Some people are born with entrepreneurship in their blood. That’s Drew Taylor – Founder of Digital Nomad University. While some teenage boys grew up playing video games, Drew could be found trying to buy and sell video games and other hot-ticket items for a profit. On episode 007 of the GenWhy Leaders Podcast, Drew tells us how his love for the game (of business) has allowed him to be a successful serial entrepreneur. Identifying a desire among millennials to travel more and have more life experiences, Drew started Digital Nomad University to help our generation build lifestyle businesses that resemble the “4-Hour Work Week.” Listen to the end for The Digital Nomad 3-Step Blueprint to get your business moving.
To provide for his parents and future family and give them the security and stability that we didn’t have as a child, growing up in low-income household.
Drews entrepreneurial journey:
Drew started with traditional landscaping and yard care jobs as a teen, and then transitioned into anything he could buy and sell for a profit. Drew tried is hand at network marketing in college, and landed a telephone sales job in the corporate sector after college. Hating the work, Drew knew there was a better way to support himself and enjoy work. Drew has since started and sold a variety of businesses across multiple industries. After starting Movement Logistics a freight brokerage company, Drew had become an influencer and mentor to millennials for starting and growing businesses. Drew then was motivated to start Digital Nomad University.
Is being a digital nomad practical? Or an Instagram mirage?
Workload while traveling is determined by your individual goals and business types, such a freelancer or an influencer, and whether you are working by the hour, or selling a third-party product. In Drew’s case, he has enough systems set up he is able to keep work to a minimum while traveling. He spent December of 2018 in Thailand and worked only 4 hours total on his freight business. If your goal is to do the same, Drew suggests setting up business systems to take you out of the equation. Keep in mind, this won’t happen overnight. So, don’t book your plane tickets the week of starting your online business.
About Digital Nomad University:
Digital Nomad University was created to inspire & educate those looking to create a digital lifestyle business & enjoy a life of financial freedom. It is a community of like-minded individuals bent on escaping the system & building a lifestyle on their terms.
The Digital Nomad 3-Step Blueprint:
1) Figure out what you’re passionate about, and ultimately, find your niche.
2) Build your audience around that niche by providing as much free value and content as possible.
3) Provide a product or service that solves a problem in the niche you’ve created.
Book recommendations from Drew:
How to contact Drew:
Facebook: Digital Nomad University