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Trent1000

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I'll be traveling in southeast asia in the next 4 months. Although I won't rely solely on domains. If I end up having some deal closed in the meantime, it will certainly have a positive influence on the trip, but I mainly going to do webdev and freelancing. So even though I consider myself a domainer, I don't consider myself a domainer nomad.
 
I'll be traveling in southeast asia in the next 4 months. Although I won't rely solely on domains. If I end up having some deal closed in the meantime, it will certainly have a positive influence on the trip, but I mainly going to do webdev and freelancing. So even though I consider myself a domainer, I don't consider myself a domainer nomad.
I don't think the OP meant that your entire travel, repair, medical, insurance, fuel, food, etc. expenses were covered 100% by domain sales. Or, at least, it wasn't specified to be that.

It sounded more like a discussion open for anyone with domain investments that travel and live full-time as nomads.

Technically, if the webdev work you are doing is building out one of the domain assets you invested in for you and your own development(s), all that time and skill you put into the domain, is still a form of investment. Domain investors in 2018 don't just resell domain assets, they also develop value based on ideas and creativity. The assets will either become steady revenue streams for the investor or they get an offer a few years later from someone with more capital that loves the ideas and wants to expand on it further, with transfer of trademarks, copyrights, patents, etc..

If the above is the case with you, then yes, you would still be a nomadic domainer, as it is your domain investment(s) that keep your dream alive, regardless how and when you resell or monetize them. ;)

That's my opinion anyways.
 
travel with domain income? Hell no. I lost my entire savings on it 15 years ago.
That's unfortunate. Sorry to hear that.

I don't think the OP meant 100% domain sales income though.

It sounded more like a discussion open for anyone with domain investments that travel and live full-time as nomads.
 

Trent1000

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I don't think the OP meant that your entire travel, repair, medical, insurance, fuel, food, etc. expenses were cover 100% by domain sales. Or, at least, it wasn't specified to be that.

It sounded more like a discussion open for anyone with domain investments that travel and live full-time as nomads.

Technically, if the webdev work you are doing is building out one of the domain assets you invested in for you and your own development(s), all that time and skill you put into the domain, is still a form of investment. Domain investors in 2018 don't just resell domain assets, they also develop value based on ideas and creativity. The assets will either become steady revenue streams for the investor or they get an offer a few years later from someone with more capital that loves the ideas and wants to expand on it further, with transfer of trademarks, copyrights, patents, etc..

If the above is the case with you, then yes, you would still be a nomadic domainer, as it is your domain investment(s) that keep your dream alive, regardless how and when you resell or monetize them. ;)

That's my opinion anyways.

Can't argue with that, sounds exactly what my goal would be.
 
Yes,I am a nomad ... now it's time for travel to the toilet ...
Is it:
  • A. A community/public toilet
  • B. Going behind the bushes in nature.
  • C. To your RV/Rig toilet.
  • D. To your boats head.
  • E. To the bathroom down the hall.
  • F. To an outhouse.
  • G. None, I was just being funny.

:)
 

Mark Silan

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That's unfortunate. Sorry to hear that.

I don't think the OP meant 100% domain sales income though.

It sounded more like a discussion open for anyone with domain investments that travel and live full-time as nomads.

Its ok, I worked my way out of debt and here I am in the domaining again. :)

oh, I misunderstood.

Is it:
  • A. A community/public toilet
  • B. Going behind the bushes in nature.
  • C. To your RV/Rig toilet.
  • D. To your boats head.
  • E. To the bathroom down the hall.
  • F. To an outhouse.
  • G. None, I was just being funny.

:)

for a nomad, all of the above :)
 

alcy

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Pretty much. Mail forwarding services are handy. :)

for sure.. I was looking at one of them in canada recently..

I came across a cheap one at $20 for life.. then 2-3$ per scanned latter and or forwarded letter.. not a pobox btw

www.canadianaddress.ca

I wonder if not too good to be true...

anyone here use them in canada? or maybe you Eric, with some experience with prices have some thoughts about it.. and if sounds too good to be true.. cause most others here are like 20 or 30 per month...not for life.. hence my suspicions..

what kind of money do u pay for yours Eric?
 
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alcy

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for sure.. I was looking at one of them in canada recently..

I came across a cheap one at $20 for life.. then 2-3$ per scanned latter and or forwarded letter.. not a pobox btw

www.canadianaddress.ca

I wonder if not too good to be true...

anyone here use them in canada? or maybe you Eric, with some experience with prices have some thoughts about it.. and if sounds too good to be true.. cause most others here are like 20 or 30 per month...not for life.. hence my suspicions..

what kind of money do u pay for yours Eric?

oops... sorry.. I changed the link but for some reason its still going to the old wrong one I entered at first.. weird..

here it is again :

www.canadianaddress.ca
 
for sure.. I was looking at one of them in canada recently..

I came across a cheap one at $20 for life.. then 2-3$ per scanned latter and or forwarded letter.. not a pobox btw

www.canadianaddress.ca

I wonder if not too good to be true...

anyone here use them in canada? or maybe you Eric, with some experience with prices have some thoughts about it.. and if sounds too good to be true.. cause most others here are like 20 or 30 per month...not for life.. hence my suspicions..

what kind of money do u pay for yours Eric?
We have two addresses. One is a "Physical "sticks & bricks house and the other is a "Physical" UPS street address. Sticks & bricks has someone we can trust to do any forwarding, shredding, large storage needs. The UPS street address we use for smaller package and envelops. We swing by when passing through town or we have them forward the entire box contents when full to where we are.

UPS Physical street address: https://www.theupsstore.com/mailboxes/personal-mailboxes

Rates can be completely different at each location, however, I noticed on the one you referenced, they charge $3 for the first 3 pages. .50 cents to $1 per page is common but still a little high. If we ever need a fax service, we generally go for the small mom & pop business centers (Easily found in local directories) and find rates more comparable to .25 cents per page.
 

alcy

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We have two addresses. One is a "Physical "sticks & bricks house and the other is a "Physical" UPS street address. Sticks & bricks has someone we can trust to do any forwarding, shredding, large storage needs. The UPS street address we use for smaller package and envelops. We swing by when passing through town or we have them forward the entire box contents when full to where we are.

UPS Physical street address: https://www.theupsstore.com/mailboxes/personal-mailboxes

Rates can be completely different at each location, however, I noticed on the one you referenced, they charge $3 for the first 3 pages. .50 cents to $1 per page is common but still a little high. If we ever need a fax service, we generally go for the small mom & pop business centers (Easily found in local directories) and find rates more comparable to .25 cents per page.

ty for info

I will consider this service nonetheless.. as I receive little physical mail and do most stuff online anyway.. and no packages really either.. $20 for life sounds good.. most other places are 20-40$ per month.

personally, all this nomad talk is of some relevance to me now.. as I intend to switch apartments in near future.. and since I am basically extreme minimalist by nature and design, and already own a (oldish) van.. I am seriously going to consider giving stealth (mostly city) vanlife a try.. its somehting I never did.. but always wanted to try.. and the ideal time may well be between switching apartments anyway..

tis will give me chance to try this life.. take time to look at appartmnets... as well as save around 1000$ per month in rent+bills... which is always nice.

its no wonder there are plenty youtube videos with many people seeing vanlife as opportuinity to invest in even a new van with monthly payments.. of say $500 per month.. which allows them to have like a brand new home on wheels... worry free of mechanic issues.. cause its new car... plus instead of paying rent to someone and never see your money again.. the van you are paying will stay with you as your property to use or resell for many years. it sure makes sense doesn't it.

if ever I want to document my experience.. hate youtube and photography as I may... I already own the perfect domain for it too ;)

vanlife...co

cheers
 
ty for info

I will consider this service nonetheless.. as I receive little physical mail and do most stuff online anyway.. and no packages really either.. $20 for life sounds good.. most other places are 20-40$ per month.

personally, all this nomad talk is of some relevance to me now.. as I intend to switch apartments in near future.. and since I am basically extreme minimalist by nature and design, and already own a (oldish) van.. I am seriously going to consider giving stealth (mostly city) vanlife a try.. its somehting I never did.. but always wanted to try.. and the ideal time may well be between switching apartments anyway..

tis will give me chance to try this life.. take time to look at appartmnets... as well as save around 1000$ per month in rent+bills... which is always nice.

its no wonder there are plenty youtube videos with many people seeing vanlife as opportuinity to invest in even a new van with monthly payments.. of say $500 per month.. which allows them to have like a brand new home on wheels... worry free of mechanic issues.. cause its new car... plus instead of paying rent to someone and never see your money again.. the van you are paying will stay with you as your property to use or resell for many years. it sure makes sense doesn't it.

if ever I want to document my experience.. hate youtube and photography as I may... I already own the perfect domain for it too ;)

vanlife...co

cheers
Keep safety and municipality laws in mind as well. I'm not sure how it is in Canada these days with vehicle laws, however, in the U.S., municipality in many places has made sleeping in a vehicle illegal within city limits. Larger cities and coastal towns mainly. Impound fee's are crazy, starting at $250 + $50 each additional day, until you pick it up.

You can definitely save money easier/faster for other investments by stepping into a lower overhead living arrangement for a while as long as you stick to a budget.
 

alcy

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Keep safety and municipality laws in mind as well. I'm not sure how it is in Canada these days with vehicle laws, however, in the U.S., municipality in many places has made sleeping in a vehicle illegal within city limits. Larger cities and coastal towns mainly. Impound fee's are crazy, starting at $250 + $50 each additional day, until you pick it up.

You can definitely save money easier/faster for other investments by stepping into a lower overhead living arrangement for a while as long as you stick to a budget.

hence the concept of stealth living.. in a van.. versus a big motorhome or pickup with camper over it or attached to it..

in a regular van, it basically boils down to nobody even knowing you are sleeping in your van at nite :)

but definitely good to check the laws just in case.. but I do think they're pretty flexible in canada.. for one thing, we have many fewer people sleeping in their cars.. so at least for now.. no laws are probably very necessary.
 
hence the concept of stealth living.. in a van.. versus a big motorhome or pickup with camper over it or attached to it..

in a regular van, it basically boils down to nobody even knowing you are sleeping in your van at nite :)

but definitely good to check the laws just in case.. but I do think they're pretty flexible in canada.. for one thing, we have many fewer people sleeping in their cars.. so at least for now.. no laws are probably very necessary.
Van life is perfect for someone that's single, due to the confined space and human tendency to become agitated easily during a new transition. I did the van life back in the early 90s (Article on NamePros) and enjoyed it (All over the country).

Stealth was easier back then. People didn't care as much that someones sleeping happily in their van that night, out of the elements, and safe. Now days, with all the media hype and scary movies, people call the cops when they see anything out of the ordinary (As per instruction) like that. This makes it harder for the stealthers of today to get a good nights sleep.

Our class A is the perfect size for us (2 adults and a toddler). We have taken several voyages so far (Since we got it last year) and currently in a repairs and staging process before the next hop.

So far, what we've been enjoying is the ability to drive 300 to 1,000 miles and see a completely different culture and architecture in any direction. Since we work remotely online in the domain industry and have other small hobbies/ventures, it allows us to take our time these days. Hop 300 to 1,000 miles and rent a Full-hookup spot at an RV park with amenities for a few months while we take the toad (4 dr sedan) to tour a 50 mile radius of the area (Rinse and repeat all across the U.S.).

We are not set-up yet for boondocking, but do have plans to do that in the future to save even more. We can run our generator to boondock now, but the noise and emissions isn't ideal (Will add Solar/wind in the future) for nature/natural landscapes that are home to lots of different species of plants and animals.

I think we decided to return to one of two southern home bases for the winter each year and do the 1 to 3 month hops the rest of each year moving forward.

If you jump in the van life, those portable propane buddy heaters come in handy in the winter. Just remember to crack a window to ventilate when in use, otherwise you could poison yourself. Or were you thinking of a battery bank with solar and portable wind turbine to support electric heat without having to run the motor or a generator?

My methods of nomadism the last 45 years (off and on):
  • Hitchhiking – The 80’s
  • Tenting – The 80’s/90’s
  • Van life – The 90’s
  • Bobtail/Tractor trailer – Early 2000’s
  • Class “C” – Early 2000’s
  • Class “A” – Current

Added note: I completely forgot I already published a getting started guide on nomadic life and domain investing on Namepros here. :)
 
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