Work From Anywhere as a Digital Nomad: The 3 Best Ways to Make Money Online

Do you want to break free from the 9-5 and become location-independent?

But you don’t know how to get started and make money online?

I got ya.

As much as i have published about this topic in German over the years (eg. over here), I get many people from all over the world asking me questions about this.

They see that I live in Bali and travel all over the world and wonder:

“How the hell does she do that??”

In my latest video, I share with you the three main ways you can make money online as a digital nomad.

You will learn:

  • the two steps to a fulfilling business
  • the three main digital nomad careers
  • my preferred way to make a living
  • my best tip to create more financial security

Watch my new video here:

How to Make Money Online as a Digital Nomad

There are different ways that you can make money online as a digital nomad/location-independent, so that you can live wherever you want and make money from any beautiful place in this world.

Because yes, it is possible. I’ve been doing it since 2012. That’s coming up to almost six years, believe it or not.

I have already written an e-book course about it, including lots of bonus materials. So if you are German, because it’s only available in German, then go and check it out.

If you’re not a German speaker, don’t worry. Check out some of my other blog posts, as well as this one:

Two Steps to Make It Happen

  1. Make an income & get financially free. Find a way to make money online so you can travel the world and live anywhere and be location-independent
  2. Find and live your purpose. go out and actually find your purpose. Then go out and live your purpose. Turn that into some form of business that you can actually make an income from while inspiring a lot of people and changing the world.

I can’t do any sort of job just because it makes a lot of money,. And I just can’t create any sort of business just ’cause, you know, I’ll make a fortune.

I’m all about getting clarity on why it is that I am on this planet and then finding a way that I can actually make a living with it.

Three ways to make money online as a digital nomad

When it comes to the actual ways as to how to make money as a digital nomad, there are three different ways you can do that.

1. Offering your services as a freelancer or a virtual assistant.

Meaning you already have skills! Maybe you’re a graphic designer, web developer, translator, online marketer, copywriter, social media manager… whatever it is. You use those skills and offer them to clients.

You go out, find your clients, go on Upwork, or build your own website and start networking.

There are lots of different ways on how to get clients.

Now you might say, “Conni, I don’t have any skills “for a freelance business.”

Well, worry not! Because in this day and age you can actually learn and acquire a lot of skills that you can use for a location-independent freelance business online.

They’re either free or very affordable. So it’s super easy to learn web development, graphic design, web design, copywriting, or about Facebook ads.

I would just go out, find all these courses, watch a ton of YouTube videos, start creating, start experimenting, and then offer that stuff to clients. You might offer it for free at first and then you start charging more and more and more. There you go.

That’s what I did. I had to learn everything from scratch. I basically had zero skills. So if I did it, you can do it.

Another great way to get started is to become a virtual assistant. I use virtual assistants for my business and I’m super, super grateful they exist.

And generally, just know that in the beginning, as you start learning new skills, you’re gonna suck. I mean I sucked really hard as well. But, you know, you do more projects and you learn more stuff, and you read more books, and do more online course. Eventually you’re gonna get better and you’ll be able to charge more money.

2. Remote Work

Now the second way to be location-independent is to do remote work, which means you actually have a secure job with an employer and they just let you work wherever you are. That way, you are location-independent and you can work from wherever you want, but you’re still secure. However, I am a big fan of diversifying your income, so this isn’t my preferred way to make money online.

But if you’re someone who needs security, you’d rather not rely on your own competencies, go and find a remote job. There’s a lot of them out there these days. A lot of companies are hiring remote workers!

3. Create your own online business

Now the third way to make money online is my preferred way. Become entrepreneur and create your own online business or product. Your product can be online as an information product, maybe an e-book, an online course, whatever. Maybe it’s a physical product, maybe you’re going to Amazon.

For me personally, this has given me the most freedom. It was very clear from the beginning that freelancing and basically trading time for money is only a temporary thing. I wanted to do my own thing and work on something that really feels like it’s my purpose here on this planet and pass it on to other people.

Those are the three main ways that you can make money online as a digital nomad, location-independent.

My best tip: Diversify Your Income

I’m a huge fan of diversifying your income and having several sources of income.

I did it in the beginning and I still do it these days with different products and different ways to make money online.

These days, I make most of my income through my e-book course on how to teach people how to become a digital nomad. I have an affiliate income, do speaking gigs, run retreats, and I’m in the process of creating a new online course, The Art of Vulnerability.

You can also freelance and, at the same time, start creating your own products and sell those. You can combine different ways of making an income. And I believe that makes us even more secure.

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