Freedom Surfer is one of the internet’s most popular sites for digital nomads, perpetual travelers and location independent entrepreneurs. It is chuck-full of actionable information, useful resources and firsthand knowledge. It is also home to the Insiders Club, a successful community with a vast collective expertise and the most active Slack channel of its kind.
Who is behind Freedom Surfer? What is the story? To answer those questions, I first have to introduce myself and tell you my own story.
My name is Simon and I am a location independent entrepreneur. I have been traveling the world non-stop for many years, running my businesses remotely. My life was not always like this, however, and if you go back a decade I would have never been able to imagine where I would be now. I was trading forex for a living while studying journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. I planned to get an office job, maybe move as far as Toronto, get a house and do all the stuff normal people do. I had my lightbulb moment after listening to a radio show about perpetual travel and as soon as I graduated I left Canada on a one way ticket and well, the rest is history.
As for the site itself, Freedom Surfer started as a personal blog a couple of years back. I used it mainly to talk about my travels. Occasionally, I also posted articles about business, taxation and banking. Over time, the site evolved and became increasingly focused on those three topics. So much so that I eventually took it to the next level and created a private club where nomads and entrepreneurs can share ideas, knowledge and network. Because of the private nature of the club, I could also finally publish the juicy stuff that was too sensitive for the public site. The Insiders Club was born.
Since then, the site has continued growing and so has the club. I have created a great course, published a large number of articles, built valuable new resources and you know what? I am just getting started. I have great plans for Freedom Surfer, really believe that location independence and what I advocate for is important. If you have questions and want to get in touch with me, either use the contact page or better yet, join the Insiders Club.