Where other blogs claim they can teach you skills and promise you’ll make money online to live on your own terms –we’re the rule, not the exception. Living proof we cracked the code to location independence and we help others do the same.

Hobo with a Laptop is our own side hustle, built on the foundation of careers we’d cultivated before nomad life. We take our time carefully explaining in detail the hidden complexities of topics we explore.

By day we’re seasoned internet marketers with a focus on influencer marketing in travel and blockchain industries. This website is a testing ground for our own marketing experiments and a place to explore our personal interests.

If you’d like to work with us we invite you to browse our services, and we’re always open to partnering with brands, fellow bloggers, and individuals who share our interests.

We update our posts on a semi-regular basis, so check back often.

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We Are Mike & Oshin

Mike’s a Canadian expat off his leash, and Oshin is a force of nature that wouldn’t settle for a third-world pay grade. We met after working together virtually for a few years, eloped in the Philippines, and have been perfecting the art of living, ever since.

This digital nomad blog is a travel diary about where we go, what we do, what inspires us, and includes a stack of tips and advice about how we generate the funds required to afford it.

Here we dish out a wide range of proven methods that help us make money online to realistically sustain our long-term travel –while exploring curiosities like tiny houses or off-grid survival on the side. Our goal is to have something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on anything we’ve got tucked away on Hobo with a Laptop —start here or visit our remote job site directory and begin your own journey to self-sustained location independence.

Related: How to Become a Digital Nomad, Step-by-Step

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The Backstory

In 2017 Mike got married to a brown-eyed bombshell named Oshin, after working virtually with one another for years.

Oshin worked from the Philippines as a content manager for a UK search optimization company, and at the time Mike was freelancing under her to finance his travels in Thailand.

After working together for just over a year, Mike decided it was time to launch another business but he couldn’t do it without her help –together they started a travel & influencer marketing agency called Copyrise.

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He offered Oshin a position as his full-time virtual assistant, where she held that role for a year –before they finally met in person when Mike was passing through Cebu, Philippines en route to Canada.

When Mike and Oshin finally met in the Philippines, everything was natural. It felt like coming home after a long absence, not meeting for the first time. Inseparable, everything clicked. And one year later they got married.

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Combining their efforts on Hobo with a Laptop was the next logical step in their passion for travel and blogging.


Michael HullemanMike’s been a digital nomad in his own country in one capacity or another since he was 18, and he’s currently in his sixth year of living abroad in Asia.

He wrapped up his Toronto-based career as an enterprise-level ecommerce expert that worked with major brands you know and love (or hate) and a team of 20+ skilled developers.

In his early twenties he was art director for the Burlington Jazz & Blues Festival, a freelance web designer, SEO consultant, and trained sales professionals in the tech industry.

Since he went ‘full nomad’ in 2013, he’s moonlighted as a film extra, become a best-selling author, professional copywriter, and an influencer marketing specialist.

Hire Mike to help out with your WordPress website, copywriting project, or see if he’s available for personal coaching.


Oshin HullemanAfter acquiring a bachelor’s degree in English, Oshin (aka Eden) took the corporate life out for a spin for several years before figuring out there was more to life than a buck fifty per hour and zero job security in the Philippines.

She decided she’d had enough and went solo; working as a freelance copywriter, ebook publisher, search engine optimization specialist, and virtual assistant.

She hasn’t looked back since.

When she isn’t working on Copyrise projects or planning our next trip, she spends the majority of her time in a bikini plugging away at our affiliate marketing websites, or helping others succeed on Pinterest by creating pins that convert.

Hire Oshin to design social media images and manage your Pinterest business account.

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Read the Interviews

We’re a little more open when other people are asking the questions; if you’d like a behind the scenes look at who we are, how we live, where we’ve been, and where we’re headed –check out a few interviews we’ve done across the interwebs.

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And finally, we’ve also had content syndicated on Coworker.com, Money Nomad, and received nods from FlexJobs, CurrencyFair, Getting Stamped, Expert Vagabond, Breathing Travel, Mark Manson, and many more!

If you’d like to connect with your friends at Hobo with a Laptop for an interview, comment, or have us write a guest post on your blog, please let us know!

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