For many dreams, having a source of income that does not revolve around physically being present in a certain place is a must, but creating that situation can be difficult. It may seem, at first glance, as an impossible task, but I believe we’re all up for reaching our own personal unreachable star.
I’ve met hundreds (thousands?) of people throughout the world who support themselves in one way or another. Here are a few of the many ways people have done it over the years.
Develop a passive income stream
This is, most likely, the dream. All of us would love to have a way of generating income without actually doing much. That’s exactly what passive income is. It will take a bit of work up front (or maybe a LOT of work up front) but eventually the payoff will be money in the bank without much effort. Examples:
- Book royalties
- Rental income
- Interest on savings
Build an online business
In today’s society, this is a very common and realistic goal. If you can find a niche that needs to be filled, you’ll be set. Don’t expect it to pay off immediately, but it can be your ticket to freedom if done right. Examples:
- Content or information website generating income from ads
- Offer specific kinds of services in exchange for a fee
- Sell products – either physical products or digital files
- Affiliate marketing
This is a wonderful option for just about anybody. Nearly all of us have some sort of marketable skill we can leverage for pay if we’re creative and willing to persevere. Some types of freelancers are:
- Web design
- Graphic design
Part time consulting
If you are in a high-paying field, this option is perfect. Many people offer consulting services in a wide array of fields and are paid enough for a few weeks of work to finance several months of living the dream.
- Computer programming
- Personal Finance
Depending on what your dream is, seasonal work might be perfect. It’ll get you into wonderful locations and pay your expenses while there.
- Ski resorts
- National parks
- Life guard
Becoming an expat is a great way to see the world, if that’s your dream. Not only does it pay you a salary, but it allows you to live in a foreign country immersed in the culture. Just a few of the many jobs available overseas are:
- Medical workers of all kinds
- Aid workers
How will you accomplish your goal? Only you can answer that question.
The beautiful part of all this is there are as many answers to the question as there are people asking it.
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