Do you want to combine your Buslife passion with a career as a digital nomad? You’ve come to the right place! Our vibrant community is responding positively to recent articles in which we discuss life in a VW Bus while doing remote work:
Well, hold on. I would love to start a digital nomad career, but I don’t have enough experience or background education.
This is a very common first reaction when people start thinking about remote work. While it may be true that you currently do not possess the right degree or experience, the rules of online work versus traditional jobs are entirely different. A whole world can open up once you make your first few steps in the world of freelancing. In this article, we discuss the most important approach to making that transition: Self-education.
Digital Nomad: Stepping Into New Territory
Think of it: The digital age brings about so much change in a short period. What’s hot now, may be out of the picture in a year. Look at how fast phones become outdated. Or think of Instagram, which has taken over the social media space. People who studied online marketing ten years ago did not learn about Instagram. However, there are tons of people earning an income by becoming an Instagram marketer. A common trait among successful digital nomads is their constant hunger for learning, adjusting, and growing through self-education.
If you want to be an independent digital nomad – meaning, travel while working – you need to self-educate!
What do we mean by self-education? Merely to open yourself up to doing some (online) courses to gain mastery over a specific skill set.
Copywriting is one of the most sought-after skills in the market place. Do you have a passion for writing, or do you want to explore this world? Copywriting is the act of writing content for the purpose of advertising or marketing-related text. The goal is to engage the audience and to sell a product or service. Check out the course to develop your copywriting skills and start helping businesses grow!
Are you passionate about writing? While writing itself is a common skill for a lot of people, far fewer know about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SEO is a writing style that allows an article to rank high on Google.
3 Google Ads
Google Ads is an exciting field to explore. The mix of self-education and practical experience will help you reach a decent level of knowledge of Google Ads within a few weeks.
4 Facebook Ads
Course name: Facebook Ads & Facebook Marketing MASTERY 2020
Social media ad rules are constantly changing.
5 Landing pages
Course name: Landing Page Design & Conversion Rate Optimization
A popular digital nomad job is the writing, designing, and optimizing of landing pages. Basic writing and design skills are useful, but most of the skills related to landing page work can be learned and developed through your efforts.
6 Web design
The world of web design has changed significantly in recent years. Not too long ago, web designers required coding skills to develop websites.
Course name: The Complete MailChimp Email Marketing Course
Newsletters are an important part of email marketing for most companies. Mailchimp is the most well-known newsletter software.
8 Social Media Marketing
9 Instagram Marketing
Sometimes it is better to focus on a particular niche subject. Many companies look for Instagram marketers, not all-round social media marketers.
10 Marketing Psychology
2020 will go down as the year in which businesses either increased their online presence or started offering their products and services online.
Embrace Being a Lifelong Learner
Why should you focus on lifelong self-education as a digital nomad?
- Skills become outdated
- Your experience, expertise, and leadership is much needed
- Education strengthens your brain functioning
- You will feel more satisfied when learning something new and sharing your knowledge with others