You wanted to

Work for Yourself

Not by Yourself

The Lab by Digital Nomad Girls is a virtual community for experimentation, collaboration & accountability! We’re in business, together.

sure, being your own boss is great!  but also kinda lonely. 

And that's only half your problem...

 Procrastinate 
 much? 

  • You’ve time-blocked, bullet journaled & “eaten the frog” to try and get organised
  • But by Monday lunchtime you already feel swamped by your weekly to-dos and want to hide.

 No Sounding 
 Board 

  • You have tons of brilliant ideas, but which one to try? Write a book? Start a podcast? Launch a VIP day?
  • You’re starting to feel dizzy from brainstorming by yourself all the time.

 Next Stop: 
 Burnout 

  • Despite loving your work, it feels like you’re heading straight for burnout central.
  • No matter how much you get done, you always feel you should do *more*.
  • And you never even stop to celebrate how far you got.

 Something's 
 Off 

  • You feel kinda icky about sleazy bromarketing tactics & the 6/7/8-figure chase
  • It’s like you swapped one rat race for another – just with #girlboss mugs & passport stamps instead of cubicles & line managers.
 

You didn’t expect it to be

quite so, well… Hard.

But here’s the thing.

you're not alone

in feeling any or all of the above.

And even though I don’t have a cookie-cutter solution for you, I do know something that helps: it’s Community.

But not just any kind of community…

our community is different. we believe that...

#CommunityOverCompetition is more than a hashtag

We’re sisters in business and every time one of us wins, we all win. And we damn well celebrate those wins together!

Running a business is a journey

We approach it with a sense of curiosity and experimentation and value slow and steady progress over “overnight success”.

One-size-fits-all doesn't fit anyone

We embrace our unique selves in all our messy glory and build unique businesses on our own terms.

We don't need another hero

We don’t need any more experts teaching us their “secrets”. We need to learn from each other, and we all have something to share

We’re human beings, not robots

Our mental health comes before profit and we reject hustle culture and self-care as a productivity “hack”. We practice mindful productivity.

Businesses should be a force for good...

…not *just* for profit. We strive to run our businesses in an ethical and sustainable way.

Introducing

The Lab by Digital Nomad Girls is a virtual community for experimentation, collaboration & accountability! 

Mindful
Productivity

Shared
Learning

Community
Accountability

We believe that the secret sauce to a running a successful and meaningful remote business is being part of a virtual sisterhood that supports you and cheers you on through the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial journey!

We’re in business, together.

How we keep you

mindfully

productive

 Monthly Feedback Sessions 

 Monthly Review & Planning Party 

 Virtual Coworking 

How we foster

Shared

Learning

 Skill Shares & Experiments 

 Mini Member Huddles 

 Monthly Book Club 

 Skill Shares 
 & Experiments 

 Mini Member 
 Huddles 

 Monthly 
 Book Club 

How we

Provide

Accountability

 Accountability Buddies 

 Biannual Goalathon 

 Digital Decluttering 

 Accountability Buddies  

 Biannual Goalathon 

 Digital Decluttering 

But we're more than

Than "just"

Our Business

But we're more

Than "just"

Our Business

 Tea Time Chats 

 Eco Talks 

 Mixer Parties, Crafting 
 Sessions & Writing Hours 

 Tea Time Chats 

 Eco Talks 

 Mixer Parties, Crafting 
 Sessions & Writing Hours 

I can’t imagine my life without this community anymore. ❤️
 Federica Bruniera 
 Translator & Facilitator 
If you are looking for a group of women who are friendly and motivated, then sign right up!
 Janice Chaka 
 Introvert Career Coach 
I love everything about The Lab – how supportive and constructive everyone is, how much we learn from each other and especially the culture of conscious productivity and healthy work-life balance as opposed to constant toxic hustling and running after egos or figures.
 Katia Dimova 
 Founder of Chateau Coliving 
I feel like my business grew up in DNG. I remember I was like “I just want enough money to pay for The Lab.”
 Adaline Cooper 
 Startup Founder & Translator 
I’ve only been a member for a short time but I am loving the atmosphere and knowing that I have a ready-made support network for issues big and small. I’m also loving the book club! And the coworking sessions are fabulous.
 Sara Baroni 
 Translator & Writer 
What I love most about The Lab is the community, the inclusivity, this sense of belonging in a group of womxn who work online, run their businesses however they like and support and inspire each other! I’ve come to understand that this is something precious that I won’t find in other communities! Thank you!
 Lyda Michopoulou 
 Coach & Facilitator 

In numbers

624

That’s how many virtual events we hosted last year. But of course, we don’t expect you to join them all – not even Jenny does that!

It’s more like a buffet, you pick and choose whatever support you need that week or month and attend those events. And ignore the rest!

90%

Of our members have been in business for 1 year or more. 36% 3-5 years and 27% over 5 years! We’ve all learned a lot and share that experience with each other.

64%

That’s the % of our members who have a homebase. We strongly believe there’s no right or wrong way to be location independent, and that includes your travel style. Some travel slow, some fast, some have home bases others live in vans. It’s all cool.

86%

Of our members actively use The Lab more than once a week, 16% even daily! That’s way beyond the average membership and shows how our members have incorporated our virtual coworking and other sessions into their routines.

We also have

Our very own

Platform & App

I strongly believe premium communities like this one deserve a safe and dedicated space away from the noise and buzz of social media.

That’s why we have our own community platform and app where you’ll find our event calendar, can ask questions, watch all our call recordings and get to meet all our lovely members!

Your Host

hi, im jenny

Scientist. Digital Nomad.

Entrepreneur. And noodle

soup enthusiast.

After finishing a PhD in chemistry in 2013, I planned to travel for one year and stumbled headfirst into the digital nomad world.

Having worked in a super competitive, high-pressure academic environment for nearly 10-years I was excited to find a lifestyle that seemed much more balanced and human-friendly.

Sadly, it quickly became clear that the online business world was equally as male-dominated and rife with hustle culture, toxic productivity and competition as academia. Sigh.

But I had no intention to swap the old rat race for a new one, so I decided to create a community that was different.

That’s The Lab! It’s where I get to fully embrace my entrepreneurial journey in all its messy glory and encourage my members to do so too!

Some personal stuff for fun: I’m sitting out the pandemic in a tiny town in rural Somerset, UK, where I spend my days sampling local cheeses, reading books, crocheting rainbow blankets and binging Ted Lasso.

I can’t imagine my life without this community anymore. ❤️
 Federica Bruniera 
 Translator & Facilitator 
If you are looking for a group of women who are friendly and motivated, then sign right up!
 Janice Chaka 
 Introvert Career Coach 
I love everything about The Lab – how supportive and constructive everyone is, how much we learn from each other and especially the culture of conscious productivity and healthy work-life balance as opposed to constant toxic hustling and running after egos or figures.
 Katia Dimova 
 Founder of Chateau Coliving 
I feel like my business grew up in DNG. I remember I was like “I just want enough money to pay for The Lab.”
 Adaline Cooper 
 Startup Founder & Translator 
I’ve only been a member for a short time but I am loving the atmosphere and knowing that I have a ready-made support network for issues big and small. I’m also loving the book club! And the coworking sessions are fabulous.
 Sara Baroni 
 Translator & Writer 
What I love most about The Lab is the community, the inclusivity, this sense of belonging in a group of womxn who work online, run their businesses however they like and support and inspire each other! I’ve come to understand that this is something precious that I won’t find in other communities! Thank you!
 Lyda Michopoulou 
 Coach & Facilitator 

lets recap

Communities are hard to describe without experiencing them first hand. In a nutshell, The Lab is a network of globally minded women from across the world, who are committed like you, to building businesses on their own terms while working towards a more kind, just and sustainable world.

Here’s what you’ll get access to:

A private, dedicated community platform away from social media so you can focus on connecting and your business without distractions

A whole month of carefully designed events to support & connect you through accountability, experimentation and celebration!

A growing library of workshops, skill shares & resources on business & lifestyle topics (from Ethical Marketing to prioritization to pet sitting).

Every Monday we gather for our Happy Monday Coworking, the most fun and productive way to start the week. Instantly improves your mood!

Connections with smart, supportive & fun women with diverse skills, backgrounds and experiences to learn from and get a fresh perspective. And potentially work together.

A safe space to experiment, be curious and try out some of your ideas – and get real life feedback from your peers.

monthly

 $100 per month 

Recurring payment – cancel anytime with just a few clicks

Full access to our private community platform and all our virtual events

30 Day money back guarantee

quarterly

 $200 every three months 

NEW! Save 33% compared to a monthly membership

Full access to our private community platform and all our virtual events

30 Day money back guarantee

annually

 $600 per year 

BEST VALUE: Save 50% compared to a monthly membership

Full access to our private community platform and all our virtual events

30 Day money back guarantee

this is the right place for you, if

I can’t imagine my life without this community anymore. ❤️
 Federica Bruniera 
 Translator & Facilitator 
If you are looking for a group of women who are friendly and motivated, then sign right up!
 Janice Chaka 
 Introvert Career Coach 
I love everything about The Lab – how supportive and constructive everyone is, how much we learn from each other and especially the culture of conscious productivity and healthy work-life balance as opposed to constant toxic hustling and running after egos or figures.
 Katia Dimova 
 Founder of Chateau Coliving 
I feel like my business grew up in DNG. I remember I was like “I just want enough money to pay for The Lab.”
 Adaline Cooper 
 Startup Founder & Translator 
I’ve only been a member for a short time but I am loving the atmosphere and knowing that I have a ready-made support network for issues big and small. I’m also loving the book club! And the coworking sessions are fabulous.
 Sara Baroni 
 Translator & Writer 
What I love most about The Lab is the community, the inclusivity, this sense of belonging in a group of women who work online, run their businesses however they like and support and inspire each other! I’ve come to understand that this is something precious that I won’t find in other communities! Thank you!
 Lyda Michopoulou 
 Coach & Facilitator 

our members do all sorts of cool things, like...

 The Happiness Consultant 

Who works for the UN and wrote a book about dancing her way all around the world.

 The Urban Planner & Freelance Writer 

Who became business partners with that same happiness researcher.

 The Communications Strategist 

Who used her skills to become a climate activist and facilitator.

 The Brand Strategist 

Who builds ethical brands of the future – while raising a fierce toddler.

 The Bookkeeper for Creatives 

Who started travelling once her son went off to college.

 The Social Worker & Entrepreneur 

Supporting elderly people in their next life stage.

 The Introverted Translator 

Who found confidence in sisterhood.

 The Ex-Corporate 

Healing from burnout who started her own UX business.

 The Yoga Magazine Editor 

Who encourages fellow creatives to resist hustle culture.

 The Language Teacher 

Living the #vanlife with her poodle, Lucky.

ready to join?

heres whatll happen next:

Yay! I’m so excited you want to join us! I know joining a new community is a big deal so we want to make it as easy as possible for you!Every new member gets the chance to book a complimentary 1:1 Welcome Chat with Jenny so you can ask any questions and we can get to know each other.

Pick your membership level – annual, quarterly or monthly and complete the secure payment.

Once you’ve joined you’ll receive a link and instructions on how to join our community platform (hosted on Mighty Networks).

Set up your profile, download our mobile app & introduce yourself!

You can start browsing our Event Calendar and RSVP to your favourite upcoming events right away.

Start meeting our other lovely members, get coworking and make new business besties!

And while you’re settling in, we’ll be popping some bubbly to celebrate you joining! We can’t wait to meet you!

Retreats

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monthly

 $100 per month 

Recurring payment – cancel anytime with just a few clicks

Full access to our private community platform and all our virtual events

30 Day money back guarantee

quarterly

 $200 every three months 

NEW! Save 33% compared to a monthly membership

Full access to our private community platform and all our virtual events

30 Day money back guarantee

annually

 $600 per year 

BEST VALUE: Save 50% compared to a monthly membership

Full access to our private community platform and all our virtual events

30 Day money back guarantee

you might be wondering

 Why is our annual membership is such a sweet deal? 

Building real, authentic connections takes time and we encourage (and reward!) our members for going all in and committing to joining for a year. 

It means you can take your time to settle in, try out all the different ways in which we support you and build long-lasting business relationships & friendships. We get to support you on your whole journey, not just for a quick pit stop.

But don’t worry, if you join on a monthly or quarterly plan and love your time in The Lab, you can always upgrade to annual too!

money back guarantee

We want our members to be happy and involved in our community.

If you’ve given it a real try (i.e. attended at least one virtual Coworking session and two other live events) and you don’t feel like you’re getting what you were looking for, you can cancel any time within the first 30 days of your membership and we’ll refund you in full.

No hard feelings, no fuss. But we’ll still miss you, of course.

faq's

Absolutely not!

The Lab is designed to support you while working location independently, it is not intended as a distraction.

Ideally, it will save you time because you’ll be more productive during coworking and know immediately where to turn for support (instead of trying to figure every single thing out yourself).

I like to say The Lab is like a buffet, you pick and choose what you like and leave the rest!

Each of our members uses The Lab slightly differently:

  • Some join multiple coworking sessions per week and never miss a Monthly Review & Planning Party.
  • Others like to start their week with a coworking session on Monday and then always come to Eco Talks, the Book Club and Digital Decluttering.
  • Others always join the Feedback Hot Seats and never miss a Tea Time chat but only occasionally join for coworking.

It totally depends on you and what you and your business need that week/month.

Not at all!

In fact, around 64% of our members have a homebase they travel from.

There’s not one way to do this lifestyle as long as you run an online business this is the place for you (and yes, freelancing counts)!

It depends.

If you just found out about the remote lifestyle and are trying to figure out how to make it happen, then it’s a little too soon to join The Lab – but our beginner course ‘Stop Dreaming, Start Packing’ might be the perfect fit for you!

But if you are already working online, even if you’re not fully living off your business yet, then I think The Lab could be a great fit for you.

It’s a place for location independent business owners to connect with and learn from each other and build a sustainable and meaningful business.

It depends on what you’re looking for. 

If you feel lonely working remotely or struggle to stay productive and hit your goals, then The Lab might be a good fit for you, even if you have a full-time remote job.

Most of our members run their own businesses (including freelance businesses) but we do have a few remote employees as well.

We also believe that we’re much more than just our businesses.

So in addition to our professional events (Coworking, Feedback Sessions, Skillshares etc) we also host many social events like our Book Club and DNG Tea Time where we chat about all sorts of topics from “what home means” to hobbies, self-care and food!

Yes!

I created The Lab specifically to provide a space for location independent women who already run their own business (and yes, freelancing counts).

89% of our members have been running their business for more than 1 year, with 36% for 3-5 years and 27% over 5 years.

I know that our biggest struggles are loneliness, lack of accountability/motivation and staying productive while working for ourselves.

Assuming you want to expand your personal and professional network, virtually cowork and make new friends and business connections, then this is absolutely the place for you!

Yes! According to our last annual survey, 43% of our members identify as freelancers while 25% identify as business owners, 18% as solopreneurs and 9% as serial entrepreneurs.

Freelancers are business owners, even if we don’t always feel confident saying that out loud. And The Lab was built for women who run remote businesses.

The content and events are designed to suit you.

NO! The community is hosted on our own social platform through Mighty Networks.  

One of our core values is mindful productivity and noisy social media platforms are not the right tools to build an intentional, dedicated community.

But don’t worry, Mighty Networks is not a boring old forum! Imagine our own little social network, where you can chat with your new friends, ask questions on different topics, find people who are near you (I’m super excited about this feature!) and we even have our own app!

p.s. I also personally believe that paid communities shouldn’t be hosted on free social media platforms (but maybe that’s just me 😉

Yes, I am very active in the community and host  most of our live events and Q&A sessions.

I also facilitate regular Monday Coworking sessions where you can ask me questions about your projects, travels or anything else you’d like to chat about.

Plus, I facilitate the Feedback Hot Seat Sessions where you can get direct access to me and feedback on your project!

The Lab is my favourite place to be online and I hang out here all the time!

Of course, you won’t be able to make all our events, that is totally cool.

We take a buffet approach to our events where you can pick and choose what you need every month or week.

If you missed something, you can watch the replay at any time as we record almost all sessions. 

You’ll also get access to our whole back Library with expert sessions, skill shares and more from the past 4 years.

Time zones come with the nomad territory and we try to cater to them as much as possible. 

We host around 60 live events per month (including coworking sessions) and try to cover all time zones as much as we can.

Currently, most of our core events are hosted at two times so you can find a time that works for you. (Feedback, Monthly Review & Planning Parties, Decluttering, etc)

These calls usually take place at 10 am UK (11 am CET/ 4 pm Thailand/ 7 pm Sydney) to cover Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia and 5 pm UK time (12 pm EST/9 am PST) to cover Europe, and the Americas.

In addition, we record almost all our calls and you can watch the replay in your own time. 

We reserve the right to be flexible with these, in case I move to a different time zone for a while.

We experiment with and add new content regularly, that’s why it’s called The Lab!

However, the focus of The Lab isn’t on content (there’s plenty of that around already), it’s on community and shared learning.

Our focus is shifting even more towards member-led events, like SkillShares, Q&As etc, because we all have so much to offer.

We do also invite outside experts for Live Q&As, create workbooks, challenges, mini-courses and more.

All our live calls and Q&As are recorded and added to a growing library of resources.

Obviously, I’d love for you to stay a member of The Lab forever! 

But life happens, plans change, we evolve and grow. I totally get it.

So while I’d be really sad to see you go, if you’re sure you’d like to cancel you can do so with just a few mouse clicks and at any time of the month if you’re a monthly member.

Annual and quarterly members can also cancel anytime and their membership will end at the end of  your subscription period (1 year for annual and 3 months for quarterly).

Lab

\lab\ (noun)

A collaborative space for curiosity, experimentation and lifelong learning.

We’d love to see you in the Lab.