If you have plenty of wanderlust and find the idea of living in different parts of the country or different parts of the world intriguing, even thrilling, then you just might want to consider becoming a digital nomad.
Digital nomads have interesting lifestyles. They prefer adventure more than predictability. They like to explore new places rather than settling down. They believe personal growth through adaptability is more important than “making it” in society. And they enjoy adapting to new environments and meeting new people.
As a digital nomad, you’ll constantly run into new opportunities to try out things that you’ve never done before. You’ll often dare yourself to push beyond your comfort zone. Over time, you’ll acquire all kinds of amazing talents and skills, like speaking several languages and knowing how to make friends quickly.
While freedom, of course, is a wonderful thing, you also need to take care of your needs. Without enough food, shelter, and creature comforts, your adventure will not be a happy one. So you’ll also need to master a digital skill so that you can earn an income wherever you go. One way to ensure that you always have a steady supply of cash to fuel your next adventure is to start a profitable blog.
How to Start a Digital Nomad Blog
Ease Into Your New Lifestyle
One of the easiest ways to ease into your new digital nomad lifestyle is to look for house-sitting opportunities around the United States. Think of your first few house-sitting gigs as practice. You’ll know what people expect from you when you take care of their homes and look after their pets while they are away. Later on, you can use your references to get house-sitting gigs in various parts of the world.
When you move to a new neighborhood to start your first house-sitting gig, you can use social media to stay connected with family and friends. For instance, let’s say, you land a house-sitting job in San Francisco for six months. It’s a long enough time for you to want to stay connected with everyone back home. An easy way to do this is through social media.
Besides popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you may also want to check out one called Nextdoor. This platform is specifically designed to make it easy to make friends in a new neighborhood.
Nextdoor has many features to improve relationships between neighbors. For instance, one recent product update is an anti-racism notification to reduce the incidence of unintentionally hurtful language that could be interpreted as next-door racism. This allows you to feel comfortable reaching out to new people.
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The Benefits of Blogging
Of course, you don’t need to become a blogger to be a digital nomad, but it will provide you with a passive income stream regardless of whatever offline job opportunities are available at your next location.
As a digital nomad, you’ll have a distinct advantage over other bloggers—because you’ll be able to share your adventures as they unfold. Your readers will also love your blog because you’ll be dispensing invaluable, up-to-date advice to others on travel based on your own experience.
When to Launch Your Blog
You can start your blog before you become a digital nomad. Perhaps create a blog based on a few of your past travel experiences and offer travel advice that you could research online. Later, you can use your established blog to share your latest travel experiences. The advantage of this option is that you will have had enough time to make your blog profitable.
You could also start your blog at the same time as you start your nomadic adventures, using it as a platform to journal your unfolding travel experiences. If you choose this option, then you will have to rely on some other digital skill to generate income until your blog becomes profitable.
Neither option is better than the other. It depends on your unique circumstances. If, for instance, you have impressive digital skills, such as coding, then you might decide to launch your blog after you become a digital nomad.
No matter when you start your blog, be sure to fill it with great content and engaging stories of your adventures.