Expats in Mexico: Why People Fail At The Digital Nomad Lifestyle

by Amanda Abella  - February 23, 2024

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In the vast realm of digital nomadism, tales of digital nomads sharing triumph and failures circulate the internet. As seasoned expats in Mexico,  we, Amanda and Justin, unravel the myths and realities surrounding the digital nomad lifestyle. Let’s delve into the nuances and debunk the misconceptions.

The Digital Nomad Dilemma

As avid travelers navigating the online business landscape, we often encounter narratives portraying digital nomadism as a perpetual vacation. The reality, however, is far from the fantasy. In these articles, a common theme emerges – many aspiring expats struggle due to a lack of understanding of how to run a genuine business.

Crafting a Real Business as a Digital Nomad

When envisioning a location independent lifestyle, we don’t merely think of freelancing or odd jobs. Instead, we contemplate building a business that functions like a well-oiled machine. Proper business structures, often overlooked by many, are the cornerstone of a sustainable location independent lifestyle.

The Pitfalls of Constant Travel as a Digital Nomad

A recurring complaint in these articles revolves around the relentless hopping from one location to another. As individuals who have traversed the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, we understand the toll constant movement can take. To counter this, we advocate for ‘slow travel,’ an approach where one immerses themselves in a single location for an extended period.

Our Mexico Sojourn as Digital Nomads

Currently stationed in Mexico, particularly in the vibrant city of Guadalajara, we’re experiencing the charm of slow travel. Obtaining temporary residency adds a layer of stability to our nomadic lifestyle. The intention is not permanence, but a conscious decision to savor the essence of a place before deciding on the next destination.

Balancing Act: Real Business and Residency:

For us, the sweet spot lies in harmonizing the location independent dream with a tangible business strategy. By running a business like a machine and embracing slow travel, we find equilibrium. We’ve created a guide for those intrigued by the prospect of moving to Mexico, available under the Entrepreneur Expat brand.

Grab our guide here.

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Closing Thoughts

Digital nomadism isn’t a binary experience of either grandeur or failure; it’s about finding balance. Share your thoughts on the ongoing digital nomad conversation in the comments. If you resonate with our journey, give this video a thumbs up, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more insights into the expat and digital nomad lifestyle.


Further resources:

Expats in Mexico: 3 Steps to Start an online business so you can live anywhere

Mastering Inbound Lead Generation Strategies for Business Growth

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