Aaand we’re live! Welcome to Day Job Optional!
We’re Michelle and Krystal: freelance writers with a passion for the location-independent lifestyle.
We’ve taken advantage of our online writing careers to travel the world, set our own schedules, and live life on our own terms. You’ll typically find us wherever there’s Wi-Fi, palm trees, and margaritas… but at the end of the day, we call New York City our home.
We created this website to share our experiences with you, as well as our tried-and-true tips for remote working as we navigate the location-free lifestyle.
We truly believe that anyone with a passion for writing and a laptop can launch a lucrative online career. No fly-by-night magic pill kinda shit. We’re talking about strategic, consistent work.
The blog posts and other things you’ll find on this site are meant both for people who want to work from their couches (or a cool local coffee shop), and those who are aching to go full blown digital nomad. If you want to keep your day job and make a few extra thousand on the side each month? We’re here for you, too.
After all, it’s “day job optional“, friends!