How To Be A Digital Nomad

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Did you know you can work from anywhere as a Digital Nomad? All you need is a strong internet connection, a laptop, and the will to do it. And, no, you don’t have to start or run your own business either. If you want to get out of that stuffy office and breathe some fresh air into your lungs, lifestyle, and career keep reading to learn how to work from anywhere.

All of us here at TuathaMuse are digital nomads, but we didn’t all start this way and we each came about it through different paths. Some of us started in the corporate world and made a lateral move into a remote position in a similar corporate role. Some of us are artists, some own their own businesses, but all of us share one thing in common – we work from anywhere we want and have the freedom to create a life by design. Here’s how you can do it too. 

Here are some tips to get started:

  1. Start small and learn to use mini-moments. Begin with something that is fun to do or learn, especially if you are already working a job.
  2. Stay organized, use your time and resources wisely. If possible, schedule a block of time for each day or week to specifically focus on this goal.
  3. Don’t give up. It might take a while to shift into remote work. Give at least 6-12 months of steady effort. Especially if creating a new business, brand, or blog. 
  4. Set realistic expectations and goals. You can’t do everything at once, and you might not be able to do everything yourself. Use tools, hire help, work with a consultant or coach, and set small attainable goals as you go along.

5 Ways to Work From Anywhere

Affiliate Sales and Blogging

You can earn money with affiliate sales and blogging, and you don’t even need experience. Simply sign up with an affiliate program and start that same day. You don’t need a blog to do affiliate sales, but you can earn more money based on traffic ads, wordpress.org is a great place to start. 

Join the Gig Economy

If you have digital skills you can sign up at sites like Fiverr, Guru, or Freelancer. By digital skills I mean things like writing, proofreading, editing, graphic design, logo creation, website building, basically any work that can be done online, look at the gig categories on these sites to get a better idea. Keep your profile targeted to 1 or 2 specific skills. If you excel at several things you can create multiple profiles to land varied gigs. 

Be a Tester or Respondent

Sites like UserTesting.com let you earn money by testing and reviewing websites or apps. There are so many survey sites that will pay you for your opinion, mostly with cash, gift card, or products. Do a quick Google search and you will see all the options available. Use mini-moments to complete surveys and do the testing work on the side when you are at home. 

Start Your Own Brand or Business

There are countless tools and tutorials for how to create your own website, you read our post on how to start your own remote business. This is something you can do in your spare time until it picks up, the goal being to eventually quit your office job. Got a good eye? Sell stock photos. Good with design? Sell graphic design or logo creation. Tech savvy? Sell website creation services or apps/games. Super organized and diligent? Become a virtual assistant.

Find a Remote Role in Your Career

Many industries support remote employees and contractors. Search remote job listings to find an opportunity using your skill set. This option is perfect for those who don’t want their own business and don’t mind working for a boss or corporation. Maybe your current career isn’t transferable to online remote work, but think about how your current skills can be used remotely. As an example a food-service worker might find a remote career as an online customer service representative. WeWorkRemotely.com and Remote.co are great places to start applying. 

Nichol Lachen, our certified Business Coach, is a Remote Entrepreneur and Digital Nomad. She is happy to guide you through the journey and is offering a complementary initial consultation session to help you get started. Reach out now and get one step closer to your goals.

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