Sick of being stuck in the same location? Want to travel the world and earn a living at the same time? You want to be a digital nomad.
What is a digital nomad? Someone who takes advantage of the latest technology to work remotely from anywhere they choose while traveling the world. It’s never been easier to be a digital nomad and here are some of the best jobs to do if you want to join their numbers…
A virtual assistant is someone who acts kind of like a secretary for business people, but they do so over the internet rather than in person. As a virtual assistant, you may be tasked with anything from data entry tasks to social media management, so you need to be flexible, but it is possible to find clients who are looking for the skills you possess, so you can get started pretty much straight away. As long as you’re organized, enthusiastic and willing to work hard, you should be able to make a go of it.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, online tutoring is having a big moment right now, but it’s a great way to make money as a digital nomad in less worrying times too. You can set up up your own business, making use of resources such as Zoom and these Free 4th Grade Writing Worksheets to help you deliver great lessons to students, or you can work for a tutoring company who will handle the technical side for you, and as long as you know your subject and you can connect with the students, you’ll be able to make a very decent living.
Looking for something completely different? Why not try your hand at becoming a voiceover artist? Everything from audiobooks to online advertisements need to be narrated and if you have a strong, clear and interesting voice, you could be the very person to narrate them. You’ll need a decent microphone and laptop, but other than that, your startup costs will be minimal to non-existent — the hardest part will be finding your first gig, so start practicing now!
The great thing about writing is that you can do it anytime anywhere as long as you have access to a computer and an internet connection. That means you can do your job at public libraries and internet cafes as well as in your hotel room or hostel. It’s also pretty easy to get into as long as you have a decent grasp of grammar and a good attention to detail. There’s also plenty of work around what with the internet being so ubiquitous in all our lives., Give it a try — you might be surprised how much money you can make.
There’s big money to be made in the web development industry and lots of free websites that will teach you HTML, CSS and a million other programing languages besides, and you don’t even need any official qualifications to break in — you just need to create an amazing portfolio — so you do the math!
Enjoy life on the road!