Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.Matsuo Basho
When you watch your favorite Youtubers traveling around the world maybe you wonder deep down: don’t they have to work? Is it just luck for some to be famous so they can earn a living by that? Well, it’s not luck, it’s a process anyone can learn. (6 min read)
Those we mentioned above, are called digital nomads. They make money while they travel. There’re tons of methods to make money but that’s not the topic of this article. Today, we are going to reveal 3 most sustainable ways to be a true digital nomad.
- Be a filmmaker who loves to travel
- Be a foodie that is friendly and easy-going
- Run an online business which don’t need much attention
No fluffy words, no touchy feely theories. Only proven techniques, tools and case studies. This article takes days of work so you can digest in minutes. We will show you solid ways to make money while you travel. Let’s get going!
Filmmaker Earns $11.9K Monthly Via Youtube Alone
“QUIT my job to travel the world. This is my story of unconditionally pursuing my passion for filmmaking and travel.” Christian, the Youtuber of Lost LeBlanc said.
Look at how he shoots videos, isn’t it amazing? Apart from filming, Lost LeBlanc does other side hustles as well. As a filmmaker, he showed us tips such as what all filmmakers needs to make a video, how to make a travel video, and how to use copyright-free music on Youtube.
He makes his stunning travel videos by filming the places he’s been to and some royalty-free footage and music that can be bought online. After being a filmmaker for years, he tried all these and suggests the following equipment for people that are already filming or planning to do so.
Cameras That Are Handy For Travel Filmmakers
- Best camera for photography
- Best camera for slow motion and 4K, body, lens , cinematic lens and its substitute
- Best camera if you want to start a vlog
- Favorite camera of all time
Drones For Capturing Astonishing Views
- Phantom 4 Pro (can fit in backpack)
- Phantom 3 Standard (can fit in backpack)
- GoPro Karma with Harness for HERO5 (currently out of stock)
Foodie Earns $143.5K Monthly Via Youtube Alone
After graduating from university, Mark Wiens decided to travel for food. Eventually he ended up in Thailand, where he met his wife. Now they are based in Bangkok, Thailand, but they travel frequently to find delicious food.
Mark earns extra cash by sharing videos of delicious food and travel tips. As a full time vlogger as well as a blogger, he shared useful tips of how to start a blog about anything, in which he wrote the 5 tips for every new blogger:
Domain – A domain is your own unique url, mine is migrationology.com. Yours could be yourblog.com.
Host – A host is a server that stores your files, so when someone types yourblog.com into a browser (like Google Chrome or FireFox), your blog will show up on their computer screen or mobile device. Starting out, I recommend Bluehost which I used in the video to create markwiens.me.
WordPress – WordPress is an open source platform for building blogs and websites, and archiving all the content.
Design – A design is the face of your blog, how it looks.
Start blogging – One of of the biggest aspects about starting to blog is simply blogging. What I love about blogging is that it’s not just about writing, but instead you get to mix in words and photos and videos, and be creative – however you want.
Carly the Prepster, a full time blogger, mentioned the right mindset as a blogger in her video “What you need to know before you start blogging.” Notice that a blog is actually different from a website. A website is more static in the aspect of interaction while a blog is made to communicate with audiences. If you are not sure, just use your website for both!
It is pretty much all you need to know about how to start blogging. If you wish to be a foodie like Mark or any vlogger of your own choice, here’s the list of equipment that he uses.
- The main camera I use for all photos and videos
- The main lens I use for most photos and videos
- This lens works great for food and close up shots
- An amazing camera for both photos and videos
Supportive Equipment That Enhances Your Abilities
- Awesomely useful tripod, that I also use as a camera handle
- Backing up you photos and videos is extremely important
- I use a MacBook pro for all my video editing and blogging
- At the moment I use an iPhone 6 Plus
Vloggers Earn $3.9K And 8.5K Monthly Via Youtube
Kane and Pia are “Travel Vloggers, Social Influencers and founders of luxury sport” who own an online business and earn $3.9K per month as part-time vloggers on their Youtube channels.
Sorelle Amore is a full time traveller, a photography, who makes $8.5K monthly via Youtube. Like most digital nomads, she has multiple income sources: Youtube, Instagram, she even has a paid course teaching people how to selfie like a pro. In her video, Sorelle explained how she makes money online being a digital nomad.
If you don’t think you have the talent being a filmmaker or a foodie, Screlle mentioned in the video, you could run an online business like the couple or Sorelle herself, which will leave plenty of time for your travel adventure.
1 Hour And Up To $50 To Start Your Online Business
- Domain name (name of your website)
- Hosting service (to run your website)
- WordPress (a website platform that has 28% global market share)*
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Go The Extra Mile For Your Upcoming Success
- An online store platform, such as shopify (if you plan for online business●●● )
- A shopify beginner guide (more on Youtube)
- A 5-minute-to-set-up-your-website guide (more on Youtube)
- Find a qualified pro to work for you and solve any problem you have (24/7/365)
- Find someone to work for repetitive jobs starting at $5
If you think it is fantastic to live a life like this after reading all these— if you are over 30— if every time you feel like travelling you tell yourself “I am busy,” then it’s time to put down everything and just set sail. Travel when you can: grab a book, plan your trip, live a different life.