Do you want to travel around the world and earn money? You could live the digital nomad lifestyle!
Keep reading and you will learn how to do it!
Right before January 1, 2020, everyone started to set their New Year’s resolutions. They had this personal motto of “New year, new me.”
That motto is a testament that when the new year came, they were going to make some personal, and even professional, changes in their lives that would make them a different person from who they were the previous year.
Some common resolutions were to, of course, lose weight, save more money, and to travel more. The resolutions of losing weight and saving money are very attainable but the aspect of “traveling more” is the resolution that people just can’t seem to kick into gear.
If you really think about it, what does “traveling more” actually mean?
- Does it mean that you’ll go on the few big vacations that your job gives you the vacation time for and take mini road trips on weekends?
- Or does that mean you’ll go through your allotted vacation time and just take additional vacation time and not get paid for it?
Neither of those sounds appealing but one is more feasible than the other, for sure.
So is it really fair to say you’re going to “travel more” without any real notion to actually “travel more?” It’s not but you can only travel as much as your schedule will allow you… unless you’re really going to consider the motto of “new year, new me.”
This “new year, new me” motto can be whatever you want it to be but in relation to “traveling more,” it’s going to require more than a few vacations out of the year… In fact, that particular motto has been said for quite some time among digital nomads.
Digital nomads have taken the aspect of traveling more and turned it into an entire lifestyle, as a matter of fact. And as far as New Year’s resolutions go, digital nomads have that down to a science as well.
Instead of losing weight and “traveling more,” the New Year’s resolutions of digital nomads are the same New Year’s resolutions every expat should have, which include learning a new language, making local friends, and trying new dishes, to name a few…
But to really put some meaning behind your New Year’s motto, in relation to travel, have you ever considered living the digital nomad lifestyle?
Why Not Try the Digital Nomad Lifestyle?
The digital nomad lifestyle is one that’s not for everybody but it’s definitely one worth finding out for yourself if you like it or not. As a digital nomad, you have the freedom to travel anywhere in the world and make money while doing it.
When most people hear the term “digital nomad,” they automatically love the idea of it. They love the fact that you can travel all over the world and create your own schedule, but then they start to panic a little because they can’t seem to wrap their mind around how you earn a steady flow of income to sustain the lifestyle.
And that’s okay… that’s a commonality among lots of people who are unfamiliar with the earning options available to digital nomads… for the most part, they just need more information about it to understand it better. Typically, once they know all the different ways to earn income, they’re more apt to get on board with the lifestyle.
An added bonus is that if you’re an environmentally conscious person, this lifestyle allows you to be responsible while traveling too. So, it’s not just a lifestyle for certain people…it’s a lifestyle that can be for anyone if you have a love of travel.
If you’re wanting to live the lifestyle of digital nomads and breathe life into what means to actually “travel more,” take a look at the different ways to earn income that will allow you to not only “travel more,” but live a life of travel.
Ways to Earn As a Digital Nomad
Run an Online Business
If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to start your own business without the hassle of building a physical location from the ground up, then running an online business is just the type of business you need. It has all the perks of a brick-and-mortar business without the physical location.
With online businesses, you can sell your own products or resell products already on the market and still reap the benefits of owning a successful business. It used to be a whole process to be a business owner but with the emergence of Wi-Fi and its glories, you can now build a virtual storefront and attract customers from all over the world to shop at your online store.
Buy and Sell Stocks
There was once a time where you had to physically travel to New York to 11 Wall Street to buy and sell stocks… those days are long gone now. In today’s digital world, you have the ability to buy and sell stocks in real-time as long as you have access to the internet.
Internet speed actually plays a significant role in this particular earning option because time is of the essence. In the stock market, when you buy and sell is what’s important and without a high connection speed, you could find yourself missing opportunities to make money.
But because all transactions are done online, you have the flexibility to do this anywhere in the world that has an internet connection, and preferably high-speed internet!
Translate Different Languages
Whether you know one foreign language or many, companies are looking for people who have native tongues of different countries and pay good money for translator services. Maybe your native tongue is English and your second language is Chinese… By being able to understand both languages, you will not only be able to sharpen your own language skills but you will be able to make easy money from doing it.
You may not realize it but the demand for translators and interpreters is skyrocketing, according to CNBC. Because the world is becoming more and more globalized, many areas of the world are needing translator services, and you could be the very thing that a company, organization, or client needs.
Working in translation, you’ll be able to translate recordings, written documents, and interpret language in settings like courtrooms and medical settings. Translation is a service you can provide through freelance service or even remotely through a company.