less expensive countries.We also discuss why doing the inner work and understanding who you want to work with and serve is so important.Topics we discuss:We discussed the pros and cons of becoming a virtual assistantHow you can leverage your existing skills to transition into a high paying real freelance virtual assistant position.The difference between a Virtual Assistant and an Online Business managerHow Danielle got started working online, and how the stars aligned for her to start growthfocus.co with Liz. We discuss why it is so important to know who you want to serve and who your ideal client is before you go looking for your first VA gig. Why the inner work is fundamental to your success.Understanding your work skills & talents and who it is that you want to work withWhy this will help you in the long run, to avoid working with clients who you are not aligned with, and doing work that you just do not enjoy. We discuss why having a mentor when exploring making a transition like this from full-time employment to a freelancer is beneficial as it gives you accountability, a framework, and a track upon which you can follow.Thank you for joining us in today's episode. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Review on iTunes & a Follow on Spotify. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Virtual Assistant - check out our post on the Top 7 Virtual Assistant Courses to Kickstart your Virtual Assistant Career.