Stop Dreaming, Start Packing! A myth-busting course for aspiring Digital Nomad Girls! by Jennifer Lachs

Stop Dreaming, Start Packing! A myth-busting course for aspiring Digital Nomad Girls!

From freelancing to travel insurance, and pricing to productivity: we've got all the answers!

Let me guess… you wanna be a Digital Nomad Girl?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever caught yourself at your desk at work, gazing out the window, daydreaming for 30 minutes about being anywhere else but there? 🙋‍♀️

You don’t even really hate your work, but you hate having to follow someone else’s totally random schedule. 🙄

Why should you be stuck in an office and endless meetings for 9 hours a day (or more often than you like to admit, 10-12 hours, let’s face it) when you know that you could be much more productive if you were in charge of your own time. ⏱

AND you could finally focus on all the other things you love doing, like travelling, exploring the world, finally starting that passion project and business you’ve been dreaming about. 🌏✈️

Heck, you even follow lots of girls on Instagram who have made the digital nomad lifestyle a reality. You’ve probably spent hours in Facebook groups reading about others making this dream life happen and you’re thinking “why not me?”.

🥺There’s just one problem: You have absolutely no clue how to even get started. 🤷‍♀️

Every time you try, you get so overwhelmed learning about freelancing, remote jobs, passive income, outsourcing, pricing your skills….ugh. You give up before you get anywhere. 🤦‍♀️

Everyone else makes it seem so easy.

But here’s the thing: it’s not easy at all.

That’s why I’m so, so excited to finally put everything I learned over the past 4 years as a digital nomad into a course for you to help you every step along the way!

🥁 Presenting...

Stop Dreaming, Start Packing! Our brand new myth-busting course for aspiring Digital Nomad Girls!

I know how hard it is to make the transition to the digital nomad lifestyle because I had to figure it all out myself when I started out my journey 5 years ago.

You see, in my ‘old life’ I was a chemist 👩‍🔬, I had studied chemistry and worked in labs for nearly 10 years! But during my PhD, I realised that focusing on one molecule 🧪at the time was not how I wanted to spend my life. Especially when there was a whole world to explore out there! 🌎
So I decided to go backpacking on a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ ✈️ trip which turned into a 2-year adventure (funded by savings and working holiday jobs) and I realised I had to start earning money online if I wanted to continue travelling. 

But having worked in a lab most of my life, I thought I had absolutely no skills whatsoever to get started working online. I thought only bloggers and web developers could do this. 🤔

But through countless hours of research, lots of trial and error, and asking other nomad girls a million and one questions, I finally got there. 💪

I now run a successful online business and travel the world as a digital nomad. 👩‍💻

But it took me years to get there. Of learning about online business (the non-sleazy way), working on myself (and my mindset)  and figuring out the right balance for myself. 

I learned that it’s not as easy as many Instagrammers make it look. It’s not all coconuts and beach huts, but hard work and a lot of stepping outside your comfort zone. 😳

But I also know that if I can do it, then so can you. Absolutely! If you really, really want to, are willing to learn, put yourself out there and learn from people who've been there before you.

And once you’ve got the first taste of working at a cafe in Vietnam ☕️ (or Amsterdam?), have the freedom to design what your days/weeks/months look like and do work you actually enjoy, while meeting lovely people from around the world 👯‍♀️- you’ll never want to go back to before!
Oh, this might be a great time to introduce myself, in case you don’t know me yet. 👋

My name is Jenny Lachs and in 2015, the same year as I started out my own nomad journey, I founded the first community for location independent women, Digital Nomad Girls. I had so many questions (like I bet you have right now) and I wanted to learn from brilliant ladies - real people who had made it happen. 
I grew DNG to 30k+ members organically and have since turned this beautiful online community into a business I love and that travels with me wherever I go 🌏. As part of it, I run a membership site, the DNG Inner Circle,  where I help nomad girls stay productive, feel connected and learn how to make this lifestyle sustainable (and fun!). ✨

Having run and sold out 4 global mastermind and networking retreats for digital nomad girls, I recently started 1:1 mentoring for aspiring nomads too, and I also speak at events like DNX, 7in7 and the Coliving conference.

Basically, I live and breathe the digital nomad lifestyle. 👩‍💻✈️

With all it’s ups and downs 🎢 and in a real no-nonsense kinda way. I believe the secret sauce to nomad success is having a super strong support system and to learn from those who’ve taken this path before you.

Why did it take me so long to put this course together? Great question! Let me tell you: Imposter Syndrome! 🙇‍♀️

Now I bet that if you’ve been playing with the idea of going nomadic for a while you’ve struggled with this too, right?

But I finally decided enough is enough and that I’m ready to share what I’ve learned with you.

I want to help you finally get started, I know that this is the absolute hardest part because you’ve got NO clue where to even begin.

💥 I want to bust a lot of the myths around the digital nomad lifestyle to help you find the right way for YOU.

 😈 I want to help you fight that inner critic of yours (hello, I know you’re there!) and walk you through all the crazy mindset challenges that hold you back from living the life you want. Trust me, I’ve been through them all, multiple times.

😫 I want to take away all of the guess work, to help save you the hundreds of hours spent on Google and Youtube, researching and then ultimately comparing yourself to others who’ve already figured out this lifestyle. 

💪 I want to help you figure out all the gorgeous skills you’ve already got in order to start working online right away, and help you figure out how to upskill if needed. 

🤯 And I want to help answer the age-old questions which will drive you insane:
  • Where to find clients 🔍
  • How much to charge 💵
  • Where to register your business 🖌
  • And what to do about those pesky taxes 📊

✈️ I’ll help you to get from browsing endless Lonely Planets to actually booking that first flight and help you pack your bags along the way. 

⏰ And I’ll help you stay productive on the road, so you can juggle working online and exploring amazing new places while being totally in charge of your own schedule... without feeling guilty or overwhelmed all the time.

🧚‍♀️ Basically, I’ll be your digital nomad fairy godmother on your location independent journey.

At the end of the course you will:

  • 🧠 have developed the winning mindset to become a digital nomad
  • 🧁 found out your skills sweetspot to know what you can offer to the world
  • 🤩 know who your ideal client is so you don't waste time on the wrong people
  • 📊 know which business model is best for you to design your ideal lifestyle
  • 🔎 know where to find clients & how much to charge them 
  • 💻 know how to build your online presence step by step
  • 👩‍💻 know how to run your business from the road, stay productive & not burn out
  • 🤳 know how to communicate with your clients effectively and manage to take time off without stress
  • 🛠 know which tools are essential to use (and what for) 
  • ✈️ have learned the digital nomad travel 101 (from visas to vaccinations)
  • 💪 and you'll make a personal action plan to get you packing and ready for your nomad adventure!

Don't just take my word for it though, here’s what some of my amazing members and clients have said about working with me in the past:

Working with Jenny is the best of all worlds. Jenny brings her PhD Level attention to whatever she is presenting with thorough, organized, well thought out Workbooks, Presentations and Masterminds. But Jenny is also considerate, fun and thoughtful in her approach and feedback. I love that there is always a cooperative vibe among the women that she sets. Jenny creates safe spaces for women to learn, share and grow, we are all lucky to have her setting the tone!!
Carole Campbell, Bookkeeper for Creatives
I've been in the DNG group through my whole journey of becoming a digital nomad, ever since I first found out about this opportunity. Ten months ago I started my own location independent business and the only thing left to do is to start traveling. Thank you for being here for me through all these steps. I've learned so much from you. And most of all, thank you for keeping my dream alive through the whole process. 🤗
Diana Raducu, Digital Marketing Strategist
I came to Jenny when I was starting a new web design business and her guidance is what gave me the kick start I needed. We talked about imposter syndrome and many of the technical aspects of the business that seemed like barriers to me. Her encouragement and knowledge of the industry was what gave me permission to begin where I am using my desire to learn, and my integrity as the greatest tools for my success. If you’re looking for someone you can have on your side cheering you along and steering your in the right direction, Jenny is absolutely the right person for that job.
Liz Gillooly, Sailboat Captain & Web Designer
I’ve also had the honour of being featured on some pretty awesome platforms:

For the first time ever...

... I’ve packaged everything I’ve learned as a digital nomad over the past 5+ years (and what I’ve learned from my brilliant community) into a course for beginner Digital Nomad Girls. 🥳

I answer ALL the questions I had in the beginning and share with you practical exercises and tools to help you take actual ACTION in order to make your location independent dreams come true.

Because if I managed to do it, so can you!

Who is this course for?

I’ve met hundreds (if not thousands) of girls in person and online who’ve been dreaming of becoming location independent for aaaages. How come some of them have taken the leap and others simply can’t make it happen?

I think it’s all down to perseverance, about how much you want it and WHY you want it.

🙅‍♀️If you believe all the online hype and just want to become a digital nomad because the Instagram pics look cool, but don’t actually want to put in any work, then this course is NOT for you. 
🙅‍♀️And if you’re after "overnight success" or a get rich quick scheme, then this is DEFINITELY NOT for you, please show yourself out. 🚪

🙋‍♀️But if you’re serious about wanting to put in the time, effort and work that it’ll take in order to create a flexible lifestyle for yourself, where YOU are in charge of your own hours, where YOU can decide whether you want to work from the couch today, from the coffeeshop around the corner, or a coworking space in Rome, then this is for you.
🙋‍♀️And you’re not afraid to learn new skills, step out of your comfort zone and actually do the work, then this is definitely for you.

What's included?

⚡️ Lifetime Access to Stop Dreaming, Start Packing (priceless)
💻 5 Foundation Course Modules ($1,000)
📝 5 Fantastic Module Workbooks with actions and exercises ($500)
🤔 Access to a Quarterly Live Q&A Call with Jenny to answer all your questions ($175)

That adds up to $1675 in true value!
I met Jenny right after I quit my full-time job and took my side gig to the next level. Right away, she made me feel welcome and invited me to join the first DNG retreat in Spain. That was an amazing way to kick off my new life, and the entire experience made me realize that I'd made the right decision. Three years later, I'm so pleased to have Jenny as a friend and DNG as a community ❤️
Susannah Bruck, Freelance Writer
I've worked with Jenny in coworking and her monthly goal setting sessions. What I enjoy the most is her patient but motivational style. She's got this perfect balance of excitement and calming professionalism that helps me capitalize on achievements, learn from the not-so-achievements, and align what I'm working on without squirreling away on distractions. Jenny always has her eyes set on the goal and she knows how to help you get there.
Sherilyn Burris, Crisis & Emergency Management

👀 Let's take a peek at the Curriculum:

⚡️Module 1: Get your Mindset ready for Nomad Success

🤷‍♀️ Lesson 1: WHY do you want to be a Digital Nomad Girl?
🧠 Lesson 2: The biggest Mindset Challenges for Digital Nomads
✨ Lesson 3: How to Stay Inspired and Motivated

💰Module 2: How to Make Money Online (the Non Sleazy Way)

👩‍💻 Lesson 1: The 4 (legit) Ways to Earn Money Online
💪 Lesson 2: Finding Your Skills & Niche
💻 Lesson 3: Your Online Presence 
💵 Lesson 4: How to Price Yourself
🤝 Lesson 5: How to Find Clients

✈️ Module 3: Travel Logistics for DNGs

📍Lesson 1: How to Pick the Right 1st Destination for YOU
🧳 Lesson 2: What to Pack (and What NOT to Pack)
🏡 Lesson 3: Accommodations & Homebases
🚂 Lesson 4: Flights, Trains, Buses & Boats (& how to find great deals)
👨‍👩‍👧‍👧Lesson 5: Digital Nomading with a family
💉 Lesson 6: Travel Health & Safety 101

👩‍💻 Module 4: Take Your Biz on the Road Without Getting Overwhelmed

🧮 Lesson 1: How much money should you save before you go?
🤓 Lesson 3: Business Admin 101 
🛠 Lesson 4: The Tools You'll Need to Run Your Biz From Anywhere
🤖 Lesson 5: Outsourcing & Automation - the Basics
🗣 Lesson 6: How to Prepare Your Clients Before you Hit the Road

💫 (Coming Soon!) Module 5: How to make the DN lifestyle sustainable long-term

⚖️ Lesson 1: How to Stay Productive & Find Balance as a Digital Nomad
👭 Lesson 2: How to Make Friends and Build Your Community as a Digital Nomad Girl
🍎 Lesson 3: How to stay healthy as a Digital Nomad
🌱 Lesson 4: Environmental Responsibility of Digital Nomads


👊 BONUS: Create Your Action Plan to Prepare for Takeoff - step by step

💁‍♀️ So, what are you waiting for?

I have been excited about this course for many years and want to put together the best experience for you. If, after taking the course, you don’t feel prepared to embark on your own digital nomad journey, even after working through all four modules of the course, implementing everything you’ve learned, and attending all the live calls, then I’ll happily refund you in full. 💸

That’s how much I believe in you and want you to succeed! 💪

🔥 Are you ready to become location independent, in the no-nonsense kinda way? It’s up to you if you want to keep dreaming or finally start doing.  Don’t let another year pass and find yourself at the end of 2020 thinking you should have started NOW. 📆

I know that this lifestyle is possible for most of us, not only for shiny Instagramers or brilliant web developers (although you techies are super welcome!) but for girls just like you and me, who might struggle with confidence and don’t even know where to start.  💁‍♀️ 

Join my brand new total beginner course: 'Stop Dreaming, Start Packing!


😍 More sweet words from my members & students

I met Jenny through the DNG Inner Circle and then at her retreat in Spain. When I joined the group I was transitioning my skills to remote work. Jenny has helped me clarify my direction, remember important steps in the process, and tackle large tasks along the way. Her approach is sensible, balanced, sustainable, and positive. If you want to build something that will last, that represents you, and that you’re proud of, you’re in the right place. She knows her stuff and makes the process fun, win-win!
Allison Whitaker, Video Marketing Strategist
I also gained SO much from all the content Jenny created and the topics she decides to cover in the Inner Circle. Jenny always knew what I needed to learn next as a DN—often even before I realized I needed it. She sets such a wonderful example for us all. She reminds us that there is no “right way” to be a digital nomad. Through her leadership and work, she helps you realize that you can create a life that fits your goals.
I can safely say, the Inner Circle and Jenny’s leadership have been integral to my success in living the flexible lifestyle I have today.
Monisha Bajaj, Content Marketing Strategist


What does the course cover?

The 5 Modules will cover the following (check above for the full curriculum):
  1. ⚡ Getting your Mindset ready for the DN Life
  2. 💰 How to Make Money Online (the Non Sleazy Way)
  3. ✈️ Travel Logistics for DNGs 
  4. 👩‍💻 Take Your Biz on the Road Without Getting Overwhelmed
  5. 💫 How to make the DN Life Sustainable long-term

How does the course work?

This is a self-paced, self-study course so you can take it at your own pace and decide when you want to work on it.  Once you sign up, you will get immediate access the to course materials, no time delays or anything like that.
I initially designed it as a ca. 8 week program but you can work through it much faster too if you have the time. Or you can take it easy. 

Do I get access to Jenny?

This is a self-study course (as requested by our members) so you can work through it on your own time but I wanted to give you a little bit more support in form of the live calls too.
That's why I am currently offering a monthly Q&A call where you can join me to ask all your questions and meet some of the other students.

When is the monthly call?

Our next Live Q&A will be in early March. There will be recordings of the Live Q&A calls and you can submit questions in advance.

What is the time commitment for this course?

Great question and I like that you're planning ahead! This course is a self-study course, so you can watch the lessons and work through the workbooks at your own pace.
It shouldn't take you more than 1 hour per week to watch and work through each lesson and do the exercises. 
In addition, there will be homework for some modules and it's up to you how much work you want to put into creating your dream lifestyle

How do I pay?

You can pay via credit card or Paypal and either make a one-off payment in full ($197) or pay via the payment plan (2 x $99).