Nicole Harlow: Reverse Engineering Location Independence

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Nicole Harlow: Reverse Engineering Location Independence

After trying out a number of different living arrangements, including Berlin and living in a van in the U.S., and setting everything up so she could live and work anywhere, Nicole and her partner ended up in the tiny island nation of Malta, where she’s loving life and running her location-independent web design business.

Nicole Harlow

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In This Episode

  • What it’s like to live in Malta
  • How Nicole ended up in Europe
  • The ups and downs of living in a van in the U.S.
  • Creating a story around your adventure
  • Figuring out how to make a location-independent income
  • Why she encourages online entrepreneurs to question their expenses
  • The tools Nicole uses to run her business
  • And much more

Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences

Definitely living in the van, working from the parking lot, trying to catch McDonald’s wifi!

Biggest Surprise along the Way

Living in the van I spent wayyyyyyyy too much time and money in Walmart!

Resources We Talked About

[oops! Turns out the bins are run by Goodwill]
  • GasBuddy app
  • Amy being interviewed on Nomadtopia Radio
  • MailChimp
  • HelloSign
  • Calendly
  • ScheduleOnce
  • Buffer
  • GetResponse
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Canva
  • Bluehost
  • Squarespace
  • Skillshare
  • CreativeLive [affiliate link]
  • Nicole’s Links

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    2017-04-15T13:09:11+00:00 March 23, 2016|Podcast|4 Comments

    4 Comments

    1. Julie September 19, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply

      This was a fantastic episode! The info Nicole shared about Malta was all new to me, and then at the end when the two of you were discussing all the apps that you use for your online businesses, that was golden. Amy, you should ask all your guests to talk about the apps they find useful in their businesses!

      • Amy Scott September 19, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

        Thanks, Julie, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m so glad we were able to introduce you to a new location and hopefully some new apps too. I’ll keep that in mind for future episodes! Thanks for listening.

    2. Curtiss November 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Really enjoyed Nicole’s life story, and you’re right Amy: the Malta tourism bureau owes her some bucks for promotion! It sounds awesome!

      • Amy Scott November 23, 2016 at 1:59 am - Reply

        Ha, exactly! Glad you enjoyed this one.

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