If you’re someone who loves to travel, then living in this day and age is one of the best times for those who want a live of freedom to travel the world and make money at the same time.
Over the last 10 years, more and people have packed up their conventional lives at home, quit their jobs and become digital nomads so that they don’t have to wait until their boss allows them to take a vacation or until they have enough money saved up to take a trip somewhere.
You may feel the digital nomad lifestyle is unrealistic and out of reach for you, but really it isn’t – since technology and things like social media have made the world more connected than ever and allow us to create opportunities for ourselves that we wouldn’t have been able to before.
In this post, we’re going to share with you some of the top ways you can make money as you go so that you can travel the world without have to use up your savings.
Freelancing is a great way to make money from your skills, talents and passions and is especially great for those who love to travel since you can work completely on your own terms and schedule. You can freelance in pretty much any area, from graphic design, copywriting, or web development. Freelancing can be done by setting up your own company such as Xibis.com, by working through an agency like an advertising or marketing agency, or simply by working by yourself and finding your own clients.
Affiliate marketing is a brilliant way to make a good recurring income online by recommending other people’s products and services and then getting a commission in exchange when they click on your unique affiliate link and buy the product or service. You can easily automate your affiliate business or run more than one by creating niche sites around certain products, services or interests such as cosmetics, food, travel, or fashion which over time can easily build up into a very nice income that allows you to have a hands-off business and make a great income.
Blogging is another good way to make money by focusing on writing about a specific thing you’re interested in or have a lot of knowledge about. You can build a loyal audience of people who will read your content and then buy either services and products that you offer or that you’re promoting on behalf of someone else.
Although this may not fall into the specific category of things digital nomads would do, it’s still worth including because it’s a great way to explore the place or places you’re visiting whilst making some cash and getting to know other people who may also just be traveling like you are. You can sign up on sites that will allow you get connected to people offering odd jobs in different countries or you can approach places like bars, hotels, and even tour companies to see if they’re currently hiring.