Types of Online Work

Working on the World Wide Web

The most important part of being a Digital Nomad is enjoying the online work that you choose to do. Do you know what type of online work you would like to do or are able to do?

Whether you are dreaming of being a Digital Nomad, wanting a change in your online work, or needing to start a second/third/fourth online position, these links from experienced Nomads, and advice from well established groups can help you to successfully achieve your goals. 

Click on the links below (they are in alphabetical order) and they will take you to the relevant website, blog or group. 

Happy researching!

Ashlea is from Australia, she is a vegetarian and is super organised. She loves photography and exploring the world, having tried many different forms of travel from backpacking in hostels to luxury cruising, but she generally considers herself a budget traveller. Ashlea has been to 44 countries over 5 continents so far, with only Africa and Antarctica still unchecked! Her mission is to inspire people to live an adventurous and sustainable lifestyle

Read her fantastic well written articles about the many different travel jobs and how to work remotely… 

Bob Wells was tired of living the rat race and a life filled with hyper-consumerism–always buying things looking for contentment, but never finding it. Instead, he returned to the original, truly human roots of tribal nomadism. He adopted a life of travel and adventure by living in a vehicle like a car, van or RV and living a life of simplicity and minimalism. He has been doing this for over 14 years and thrives on the freedom and peace that it brings him.

Have a look at his incredible website to be intrigued and inspired to follow your dreams and take steps towards joining the nomadic tribe! Here is a link that will take you to his information on how to financially support your new life on the road.

Hannah (a third generation worldschooler) has traveled on all six inhabited continents, using many forms of transportation. As a kid, she wandered with her parents and three brothers. Now, she continues the adventure on her own. Her blog is home to almost a decade of her travel experiences. She shares stories of childhood adventures around the world, tips on travel, study abroad, and how to “make it happen,” plus what it was like to transition from worldschooling to studying at one of Canada’s top universities.

Enjoy reading this very real, down-to-earth fantastic site and this post all about getting started with location independent work

Matthew Karsten has been traveling around the world for the last 9 years as a blogger, photographer, and digital nomad. Adventure travel & photography are his passions. Let him inspire you to travel more with crazy stories, photography, and money-saving tips. He will show you how to travel the world, to seek experiences over possessions, and open your mind to new possibilities. To visit places that you didn’t even know existed!

Here is his excellent article about the best travel jobs to make money while traveling..

A quirky family of four (two humans, two dogs) that love traveling, new experiences, exploring the outdoors, and finding the joy in life. They don’t love being tied down or squeezed into “little boxes” – which is why they decided to sell everything they owned, move into a van, and adventure full time since April 2017. In that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about building vans and living in them. Gnomad Home has grown into a top resource for van builders everywhere. 

Their guides have helped many people break out of their comfort zones and embark on their own vanlife journeys – here is some information about working online and specifically blogging..

Nick and Dariece are Canadian Travel Bloggers with an aim to show others how to earn money online, on the road and on-the-go, so that they can make travel a bigger part of their lives. They have been traveling for over 8 years and their motto is: Keep your life on your back and get more back from your life!

There is lots and lots to have a look at on their website – like this very interesting and informative guide on the 101 best travel jobs that can earn you money while travelling

Heath and Alyssa, from Texas, are full-time RVers (for over four years) sharing their experiences of growing their mobile businesses, to help others enjoy remote work and full-time travel as well. They have wonderful resources for people who want to live, work and travel in an RV. Study their videos, podcasts and articles on their very well put together site.

Here are their articles on the many different ways to work and make money online.

Mike and Oshin have been full time traveling for over 7 years. This incredible blog is about where they go, what inspires them, and explains in a lot of detail the numerous ways how they consistently make money online to foot the bill on a travel-intensive lifestyle. Their primary objective is to help and motivate others to pick up a passport, get a remote job and explore it –to find balance and improve their quality of life.

Have a look at these articles chock-a-block full of fascinating information about the ins and outs of remote work.

Gaby and Kristen‘s website is full of real, actionable information that guides you, step-by-step, into the digital nomad lifestyle – representing the idea of maximum travel with minimum baggage (and not just the luggage kind). One Bag Nomad exists to help you leave all the unnecessary behind and to save time by finding all the information you need in one place.

Peruse this awesome site and learn the finer details of being a Digital Nomad and the different types of work that you can do online.

Paul Minors currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a digital nomad working as a Productivity Blogger and Virtual Consultant. He is obsessed with productivity, automation, optimising his time and income so that he can live on his terms.

Click here to have a look at his fantastic website and read his posts on the challenges of work and travel, as well as getting started with virtual consulting, and how you can make money online.

Melissa and Wade, a fulltime RV traveling couple, show you how they travel cheap without a retirement fund, a remote fulltime job, or a trust fund. Just two middle-aged people who left the rat race for something different. It has been almost 2 years since they hit the road.  They have seen 15 National Parks, 20 National Monuments, camped in 21 states, gone to 7 countries and logged 20,000 miles on their RV. And they have $5,000 more in the bank than when they left!

Click this link to find out ways that you can earn money online.

Will Hatton has been an adventurer and entrepreneur for 10 years. He is passionate about real adventures; freezing peaks and steaming jungles, crashing waves and raging rivers; if it gets his heart pumping and his blood racing, he is down. The goal of The Broke Backpacker is to show budding adventurers how to ditch their desks, hit the road and discover the intoxicating levels of freedom that can only be found while traveling the world. Will believes that travel is the ultimate learning experience and that when you are out of your comfort zone, this is when you learn the most.

What a website! That’s all I can say… have fun reading Will’s post on the best travel jobs.

This is the amazing website of a Digital Nomad family of 3, who left South Africa in March 2017 and are slow traveling around the globe. This course (Your Freedom Blueprint) that they have created, will teach you the skills and systems needed to start your own location independent digital marketing company. You do not need fancy equipment or any online skills, to get started. From creating websites to chatbots and everything in between (e.g. sales funnels, creating a logo, finding your first client, drop shipping etc etc). 

Check this site out! There is even a free Mini Course that you can do.

Nora Dunn, originally from Canada, slow traveled the world full-time for 12 years (through over 55 countries and 5 continents), and still travels for half the year! She’s an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former Certified Financial Planner), and lifestyle design. She’s lived a variety of lifestyles by working in trade for free accommodation. Her location independent writing career takes care of the rest of the expenses. She has got a ton of content on her website. Since 2007, she’s perfected the art of traveling full-time in a financially sustainable way. If you’d like to learn how to do the same, then check out her brilliant site.

For her jam-packed post on how to go location independent, click the button below here… 

Reshma Narasing, who began the website The Solo Globetrotter, graduated as an Electronics and Communications Engineer. But left her well paying job to do what made her happy: travel and writing. On her site, you will find travel guides, itineraries and solo travel tips to over 35+ countries.

You will find all the resources to travel independently, right from inspiration to itineraries to travel hacks.

She wants to show that everyone can travel – “You don’t have to be afraid to step out of your home alone seeking adventures and experiences. Your passport and social limitations don’t have to stop you. And finally that you DO NOT need a lot of money to explore this beautiful world.” Have a look at her site here…

An accredited provider of internationally recognized and accepted online TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) / TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) courses. They are the preferred provider of online TEFL courses in the TEFL industry. They have more than 15 years of experience and have trained thousands of TEFL teachers who rate their courses as top notch. They will make your dreams of teaching English abroad or online come true! 

At first, they will help you graduate as a certified English teacher with confidence and expertise, then they will assist you in finding that perfect English teaching job.

Transcend Your Limits is the place to learn about veganism, becoming a digital nomad, passive income, psychology and personal development. Stef shares travel tips, lifehacks and much more. He believes that everyone has the ability to improve themselves and unlock their potential. This site is full of actually useful personal development articles that you’ll WANT to read and use. 

Here is his well written and informative post on being organised and what work you can do as a digital nomad…

Chelsea and Matt travel the world full time with their daughter Kailen, who’s already been to 16 countries. Through location independent employment, they gained the freedom of mobility and gave up the comforts of the suburbs. All their possessions fit in their backpacks. Through this experience they learned that collecting memories, not things, is the best way to live. Revel in their wanderlust and let them help you plan your next adventure.

Here is their article with many resources that are available for online work.

VanSage.com strive to bring the most relevant, up to date and useful information about campervan conversion, van travel equipment and gear, and van life in general to their readers. If you’re building out your dream conversion van from scratch, or you’ve been on the road for years, or you’ve just acquired a top of the line, custom built campervan RV… Wherever you’re at on this journey, you can count on VanSage to help you keep rolling along.

Read their article about freelance writing and other online jobs here…

Wand’rly is an online magazine, put together by Nathan and Renee who are full time travellers having travelled in a variety of rigs with their three children for over 10 years. This is a website full of articles on how to get yourself to the full-time traveling lifestyle, the best places to go once you do, and occasional interviews with other people already doing it.

Get lost in their site full of creatively written guides on how to be a digital nomad.

Read their very in-depth article on how to make a living on the road.

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