Become a digital Nomad. For many people, the idea of travelling the World while making money seems very appealing, however the inner voice is sometimes telling them, that this is impossible.
You may be thinking..
I have a big mortgage, 4 kids, a spouse, a job i’ve been at for 15yrs etc, etc. I get all that, I really do. However, there is more to life than doing what everyone else does. My question to you is, if there was a way for you to do it, WOULD you do it?
You see, it’s like anything. Most people talk their way out of things because good old fashion “logic” creeps in and tells us that with all this “stuff” we have going on right now, it’s not possible to free it all up and just “take off”.
Nothing is forever. Stuff is just stuff, but memories are pretty much forever..
So what is a Digital Nomad?..
Well, according to Wikipedia:
Digital nomads use wireless internet, smartphones, Voice over IP, and cloud-based applications to work remotely wherever they live or travel. Digital nomads also often use coworking spaces, cafes, house sitting agreements, and shared offices in major cities around the world.
Digital nomads tend to travel, while they continue to work with clients or employers. This sort of lifestyle presents challenges such as maintaining international health insurance with coverage globally, abiding by different local laws and sometimes obtaining work visas, and maintaining long-distance relationships with friends and family back home
OK, let’s backtrack.
How did we get all this “stuff” we have in our lives, in the first place?. We collected it. YES, we collected it along the way, House, partner, kiddies, mortgage, cars, debt, jobs, etc, etc.. The problem with all this “collecting” is, it doesn’t add up..
What we may want is a happy life, free from debt, a holiday destination to retire to, money in the bank, etc, etc..
statistically though, 95% of the population, despite collecting all this “stuff” and having a lifetime of JOB’s… still end up borderline broke on retirement.
The facts and the figures don’t lie. These figures apply to the USA and UK but are reflected in many other countries too. Out of every 100 people, one third, never reach retirement age anyway. YES, 33% of the population die under the age of 65 without getting a dime from a pension.
Of each 100 people that do reach retirement age. As I said, 95% are borderline broke, 4% have to downsize to finance their pension and only 1%, YES, a whole 1% are financially free. This is what we are working our whole lives to do. We are working to struggle in retirement.
Now, there are exceptions of course. If you have a good job and you stay the course, you may have a good company pension. You may also decide to work part time to subsidise your state pension. There are the home business people too, they are looking to be financially free and free from a job..
So How do You Become a Digital Nomad?
My first piece of advice would be to learn from people who are already doing it. It’s no use just giving up your job/s, selling your house etc if you are then going to have to live and rely on your savings, or the money you got from your house sale. you really want to learn how to make money online first.
This gives you more security, as making money online to finance your travel expenses makes a lot more sense. Besides, you never know when you might want to come back to your county again to live.You don’t want to come back broke.
Digital nomads come in all shapes and sizes. A lot of the people I see who become digital nomads tend to be in their 20’s or early 30’s and are mainly couples. I have also seen whole families living the digital nomad lifestyle. It just depends on you, I have also seen people in their 50’s and 60’s successfully become digital nomads.
To Become A Digital Nomad – You Need A Plan
You need to have a proper plan, as I said, learn to create an income over the Internet. Have that up and running before physically starting on your adventure. Create a residual income if possible. Instead of just selling products, sell products that people pay monthly for. Creating membership sites is a good way to do this.
Think also about selling travel. People love to travel (don’t you). You can live the lifestyle whilst portraying the lifestyle that people want, at the same time as introducing them to travel packages where you earn commission. There are several travel clubs where you can get paid to introduce people to great travel deals.
I am personally going to do this in the very near future. You only get one life and their is a whole world out there waiting for you.
I hope this post has been useful. If you want to learn more about becoming a digital nomad and you also want to learn how to make the money to support the lifestyle, this would definitely be worth having a look at.
Peace and prosperity.