5 Essential Books for Digital Nomads!

If you are reading this blog, you’re no doubt curious about how to become a digital nomad, on location independent business ideas and what it means to follow such a lifestyle. While there is enough information on this in this blog, it would be a great idea to expand on your reading list as well. We present five books that should be read by all aspiring digital nomads before starting on their journey.

The 4-Hour Workweek

Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss: Well, this is the book that started it all. This is a book that was rejected 26 times before it was finally accepted by a publisher. Writer Timothy Ferriss had little idea what future held in store for him as the book was published. Turned out that it he didn’t write just a book, but started a whole new revolution, which has only become bigger year after year, and made him a much discussed celebrity. Tim narrates his journey in this book, how he went from working at a boring desk job to giving it all up, travelling around the world, making ten times as much money in a tenth of the time, holding out hope for the reader, that “Hey, I did it, so can you!”


The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau

Young Chris Gillebeau is perhaps the prince of digital nomads, who has been to over 175 countries, surviving on nothing but his wits, turning ideas into successful business opportunities. Chris is a man of really smart location independent business ideas and this book has the best of them – and the best part, none of them cost more than $100 to get started and get going. This book is particularly targeted at small entrepreneurs who’re looking for great ideas and at the young entrepreneur who may lack in resources but not in entrepreneurial chutzpah.

The Laptop Millionaire: How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online by Mark Anastasi

Mark Anastasi chronicles his journey from being a penniless security guard in London to being a millionaire many times over, not by winning a lottery, but by making money online by following some really smart strategies , which he claims were revealed to him by an anonymous “Laptop Millionaire”. This book is full of proven online money making ideas. Some of the techniques in the book may be outdated today, but for those who want to get started on making money online and know about small business opportunities on the internet, this is as good as it gets.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

Michael Gerber’s book may be a decade old now, but is still quite valuable enough to be read by small entrepreneurs across the world. Gerber goes through the several steps in the steps in the life of a business, right from its beginning as a struggling startup. Gerber focuses on franchising and talks about applying the lessons learned from successful franchises to all businesses, big and small, with or without a franchise. Digital nomads would find some of the business strategies in this book really useful. An indispensable guide.

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

While this book was written long before the concept of digital nomads was even talked about, this book is way ahead of its time and truly gets what it takes to be a digital nomad. If you’ve ever wondered whether it was worth giving up a regular 9-to-5 job for the life of a digital nomad, then you should certainly read this book. As celebrity writer Robert T. Kiyosaki explains,“Just know that it’s fear that keeps most people working at a job. The fear of not paying their bills. The fear of being fired. The fear of not having enough money. The fear of starting over. That’s the price of studying to learn a profession or trade, and then working for money. Most people become a slave to money… and then get angry at their boss.”


We hope you have enjoyed our reading list for digital nomads. If there are other great books that we have missed out on, please let us know right away! We would love to hear from you.

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