This has to be one of the most commonly asked questions and one that I came most obsessed about prior to our life changing attempt to become Digital Nomads ……. Just how are we going to fund our life of travel?
After reading numerous blogs on the subject it was clear that most digital nomads are funding themselves through the power of blogging and social media, freelance remote working or having a website selling products, advice or both!
How we fund our Location Independent lifestyle has been from building niche blogs and websites, along with pet and house sitting to save heaps of money on accommodation! We’ve even done matched betting for 8 months and earned £5000 tax free. And I’ll be completely honest with you, all of which I had no previous experience of ….. so if I can do it anyone can!
OK then, so how do I get a piece of that action? ….. Excellent question! ….. And one I hope to answer in an honest and realistic way!
An Introduction To Blogging
Firstly lets delve a little deeper into blogging and how money is made from it.
In a nutshell, someone sets up a blog on a particular subject, “in our case The Travelling Pet Sitters” is our blog”. They then write “interesting” blog posts “in our case this one” ….. OK give it time as it will get more interesting I promise!
So, within that blog post they include links to affiliate programmes “in our case lets give you this link – Join The Largest Pet Sitting Website in the World“. Now when you are reading this blog post and come to the interesting link we’ve given you above, you might click on it and find it interesting enough to want to join “The Pet Sitting Website”. If you join it then “Ka-ching” …… we get a small payment and we can eat tonight!
Coming Up With An Idea!
So Now You’ve Told Us It Might Take Ages For A Blog To Make Money, How Else Could We Fund Our Life Of Travel?
Still here then!
Well, OK, if you don’t have time to build a blog then let’s go through a few more ideas of how you might be able generate some funds to keep those travels going!
There are lots of ways of earning money online, some need plenty of computer coding or design experience, but others anyone can turn their hand too!
So let’s go take a look at just what’s out there!
Good At Fancy Writing and Spelling, Then Maybe Copy Editing Could Be For You – this entails reviewing written material and checking for factual accuracy, spelling, grammar and readability. So if you’ve got an A in English Grammar or can read and spell good this might be for you! To find work as a freelance copy editor or proof reader, you can check out major job sites including LinkedIn, FlexJobs, Monster, ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder and Indeed.
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