Opinion: How I make $2.5 million a year as a digital nomad


By Jessica Box, staff reporter

It isn’t easy. But if I can do it, anyone can.

I’m a millennial, and we’re redefining what work is. No longer are we confined by chain to a cubicle and a house surrounded by a white picket fence.


We are on-the-go. We are mobile. We are here and there. We are everywhere.

I am a digital nomad. And you can be too.

I studied marketing in school, and I travel the world – from Thailand to Timisoara – and write. And in our digital age, with a little bit of skill, anyone can make money remotely as long as they have a laptop and a good attitude.

Here are my four simple steps to becoming a successful digital nomad:

1. Write – Put yourself out there

It takes a little bit of discipline, but create a website and write about something that you’re passionate about! For me, that’s travel! Believe me, I don’t have a special degree in traveling or writing, but I’m doing both.

2. Build a following through digital marketing and social media

Simply create a few accounts, write some posts, put up a little bit of advertising!

3. Get paid to just be yourself

Voila! Just like that, you have a following and are starting to earn revenue. You’re on your way.

4. Have a rich family who gives you money

This is just one aspect of the process that won’t do much for you – only provide most of the income of your living expenses plus luxuries and a nice safety net.

See, it’s easy! Following these four steps, I earned about $2.5 million last year.

Get out there and do it yourself.  You won’t regret it.

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