Kathleen Lo on Moving To Portugal, Starting Businesses & More

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Date: June 6, 2022
Episode: WeNomad Episode 17
Title: Kathleen Lo on Moving To Portugal, Starting Businesses & More

If you’re looking to create a life of freedom and fulfillment, make sure to listen to this episode of the WeNomad podcast.

About Kathleen Lo

Kathleen Lo is a digital nomad based in Portugal. She formerly ran a web design business, and now she’s a co-founder of Bordr, a business that streamlines the process for digital nomads who want to stay in Portugal.

Kathleen loves how digital nomads get to experience a place beyond the standard two-week vacation, and Lisbon, Chiang Mai, and Taipei are some of her favorite cities in the world.

In This Episode…

Kathleen Lo shares her experience as a digital nomad in Lisbon, Portugal. She discusses the process of obtaining a Portuguese visa and residency, as well as the benefits of living in Portugal.

Key Takeaways

  • Digital nomads should consider starting their journey in a place where there’s already a strong community of other nomads. This makes the transition easier and helps you to find like-minded people with whom you can connect. Some popular cities for digital nomads include Bali, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Mexico City.
  • Starting and running businesses is the best way to learn about entrepreneurship.
  • Having a stable income gives you the freedom to explore other opportunities. Building an initial stable business gives you the confidence to take your business to the next level.
  • Short-term stays can be emotionally draining.
  • Returning to a familiar city can be nice after being in many new places.

Cam Woodsum
I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.