Last Updated on July 7, 2020 by Camilla Gill
Learning how to become location independent is the dream of the millennial generation. Being able to make money anywhere in the world from your laptop is a pretty sweet deal. You get to travel the world, design your own schedule, free from the constraints of office jobs.
The only problem is…how do you do it?? How do you learn how to become a digital nomad and work remotely? How do you start a location independent business in 2020?
I’ll let you in on a secret, ANYONE can learn how to work remotely. All the information you need is there for free on the internet. Heck, you don’t even need to leave this website, check out these posts on the 5 best remote jobs for travel, or how to become a virtual assistant for free to get started.
However, this website is just one example of a free resource on how to learn how to start an online business and travel the world.
If you want to learn how to become location independent for free in 2020. Then you need to be following the best location independent blogs. Luckily, I’ve listed the 8 best blogs here all below 😉
This young North American couple have been traveling the world for 5 years. Nowadays they run a successful travel blog where they make over $15,000 a month! (Learn how to start a blog with this free guide)
But, before Two Wandering Soles were making money blogging they were still traveling the world and making money online, just in different ways. They started off teaching English as a foreign language before starting freelancing online. They pack a lot of free information into their blog, check it out if you’re serious about traveling the world on a budget.
This guy packs tons of quality information into his website and is hands down one of THE best location independent blogs to follow if you want to learn how to make money online.
Location Rebel used to be a financial analyst…until he realized there is more to life than sitting at a desk and watching life pass him by. That was seven years ago and now he helps others become location independent and travel the world.
Kirsten’s website is an awesome resource for anyone who wants to find out what the digital nomad lifestyle is REALLY like. She doesn’t sell a rainbow dream or the “fake” passive income lifestyle. Her journey to become location independent was HARD and she makes sure to tell the truth. She’s been traveling for over fifteen years now, what she doesn’t know about being a digital nomad isn’t worth knowing.
Traveling With Kirsten is a great blog to follow if you are interested in finding out the less glamorous side of being a digital nomad. (Although she still manages to make it look incredibly stylish!)
Did you know over 70% of digital nomads are females? How cool is that! Hippie In Heels is a perfect example of a badass chick making money online and living life on her terms. This American left the States for a life spent on the beaches of beautiful Goa.
Most digital nomads start off wanting to travel the world while working. Backpacking through countries and staying in hostels. This is fun at first but after a while, most location independent souls get tired of the constant travel. There are lots of downsides to backpacking and constant travel, it’s not all beaches and rainbows.
It’s hardwork to travel while working. It’s a lot easier to stay put in a place for a month or a couple of months at a time. Enjoying a slower pace of travel and getting a real feel for a place, embracing the culture and learning about a different way of life.
You’ll notice that most of the people featured in this post are travel bloggers. But they didn’t start out that way. That’s because starting a successful blog that makes money takes time.
It can take months, and most likely years to build up a full-time income from a blog. While you’re waiting for your blog to become established, you would be smart to freelance and work on creating various income streams.
AlaJode is a perfect example of this, she left her comfortable job in London determined to become location independent. Check out her YouTube video here on all the different ways she makes money.
When you’re freelancing online, it’s a smart idea to build various income streams so you’re not depending on only one source of money. I first started on Upwork as a virtual assistant but now I have different clients, I also used to make money with matched betting. A good guide to follow to learn more about matched betting can be found in the follow location independent blog.
Sam is a bit different from other digital nomads, instead of quitting an office job, he NEVER had a traditional job in the first place. He is a true entrepreneur.
Straight out of University, Sam was making money with matched betting and before long started launching different businesses. He now has a successful Amazon Dropshipping Business, a blog, a coffee shop, and a gin brand!
Sam’s posts are super informative and I would recommend that anyone who is interested in making a living online in order to become location independent to have a look at his blog.
Conclusion To Best Location Independent Blogs
The best place to start is with the Internet, do your research and be prepared to put in the hard work.
When I was trying to become location independent, it took me at least 6 months before I was earning more than $1000 a month. And then after a year of consistent, hard work, I was making $2-3000 a month online mainly through Upwork.
If you are serious about becoming location independent and making money online, then I would recommend you to either start your venture alongside your current job. Only quit when you are making enough to sustain yourself.
Or, if you have enough savings to fund your travels for a year while you are building up your income from your online business. Being location independent is an incredible experience but it doesn’t come easy! There are lots of good and bad points to being location independent. But if you’re young and free with no responsibilities, then take advantage of that and see if you can make the digital nomad dream come true!