ADVICE FOR DIGITAL NOMADS
One of the top questions I receive concerns finding work on the road. I fund my life through freelance writing and consulting work, but there are a lot of other options out, too. Remote-based work is the holy grail for many travelers, so this page shares a thorough look at how to find freelance work that suits you, or to further build on your current online work. Since many people also wonder how to make money blogging, many of the links and resources on this page will answer that question and deep-dive with a practical first-hand look at how others are funding a remote-based work life.
Working from the road is the holy grail for a lot of freelancers and online workers. The idea of typing those work emails from a beachside hammock is alluring, even if not very practical. It’s actually pretty hard to type in a hammock, and if you’re working online it’s terrible for your body. When you’re working online for hours every day, it’s important to use tools and apps that allow you to: maintain proper posture, avoid repetitive strains, and generally keep up a good balance of work and travel. Before I implemented this system, I had serious RSI and carpal tunnel, and these tools helped me lessen the damage as I continue my online work.
An increasing number of digital nomads, families, and others are looking for ways to save costs, experience a new culture, and live in another country. But it’s never straightforward knowing if you will like a spot before you arrived. These comprehensive guides detail the cost of living in the world’s major expat spots, with links to real budgets from other expats. If you're researching where you might move for months or years, this is your first stop for information on budget, quality of life, expat scene, visa considerations, and more.
This resources page is built with digital nomads, travel bloggers, and freelancers in mind. While one of my businesses is this travel blog, I have also freelanced and run an online SEO and marketing business since 2005. Most of that time was spent on the road juggling clients and commitments. This is a mind-dump and resource-dump of everything I have used for both my travel site, and my freelance work.