TMBA621: 10 Key Trends in the Digital Nomad Community for 2022

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It was such a breath of fresh air to see so many entrepreneurs in Mexico City last week at DC MEX, our first in-person event since 2019.

We had so much fun catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, exchanging stories, and working together to move forward with our businesses.

One of our favorite parts about these events is that we get an up-close-and-personal look as all kinds of exciting trends start to emerge in the community.

In today’s episode, we are highlighting 10 new trends that we’ve identified in the location-independent community. You’ll hear about business models that becoming popular, how entrepreneurs are moving forward in the wake of the pandemic, and hot locations for digital nomads in 2022.

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Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How entrepreneurs are using service businesses as a means to stairstep into wealth. (10:23)
  • Insights into how the job market is changing going into 2022. (19:34)
  • Which locations are trending hot spots for entrepreneurs. (32:12)
  • Why selling your businesses might not make sense in 2022. (37:51)
  • Some exciting changes we have in store for 2022. (45:10)

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Let’s Talk High-Level Podcast Strategy for 1 Hour
Jodie Cook
John Ainsworth
Lianna Patch
Percentage of Hacker News job postings that mention a remote option
Paul Graham
Travis Jamison
Empire Flippers
Smash Digital
Jeff Pecaro

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA603: Returning to Nomadic Life
TMBA617: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
TMBA620: The Upside of Running an Agency

This week’s sponsor:

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Smash Digital.

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A team of SEOs who actually know how to use SEO instead of just selling SEO to people who don’t know SEO.

An agency with so much link juice, you’ll need a mop and a bucket to clean it all up.

A group with actual skin in the game, ranking their own portfolio of profitable businesses, and offering the exact same services to clients.

If you want to have Smash Digital in your back pocket, check them out over at, and a big thanks to Smash Digital for sponsoring the show.

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Dan & Ian


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