More and more, there’s a trend to ditch the 9 to 5 cubicle and find a job that is more meaningful and grants more freedom and flexibility. This is why the rise of the remote worker and digital nomad in 2018 and beyond is inevitable. If you are curious to find jobs for digital nomads, here we will talk about some of the best ways you can get started.
This is by far the most popular job to become a digital nomad. Web developers only need a computer and access to the cloud to be able to work and need very little face time with the client. If you’ve got a technical mind, you can check out Codecademy, Skillcrush, Free Code Camp, Team Treehouse and Udemy for training to become a Web Developer.
2. Udemy instructor
You can create a great stream of passive income by creating courses on Udemy. You need to do your research and take some of these courses to see the quality and structure. At first you’ll give the class away for free but as you get good reviews and credibility of how many students have taken your course, you will start charging for the course ad making a passive income.
Another popular way for digital nomads to be location independent is starting a drop shipping business. Drop shipping is when you have an online store where you work with a third party supplier that stores the inventory and when you fill an order the supplier directly sends it to the customer.
This requires little capital to get started, low overhead and offers a wide selection of products that are easy to scale.
Shopify is one of the most popular platforms to get started with dropshipping but there are many other ways to do this. To find out more about dropshipping you can take several free webinars like this one from Shopify, read up on A Better Lemonade Stand or Fit Small Business.
4. Personal assistant
A remote personal assistant can do a wide variety of tasks from administrative work like returning emails and answering calls to scheduling meetings and booking trips; or they can give marketing and professional support like managing social media and blogs and handling financial tasks in payroll. There is really a huge range of how your personal assistant skills might be required but in the end it can be a good way to get a steady stream of income while you travel the world.
This includes social media, community management, SEO/SEM specialist, and affiliate marketing. There are many businesses that need to learn how to better market themselves better which is where you can come in and help out without having to do it from an office.
Copywriters write promotional content for businesses to promote and advertise. This includes video scripts, website copy, blogs, ebooks, case studies and more. If you are a good writer, this is a very viable way to travel and work remotely. There’s a very thorough article about how this works on Goats on the road and if you are looking for available jobs check out here for an extensive list.
7. English teacher/ nanny
The craze in China right now is to have online English classes with English native speakers through companies like VIP Kids and Dada ABC. You follow a specific methodology given by these companies to teach children English online. If you are TEFL certified or have experience teaching English this can be the right option for you.
Becoming a nanny is another way to live and work in different countries while having minimal expenses since you live with the families. Check out the requirements at nanny agencies like Nannies Inc., Imperial nannies and Aupair.com.
Being a graphic designer is incredibly helpful to businesses whether it’s designing a logo, social media templates, or any kind of branding materials. The best part is that all the work is on a computer so you can do the work from anywhere. Popular channels for digital nomad graphic designers are Fiverr and Upwork. In Full Time Nomad they give a good overview of how to travel the world with this remote job.
Some of the best websites to look for these jobs are Flexjobs, Freelacer.com, Remote.co, Europe remotely, We work remotely, Jobspresso, Fiverr, and Upwork. Also, if you are looking for customer support jobs Nomadsquare is a great place to look.
Besides these 8 ways to become a digital nomad, you can look into becoming a Blogger/YouTuber, expert in Cryptocoins, get creative on Etsy, a remote translator, or a voiceover professional. There are really lots of viable options to become location independent. Leave us a comment on Facebook if you are already a digital nomad and would like to leave advice for those who are starting out. Alo, don’t hesitate to contact us if you are I Madrid and looking for a coworking space. You’re invited to take advantage of our free day pass!