For those of you with a strong sense of wanderlust, reluctant to settle down and eager to see the world, the digital nomad lifestyle may be an ideal way to earn money while constantly traveling. By working remotely, digital nomads have the opportunity to travel from country to country without having to worry about finding new employment. The lifestyle provides an irresistible sense of freedom, nomads have the opportunity to explore countless amounts of cultures without the restraints of the Monday commute.
If you’re interested in the digital nomad lifestyle, but aren’t sure where to begin, we have broken down four of the most popular job industries amongst digital nomads. But remember, there are many industries for digital nomads to work in, some may even surprise you. If you’re interested in traveling abroad but are worried about giving up your day job, you may find it useful to talk to your employer -- there may be a way for you to work remotely with your current job.
Here are our top four job fields for digital nomads.
1. Online Marketing
The clue is in the name here -- online. In modern day, virtually every company has an online presence and every one of these companies will have an online marketing team to support it. Writing content, managing SEO, PR and managing social media are just some of the many roles associated with online marketing.
Due to its significant presence, online marketing jobs are constantly in high demand and are typically well-paid. They’re ideal jobs for creative digital nomads who are searching for a flexible and exciting role that they can do from the top of a mountain or lying on the beach. Online marketing roles require an ability to produce innovative ideas that can allow a company to stand out amongst many other websites. With constant stimulation from new environments, digital nomads are never short of inspiration -- making online marketing an ideal field.
This industry can spread across many different job roles. For example, writing as a blogger can be done from anywhere in the world and travel blogs are becoming increasingly popular. For the digital nomad, this can be a perfect job role -- the job simply being to travel and write about it. Although, earning a comfortable amount from a blog would mean gaining a large following, something which can be difficult when there are many travel blogs already established. Blogging can be an excellent side project alongside remote working, or in some cases can be an excellent career.
However, there are many other roles that can allow digital nomads to write in a remote environment, such as editorial work. This can sometimes tie into digital marketing roles, as many companies will have an editorial team to edit online content released onto their website and social media channels.
Alternatively, the publishing industry is an ideal field for digital nomads looking to liaise with authors and edit future publications. Editing, of all kinds, is a fantastic option for digital nomads. Due to the nature of the role, employees will often work on their own projects -- providing the role with a level of flexibility that is ideal for the digital nomad lifestyle.
Now, this may sound incredibly vague, but a developer can be a blanket term for many different job titles sharing similar roles. In the digital age, developers are constantly in high demand and are often extremely well-paid. The field can range from website development, software development, app development, etc.
As development roles mainly involve independent computer work, developers can often be seen working remotely simply due to the personal pace of the role. Freelance developers are also a great option for digital nomads, harbouring even more flexibility than developers employed by a specific company.
With every company battling to stay ahead in the digital world, developers will constantly be sought after by companies. The flexible nature of the work and independent tasks make the development job field an ideal choice for the digital nomad.
Teaching can be a highly rewarding job for any digital nomad and is often a field achievable for many people. Since English is one of the most widely spoken languages across the world, English teachers are in constant high demand. The online tutoring industry is thriving, with many students willing to pay to receive high quality lessons from native or fluent English speakers.
However, English is not the only language people are wanting to learn. There is a huge community of online teachers for all kinds of languages and an even bigger community of students. In the ever growing globalised world, people are constantly trying to broaden their communication skills. With so many languages being spoken worldwide, language teachers are always in high demand.
For digital nomads looking to explore new cultures and interact with people from different countries, remote language teaching can be the perfect role.
However, teaching remotely isn't limited to language lessons. You could start online yoga classes or personal training sessions. Any unique skill you possess, you have the potential to turn into an online class.
And, by teaching lessons remotely, it means digital nomads have the freedom to arrange lessons from all over the world. Many companies have even created platforms to connect students to respective teachers, making the process even easier for teachers to build a client base.
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