The word Digital Nomad is becoming more and more popular these days. Traveling the world and working your own hours always seems too good to be true. However, in the BusLifers world it’s common to have a remote job that allows you to travel for as long as you want while still making a living. The choices of digital nomad jobs are growing, some have special skill sets that are needed and some can be self taught. We compiled a list of the best jobs to take on for your Buslife.
Social Media Manager
Every company and entrepreneur needs social media accounts nowadays. They also need someone to help post their content and the right content, staying relevant to whatever is happening in the social media world that week. If you already know the ropes of Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter you’re already in a great position to start a job as a Social Media Manager. It’s not as simple as you may think, you do need a niche for marketing and finding out the best times to post and to what audience. There’s a method to the madness that’s a little different for each company you may work for.
Logos, business cards, brochures, menus, coupons and the list could go on. These are all things companies need a Graphic Designer for. If you’re creative and tech savvy this could be a position you would want to look into. There are plenty of online courses you can take as well as at a college or university. Graphic designing can be great money and also is in high demand.
It seems like we all know a Blogger. There are casual bloggers and bloggers who make a substantial income with their blogs. It takes a lot of time, effort and consistency but it can be done. You can get started easily with any interest or passion you have. WordPress is a great site to start for free. Once you gather a following you can really start making money by running ads, affiliate marketing and sponsored posts. You can even use all of your traveling as content for your blog.
Copywriters are an essential part of any business and it’s a job you can do from anywhere with an internet connection. Copywriting is writing to advertise promotional materials. Think advertisements, emails and websites. Copywriters come up with a catchy way to promote what is being sold and create content around the products. If you have a knack for writing and capturing people’s attention this is a great choice for a career.
A lot of companies are starting to outsource their extra admin work that can bog them down. If you’re organized and efficient being a Virtual Assistant might be perfect for you. This is a field that is growing quickly and if you gain enough clients it gives you a chance to open up your own virtual assistant consulting firm. You’ll be able to hire employees and manage them remotely, taking on more clients as your business grows.
Programming is a very popular digital nomad job. It is harder to become a Programmer because it is honestly like learning a second language. Programmers write code for things like software, websites and apps. There are various online programs that teach coding and there are different types of coding to learn. It’ll take a lot of research and learning but in the end the skill set is priceless.
The website is the heart of most businesses. It’s where a clients decides if they’re interested or not and the site needs to be as optimal as possible to their market audience. Most businesses, even bloggers, have minimal knowledge about building a website and that’s where website designers come in. Set up your own website to show off your skills, market yourself and get promoting. It’s a great job with endless clientele to take on.
This one can be a tough one to crack into because of the saturation of online writers. However, if you’re a talented writer with something to say it can easily be a job you can make some money at. Going back to the blogging life, a lot of companies and bloggers outsource blog writing at some point and it’s a way to make some extra cash. You can be paid by the word or by the blog, depending on what you want. There are also countless sites online that will pay writers to write weekly for them.
If you have a passion or are a specialist in something coaching is a great way to make your own career. Instagram is a great tool to start out your own coaching business. Fitness and health gurus have made a career out of coaching their own clients found through social media. There are life coaches, nutrition and holistic coaches, the list goes on. Whatever your qualifications are you can create your own website and social media accounts and start marketing.
Search Engine Optimization is what makes the internet world go round. It’s important for a company to be as high up in search results as possible and an SEO specialist is who helps make that happen. Great SEO Specialists can get a company’s article or website to rank at the top and the company will pay big money to make it happen.
Being a Digital Nomad is no easy feat. It takes a lot of self discipline and patience to work and build a decent income or find clientele. However, it’s becoming more and more common and resources to be able to succeed are more abundant than ever. Being a Digital Nomad gives you so much freedom to live your best life and your BusLife.