Becoming Location Independent: Where do I start?

life is like a coin. You can spend it on anything you want but you can only spend it onceFor 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:

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Web design
  • Advertising
  • 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
  • Engineering
  • Personal Finance

Seasonal work

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:

  • Teachers
  • Medical workers of all kinds
  • Engineers
  • Diplomats
  • 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.


in this world we need to take chances sometimes they're worth it and sometimes not but we won't know unless we try

More information here:

Location Independent
64 Ways location independent people earn a living
Designing a digital nomadic lifestyle
Location Liberated

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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