We have all heard about digital nomads and we have seen their photos on social media, but in reality for most they still appear to be these rare, elusive personas that you don’t know much about. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to travel the world, exploring new countries and cultures while still earning enough to finance all that. In whole honesty a work day on a beach in Thailand sounds a lot better than one in your cubicle.
In case you are willing to change up your life’s dynamics, we are about to disclose what jobs can enable you to become a digital nomad.
Write your own ticket
You can use your writing skills and become a blogger or a copywriter. Both include sitting at your computer and producing quality written content. The location you are sending it from is irrelevant, making this type of occupation perfect for digital nomads. For copywriters it is quite easy, you can find a lot of job postings and projects on freelance platforms like UpWork or Freelancer and just start from there. The only issue would be the time difference when it comes to delivering your work within the proposed deadline. Once you get a hang of it you are good to go.
Blogging on the other hand requires a bit more work and investment. You need to have a fully functioning blog that actually already brings in some funds before you decide to become a digital nomad. Starting one just as you are about to travel will have you living for several months before seeing any actual income. On the other hand, becoming a digital nomad and including that lifestyle and images into your blog can really boost your readership and rake in additional advertising funds.
Give your opinion
Yes this is an actual way of earning money while on the road. So if you want, you can get paid to take surveys online. A lot of companies are in need of insight from their consumers and that’s why they go to services that can provide that feedback. This type of work is ideal for digital nomads, you can do it at any time and from any location, and in addition you can decide how many hours do you want to spend completing various surveys. Finally, if this is not something you see yourself doing daily, you can use it to supplement your income and continue your travels.
Spread the knowledge
If you have some experience teaching and love spreading the knowledge an impacting inquisitive minds becoming an online tutor might actually be perfect for you. This is a great way for you to support your nomadic lifestyle and ad the same time get to meet new people and spread your knowledge. Believe it or not, you can do this even if you lack teaching experience, in most cases digital nomads opt for language tutoring, and being native speakers they can really get a substantial fee. The key is preparing the lessons in detail and making sure to transfer the knowledge in the best possible way.
In case you want to start up your own tutoring website make sure you create a lot of content before you set off so that you would already be getting students as you travel. Or you can just join some of the existing tutoring communities like Tutorvista or Verbling.
Cash in your skills
Web designers, developers and programmers have some of the highest paid jobs currently on the market. And the biggest perk is that they can do it remotely, all that is necessary is a fast laptop and a great internet connection. So if you belong in any of these groups you can start packing your bags tomorrow. Now, there are two possible option when it comes to working as a web developer or programmer on the road. One is to have a company you work for that outsources work to you so that you have a steady flow of income. And the other is applying for numerous freelance jobs and clients on some of the major websites like Krop or WPHired.
As you can see living the digital nomad life is quite a realistic option. All you need is a bit of planning and the right set of skills to make it happen. And the best thing is – there is no shortage of jobs and projects out there, all you have to do is apply.