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7 ways to make money as a digital nomad

Updated: Jan 8, 2023


As a digital nomad, you can work from anywhere in the world. But how do you make money while travelling? Here are 7 ways you can do that:


This is a great option for those who are looking to make money as digital nomads. There are many different types of writing jobs, and you can choose whether or not you want to freelance or work for an employer. Freelancing is usually done in the form of writing articles or blog posts for websites and newsletters, but there's also the option to write books or other content for yourself (e.g., an eBook) or others (e.g., ghostwriting). Writing is one of the most flexible options; there are so many things you can write about! Whether it's travel tips, life hacks, recipes, or personal experiences—the possibilities are endless!

Social Media Influencer

If you have a passion for something, you can turn your passion into a business. The key is to identify what you love, and then find ways to monetize it. If you’re already an influencer on social media, this may be easier than starting from scratch as a beginner. To become an influencer, though, you need to build an audience—and that takes time and effort.

Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant job is also a great option for those who want to earn money while traveling. As a virtual assistant, you will be taking care of tasks that are related to administrative work. These tasks include things like answering emails, making appointments and booking flights, managing social media accounts and updating websites. You can also do research or write content for clients depending on what your skills are.

You can find clients through websites like Upwork or similar platforms that offer freelancing services where you can search for potential employers looking for someone with your skillset. If you have any previous experience in these fields, it would be easier to start working immediately by applying directly through these platforms instead of waiting until someone contacts you.


Teaching online is a great way to make money while travelling. You can either create your own course or become an affiliate for existing courses that you like. You can also teach offline by creating workshops or giving talks at events.

Freelancing Graphic Design or Web Design

If you're a graphic designer or web designer, you can use your skills to work remotely and make money. Here are some ways you can do it:

  • Designing logos, creating branding, and designing websites using software like Photoshop and Illustrator (for visual design) or InDesign (for print). If you have experience with these types of services, this is the best option for making money as a digital nomad. It's also the most competitive field right now in terms of freelancers around the world who are trying to get their own clients online.

  • Consulting on user experience research/design strategy/interaction design/information architecture

Dropshipping from AliExpress or Amazon

Dropshipping is a way of selling products without holding inventory. You don't have to buy and store the items you're selling, because you can just tell manufacturers that you want to sell their products and they'll ship them directly to your customers on your behalf.

AliExpress dropshipping is probably the most popular dropshipping platform for selling on Amazon or eBay. You can also decide to start your own online store and drop ship from there, but this takes more work upfront (like setting up a website).


Blogging is another popular way to make money as a digital nomad. You can blog about any topic you're interested in—from travel to fashion, beauty, health and fitness or technology. Blogging allows you to share your thoughts with others and build a following. Once you have some followers on your blog, you can then monetize your site by selling advertising space or by charging readers for access to premium content.


I hope this post gave you some ideas on how to make money as a digital nomad. There are so many ways to make money online these days that it’s easy for just about anyone to start their own side hustle or full-time business from anywhere in the world!

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