Be a travel blogger.
Once you get started with a blog, you can use social media to promote your content. You can also use advertising on your website or create a Patreon account and make money from your followers.
In addition to earning money by writing about travel, there are other ways to earn income as well:
- Sell products or services on your blog (e.g., books, infographics)
- Become an affiliate partner with companies that offer products in the same niche as yours (e.g., if you have a travel blog, consider becoming an affiliate partner for Expedia)
Be a social media influencer.
Social media influencers are individuals who have built a significant online following on social media platforms and use this to influence their followers’ decisions, often in exchange for money. If you want to become a social media influencer, the first step is to find brands that would be interested in working with you.
The next step is building your own audience: You can do this by having a strong presence on one or more major sites like Instagram and YouTube. It’s also helpful if you already have some kind of existing brand/platform that ties into your content area (for example, if it’s related to food). Once you’ve built up an audience and gained some traction as an influencer, start looking for sponsorships from brands who want access to your followership base!
Get a location-independent job.
There are many opportunities to work remotely, especially if you’re a skilled worker with the right set of skills. It’s possible to find jobs in technology, marketing, PR and communications—all industries that typically offer remote work options.
You can also turn your side hustle into a full-time gig: Freelance writers and editors are always in demand. If you have experience with data analysis (or want to gain some), there’s often freelance work for people who know how to use spreadsheets or databases—which could be an opportunity for people who need a break from office life or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning!
If none of those careers strike your fancy, consider going back to school for something that doesn’t require being physically present at an office building every day. Many universities now offer online classes so students can study from wherever they want without having their parents drive them back and forth between campus every day.
Sell ebooks, courses, and articles.
- Sell ebooks, courses, and articles.
If you have a message that people need to hear, there are plenty of ways to sell it. You can write an ebook and sell it through Amazon Kindle or even create your own website where you charge for access to downloads or membership sites. If you’re an expert in some area (like photography), then consider offering courses on Udemy which can be very profitable if marketed properly. Finally, if you want to make money by writing articles but don’t want the hassle of creating a product yourself then simply sign up with Fiverr as a content provider and start getting paid $5 per article written within 24 hours!
Start an online business as a designer or writer.
You don’t need to be an expert in the field you’re trying to break into. You can start by reading articles on how to do what you want to do, and then try it yourself. You’ll learn a lot by trial and error, but it will be worth it when you have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills.
If you have no experience with design or coding, consider partnering with someone who does (or hire them for the job). Even if they take most of the credit for the project in public, there’s no shame in letting someone else do all of the heavy lifting for once!
Do consulting work.
Consulting is a great way for digital nomads to get started, because it can be done remotely. You might have heard about this idea before, but the truth is that there are many things we have to do in person: meetings, interviews and so on.
This doesn’t mean you should give up on your dream of becoming a digital nomad — just find ways to make it work!
I’ve had some experience as a consultant myself and I love sharing my lessons learned with others who are interested in this type of career change.
My first advice would be not to forget about promoting yourself online! Create social media profiles where you can promote your work as a consultant (and other freelance services). You can also find communities where people share information related to the industry or niche that interests you most — they might even offer jobs there too!
There are many ways to become a digital nomad and you can pick the option that works best for you!
Now that you’ve learned the basics of what it means to be a digital nomad and how to get started, it’s time to pick a topic that interests you. This could be anything from writing or photography to art or music. When picking your medium, keep in mind that some niches are easier than others.
The best way to get started is by starting small and building your skills over time. If you choose something too difficult for your skill level, no one will want to buy from you! It can be discouraging when people don’t buy from us but we have to remember that this is all part of the learning process and we need practice before becoming successful at anything new.