Are you about to quit your full time job for traveling around the world? What if you take one step further to build a location-free career by becoming a blogger?
Definitely, becoming a digital nomad would be a great choice for you because it will allow you to live, work and make money from every corner of the world. Working remotely enables us to explore the world to see amazing and breathtaking place all around the globe while making money as well to meet the overheads also. A digital nomad is not only able to live and work anywhere but it also brings a lot of other advantages on his/her way.
However, blogging while traveling can be a big deal for some people who are totally unaware of the challenges that digital nomads may face while working remotely. Sometimes they may need to move towards dark hotel rooms or beach bars just for seeking a Wi-Fi connection with strong signal strength. They may also need to stay away from tourists to get work done with focus. In simple words, being productive as a digital nomad can be a big deal for you at start. It is possible for everyone to do blogging while traveling but it requires basic things like a foolproof and proper plan, skill set to run & manage your blog effectively and most importantly ‘willpower’ to chase your objectives as a digital nomad.
Leaving your home without zero planning can lead you towards disappointment. That’s why; everyone should start with proper planning to take advantage of the opportunities offered by remote work.
Benefits of Blogging while traveling
Here are some good things about blogging and traveling at the same time;
- Work wherever and whenever
Remote working is one of the most common benefits of becoming a digital nomad as it allows you to work when and where you want. A coffee shop can be your next work station or you can choose a peaceful place at beach to upload your contents on the blog under the sunshine or while enjoying the cool breeze. You are not bound to a 9 to 5 routine when working and traveling together. You can complete your work early in the morning or by becoming a night owl. You can work when it will work great for you. In simple words, you can plan your work as per your traveling routine instead of planning your traveling according to the work schedule.
- Non-Stop traveling
Another good thing about becoming a digital nomad is that it gives you the ultimate independence to travel as much as you want. There will be no need to check your work schedule to avail a luxury and cheap tour plan and you will simply book it without thinking much. It also keeps you away from other barriers like limited vacation time to visit your favorite destinations. This is why it’s always a good idea to book hotels (حجز فنادق) in advance. In results, you can go everywhere you want and can also spend as many days as you want even without requesting more leaves from your boss.
- Freedom to live location independent life
Blogging while traveling can be a perfect option for you if you really want to live a location independent life while making money as well. Your gadgets, internet connection and most importantly your blog offer you a freedom to choose when and where you want to work, liberty to pick an ideal location to live and moreover independence to choose next destination to explore the world. You will have everything under your control to live a lifestyle that you really want to live.
- Building New Connections
Building new connections and meeting with incredible people is one of the great benefits of becoming a digital nomad. It allows you to meet with great people not only related to your industry but from all walks of life. In results, you can have a lot of overseas friends from different backgrounds, cultures, religious, ages and so on.
Challenges that digital nomads face while traveling and working
As remote working offers a lot of benefits and good things to people who love to work from anywhere and whenever they want, but digital nomads will also need to understand and face the following challenges and risks that come on their way.
Loneliness is one of the biggest challenges of living a nomadic life. Most of people hate sitting on a plane among strangers for several hours. Many of them also odium to living lonely and cannot live without family, friends and other lovely people. Poor internet speed and unsecured Wi-Fi connection are other common things that most of people complain about when doing blogging while traveling. On another hand, geo-blocked content can also be a major issue for many digital nomads when they want to update their blogs but unable to do so.
Lack of discipline and low productivity are other bad things that someone may face when kicking start career as digital nomad. Clients always want work done on time and a remote worker may not be able to accomplish projects on time due to many reasons like no internet, unavailability of good workplace and so on.
How to make blogging while traveling work
Everyone can be a successful remote worker but proper planning, required skill set and determination are the most vital things to land success on the way. You should know yourself and your working style first in order to take a good start. When it comes to deal with an open & unsecured internet connection or geo-blocked content, use of reliable VPN services can help you get rid of such barriers.
If you want to know about most popular and reliable VPN providers you can visit VPNpro as they always provide quality VPN provider reviews to help digital nomads choose trustworthy services.In this digital world, nobody is afraid of loneliness because of countless social media platforms, messaging & video calling apps etc. They can communicate and interact with everyone in real time even while working or traveling around the globe.
Does Blog Content Make You Money?
starts off with a Bali Bang. I slammed into the ground during a wicked motorbike accident. Pain followed. Big time pain. Excruciating pain. What was my life and blogging lesson? Never take your eyes off of the road. I looked at a dog for a split second who’d been hit by a car or motorbike. Shaking my head at his injured paw, I missed the oil slick ahead. Ouch. 2 seconds later, I felt like 40,000 monkeys stabbed me in the back and lungs, after hitting pavement, Superman-style.
Blogging is similar. You will be punished if you take your eyes off of the proven, straight and narrow road of blogging fundamentals. One such fundamental is knowing YOU, not your blog, and not your content, makes money. Sometimes, we say blogs or content makes money because we speak in casual terms to help people see importance in creating and connecting. But getting clear, and helping you understand this simple concept, behooves me to stress how your generous practice, your creations and your connections make you money through your blog. Never, ever is it the other way around because blogs are inanimate objects. Content is an inanimate object too; it cannot do anything, or be anything,
You are the one, the blogger, the being, that puts everything into motion. This involves your generous effort, your willingness to learn a skill and your daily practice, creating and connecting for years, to make your content pop. Sure I sell stuff THROUGH my content but it was me, and my generous effort, and not the content itself, that did the selling. The content is not anything. Content cannot do anything. Content is worthless unless bloggers inject worth into it; see what I mean? The blogger makes it pop, or, makes content a dud, and that pop-dud outcome bases itself solely on a blogger’s generous effort and full commitment to learning their craft, day after day, for years of their lives.
You can and will succeed. You can do it. Really. But you need to understand how you are the center of it all. Everything moves according to your focus, practice and generosity. Content is a tool; like a hammer, if by itself, totally useless. Hammers need humans to work, and hammers need skilled carpenters to really sing. Content needs skilled, generous bloggers to make it sing, too, and the skills increase as your focus and generous practice, and service, increases.
Does blog content make you money? Nope, not at all. Put in the time and energy to helping folks for free. Improve your skills. Increase your exposure. In time, slowly add multiple streams of income to your blogging campaign. Allow cash to flow to you as people see you in all types of spots, making a serious impact where you show up, because of your blogging skills. Everything gets easier if you commit 100% to honing your skills blogging-wise because the content genuinely sings when you get the job done, with your prodigious, polished blogging skills.
Content makes zero dollars.
You, through your practice and generous service, develop the skills through which you make your content top notch. Profits follow.
Why Do You Want to Publish an eBook?
One subsection of my eBook on writing eBooks is:
Know Why You Want to Publish an eBook
Knowing why gives you clarity if you write to free yourself and to free your readers. But if you write just to make money or to be well know, clarity lessons. Fear invades your mind because you write mainly to get, not to give. Shifting from fear to fun intent-wise just takes a little decision on your part. Small potatoes really. But this shift does feel a bit uncomfortable if you are new to the eBook writing process because you need to face fears. Who wants to face fear? Nobody, really.
But facing fear is one tax to pay for being successful in blogging and life. Ditto for your self-publishing journey. I largely faced fears to be who I am today, although I keep uncovering fears along the way. Part of the journey. I am cool with that. I had to ask why I wanted to publish an eBook about 4 years ago when I went on a tear, but even before, in 2014, I asked why I published an eBook in the first place? Simple. I created a new blog and brand in Blogging From Paradise and just believed having an accompanying eBook would help me be successful. I only had one eBook in mind. I never thought beyond the single eBook. But someone told me I deserved to write another eBook so after my first, I wrote and self-published a second eBook. I caught the writing bug.
100 plus eBooks later, here I am, writing eBooks for years, and now, promoting the eBooks effectively. The why, the emotion I chose in writing eBooks, propels me forward because I do what I do to have fun, to spread love and to help you, largely. One small part of me wants to make money online too. This is OK. As long as it is a small part of what you do, eBook-wise. Moving that money aspect mostly to the side gives me the energy to keep writing and to keep promoting, should I choose to write another eBook. Now I am all about promoting those suckers.
Why did you consider writing and shipping an eBook? Be honest with yourself. Think through your driver. Money? Fame? Sweet passive income stream? Each primary driver saps your energy because money, fame and passive income flow to you years or minimum, months, after publishing your eBook. What do you do during that zero dollar time? Money drives you, but you see no money. Since you lose your motivator, you quit. This is why so many authors fade into obscurity. Poor driver. Sell 3 eBooks, get flustered because you made $4.35 over 6 months, and quit, because money drove you but you made no money. On the flip side, bloggers and authors who choose a fun, freeing intent promote and write every day for their online career because the work is the reward. All else feels like a bonus, gravy, extra, or icing on the cake….including money.
Be straight with your eBook driver. Do not bother writing an eBook if you mainly want money because you quit and fail when money does not arrive. Even in rare cases if you make money pretty fast, you lose your heart and feel bad reaching money goals because we are mainly designed to have fun and help people, not to make money.
Do You Believe You Deserve Blogging Success?
My friend Alonzo Pichardo sent me an interview recently.
Pay close attention guys; one concept behind the video can be destroying your blogging success. Sure killed my career, for years.
Boxing legend Evander Holyfield went bankrupt, it has been claimed, as of 2012. He lost/spent $530,000,000 USD, 530 million dollars. Allow that idea to sink in. I read how Mike Tyson reportedly went bankrupt after spending/losing over $300,000,000, 300 million dollars. Most of these ideas astound people because we do our best to manage money effectively. I could live 40 life times on 500 million dollars. Anyway, a recent Mike Tyson interview highlighted one reason why he went bankrupt after amassing 300 million. I deeply suspect Evander blew through 500 million largely due to the same mindset. Iron Mike noted how he believed he did not deserve the big bucks. He saw himself as a broke kid from a rough neighborhood who did not deserve money, because he loved fighting for free, and also, clung to the past, keeping the same self image from when he lived in poverty.
If Tyson believed he did not deserve 300 million, the quickest way to get rid of 300 million is to spend like mad and blow the money irresponsibly. Most humans say he is foolish but this is not true; HIS BELIEF SYSTEM ensured he would do everything to get rid of the 300 million he did not deserve…and it became so.
Blogging and Deserving
Do you genuinely believe you deserve $10, or $100, or $100,000 through blogging? Most bloggers do not believe this, so they never make much money. Other bloggers make some money but lose it quickly through poor financial decisions, ensuring that they do NOT keep the money that they believe they do not deserve. Blogging, money or financial conditions have nothing to do with the money woes. The blogger’s belief system concerning money is 100% the root cause behind the problem. Change the deserving issue, and you change the income. Or cling to deserving problems, and keep slamming into blogging financial problems.
I recall not believing I deserved more than 99 cents for an eBook. I slammed into financial issues, sold few eBooks, then decided to face my deserving issues and deep fears concerning money and my self-worth. I eventually rose all my eBook pricing to $6.99, $9.99 and $20. Why? I deserve to sell 7 to 20 dollar eBooks. People buy at these prices – far more than at the dirt cheap prices – because I BELIEVE I deserve to make sales at those prices. Why? I faced deep fears concerning deserving. But if I never faced deserving-fears, I never make the money. Plus I would quickly lose money I made because if I still believed I did not deserve much money, my subconscious mind would find a quick way to lose my money. My belief system creates the experience. Ditto for your belief system; even if your ego does not agree with this point.
Like I say in my eBook:
you may leave your comfort zone if you learn new, scary techniques for monetizing your blog effectively. One scary and uncomfortable tactic involves observing your money limiting beliefs in the light of truth. If you do not believe you deserve money, you never make money or you make money and lose it incredibly quickly. Belief created the experience. You believing you do not deserve money creates the experience. Clear the fears, release deserving issues and money will flow to you more easily. Plus you will keep the money, too. Pure win-win, if you ask me.
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