Even though the world is still experiencing the pandemic, so to speak, the people’s desire to become digital nomads is still there! In fact, being exposed to the uncertainties of a pandemic, more and more people looked into ways to make money with the help of just a computer and while staying at home. Why?

Because a computer and a chair can be made available anywhere in the world. Therefore, if you master the art of making money by yourself at home, then you can do it while traveling – and transition to the digital nomad lifestyle.

But, before the rest of us try this as well, here are eight of the best ways to make money as a digital nomad!


This is probably one of the best and most popular ways to make money regardless of location. However, it does imply knowing more than just the difference between stocks and Forex, including knowledge on NFTs, CFDs and so on.

However, if you invest enough time in learning to trade, you can become quite good at it and make more than just a decent profit.

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Working Online as a Freelancer

If you have a skill that can be performed with the help of the online environment, then you better give it a shot! Nowadays, the most popular freelance jobs are content writing, copywriting, web design, and social media marketing.

Teaching Abroad

This one usually doesn’t involve too much online, especially if you go the traditional way. You can either teach people on the Internet something you’re really good at – usually languages, such as English or a native language.

At the same time, there are multiple opportunities to travel to certain countries and be a guest teacher there, though this requires a tad more work on your side.

You can use job search sites like Jooble to find English teacher jobs abroad.

Rent Out Your Assets

By assets, we obviously mean a space you own, your car, or your home. If you’re really sick of your neighborhood, simply rent your things out and, with the earned money, go travel the world. More people than you think actually do this and have tons of fun!

The Art of Passive Income

A brilliant way to earn money as a digital nomad and be able to enjoy your travels more than usual is having passive income. Be aware though, this requires you to invest a lot of time and patience.

One can achieve passive income by publishing eBooks, creating online courses, running a print-on-demand business, or even an Amazon affiliate website.

Start a Blog

Every single year, the number of people that believe blogs are soon to be gone increases. At the same time, the number of people that manage to make money through what they’re writing on their blog increases. It’s a weird world!

But the answer is yes, even in 2021, you can still start a blog, run ads and whatnot, and make money with it!

Virtual Assistant

Even if this might be similar to a 9 to 5 job, it’s still something that allows you to travel and, on top of that, doesn’t require you to actually talk with someone. Most VA jobs are limited to a text chat where you’re told what to do and that’s pretty much it.

The best part is that this particular job pays quite well!

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Stock Photography/Video

Obviously, what’s the best thing that you could do while traveling around the world? Take pictures and videos – naturally, a high-quality camera will be of much help in this case.

All types of companies, even small businesses, often want original photos/video for their campaigns. If you travel the world, selling stock photos and/or videos could be just the thing for you.

The Bottom Line

So, what do you need to be a digital nomad nowadays? Well, besides a laptop and a constant internet connection, you need the will and motivation to learn new things and, naturally, adapt to new environments.

Traveling around the world is not hard. Traveling while making a living and having fun might require a bit more than just the usual effort!