NomadX — Your Time. Your Way.
In the recent past, “work” was commonly associated with both a job and the physical location in which you performed that job. Yet in the 21st century, technological advancements such as cloud computing, smartphones, the mobile web and improved cell service have shattered that concept, and work is no longer defined by a place. It’s now possible for employees across multiple industries to be “at work” from anywhere in the world.
While some operate out of the comfort of their homes, a growing legion of workers are trotting the globe and setting up shop wherever they can find a WiFi signal. These digital nomads include freelancers, location-independent entrepreneurs, and employees taking advantage of unlimited vacation policies, and they’re all united by a desire to balance the security of employment with the adventure of travel and the novelty of finding a new “office” location every few days.
NomadX makes it easy to live the digital nomad life, explore new cultures, and meet people from around the world while maintaining a healthy career. NomadX provides the infrastructure necessary for getting the remote worker away from the coffee shop, basement office or crowded co-working space and into a perspective-shifting setting, for as little as few days or as long as a few months.
By managing travel logistics, work environments, and sightseeing excursions, NomadX is designed for the worker who wants to advance — both professionally and personally — through travel. We cover all the startup tools needed to get online and then start exploring, including reliable connectivity, SIM cards, housing, co-working space and travel guides designed specifically for digital nomads. Professionals who choose the NomadX lifestyle have the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones, living like locals as they achieve personal and business breakthroughs in picturesque settings around the world.
Co-founder and president Steven Allen’s journey to the digital nomad life began at a young age. Hailing from a North Carolina town of fewer than 10,000 residents, Allen spent his youth dreaming of what the rest of the world had in store. As part of a family of entrepreneurs that goes back several generations, he learned sales skills at a young age and began his first ventures buying and reselling drum parts and operating the neighborhood lemonade stand.
While an undergrad at Washington and Lee University, Allen often heard about the travels and successes of one of the school’s prominent business alumni, the entrepreneur and mentor Dave Williams. Co-founder, chairman and acting CEO of NomadX, Williams has founded and brought several advertising and technology companies to sale, including BLiNQ Media, 360i, and IgnitionOne. With a lust for travel, adventure and the outdoors, Williams now spends the majority of his time on the road, acting as a mentor, startup advisor and angel investor.
As Allen began spending every weekend off campus, his destination determined by the best deal he could find on train tickets or airfare, his admiration for Williams’ successes and explorations continued to grow. When the two were officially introduced by a professor, they immediately hit it off.
Co-founder Graham Novak followed a similar journey. Bitten by the entrepreneurship bug at a young age, Novak founded his own web company before arriving at Washington and Lee. That company evolved into a concept for a remote web development company that Novak pitched at the college’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit, where he first met Allen. This pitch also caught the eye of Williams, who later encouraged Novak and Allen to collaborate on a new venture.
United by a desire to build their own company from the ground up while maintaining the ability to travel and work without a set location, the three saw the opportunity for NomadX to serve the digital nomad community and provide an experience that balances work and travel for the serious professional. Today, NomadX is closely tied to its founder’s vision of serving workers who are constantly willing to explore new destinations and opportunities.
NOMADX is a real estate technology platform developed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing global community of location-independent remote workers, or “Digital Nomads”.
As Digital Nomads ourselves, we know what the market is looking for: trusted, affordable accommodations in highly-attractive locations worldwide at 45% less than AirBNB. We also offer educational masterclasses to help master the lifestyle as well as community events to help foster new friendships.
Please join our community of Digital Nomads and remote workers from around the world:
Facebook Group: Support Community for Remote Workers
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dave Williams is the CEO and Co-founder of NOMADX with his base in Lisbon, Portugal. Dave is a US pioneer in the digital marketing, advertising, and ad tech industries as a serial digital entrepreneur over the past 20+ years with multiple exits in the early formative stages of the search engine marketing, social media, and ad tech industries.