Been lurking here for a few days and still owe an intro. I’m living a nomadic life since 5 years or so. Currently roaming around in Asia.
I’ve been doing SEO for E-commerce businesses, some Fortune 500s and recently more startups from the bay area for the better part of a decade. I started KeywordBrain (a tool that I’ve been using internally for clients for a very long time) with two other guys a few weeks ago and we’re about to launch a few weeks from now.
For me personally, not a lot of things changed work- or productivity-wise. If anything, it fuels my creativity. I travel very slowly, staying for several months in one place I like or want to explore thoroughly. It usually takes 1-2 days to find the best places (to eat, work, work out, relax) and adjust to the environment. Communities like the dynamite circle, hashtag nomads, /r/digitalnomad, facebook groups and the people i met and meet along the way are a huge help, but i have a reputation for just flaneuring around instead of planning everything through when it comes to travels. I take taxis to the airport at 4 AM when I feel like it and just book the next flight to wherever. After a long time on the road, you develop this deep confidence that everything’s gonna be alright.
There are minor annoyances with Wi-Fi in some places, but a backup SIM card or two always saves the day. I use hacks like dispatch-proxy to tie up to 3 connections into one if it gets really hairy. Internal SIM & WiFi card + Alfa AWUS036H. I use mosh when SSH is next to impossible.
When Skype or Hangouts are very flaky, I have talky, appear.in & webrtc handy in my bookmarks so I can communicate with clients, team and freelancers I’m working with. I use Slack and Kato for team communication and with clients. Trello for my to-do stuff. Nothing fancy all together. If you have any specific questions, I’m more than happy to answer them.