Traveling and working at the same time seemed like an impossible task for many in the past, where career meant people were refined to offices. But due to the power of technology and the Internet, it has provided many workers an opportunity to balance both tasks of earning money while exploring the world.
Journalists refer to these techie travelers as ‘Digital Nomads’.
Digital Nomads are the people who enjoy the benefits of remote working while having the ability to go on a vacation at the same time. Research has revealed that there will be 1 billion digital nomads by 2035, as many companies are now targeting them to increase their networks, develop more skills, and enjoy co-working in a place far from their homes.
However, if you’re considering become a Digital Nomad, there will be some big changes you’ll have to undertake to transition into a remote worker. In this post, we will help you make the transition easier. Read on below for tips on how you can make money while traveling the world.
House Sitting While Abroad:
Do you want to earn money while seeing the world? Then, consider house sitting as an option. Although most house sitting opportunities don’t tend to pay, some do offer money to people who can take care of their home while they are away. It works for almost all types of travelers, even those families in search of a large place to stay while on holiday. Many travelers have become successful house sitters that they have traveled to different parts of the world. However, you’ll need to ensure you follow the rules set by the homeowner, particularly in keeping the house clean and in good condition while they are away. Some even leave their pets with the house sitter, which means additional tasks to take into consideration.
Find a Fast Internet Connection While Traveling:
If there’s one thing that is extremely important to Digital Nomads, it’s having a reliable Internet connection. In fact, before they even embark on a trip, they ensure that the destination and the accommodation they will stay in for a few days or even months has a fast internet connection that will not disrupt their work. While there are coffee shops that offer free Wi-Fi, Internet connectivity in many parts of the world isn’t as reliable as others, so undertaking research about the place is very important prior to you trip.
Having a mobile device that you can be carried wherever you go should also become a necessity as you live your life as a remote worker. Smartphones and tablets are now more powerful, aiding Digital Nomads with their work across the world. In fact, even low- to mid-range handsets are now equipped with reliable features, such as the Galaxy J5 which O2 said can access cloud services, emails, and has a two-power saving mode for longer use. Samsung and many Android mobile manufacturers have made all their smartphones uber competitive with this boost in functionalities, making it easier for users to stay connected with their work even when they’re abroad.
Find Seasonal Work in Foreign Countries:
In many parts of the world, plenty of opportunities await those who are looking for part-time work. Depending on the season, there are certain jobs that are available even for those travelers who’ll only be staying for a month. Summer can be very busy in some cities, thus companies may need extra help on resorts or in offices. Seasonal jobs often give people a different perspective of a certain region and the opportunity to mix with the locals. There are plenty of websites that can help one land a seasonal job, depending on the location you want to stay. Working outside also presents boundless prospects to see what the country has to offer. While this isn’t typically the life of a Digital Nomad as the jobs are away from your own personal computer and the jobs can be labour-intensive and ask you to work long hours, they can provide you with money, which can help fund extended travel.
I hope you found these tips helpful for traveling and earning money. Share your story or best tips for Digital Nomads below!
Amanda Elliott is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.