The business world as we know it is absolutely bonkers; for everyone who is looking to earn a solid buck, anything other than 12+ hours at the office (nope, we won’t count in the hours spent at home preparing) is out of the question. Although acknowledgement at the workplace does have a very positive effect on a person’s motivation and morale, there are some things that are way more important than glitzy office ribbons of appreciation – your life. Luckily for everyone who is a part of the digital world in terms of their employment, remote working is gradually becoming the number one option of the youth who is looking to find the best way to live a life while, at the same time, delivering fantastic business results. Additionally, more and more companies are becoming open to this type of employment, primarily focusing on project-specific employment, part-time workers, and negotiations.
On that note, jumping into the role of a digital nomad has never been easier (well, as long as you have a decent internet connection), and if you are thinking of joining the enthusiastic crowd, here are a few tips to get you started and help you make money online while you are traveling, chilling and doing God knows what else.
For everyone who’s into languages, taking up part-time translation work while you are on the road is an absolutely fantastic way to earn money, especially if we’re not talking about short deadlines. Grab your laptop and a cup of coffee while enjoying a cocktail at the beach and start earning money. If you are talented, you can also work as a content consultant; this person is usually in charge of giving notes about the already finished manuscripts/blogs posts/briefs, etc. It can all be done online and the money’s good.
If you’ve got the knack for it, travel photography is one of the highest-paid types of photography to turn to (next to wedding photography, of course). People love seeing destinations they haven’t had the opportunity to see live or get a fresh take on those places they’d already been to. You can start your photography blog and charge downloads, use Instagram for promotion or find parties interested in purchasing your pics. If you are staying longer in a particular city/town/village, see if there are any weddings/baby showers/other celebrations happening and offer your services.
Paid reviews are an easy way to make a quick buck, and a pretty consistent one. This is how the service works: you get paid the agreed sum to write reviews for products, brands, services, websites, etc. Usually, the customer is asking for either an entire review article or a comment on their preferred social network. To write a good paid review you need to work up the best angle for every product, set a flattering tone, be relevant and actually inspect the product/service a bit closer. Writing reviews online isn’t going to make you rich but they’ll pay a hostel room for a few nights.
Well now, if you are not experienced in Forex trading, it shouldn’t be your first choice for making easy money online while traveling. After all, being engaged in Forex trading is a serious business and it takes skill, knowledge, constant commitment and an already set up client base. Still, if you’ve been in Forex trading for some time now, set up your outdoor office and start trading from wherever you are! In fact, you can use traveling to your benefit and lay down the groundwork by saying “Hey, I’m in Spain now and I’ll be going to England in a few days; I’m monitoring what’s happening so be sure you’ll be the first one to be informed of any changes…” or something similar. Sell your leisure trip as a commitment to the job and you’ll be good as gold.
If you are a talented writer or enjoy an occasional thought-rant on a number of topics, blogging is the thing to turn to! Although these days there are seemingly one too many bloggers out there, the market is incredibly huge, and it welcomes fresh talent on a daily basis. Unless you’ve already got your own blog or a website, find those who welcome guest posts and pay well. Yes, it will take some time to do the research, but things will pay off in the long run. You can always write about your experiences on the road, fun things that happened, useful tips to help other travelers, etc. – as long as you keep your writing interesting.
Enjoy your traveling adventure, Mr./Ms. Nomad and use our tips to make some money out of it!
About the Author
David Webb is a Sydney-based business consultant,online marketing analyst and a writer. With six years of experience and a degree in business management, he continuously informs the public about the latest trends in the industry. He is a senior editor at BizzmarkBlog. You can reach him on Twitter or Facebook.
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