10 Jobs you could do to become a Digital Nomad

Danish Soomro
15 Oct, 2020
4 min read
Danish Soomro
15 Oct, 2020
4 min read


Digital nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers often work remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces, or recreational vehicles. 

Top Benefits of Being a Digital Nomad: flexible schedule (85%); no commuting (65%); freedom to live and work where I choose (65%), work-life balance (63%); no office politics (52%); no dressing up for work (51%).

According to Flexjob survey 2018 of 500 Digital Nomads. 

Lifestyle: 92% of digital nomads say the lifestyle is important to them.

Impact: 88% report that being a digital nomad has had a huge improvement or positive impact on their lives.

So how can you become Digital Nomad? Good news is that Post-Corona world is remote and you dont have to be software engineer to become a digital Nomad. Bad news is you cannot become Digital nomad tomorrow you need to approach it as a project and upskill and prepare for this lifestyle. Lets check out some quick jobs and career paths which could make you a Digital nomad in 6-12 months. If you already posses the skillset then it could be upto 3-months as well depending where you live. (US/Canada Citizens have an unfair advantage)

  • Digital Marketing. A lot of remote jobs are in the marketing sector. Marketing jobs require you to have experience in creating email campaigns, being able to use social media to grow exposure, and to set up deals for affiliate marketing partnerships. 
  • Digital Advertising. To be or become a major player in this filed you need to be familiar with platform such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Another thing you need to get yourself familiar with is PPC marketing, offering a combination of marketing and advertising tools to clients could elevate your business. 
  • Online Education / Teacher. A lot of universities, collages, and other experts offer online courses therefore the market for sharing knowledge online is huge and the possibilities endless. Do also not forget other “help” services such as online advising if you have a psychologist certificate, or provide financial or health support on designated platforms. 
  • Web developer. There are two segments you can be active in here, front-end and back-end. Front-end web developers create and maintain the looks of a site and to ensure the layout is effective or at least gets the message of the website across, they also need to be skilled in JavaScript and HTML coding. Back-end web developers are responsible for the server and create APIs. Moreover they need to know SASS and LESS preprocessors. 
  • Software Developer. In case you have a degree or high level of expertise about software engineering, you could set up your own business in software development. In this case you will manage every aspect of software development ranging from design, implementation, testing, and maintaining the software. 
  • Content Writer. You can either maintain your own page in which you can talk about virtually anything, or become a ghost writer for another company, this way you will not have to manage the website yourself. 
  • Project Manager. Project managers are the head of planning, documenting and the implementation of a project from the beginning up to the very end. Online tools have made it very easy and effective to manage teams, therefore everyone (including yourself) can be location  independent. One catch here: your team might work in different time zones so plan carefully!
  • Public Relations. Businesses have to be online to be successful in this day and age; this is a golden opportunity for jobs in public relations. As a representative for the public relations of a company you make sure that business clients are on their best behaviour and you will be the person to clean up messes and set records straight if something goes south. People active in public relations are very skilled when it comes to working with people and know particularly well how to share information while still conveying brand ideals and not crossing the law. 
  • Graphic design. If you are more the artsy type and have no problem with creating digital images, the graphic design industry might be the working place for you. Anything from logos or layouts for magazines or corporations can be made by graphic designers. 
  • Streamer. Do you absolutely love gaming or is there something you want to share to the world through streaming it on platforms such as YouTube or Twitch? Give streaming a try, it will not make you an instant millionaire, but it is a nice start to make name for yourself.

What do to do next? 

Check out the Remote Career Tool to systematically start your remote career
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