Robert Taylor: Nomadic Screenprinter

June 14, 2017 | ,

Robert Taylor is a screenprinter from South Africa. He and his wife are educating their four-year-old on the road as they travel, perfect their craft, and teach others a skill that they can actually use anywhere in the world.

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In this episode

  • How and why Robert teaches screenprinting while traveling
  • Tips for saving money on the road
  • Preparing kids to travel
  • What he wishes he’d done before they started out
  • What motivated them to start traveling
  • Banking and mail logistics for South African nomads
  • Dealing with family who thinks you’re crazy
  • Robert’s tips for taking your physical art/craft/hobbies on the road
  • And so much more
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Resources we talked about

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Additional Resources/Tips from Robert
Banking
Capitec Bank as backup for First National

Mobile Apps
Currency converter
Google Maps
Google Newsreader for world news highlights
Tapatalk for joining online expat forums (it makes reading easier)
PayPal
Banking app
Facebook

For Kids
Install YouTube Kids on a tablet or laptop; it is the safest option and our four-year-old has free rein on it, he ends up choosing alphabet songs all by himself.
Settle into a routine and meet up with other nomads with kids his/her age and let them play, you get to meet others like you and it is amazing. 🙂

Email Management
Gmail account as backup—I have a forwarder on my domain that sends a copy to my Gmail
Extra Gmail account for registering on websites, to avoid spam

Website Setup
Search “hosting discount coupons” and use that to choose your hosting since they also give free domain names for your website
Install WordPress (free)
Theme: generatepress (free or paid version)
beaverbuilder page builder (free or paid version)
WooCommerce shop (free)
I use WPcourseware but there are free platforms for selling courses
I use MemberPress but there are free membership plugins

Email marketing/automation
Mailchimp’s free plan includes automation now so it’s the best low-cost service for creating autoresponders and building lists
Mautic is a powerful automation system with a learning curve (free)

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