Whether you’ve just wrapped up your graduation from college or you’re simply in the mood to try the lifestyle of a digital nomad, you are well-aware that you need a reliable plan in order to make your travels comfortable and not abruptly interrupted by cash-flow problems. Luckily, the only two prerequisites for an online job-hunt are an Internet connection and a laptop on which you can do your work, and you’ll be all set for the trip of your dreams.
Teaching your way across the globe
If you have a working knowledge of English (and some teaching experience is often a bonus), then you have an invaluable skill on your hands that you can use to earn money online. You can create your own teaching and tutoring website with a schedule of available classes so that people can get in touch for your services. Keep in mind, though, that this would mean you’d have to register your business.
On the other hand, you can work for other online schools, take part in workshops and seminars that other schools organize, and teach in different time-zones and for various levels, all without the hassle of business management. Both of these options offer a high level of flexibility in how you manage your schedule, and you can easily opt for pre-prepared classes so that even lesson-planning is left to others, leaving more exploration time for you!
Peruse freelance networks
The growing number of people who work as freelancers all over the globe proves that this is by far the most popular way to make a living as a nomad. However, before you start buying tickets, you should consider kickstarting your freelance career a bit. This will give you time to make a name for yourself in a few communities and get your portfolio to as many people as possible, so you won’t have to rely solely on proposals after a while.
When you have a reliable reputation and a history with clients, you will be contacted by all sorts of companies and individuals in need of your services. Of course, you should specify your niche as early as possible, so that you can work with what you know best, whether it’s design, writing, programming, transcribing, translating, or other remote-friendly work.
Master the art of forex trading
If you are a finance whiz eager to dip their toes in the world of currency trading, then this is your perfect opportunity to become a forex broker and start making serious earnings with your know-how. Keep in mind that this is no easy feat and it’s predominantly recommended to those who already have a high level of expertise in finances and preferably some experience in trading.
Even though stock market trading bears no resemblance to the foreign exchange market, handling the risk-taking is more than enough to help manage this new field. You can start by trying a demo account before you start investing actual money, and it’s essential that you get an in-depth understanding of the forex market intricacies before you take the leap. Take online courses, keep reading, get certified, stay in the loop when it comes to any market oscillations, and start monetizing your knowledge.
One of the all-time favorites of all digital nomads, creative writing is definitely still growing in popularity and is becoming no less lucrative. Especially if you’re ready to make connections and collaborate with world-famous brands, then their sponsorships alone might be more than enough to keep your creative juices flowing. What matters is that you pick a niche, stick to it and design a website that will attract a vast readership.
Invest in researching your competition to see what approaches work best and what you need to do in order to make your own idea a profitable one, so as not to become inaudible in the buzz of the World Wide Web. Tailor your unique voice and create your brand as an influencer, and your globe-trotting might become the very source of your income!
Social media essentials
Some of you might not be too eager to start their own brand and create an online presence through content and social media, but the field of social is still in full bloom, and you can use it to your advantage. Running social media pages for others and various companies can be a fun and exciting way to earn money online while you travel, as long as you’re able to manage several different clients.
It can become overwhelming to handle a wide array of different accounts even for a single company and maintaining their brand image through social media is not something to be taken lightly. That is why you should start learning, educate yourself, and gain some experience before you dive in during your travels.
No matter where you wish to go and how high of an income you need to enjoy your adventure, there are many opportunities online that await eager workers like yourself. All you need to do is do some research, reach out to the right people, and stay dedicated to your noble goal!
Photo by @anete_lusina
Claudia Paisley Propp, graduated journalist, digital marketing lover, based in Sydney. Copywriting, Online Marketing… Lets just say – Communication in all shapes and sizes is her passion and what she does best. She is that lucky girl who gets to live her dream. Here to share her knowledge and write about latest trends in (social) media that can help small businesses grow really big. Writes for Bizzmark blog.