How do I make money as a digital nomad?

Digital nomads may work for themselves as an entrepreneur or work for a company as a remote worker. Each of these has their pros and cons, naturally:

  • Entrepreneurs remain in control over when they work, what they do, and how they do it. Their income fluctuates more, however, and they may find themselves working many hours to make it work.
  • Being a remote worker means you usually have a steady salary (though some work on commission) and a clear expectation of how many hours a week you’re expected to work. You might need to be working at odd or awkward times to stay on the same time zone as co-workers, however.

If your job requires you to be in the same room as someone or to physically touch the thing or person you’re working with, it’s going to be harder to adapt that job to the digital nomad lifestyle. You can certainly take that knowledge you’ve accumulated and use that in different ways, though. Many, many things are delivered and created digitally — and as long as you have an internet connection, those digital creations can be received and sent anywhere on the planet.

Becoming a Digital Nomad has an entire chapter dedicated to this question, along with a comprehensive list of things digital nomads are doing right now to make money.

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Hey, I'm Chris. That's my book to the right, Becoming a Digital Nomad. It's a step-by-step guide that helps you test and transition into the digital nomad lifestyle. It comes with 12 worksheets and access to a Facebook group to connect with other digital nomads.