So you've been bitten by the travel bug. And want nothing more than to escape the 4 walls of your 9 to 5 job. Forever. You NEED to break out. You want to become a digital nomad.
And we have THE list for you.
Here are 5 digital nomad jobs that will allow you to break out and venture on to enjoy your new wanderlust lifestyle.
1. Copy Writer
If you're a native English speaker or have a good command of the English language, copywriting is a great nomad job to get start off with. You will need to be able to write in a persuasive tone of voice, as the position often entails writing sales pages and advertisement pieces. While content writing is somewhat similar, copywriting can be more lucrative since your income is based on your ability to write persuasively. Hours can be flexible and gives you the freedom to work online– Which means you can work from anywhere! Plus every business needs a copy, so if you're good enough, you will always be in demand.
2. Social Media Marketer
Everyone and everything nowadays is on social media, so it's a no brainer that this job is a popular choice for digital nomads. If you are a wiz at creating cool posts, updating funny statuses and engaging the online community with gifs– This job has your name written all over it. With the surge of businesses diversifying their marketing strategies onto social media, the demand for this position has amplified. You will be surprised by the number of businesses who are totally overwhelmed by how to manage their profiles to achieve marketing and branding goals– And that's when you step in.
3. Graphic Designer
For the more creative and artsy types among us, becoming a freelance Graphic Designer is also a great option. The stronger your portfolio and design aesthetics, the better! This job can be both rewarding and stress free as it allows you to combine the two things you love most– creativity and travel. All you need is a good Wifi, laptap and a good spot on the beach.
4. Freelance Translator
Are you a bilingual? Do you know more than two or maybe three languages? If so, you already have a head start to freelancing as a translator! Depending on what additional language(s) you know, the demand for this skill can be quite high. If you play your cards right, you'll be able to build up a good list of regular clients that will keep you funded through your next trip to Southeast Asia.
5. Writer/ Blogger
If you have a natural flare with words and love sharing valuable content with a steady flow of loyal readers, then maybe the blogger life is for you. This job allows you the freedom to express, share, discuss topics that you hold dear and are most passionate about– While getting paid. So if you're good enough and have a decent amount of followers, the money may come running after you instead in the form of product/service sponsors, editorial features and brand placements.