Find your Why… as a Nomadic Entrepreneur


Interview with Melissa Ng – Founder of Melewi, Product Design Strategist, Nomadic Entrepreneur

Melissa, please share a bit about your background and who you are.

My name’s Melissa Ng, originally from Singapore. I’ve spent the last 8 years travelling and working – of which the last 6 years on my business Melewi, which is a location-independent Product UX UI design studio, working with a fully distributed team across 7 countries, and clients all around the world, including McDonald’s, Visa and Samsung.

Tell us what you enjoy most working independently from a specific location.

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My office is not constrained by borders


Interview with Julie MacArthur, MacArthur Productions, Digital Nomad

7 questions about her experiences and insights as a digital nomad

Julie, you have »Digital Nomad« in your LinkedIn title. What does the term actually mean to you? How would you define it?

The term to me, means a person that does not actually have a permanent residence and considers any place with decent internet a possibility to relocate to. My office is not constrained by borders, and I am not required to be in the same location as the companies I work for.

There are a few other considerations when I look into relocation, such as visitor’s visas and how long I can stay, safety, is it a place that interests me and cost of living. Being here in Granada, I meet people from around the world, who inspire me to look at other destination and they also provide me more information that I would not discover on a website.

You are running a production business for training videos. You work remotely, at the moment from Granada, Nicaragua. Please describe what you enjoy most working independently from a specific location.

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3 tips to make it anywhere in the world


What are the soft skills required to make it anywhere in the world? And how do you utilise these skills in a globalised job market? Here are three simple and easy to apply success factors from my personal experience.

Observe as much as possible, evaluate and compare as little as possible

In addition to your technical expertise your intercultural competence is crucial to the success of an overseas experience. Train your ability to understand underlying beliefs and values. Learn about the driving forces of your colleagues’, partners’ and customers’ behaviour. Put your own culturally determined view repeatedly ​​to the test.

Explore different ways to connect to the locals

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