This post was most recently updated on September 19th, 2022
[A collaboration post – all thoughts are my own.]
The way of life of the digital nomad has become popular. Every industry now offers nomad jobs that can be completed anywhere around the world. The life of a digital nomad involves frequent travel and excitement, but it’s not all one long vacation. Some people may find it impossible to imagine being paid to work while traveling to far-flung places.
However, there are more possibilities and resources available than ever before for you to make this traveling lifestyle a reality. The concept is straightforward: quit your job and work from home to earn money online. But what are your options?
There are many positions that one can fill just as well online, however, it might not be possible for every role, such as cashier or manufacturing worker. Is your’s one?
The greatest way to become a digital nomad is not by purchasing a plane ticket and quitting your job right away. Instead, consider starting a nomad job as a side business. First impressions count. Before quitting your day job, be sure it’s a realistic option for your digital nomad lifestyle.
The Digital Nomad Lifestyle
Nomads meet a variety of people on their journeys around the globe, and these encounters help to expand their professional networks. However, if you are well prepared, you can only take advantage of these changes.
Over the years, keeping a blog updated with a list of the projects I’ve worked on has helped me land numerous one-time jobs. For the same reason, always keep your CV up-to-date and update your LinkedIn profile.
What can you show a conference organizer to persuade them that you are the best candidate for the position if they ask you to fill their last opening? In light of this, let’s look at the top 9 remote jobs for 2022!
Freelance writing is a great way to earn money online if you enjoy putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). All you need is a laptop to start working from anywhere on the globe as a freelance digital nomad.
Most freelance writers don’t get hired by large media companies with a constant stream of paid work. Instead, they find their writing jobs, often writing content for website owners and bloggers. It can be difficult to get your first few jobs. Finding freelance writing employment, however, becomes a lot simpler after you have some experience under your belt and a solid portfolio.
Reach out to people in your network who have an online presence and offer to write content for them for free to get those initial few articles published. Afterward, link prospective paying clients to those articles as evidence of your writing prowess.
A virtual assistant position could provide you with the opportunity to travel the world if you’re organized, good at time management, and knowledgeable about email and word processing. For their clients, virtual assistants make calls, set up appointments, or handle email. You could be doing all this from the comfort of a beachside cafe in Bali or southern Europe.
While video and audio translation work is also common, text documents are the most common format for translation assignments. This source of income may be the key to leading a nomad lifestyle if you speak a second language.
Sending a big hooray to translators and interpreters today for helping us link cultures, countries, and people. Vote for your favorites and join us in celebrating translation, interpretation, and linguistic masterminds from across the globe! See you at the Day Awards 2022 on the 30th of September!
There is no better moment than the present if you’ve always wanted to create the next great novel or non-fiction about a subject you are passionate about. For a digital nomad, writing is the ideal job. You could start selling your book the same week you finish it because self-publishing is so straightforward with sites like Amazon. All you need is your laptop, and you could be writing the next New York Times best-seller while drinking tea in the Himalayas.
In the digital nomad movement, there is disagreement over whether language teachers qualify as nomads. No matter whose side you’re on, there’s no arguing that living a nomadic lifestyle and traveling the world while teaching your mother tongue are both wonderful things. If you prefer to stay a little longer in each place, teaching could be the career for you.
Social Media Manager & Marketing
It can be stressful to run a business and keep your social media accounts current. For this reason, the majority of companies use specialists to handle their social media accounts. Do you know everything there is to know about Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok? Instead of browsing, you might create content and interact with users on various social networking platforms to make money.
There are frequently no experience requirements for social media jobs because social media marketing is a brand-new sector of the economy. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself so you can impress the company with your social media skills before applying to these jobs on LinkedIn.
Although it may seem like everyone and their mother is blogging these days, blogging is still a fantastic digital nomad career that allows you complete location independence. The best part of my daily routine includes blogging.
A blog can be swiftly started on the side while you continue to earn money from your core work and doesn’t require a big initial investment. To start a blog and start making money, you need to follow a complete blogging guide and the basic steps you need to take to create a successful blog.
Writing abilities are essential for bloggers since they must be able to write and publish regularly, but running a blog involves a lot more than just creating content. A blog is a business. Bloggers must therefore handle every aspect of running a business themselves or hire others to handle the aspects they are unable to do. These include content creation, website maintenance, tech support, finances, and marketing and social media management.
The ability to take high-quality pictures is considerably more important than the equipment. It’s doubtful that major media outlets will publish images from your smartphone. Nevertheless, there is still a market for images captured with basic tools. You’ll be more successful if you have the cash to invest in a solid camera body and several high-quality lenses.
Images are necessary to draw readers and visitors to every website, article, and social network post online. Most of these images are bought from stock photography websites like Ivorymix. Even though each image might only bring in a few bucks, after you collect a sizable collection of images, you might soon find yourself making a living from your photography.
SEO experts assist their clients in achieving higher rankings on search engines like Google. Studies have shown that 75.1% of clicks go to the first three results on Google. Therefore, even if your website is still listed on page one, it will receive less traffic if it ranks lower.
According to Brian Dean from Backlinko, there are six ways to become an SEO strategist:
- Take an SEO course
- Learn SEO by optimizing your own website
- Work at a marketing agency
- Take on SEO clients
- Get an online SEO certification or degree
- Work as an “in-house” SEO professional
There has never been a better moment to travel the world, and it will only get simpler as the nomad lifestyle and digital nomad visas gain more acceptance. If you can imagine yourself doing any of the jobs on this list, go for it! Your entire life will be changed by it.