So what is a digital nomad anyway? Clearly the word means different things to different people but basically a digital nomad is a person who enjoys traveling, full or part time, while earning a living online. Where you go is up to you. Some of us want to see the world while others prefer to live the nomadic lifestyle within their own country. You can choose to live this way all year round or just for a month or two at a time. There are no rules.
Fortunately the internet has made it possible for people to earn a living without having to be stuck in one place all the time. How do you get a job as a digital nomad? You can either run your own online business, look for online freelance gigs or start working full-time or part-time for a company that doesn't mind you working remotely. Three of the most popular websites to look for digital nomad jobs are Upwork.com, Freelancer.com, and Fiverr.com. Simply create a profile and start applying for thousands of different online gigs. This is a good way to get started although the pay tends to be on the low side.
Finding digital nomad gigs you can do from anywhere on the globe can be a challenge, at least in the beginning. However, if you are determined and know where to look for location independent jobs, you shouldn't have too much difficulty. The list of occupations that are compatible with the digital nomad lifestyle is getting bigger and bigger every year, which is great for everyone who wants to enjoy the location independent life.
Job ideas to think about include Copywriting, Virtual Assistant, Taking Online Surveys, Social Media Manager, running your own E-commerce Business, Video Production and Editing, Affiliate Marketing, Language Teaching, Translating, Illustrating and Graphics Design, Computer Programming, Websites design, Data Entry Jobs, Blogging, Tour Guide and Transcribing.
Blogging and vlogging (video blogging) are the first things that occur to many digital nomads and I will be going into these in depth in another article.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
Get paid as a freelance writer - https://mavericksbigadventure.com/DigitalNomadJobs/write.php
Work from home with Home Job Stop - https://mavericksbigadventure.com/DigitalNomadJobs/HomeJobStop.php
Travel the world for free as a House Sitter - https://mavericksbigadventure.com/DigitalNomadJobs/HouseCarers.php
Sell Your Photos - https://mavericksbigadventure.com/DigitalNomadJobs/SellPhotos.php