So I want to become a digital nomad next March in the Philippines. I'm also working on a startup with a few Filipinos, with whom we already won Startup Weekend Manila and so far it seems promising. We're hoping to have our first potential clients for beta testing with our product in January to February (we already have the clients, just need to finish the development of the product), so hopefully there'll be small revenue shortly after this time.
If there won't be fast enough traction however, I need to freelance. That's where I am confused. If I stay in the Philippines as a tourist and I set up a company in say Hong Kong, how exactly is that possible? In theory as I'm planning to move abroad in the long term and I won't be in Germany anyway, I should sign off from my place of residence and so on, right?
But how exactly is it possible to register a company as a digital nomad if you're not really registered living as a citizen in a specific country? I'd only be on a tourist visa at least for as long until my startup has real revenue and we need to register our business, which would grant me a more "legal" visa.