Are you interested in learning about digital nomad jobs?
If you read what is a Digital Nomad now you’ll understand more about the digital nomad lifestyle. Now let’s look at the type of jobs digital nomads do.
Digital Nomad Jobs
It seems there are two components that make a digital nomad. Most start by doing work they are already familiar with.
The question then is, how can I take this on the road. Some nomads are able to arrange with their bosses to work remotely.
Working remotely is becoming more popular. Today workers are able to prove to their bosses they can be more productive whilst being out the office.
There are also many co-working spaces in major western cities such as London, Amsterdam, Paris and San Francisco.
Asia is also a massive hub for digital nomads. Not to mention the digital nomad capital of the world, Chiang Mai – in Thailand.
There, you’ll find people from all walks of life doing digital nomad jobs.
These co-working spaces provide desks Wi-fi, meeting rooms and other amenities.
The great thing about the digital nomad lifestyle is there is a real community of supportive people.
Many of who are happy to help other newcomers achieve the lifestyle for themselves. Also many digital nomads work from Air-Bnb rentals.
Types of Digital Nomad Jobs
Below are a few ideas to get you thinking. Most of these digital nomad jobs require some type of special knowledge or skill in one or more of the areas. Some are also seen as entry level remote jobs.
Anybody with an internet connection and a computer can start a blog. The next question would be, what will you blog about?
If you have some level of expertise in an area, you could use this as a start. This is exactly what I did with solo travel.
Freelance Designer, Maker, Photographer
One of my favourite type of digital nomad jobs. Freelancing has become one of the most popular styles of working. It allows people to work remotely.
Creative professionals are the pioneers in this digital nomad world as they have paved the way for others with their unique styles of working.
Dann Petty from epicurrence.com a designer from San Francisco has inspired many up and coming designers with his unique working style over the years.
Do you like the idea of being a digital nomad graphic designer?
Freelancing, SEO or Copywriter, Editor
Whether you get contracts or have built up your own clients over the years. Freelancing gives you the ability work online or from a portable workstation.
If you love writing or already have a contract, you’ll easily get started as a digital nomad.
Many writers start off working remotely. They see an opportunity to write their own books.
When on the road or living in new and different cultures you learn more about yourself. This gives you a lot of ideas for new topics to write about.
Colin Wright from exilelifestyle.com is an author, writer and traveller. He covers topics ranging from nonstandard lifestyles to travel and minimalism.
If like me you get inspired by being in new surroundings. This is a major bonus working in remote jobs for digital nomads.
Not to mention, taking your dream idea or project on the road; can be the perfect opportunity to be productive.
Many solopreneurs see value in being mobile, agile and managing oneself.
Being outside daily routine can allow one to truly focus on an idea. If working smartly, you can use this renewed energy to buckle down and concentrate on specific problems. But this is not for every entrepreneur.
But remember, If you’re conducting If you constantly work from a computer, being in a new location can help you find a healthy balance.
Natalie Sisson from suitcaseentrepreneur.com is a great example of somebody who travels the world whilst running a successful online business.
Consultation or Coaching
If you’re a specialist in any field you can provide coaching to people remotely. As long as your clients are comfortable with meeting via Skype or an equivalent, you’ll be able to motivate them from anywhere.
However conducting coaching calls via the internet, hight speed internet is a must. Are you learning a language?
I know people who want to Study Spanish. They can easily learn Spanish online without being in the native country.
From my experience, 4G tethering will not suffice. If clients are paying you for coaching calls, you’re likely to experience more frequent drops in connection. Especially when not connected to a high speed broadband connection.
Jason and Travis from locationinde.com offer help and guidance to people who are thinking about taking their business on the road.
Travel/Lifestyle Blogging/Vlogging or YouTuber
Do you run a blog or have you thought about creating one?
Many bloggers are now generating a full-time income from advertising revenue or sponsorship deals. Bloggers don’t necessarily class themselves as digital nomads.
But, many have managed to sustain themselves online whilst they travel from one place to another.
For example, I created this blog out of my love for Latin America. Today, I show others the best way to learn Spanish and travel smartly whilst backpacking South Ameirca.
Louis Cole from livetheadventure.club is a film maker who is considered the grandfather of daily vlogs. A true digital nomad who travels the world for a living.
Blogging as a business and writing when you feel like it, is not the same game. Travelling solely for fun is not the goal of a digital nomad.
Maybe you create a new project for fun initially. But to run a blog full time, requires a totally different mentality.
Many people realise this once out on the road. You have to be strategic and disciplined with how you approach this type of work.
Trading (Arbitrage, Forex, Stocks, etc.)
There are some day traders I’ve come across that have become digital nomads. Realising they don’t need to work from offices in the city they’ve decided to hit the road with their work.
This proves the digital nomad lifestyle is accessible to more and more industries. In this case that high speed connection is paramount again. A
s one drop in the connection could see you loosing a lot of money in seconds.
Marcello Arrambide from wanderingtrader.com is a day trader who trades on the stock market. Whilst travelling the world he advocates location independence.
The are many other jobs that require travel but as a Digital Nomad the idea is to sustain yourself with an online income.
That’s the end of my article on entry level digital nomad jobs. The best advice anybody will give you is, find your own unique formula…
One that works best and fits with your style.
The types of jobs above are very popular with digital nomads today.
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