The beauty that attracts most to the digital nomad life is the ability to ruin the nine-to-five schedule and live in exotic destinations or metropolises halfway around the world. It’s all about the new experiences while moving from one place to another.
True freedom resides in being able to travel the world by becoming a digital nomad, having no boundaries or borders to abide to, while being able to live and work from anywhere in the world. To most, that is the ultimate goal.
Digital Nomad: Explanation
Although, these days the notion “Digital Nomad” is something everyone wants to be related with, few people know how to become one.
So, let’s look closer on who the digital nomad is and what he/she does. A digital Nomad is someone who works online (the digital part) and travels (the nomad part). These two parts are obligatory.
Digital Nomads do all sorts of crazy jobs, many of them are very techie due to the work being online, but many are also not too techie at all. Most digital nomads love traveling and chose their online careers as they allow them to be location independent, the only thing they all need is: Wi-Fi.
What You Should Be to Become a Digital Nomad
Below you will find top most popular careers that digital nomads use to make a living 100% location independently.
Web development is considered to be one of the most popular jobs which can be done part-time from home. Despite the fact that this occupation is in-demand, it’s hard to become a web developer. You will have to learn a few programming languages, and demonstrate the skills that stand out.
Being a developer is one of the few jobs that offers the possibility to work completely remotely. But if you are not a big fan of logic and math algorithms, then probably the others jobs in this list will suit you more.
A little less common but still an impressive location independent career is being a graphic designer.
If you consider yourself to be creative and imaginative, then you can try the Graphic designer job. For this occupation you will also need some profound skills in Photoshop, CorelDraw or Illustrator, have a killing portfolio and be full of original ideas.
Copywriting / Content Writing
Copywriting is thought as the easiest career to get started as a digital nomad. It can be difficult to work as a writer at the very beginning, but as soon as you get your first customers, it’ll get simpler.
The range of a writer’s work can be very extensive, from blog posts to e-books and presentations. All you need to become a content writer is a creative mind and the capability to write engaging and informative content.
‘So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.’
Caterina Fake – Founder, Flickr
The alternative to working for someone, is to build your own business. It can be anything from selling goods to coaching. Nowadays it’s easier than ever to create and run a website. WordPress is the most popular CMS for launching a site, blog, forum or e-shop. It’s really awesome that WordPress has evolved to the point where people can feed their families with its help.
Usually, people tend to use site builders such as Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc., to create their first websites. But these tools come with limited functionality and can even cost you a fortune. So, it’s better to start with WordPress or migrate to WP.
So, here what you can do with WordPress:
- Start a WordPress Blog
Initially, WordPress was developed for blogging purpose. Even now, this CMS is considered to be among the best platforms to create a blog on it. All you need to do is to choose your niche and create high-quality content for the relevant audience.
Once your blog gets enough traffic, you can start to monetize it. Use Adsense or affiliate ads on your site. This can be a great source of passive income in your digital nomad adventure.
- Create an E-Shop
Another way to start a business with WordPress is to build an e-shop. WordPress CMS comes with an excellent plugin for this purpose: WooCommerce. All essential functions you will need while running an e-store such as inventory management, order management, customer management, cart system, payment gateway, wishlist come inbuilt.
Here all you need to do is to choose/create a product to sell on WordPress CMS.
- Web Design and Development
You can also start a web design and development business with WordPress. First of all, this CMS will serve you as an excellent platform to present your portfolio on. Secondly, you will have an opportunity to learn all the peculiarities of WordPress and develop websites for your prospective clients.
Living digital nomad lifestyle can be an indeed life-changing experience. As a digital nomad you are about to grow, learn and shape yourself in ways you’ve never imaged. Hope, this post will help you to make the first step towards digital nomadism, and remember, all you need to do now is to take action!