The Art of Being a Digital Nomad

Once upon a time, computers took up entire office floors. Once upon a time, working offsite was just a dream. Today, however, the possibilities are opening more than ever. People are realizing that the only difference between working at home or in the office is that one requires a commute. Companies and employees alike are opening themselves to the idea of off-site employment. This means hiring the best around the country and reducing your office space for companies. It means being able to live in an area where you can buy a nice house with the space for your family to grow, without worrying about a commute for employees. For the travelers of the world, however, it means the possibility of being a digital nomad.

When you work as a digital nomad, you can work anywhere, from the living room in your home to a country hours away from you. It means that you can work your regular job, and make the same pay, and travel the world. You can do this, because instead of needing to take a flight somewhere on the weekends, you can be in that place and explore on your own time.

The only thing that you need to watch out for is the time difference.

There are many ways to be a digital nomad, however, and when you don’t work for a company that allows you to work remotely, you can instead offset your costs and make an income by:

Working Freelance

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Whatever your talent, you can freelance. That way, you can find time to get the work done without possibly needing to stay up all night or to work a normal nine-to-five. As an added benefit, you can start and further your career this way as well. There’s no reason to adhere to the nine-to-five work life when that doesn’t work for you!

Start a Travel Blog

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There is a lot of money to be made by becoming a travel influencer. This means creating content that people like, and it means having an online persona that people want to follow. One of the best ways to do this is to create a traveling video blog. Successful vlogs such as these receive gifts, endorsement money and more, simply because they are influencers who people follow.

Start your travel vlog by first finding a niche that you can fill. This is important, because having a few fans who love your work is much better than trying to compete with the established travel vloggers. Once you have your niche, it’s time to edit those videos together. Make them pop with an intro creator so you can create a series that people can follow. The tighter the narrative, the better! Once you have a popular account, you can ask for patronage from your viewers and can even work for businesses.

Being a digital nomad isn’t for everyone, of course, but for those who are only truly happy on the road, it’s perfect. Continue your career and make money while you are traveling, and then all you need to worry about is how long your visa lasts for.

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