Western culture has long been predicated on the notion that a person grows up, goes to college, learns a trade, and then spends their working career earning money for somebody else. While there is nothing wrong with this lifestyle, per say, many believe that there must surely be another way. In decades past, however, it was often difficult to achieve financial security independent of the traditional 8-5 workday because there were simply too few options to do otherwise. Today, however, this has all changed and you can truly live on the beach and get rich at the same time.
Become a Digital Nomad
Many of you might already be questioning ‘What in the world is a digital nomad?’. Well, in a nutshell, this is a person who makes his or her living virtually wherever they may be at the time. Many people dream of being able to live on the beach, for example, but few of us ever get the opportunity. There are two main reasons for this:
- Living on the beach is expensive! I mean, just going on vacation to the beach requires many people to save for an entire year, so the thought of living there seems to be out of the question.
- There are few job opportunities on the beach. Herein lies problem number two. Beach areas are resort communities. The only jobs traditionally available involve the service industry, and these are often seasonal positions that might not pay you enough to live the lifestyle you truly desire.
How, then, can you possibly live on the beach and become rich at the same time? I mean, this sounds like a joke, but I assure you that it is not. A digital nomad uses the computer as a tool to earn a living. There are many marketable skills that you can develop today that do not require a physical office in which to complete your work. Consider freelance writers as an example. Online English teachers are another. Basically, any job you can imagine that uses the computer as a primary means of accomplishing a task can result in a perfect fit for a digital nomad.