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Making a Living as a Digital Nomad

      Of all the dreams I have, there are two things in particular that hold a special place in my heart. They are related to each other and they complement each other. These are: the desire to travel and financial freedom.

If you are reading this travel blog, you will understand how I feel. You know how it itches when you have not traveled at least once or twice a year. You have the urge to travel in your veins.

But if you are still new to the idea of actually taking a vacation to some distant place, I bet there is little need to convince you of its merits, for travel appeals to almost everyone. Not only that it is also the number two industry on the internet, Only surpassed by Porn.

I have always wanted to travel. It’s in my bones. I love visiting exotic places and traveling to far-off destinations that most people only dream about. I believe that a lot of people have the innate desire in their hearts to get up and go, to leave everything behind and travel the world.

     If this is so, what is stopping the masses from doing so? The usual problem besetting would-be travelers is simple: they are cash-strapped. They do not have the finances needed to make their dream vacation. For many who actually have the money, they usually don’t have the time to take away and enjoy traveling. They either have to keep watch over their businesses or otherwise have to stay in their work. And while most jobs and businesses allow for some time off for vacation, there are simply too many people that are not prosperous enough to afford one. Soon, all thoughts of travel vanish in their minds, and they start living as zombies without any hope of fulfilling their dreams.

      Which brings us to my point: financial freedom. And this is where it gets exciting, because I am going to give you some tips on how to finally afford that vacation while not leaving time off in your work.

     The advent of the internet opened a veritable treasure mine of online opportunities for making money. There are so many businesses nowadays that are based mainly online, and there are thousands of work that can be done in cyberspace.

       What I am essentially pointing out to you is that you can start making a living as a digital nomad. As long as you can get a decent online connection, you can work absolutely anywhere in the world. The kinds of work available online include jobs as a virtual assistant; SEO and online writer; blogger; web designer; professional in various types of software; data entry professional; typing jobs; mobile application developer; language tutor; graphic designer; and thousands of other virtual jobs. You can learn these with online help as well, so it is not like you need to earn a college degree to be able to competently perform them.

      In addition, you can also put up online businesses which do not need any real, physical stores and can be accessed anywhere. Your products can be anything you want to sell, from bags and shoes to gadgets and vehicles. You can also sell virtual services.

     It is up to you to choose your online niche. Research it while you are still in your current office job, determine its feasibility, determine the time you will spend on it each week, and start on it if everything works out. Afterwards, you can then quit your job and start making a living as a digital nomad.

       After my Industry was hit with the crisis, I had a little bit of cash saved up and started to travel. and it took me about 5 years to learn many of the tricks of the trade that I know now. Also it helps that I am living in Chiang Mai, Thailand where there are many others in the same position that I am in, and I have been able to learn a lot from local networking with other digital nomads. If you are interested I am would like to help, send me an email at info@roaminaround.com and put in the subject line “how do I become a digital nomad”.

      Whenever I retire after a long day of Wondering the planet, I simply open my laptop and start to work at my leisure. My time belongs to me and I can do my work anywhere.

      Making a living as a digital nomad works, and I would like to share with you this opportunity so that you can do the same and finally live the life you’ve always wanted.

So good luck, God bless and I hope to bump into you wherever in the world you may be!