The Best Side Hustles for Digital Nomads

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A nomadic lifestyle is highly coveted in today’s busy society. Digital nomads are able to work where they want, when they want. You can travel the world equipped with only a laptop. However, it is a risky endeavor to live this way. There are a multitude of benefits but additionally some downfalls. Financial insecurity is a definite disadvantage. A lot of digital nomads are entrepreneurs, remote workers and freelancers. This is rewarding work but it is somewhat precarious. When you don’t necessarily have stable employment, it’s best to have a few other ways of generating income besides your main job. Here are the best side hustles for digital nomads:

1. Writing

If you have any writing skills, use them to your advantage. It is especially profitable if you’re able to combine writing skills with marketing-savvy. Think of a niche topic that you are particularly knowledgeable about, find a platform like Medium or Wordpress or spring for a website using Squarespace or Wix then start writing. The blogosphere is fairly saturated so the more specific your content, the better. If you don’t know anything about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), it’s important to do a lot of research. SEO is primarily how bloggers are able to make money.

Instead of blogging, you can also self-publish an e-book. If you are very passionate about writing and have enough free time, why not write a book? It’s easier than you think to publish a book using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and you can also convert the book into an audiobook. Even if you don’t generate a lot of income from the project, you can still feel accomplished as a published author.

2. Join Fiverr

Fiverr is a fantastic platform for digital nomads. There are several different categories from translation to astrology & tarot card readings to making comics. You can create a profile with your unique skill set and either browse the odd jobs that people need done or wait for someone to contact you. It’s a great way to earn some extra money while increasing your work experience.

3. Teach English

If you’re in another country where English isn’t the primary language spoken, teaching English is a fantastic way to not only make money but also meet new people. If you speak the local language, it’s an even better side hustle option. You can either reach out to schools to teach a class, research programs for English teachers abroad or post an ad online offering your services for one-on-one tutoring. Just keep in mind that teaching is a very hands-on job so make sure you’re up to the task.

If you identify as a digital nomad, entrepreneur, remote worker or freelancer and you need a home base, book a tour of Project Spaces Today. We’re happy to provide a space for you to work on your side hustles, your main hustle or whatever you have in between.


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