If we take a look at our work, we see a routine of getting up early, sporting our business attire, heading off to the office or other place of work, then after our time is up, we have to negotiate the traffic, finally arriving home for a nice meal and a few hours of leisure, only to go to bed and repeat the entire cycle the next day.
Breaking Free of the Rat Race
Imagine having a job that allowed you to get up when you like! No more getting dressed up, no more battling with the rush hour traffic and you have the freedom to work when you want to. You are no longer a slave to the clock, yet you still have deadlines to meet, but the important thing is you delegate your time, not your employer. The other big benefit is that you can work from any location, so if you suddenly have the urge to stay on the coast for a couple of days, then why not? As long as you have your computer and an Internet connection, you can work at any time, from any location. Thousands of Australians are enjoying the freedom that being a digital nomad brings, and here are a few ways that you can join them.
- E-Commerce – Build your site, then hook up with an Australian digital marketing agency who will create a digital marketing plan that will drive customers to your website. A great deal of planning needs to go into creating a shopping cart website, but it is possible to make a good living doing this, and with your supplier sending products to customers, you can run the entire business from your laptop. You don’t even need an office, as you can work anywhere, and many successful e-commerce entrepreneurs can be found staying in exotic locations like Costa Rica or Thailand, running their business online. For more information about this, here is a great blog on how to set up an e-commerce store, which is a must-read.
- Web Content Writer – If you have a flair for the written word, why not make a living writing blogs? There are agencies that connect content writers with companies and the more you do it, the better you become, and your rates go up. Once registered with an agency, you simply login every morning and if you wish to work that day, you check ‘available’, or if you fancy a day at the beach, inform them you are unavailable. It’s really that easy.
- Language Teaching – If you are a native English speaker, you can work as an online English teacher, and there are literally millions of Chinese people who are eager to speak English. Google an online language school and you can register as a teacher. Like any other job, you would start on the lowest rates, but after a while, you can make a good living if you are prepared to put in the hours. Here is a great government website that offers information on teaching resources, which is a recommended read.
Working online is a bit like being on vacation all the time, and once you have had a taste of the digital nomad lifestyle, there’s no way you will go back to the stressful life you left behind.