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How to Work and Travel the World on a Boat as a Digital Nomad

By Yifat Shamir from Sailing Trio
Published July 12, 2022

If you’re wondering how to work online and travel the world in general, or more specifically on a sailing boat as a digital nomad, then you’ve come to the right place. Alternatively, if you are looking to work from home then this is also the place for you.

I’m going to share with you one of the things that took me the longest time to discover: How to manage to earn a decent salary without needing to ‘’go to work’’.

In this post I’ll tell you about different types of jobs that you can do online.

While I was a university student I worked as a private tutor. Every day after my studies at the university,  I took my car and drove an hour and a half to teach my students. I continued this all the years, and have been a private teacher for more than six years now.

One of the best things that happened since the Covid time, was the transition to online schooling. Of course, it is not everywhere and all the time, but there is no doubt that online school is here to stay. This fact enables me to continue working as a private teacher from home, no matter where “home” is.

Private lessons

This subject is divided into two mini subjects, 

I’ll present them to you with advantages and disadvantages.

Private teacher as an independent- Being a private teacher requires some experience and feeling comfortable with the subject that you’re about to teach. But hey, I also started with no experience and you slowly get better and gain confidence (even Tomer, who also has some students, had no prior experience and is doing it very well!). To gain that confidence, I would recommend that you begin with teaching young ages to become more comfortable with presenting relatively simple subject material. The more confident that you get, the higher the level that you’ll be able to teach. Teaching private lessons is good money too, and the longer youl do it, the better you’ll become.

The major disadvantage is that it’s much harder to have students. As a matter of fact, the real work for me is finding the students. For me, at some point it was too much, so I started looking for alternatives.

Private lessons in big companies- as for now, that solution is what works best for me. The income is a lot lower when compared to teaching independently, but the big advantage here is that I have a lot of students and I can work many hours each month (the hours I do depends on me, and how much free time I have. There are some months that I actually teach  100 monthly hours!).

I have been teaching at Israeli companies and mostly in the areas of physics, math and biology. These companies usually have different projects (that change constantly), so I am able to find what suits me best.

One company that I teach at is called Dr. Logi, and there it’s possible to work as an independent. The second company is called Gesher, and one can choose if you want to work as an independent or as a salaried employee.

If teaching doesn’t suit you, another cool option is being a transcriber. The same companies that  I mentioned above also provide these services. The work is mainly transcribing live meetings, lessons etc. You don’t even necessarily need prior experience, but you do need to be prepared to write quite fast. This is also something which you get better at as you practice. The salary differs between places, but you can reach up to around 15 euro per hour, which isn’t bad. Other places pay per page/ word so the faster work, the better your salary.


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