Raj Dash wrote an excellent article about creating multiple income streams for digital nomads. I’d like to build on the foundation that he’s written, in hopes that you might be able to find a way to put a bit more cash into the pockets of your pajamas.
- E-books, books – Raj’s article is a bit skewed towards writers, but anyone can write and sell a tutorial on a topic they know thoroughly. If you plan on selling it, have a professional editor/proof-reader go over it. Excellent content will sell, but if it’s full of grammatical errors, you’re making it harder than it needs to be.
- Ad Revenue – Your website could be making you money. Google Adsense can make you some cash if you have a lot of traffic. BuySellAds.com will place ads on your site, and split the profits with you. Entrecard has an interesting system to monetize your blog. With a good ad system in place, you can focus on providing quality content to get people to your site.
- WordPress Templates – If you’re a designer, whip up a few templates using the WordPress engine. Make them look cool, and sell them for $50 each, nonexclusively. 50 people paying you $50 is much better than one person paying you $1500 for an exclusive design. Consider selling templates on stock such as ThemeForest.
- Sell Stock – Collis wrote a great article with 9 tips that you can use to increase your income streams. If you haven’t read it yet – check the link. If you have, are you using any of the techniques he described?
Finding new clients and landing new projects is very exciting, but if you don’t have to worry as much about your income you can start to do pick and choose the jobs you want to do. It is possible to stop getting paid for your time, and start getting paid for your ideas.