Meet the participants that have been selected to join WiFly Nomads among hundreds of applicants.
Diane currently works recruiting English teachers to teach in Taiwan. She has a passion for sharing her beautiful country with the world and will be developing a travel business that focuses on just that.
"I looked through a lot of the similar websites but they only offer a tour. They expect you to already have a remote job - it's not something that I already have so to join something like that I would have to find a job first. So that's when I was looking up WiFly and I noticed that it has a program that actually guides you through the process and I think that's actually something that I need more than just sorting out accommodations and tours." - Diane
Want to learn more about Diane? Watch the video here.
Country: United States
Melannie currently teaches English online and as much as she finds it rewarding, she's looking to take her digital nomad lifestyle to the next level in starting her own business. Melannie isn't short of ideas. Her goal is to prioritize which idea to pursue and to get it off the ground with the help of WiFly Nomads. Melannie's a bubbly person and we know her positive energy will surely be a great addition to the group.
Country: United States
Sohail is a business Analyst/ScrumMaster and has an incredible blog called The Seasonal Gent where he shows men how to look great at affordable prices. He loves fashion and fitness and if there is a CrossFit around, you'll likely find him there. Be sure to follow his Instagram account to stay up to date on what Sohail is up to.
Fun Fact: Sohail interned at NASA!
"The most rewarding aspects in my life... it was never the right time to do those things. What attracted me to WiFly was the immersive experience. I know I will be learning from people who have already done what I want to do and who will quite frankly be there to support me as I go through this journey." - Sohail
Want to learn more about Sohail? Watch the video here or read more about him here.
Country: United States
Sarah is an action-taker and is determined to make things happened. She quit her 9-5 in marketing just a few months before WiFly Nomads to pursue her digital nomad lifestyle. Prior to WiFly she was freelancing in writing and graphic design, while also teaching ESL online. Want to learn more about Sarah? Watch her video here.
Why She Joined WiFly Nomads
"I decided my future was very important to me, so I left that role. Other programs that I looked at catered more to established remote workers and were less about teaching you how to work remotely. I'm most excited about meeting like-minded people. I think there are a lot of skeptics who don't really understand or take your goals seriously. I'm excited to learn from people who have actually made it happen for themselves and to learn from people who are in the same situation as me and are just looking for the right tools." - Sarah
Interested in working with Sarah?
Sarah Aboulhosn is a freelance writer and marketing specialist passionate about design, travel, and technology. She helps creative organizations improve their visual identities, marketing strategies, and grow their online presence. Her experience in marketing, writing, and graphic design gives a unique edge that has allowed her to create unique and engaging content for the travel, design, architecture, and tech industries. Find out how you can work with Sarah at www.sarahaboulhosn.com.
Husband and father of two, Seto join us right in his own background (yes, he's from Indonesia!). Seto currently works in Finance as an Analyst. He's always learning and recently picked up online trading. Seto joins WiFly to find more balance in life while pursuing the digital nomad lifestyle. We're excited to join Seto in his home country!
Akina joins us from the tiny island of Guam. She studied in San Francisco for a bit before returning home to run a cafe with her mom. She's passionate about telling peoples stories. She has written for Thought Catalog, Elite Daily, Guam Business Magazine and more! Akina stumbled upon the digital lifestyle while on a trip in Bali (ironic right?)
"When we went to Bali we were eating lunch and to my corner I saw this man on his computer with a bottle of beer and just working. So I asked one of the owners, 'Does he work here?' He's like 'Oh, he's a digital nomad'. And since then I was like, 'That's the job I want. That is the lifestyle I want.' The question was always, "How do I start?" so that's where I am right now"
Fun Fact: Akina is bilingual in English and Japanese!
Want to learn more about Akina? Watch her video here.
Rhami took a leap of faith to live out his dream as a digital nomad by booking a one-way ticket to Spain last August! His journey has taken him to England, Italy, Bali (WiFly Nomads ;) ), Nicaragua and he is currently in sunny California...for now.
Rhami is a Digital Marketing specialist focusing on helping millennials and start-ups grow their brands and hopes to inspire people to live a life they love and do whatever they want to do!
Find out how you can work with him at: www.ArchCoWebDesign.com
We did a live post-bali interview with Rhami, where you can lean how he went from Government Employee to Entrepreneur traveling the world. Watch his story here.
Amira joins us from Brunei. She studied architecture in England but currently works doing data processing. There's no hiding Amira is more of an analytical person, as she enjoys Sudoku and similar puzzles. During the evenings she also studies French. Amira is ready to join WiFly to get out of her comfort zone and create a life with more freedom.
Fun Fact: Amira lived in Nigeria when she was younger.