How to Make Money as a Digital Nomad

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If you’re in college and wondering what to do afterward, then traveling may be something that you are considering. After your college years tied down in the same place, the thought of heading off to faraway shores can seem really appealing. But of course, when you’re traveling, it means that you won’t be working. Or will it?

Luckily in the day and age that we live in, for a lot of jobs, all we need is our laptop and a good internet connection. You can work as someone that is self-employed, meaning that you can set your work time and enjoy your surroundings the rest of the time. There are quite a few larger companies now that are embracing the digital nomad age and allowing more flexibility with working. As long as the work is getting done, then does it really matter where you are doing it from? So if you plan to try out a digital nomad lifestyle, then how do you get into it, to be able to actually earn yourself some money? Here are some tips to help.

Cut Debt and Expenses

If you are in quite a lot of debt or have things like a mortgage or rental commitments, then t can be hard to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle. The reason being is that the burden of making those payments, as well as renting somewhere to live while you’re abroad short-term (or in hotels), will be too much. It will mean you won’t come away with much at the end of the day or could even lead to greater debt. So you need to have no other financial commitments when it comes to this kind of lifestyle.

Work as a Travel Writer

If you have a blog or a website, then you could look to pitch to hotels and brands for a sponsored or complimentary stay, in exchange for social media posts and blog posts. This can take some time to build up, but you can then be earning money on your laptop, whilst staying somewhere like the Mexican Ixtapan de la Sal Marriott Hotel, that you can then write about afterward. This can help you to take away more money at the end of each day, which can only be a good thing.

Provide Professional Services

With so many people being online, it means that you can potentially work for people that live all over the world. So if you have some professional services that you can offer, then why not advertise for work? You might design websites or logos, write music or create things like album covers. You might have accounting experience or other professional training. There are sites like Fiverr and Upwork where you can advertise or pitch for jobs, as well as using social media.

Virtual Teaching

If you have a skill that you can teach to others, then teaching online or via things like Skype can be a way to generate income. You could teach sports classes, English, cooking, or web design, as examples. There are even agencies that you can register with to get work. Just make sure that you have the right qualifications to do so.

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April 19, 2018
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