Make money online, live anywhere, travel the world and live like a king is the dream for many people. This dream has never been more livable now that there are digital nomads and location independent entrepreneurs paving the way for others to follow in this unique nomadic lifestyle.
The Go Hunt Life podcast has showcased many location independent entrepreneurs that are making enough money to afford to live anywhere in the world by using the skills that they already know or learning new skills to build their personal income from far off places.
The absolute first requirement is to figure out what you love to do. If you are living somewhere beautiful, the last thing you want to do is try to make money doing something that you hate. If you haven’t moved abroad yet, it’s a perfect time to start building your skills and test the marketplace with your excellent money making ideas.
Here are proven ways that YOU can start making money. The main skills that are required are hustle, creativity and a passion to pursue a life of purpose and inspiration. These have been curated based on either having friends that are making money doing them right now or guests on the Go Hunt Life podcast.
Teach English combined with ‘soft skill’ training through WEFIT Solutions – $10 to $20/hour up to $100/hour for high-end, combined training
1 year ago Jessica Dickerson set out to travel the world and couch surf but she needed a way to pay for her dream and make money online. She turned to WEFIT to fund her travels and teaches English through Skype to children and working adults all over the world. She’s able to adjust her teaching schedule around her personal time and typically teaches in blocks of 6 hours, 4-5 days per week. Ian Usher and Vanessa teach for 30-70 hours per month and afford their house sitting lifestyle while traveling the world.
The highest paid trainers through WEFIT are combining their skills of teaching English with high-end training around law-themed or engineering themed lessons.
Hack: Schedule your time in 6-7 hour blocks to maximize your schedule. More blocks of free time for you!
Teach courses on Skillshare – Top teachers make up to $50,000/year
Jason Buff is an Independent Film Director, host of the Indie Film Academy podcast and teaches basic and advanced Photoshop classes through Skillshare while living in Merida Mexico. Whatever you are an expert in, you can create a class and teach it through Skillshare. If you love cooking, then start a class around what your passions are in cooking and BAM, you are now a teacher on Skillshare and earning income.
Rich Armstrong is another example of someone that loves coding and web design so he and his wife started an online teaching studio through Skillshare. They’ve figured out the formula to make money online and have built a business while traveling the world.
Hack: Build a menu of 10+ classes to broaden your reach and increase the number of your students by having classes that compliment one another.
Moderate blog posts on ICUC Social – $10-12/hour, income tax free
ICUC Social is a social media management platform that employs fluent English speaking people to monitor comments in articles and blog posts. A wifi connection, a computer and fluency in English are required and you are paid in US dollars TAX FREE if you live outside of the U.S. A typical weekly schedule is 35-40 hours in 8 hour segments. A basic understanding of Salesforce is helpful.
Hack: Pick up shifts from other moderators at any time to make more money. The system of trading shifts with other moderators is very efficient and ICUC has done a great job of cultivating a team environment even though moderators live all over the world.
Design WordPress or Shopify websites – $1,000-$2,500 per project + residual monthly income
This option is for people that already have a business in mind to build websites. The only requirements are a background in web design and a website of your own to showcase your skills. If you are just getting started, work as a sole proprietor/contractor to cut down on company filings. This approach also creates residual income if the client wants to have monthly maintenance or needs to frequently update their site with pictures, blog posts or products.
Hack: WordPress is great for blogs and lead generating sites where Shopify is better for ecommerce and selling products through Facebook and Google.
Search Engine Marketing – $500-$1,500 campaign build out + residual monthly income
Become Google AdWords certified and be an expert in driving paid search traffic to company websites. The AdWords certification requires you to complete the Fundamentals exam and one additional exam to be certified. The additional exams are Search, Display, Video, Mobile and Shopping. If you want to drive sales leads to a website that sells services or software, the Search exam should be taken. If a company sells products, the Shopping exam is great. Video, Mobile and Display will expand your skills as an expert in AdWords paid search.
Hack: Network with WordPress and Shopify designers to trade referrals and help build each other’s client base.
Write content for websites – $300-$500 per article + residual monthly income
Rachel Mazza is a location independent entrepreneur and content writer contracting with companies to write blog articles to improve website SEO and drive traffic through content marketing strategies. She has lived in Australia, Thailand, Portugal and traveled extensively for the last 4 years while building her company, RM Media and Marketing, and living a location independent lifestyle.
Write about what you know and contact companies in the space that you have experience in or are interested in. Writing is only fun if you are writing about something that gets your creative juices flowing.
Hack: Network with Search Engine Marketing experts to build your network of referrals.
Write and sell eBooks on Amazon – Up to $100,000 annually.
Tom Corson-Knowles is an expert in teaching people how to make money selling eBooks on Amazon and the author of Secrets of the 6 Figure Author. He shared his secrets on the podcast and gave the step-by-step process of exactly what it takes to come up with a topic to publishing a book on Amazon and making money off of it.
Hack: Don’t rely on one home-run book. Write multiple books around similar topics so you are building an inventory that compliments one another.
Build a podcast and sell sponsorships – $500 to $2,000/month the 1st year, $2,500-$5,000+/month the 2nd year
Anthony Rigogliosi purchased a one-way plane ticket from New York to Chang Mai Thailand to start his new life, he just wasn’t sure what that life would look like. He met a mentor that helped him build a successful podcast school, Podcast Ninja, helping people successfully launch and monetize their podcast. Advertising dollars are flooding into the podcast industry and away from traditional radio. Podcast networks are being built to scale and cross promote successful shows that share an audience.
Hack: Build a podcast show around a topic that you are passionate about, be transparent and be authentic.
Provide audio transcription services through Fiverr – $10-20/hour
Audio transcription services are a booming industry because of the explosive growth of podcasts. Podcasters all over the world need their episodes transcribed so they can post them as blog posts to drive SEO traffic to their site. Fiverr is a resource that is frequently turned to for transcription services so create an account and market yourself to the lean entrepreneurs in the podcast space.
Hack: Dragon software is the leading transcription software to use. Run the audio through Dragon to transcribe 80% of the audio and clean up the final 20% manually.
Be a Virtual Assistant through Upwork – $5 to $20/hour
A consistent wifi connection and expertise in specific administrative assistant tasks are what you need to make money online and live anywhere in the world as a Virtual Assistant. Skills needed range from data entry and customer service to excel and powerpoint expertise. Build your clientele by bidding on projects that can range from a few days to months.
Hack: Become a Freelancer and start applying to projects in minutes. Upwork’s fee is 20% of the hourly rate but can go as low as 5% once a client bills more than $10,000.
These are 10 examples of how normal people have chosen to pursue a path less traveled by working online and traveling the world.
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