Meet Lifestyle Entrepreneurs: Norbert of Globotreks

Meet Lifestyle Entrepreneurs: Norbert of Globotreks

Today we want to introduce you to Norbert of Globotreks Norbert is an architect from Puerto Rico who hit pause on his career to travel the world and become a digital nomad. His goal is to visit all United Nations Recognized countries and more! We decided that we wanted to ask Norbert a few questions about his life as a digital nomad and learn a little bit more about him. So, here you are! 1) On a scale of one to 10, how weird are you? I’m a 7.5. I can be pretty weird, but I never get to a creepy weird 10. My weirdness is more like an introvert weirdness people might not understand. Not even sure you’re understanding this right now. 😛 2) What was the turning point that showed you that you could be a digital nomad? I was still working as an architect in New York City but I had been working with the blog for over a year at that point. I was planning my way to quit my job and travel the world for a year – with my savings and bit of money the blog was generating at the moment. I guess that was my introduction to the digital nomad lifestyle, but the real moment where I decided to become a digital nomad was when at the end of my first year on the road I decided to extend it for another year since I got used to being on the road and was already earning enough to support my travels. That one year trip is now a 5+ years on the...
Stop Doing The Sh** You Hate: 7 Secrets to Hiring Your First Outsourcer

Stop Doing The Sh** You Hate: 7 Secrets to Hiring Your First Outsourcer

When you are a small business owner, one of the major challenges is having to be responsible for taking care of a variety of tasks. Some of these tasks are interesting and engaging. Meeting with clients, making sales, and achieving higher and higher levels of success is the fun part of business. Most tasks, however, are dull and time consuming, but you need to complete them in a timely manner in order for your business to grow. With the power of outsourcing, however, you are able to avoid having to waste time doing the things you don’t like to do-and get them done! It’s the best of both worlds. With a global pool of talent available to provide cost-effective services your business needs, services such as administrative support, copy writing services, software development, and web design. In addition, outsourcing allows you to gain the scale a larger business has, without the added overhead costs. By outsourcing services only when you need to, you are able to get the benefits of a full staff without the massive payroll costs. Thanks to labor arbitrage, you will be able to hire talent from countries such as the Philippines for a fraction of what someone in the United States would cost to provide the same level of service. However, every opportunity has a challenge. Hiring your first outsourcer is not as simple as going online and picking a random person overseas to take care of a task you do not feel like doing. You must do your homework, analyzing what services you need taken care of, how much you are able to spend,...