Sept. 20, 2022

From Blue Collar Worker to Becoming a Financially Free Digital Nomad

From Blue Collar Worker to Becoming a Financially Free Digital Nomad

Kristin speaks with a self-made digital nomad who left his blue collar job in Canada to become a financially independent entrepreneur in Costa Rica. Learn how Andrew transitioned from working for the railroad and coast guard to becoming a nomadic/expat online business owner.


Kristin speaks with a self-made digital nomad who left his blue collar job in Canada to become a financially independent entrepreneur in Costa Rica. Learn how Andrew transitioned from working for the railroad and coast guard to becoming a nomadic/expat online business owner.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have a technical background or already have a remote job to become location independent. Andrew is a prime example of how possible it is to be a digital nomad and make an income online with little to no experience.

In this interview, Andrew gets raw and real about his darkest times in life and how becoming a digital nomad saved his life. Tune in now!

 

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IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • How Andrew quit his blue collar jobs to work online.
  • Andrew’s cost of living and daily life in Costa Rica.
  • Tips for public transportation and navigation in Costa Rica.
  • Getting health insurance in Costa Rica & The reality of healthcare in Canada.
  • How to become a tax-free citizen of Canada & The benefits of being tax-free.
  • Tips for reinventing yourself time and again, and how to pivot from physical work to entrepreneurship and the digital nomad lifestyle.
  • How to make money online as a location independent traveler.
  • Being a digital nomad during the peak of the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Tips and strategies for developing new skill sets and finding flexible, remote jobs.

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • Do you have to learn the language to live in a foreign country?
  • If you’re a tax-free citizen in Canada, can you still get Canadian healthcare?
  • Do you have to close your Canadian bank accounts when you move abroad?
  • What was your strategy for finding work after leaving the Coast Guard?
  • How did you start your YouTube marketing company, YT Era?
  • And more!



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Andrew Murdoch spent the better part of his adult years working and serving as a scuba instructor on cruise ships, an industrial firefighter in the Canadian oil patch, freight train conductor, and Coast Guard Rescue Diver at a hovercraft base.

He believes the "normal" approaches to life are outdated and the best solutions require some out-of-the-box thinking. This line of thinking led Andrew to launch a full-service YouTube Marketing Agency built 100% with remote team members. Being a Digital Nomad means that no pandemic, political/civil unrest, or natural disaster will disrupt his lifestyle.