Let me start out by making a bold statement: Any career can be a nomadic career.
It doesn’t matter what you do or what your skill set is, you can find a way to make money doing that from anywhere.
One of the ways I like to define a nomadic career is that it is something you can do to make big money while you are sitting on a beach somewhere.
Or anywhere you like. Like nomads and wayfarers everywhere, you can be location-independent and still make a respectable income.
It doesn’t matter what you do, if you think about it long enough and are creative and open-minded, you can find a way to make money doing what you do right now online.
And when you work online, you aren’t chained to a desk, an office, a corporate headquarters or anywhere else.
If you can get an Internet connection – and let’s face it, there are very few places in the world that you can’t get an Internet connection – then you can be connected to your business.
Three Different Careers
To prove my thesis, let’s consider three wildly divergent occupations: Circus clown, police officer and librarian.
Totally random choices, by the way.
Okay, our objective is to find ways to earn a respectable living using these three occupations while sitting on a beach.
Librarian would be the easiest, I think, so let’s start there.
A librarian maintains a library of books and helps people connect with the information they are seeking as efficiently as possible.
Plus, they say “Shhhh” a lot.
So how could a librarian make money while sitting on a beach? To me, that’s simple. Continue reading “Bring in the Clowns: A Blueprint for a Portable Income”