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21 March 2024 - 4 minutes

5 Best Books for Digital Nomads (In Tech)

Become a Better Digital Nomad... With Books! 

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Are you looking to learn some new skills to begin your adventure into remote work as a newbie wayfarer? Or are you looking to gain some practical advice for the next step on your journey? Maybe you're looking to discover a new sense of appreciation after being on the road for a while? No matter what you’re after, we know that you may have some questions or doubts that you’d like resolved before you head into the wonderful world of being a digital nomad. 

Luckily for you, there are quite a few books just for that…and, we’ve made a list! There are lots of out there, but check out some of our top choices of books for digital nomads: 

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

For time management and ‘getting more out of life’ advice  

The 4-Hour Workweek is considered to be THE guide to becoming a digital nomad. Remote workers have used this blueprint for the past 15 years to escape their 9-5 jobs ... and you can too! If you’re looking for a good starting point to break into remote work, this is the book for you:

  • Using real life examples, practical tips, and step-by-step guides, Ferris gives you the lowdown on how to make money online. 

  • He breaks down how to use online tools to automate and outsource your job, leaving you more time for a new adventure. 

  • As a digital nomad himself, Ferris offers a new perspective on work and provides realistic ways to achieve it. 

  • Throughout the book, he teaches you how to design your work and life so that you can take advantage of everything the world has to offer.  

Wild Tech: Becoming a Digital Nomad by Ironhack

The ultimate guidebook to taking your tech career on the road 

Our guidebook, Wild Tech: Becoming a Digital Nomad, teaches you everything you need to know about taking your remote job on the road, finding work-life-adventure balance, and building a life – and career – you love. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to combining work and travel, with tips and advice from experts in the Ironhack community, you’ve come to the right place:

  • With our community in mind, we created a digital nomad toolkit with practical advice, handpicked recommendations, and travel inspiration from explorers who have been there before. 

  • The guide includes key time management tips for staying productive whilst also exploring your new surroundings as well as strategies to get out of your own way by facing your biggest fears and finding the motivation to chase your dreams. 

  • Discover how to connect with other digital nomads, learn on the road, and fully take advantage of remote work with this guide by your side.

The Digital Nomad Handbook by Lonely Planet 

Practical advice and inspiration for living and working on the road  

With The Digital Nomad Handbook, Lonely Planet, a company famous for creating high-quality travel guidebooks, provides a different type of guidebook for travelers. Instead of describing where to go, they’ve taught us how to get away from the 9-5 life and become a digital nomad: 

  • Without shying away from the struggles of making it out on your own, Lonely Planet breaks down how to create a flexible and practical work-life balance on the road while managing career changes, maintaining relationships, staying healthy, and taking advantage of your travels. 

  • Digital nomads like yourself can take advantage of this template for working remotely while traveling the world to learn about destinations and occupations that would best fit various travel and career goals. 

  • Get motivated and gain some insight from travelers who have done this before. 

The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest 

Transforming self-sabotage into self-mastery  

Focusing on mental health, The Mountain is You provides a different perspective on becoming a digital nomad. By using a mountain as a metaphor to represent the challenges we face, Wiest teaches us how to excavate trauma, build resilience, and prepare for the climb:

  • Wiest discusses behavior patterns and negative thinking that prevents us from achieving our goals and provides strategies to overcome them. 

  • Since traveling can be such a mentally challenging task, this self-help guide is essential reading for any digital nomad that wants to learn new tools to drop negative habits and transition to new positive ones. 

  • You can achieve your potential and live life to the fullest with a new perspective and mindset using the tools in this guide. 

The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton 

Understanding how and why we travel  

Unlike most guidebooks, The Art of Travel explores the reasons behind why we travel and how it changes us. In this collection of essays, De Botton mixes individual musings and historical insights to take a philosophical glance at the intricacies of travel and provide insights on ways to view it differently. If you’re looking for a new perspective on travel, this book will help you examine it from all sides.   

Learn how to take your tech job on the road as a Digital Nomad with these guides. Each of these books provide a different outlook on remote work and travel, so you can check them all out!  

If you’re looking for a place to start, download our free eBook. There, you’ll tackle the big ‘what if’ questions, learn tips on staying productive whilst having adventures, and get inspired to take the leap into your Digital Nomad journey. 

Don’t just get a tech job you love. Build a life that’s adventurous!  

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