Now a web developer and digital marketing strategist, Tamala first started exploring the world of online business as a side hustle in the late ’90s, and she’s been location independent since 2010. All along, she’s been motivated by a deep desire for freedom, and in 2015 that led to her first international adventure in Costa Rica. When we talked she was back in the States, regrouping and figuring out what’s next.

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In This Episode

  • Discovering that even an introvert can feel lonely
  • Going home to take care of her sister
  • Her first super-niched websites/businesses and the early days of online marketing
  • Why it’s so important to focus in your biz
  • Getting ready to move abroad
  • Living in Costa Rica and the tools she used to make it easier
  • Loosening up her Type-A personality
  • And so much more

Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences

Just realizing that I could move to Costa Rica was a big accomplishment. I’m typically a loner and have moved across the US without any family or friends before, but moving to another country just seemed like a huge deal. 🙂 Now I’m ready for my next stop… as soon as I figure out where.

Biggest Surprise along the Way

I didn’t realize how lonely it would be (even for a loner) in a place where you don’t speak the language. I made a few great friends in Costa Rica, but after several months I was needing “home”.

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