If you’re like us, you can never get enough of traveling. But working full time for months to go on a shorter trip can be a battle. Sounds familiar? We’ve been there, and it sucks! Especially if you have a job that you don’t really like. But here is the good news: It doesn’t have to be that way! Let us tell you why…
What if we told you that you can work online from anywhere in the world? Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s true! All you have to do is to find a job that’s right for you!
Here is a list of 11 fun digital nomad jobs you can do in 2020
And if you already got your eyes on the online job of your dreams, here’s a guide that can help you apply for it: 5 Easy Steps to Land Your First Online Job!
With the internet, business, and the global economy all growing towards a more online world this is the PERFECT time to become a digital nomad and experience the world while working remotely. So hopefully we’ve inspired you or at least given you some insight about what we do in our past blogs to help you get to where you want to be.
Now to help you even more we’ve come up with this list of 11 fun digital nomad jobs. Since there’s no size fits all, we’ve tried to pick diverse job options so that hopefully you can find the perfect option for you!
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#1 Become a virtual assistant
Being a VA (virtual assistant) is the perfect job if you’re good at many things! As a VA you never know what can be thrown your way. Your tasks can be anything from social media management, setting up email campaigns, customer service, to creating graphics, and project management. Anything you can think of that is needed in a business can be thrown your way!
It’s a really great opportunity for someone like me (Jo) since I am obsessed with ticking off things from my to-do list, I’m very organized, and I enjoy making people happy by taking some work and time off of their hands.
Does this sound like you too? Check out this post for more on how to be a VA: Virtual Assistant 101: What It Is And How You Get Started.
#2 Become an audio voiceover
Do you enjoy talking and reading? If your answer is yes then why not become an audio voiceover?! Audio books, online how-to-guides, and videos are growing and growing so now is the perfect time to get your foot in the door and find your specific niche that you’d love to do voiceovers for!
The beauty of being an audio voiceover is that you don’t even have to leave your house. Find a nice quiet area in your house where you won’t be disturbed and get talking!
#3 Become a copywriter
Are you really great with words? Do you love being creative? Is your grammar top notch? Then being a copywriter might be your dream job! As a copywriter you help your clients with writing their texts, blogs, emails, you name it.
People who run blogs or businesses have A LOT of copy (text) to write and it can be hard if writing isn’t their strong suit. This is where you come into the picture!
You can help them by writing their copy for them and in return you get paid! You get money to fund your travels and they get more time on their hands to work on other parts of their business. It’s a win win situation!
#4 Become an online teacher
Have you ever wanted to teach English online and remotely from your laptop or smartphone? Well thankfully for companies like VIPKid and Palfish you can work from almost anywhere in the world as long as you’re in a quiet environment with a stable internet connection.
You will mostly be teaching young Chinese students from the age of 3-15, and they’re SO cute! If you love kids and love teaching then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Here are two great guides to teaching online: 11 Ways To Be a Successful Online English Teacher & The Best Way For Teachers to Make Extra Money This Summer.
#5 Become a transcriptionist
If you’re a good listener and a fast typer, then this may be the perfect job for you! As a transcriptionist you write down anything for your clients they have recorded and need in written text… Interviews, podcasts, even medical records – you name it!
Being a transcriptionist pays pretty well – especially if you’re a fast typer since you often get paid per word. Plus you can also find work in a niche that you enjoy and are passionate about like comedy, sports, crime, global news, etc!
#6 Become a graphic designer
If you have an eye for art and creativity then you should definitely explore the possibilities of becoming a graphic designer. Most companies nowadays use online marketing and advertising and that’s all done by graphic designers.
If you’re passionate and ambitious you can easily grow your clientele and grow your own business. Many amazing graphic designers are self taught and just grow their business through connections and referrals!
#7 Become a web developer
If you know HTML and CSS and have a flair for design, then becoming a web developer is the perfect job for you! Not only is being a web developer super fun, it’s also a job that is in huge demand at the moment. This is definitely one of the jobs where the moneys at if you’re a digital nomad!
You can also make an extra income by affiliate marketing via platforms such as SiteGround if you help set up your clients’ websites.
If you don’t know where to start, we would highly recommend taking a course. We have taken this amazing course from Julia Taylor called WP Rockstar. Julia teaches you everything you need to know about building and maintaining websites on WordPress.
The course includes both HTML & CSS, weekly live calls, and a great GeekPack community of supportive and like-minded people. You can find the WP Rockstar course here!
#8 Become an online business manager
Is your calling in life managing things? Project management, task management, team management, etc? Then you might wanna look into becoming a Certified Online Business Manager!
As an online business manager you don’t only get to manage and help online entrepreneurs run their businesses, you also get the skill set to scale your own – both in size and revenue!
I (Jo) became a Certified Online Business Manager in May 2019 and it has changed my life so much. Since I became a certified manager I’ve landed some amazing new clients, doubled my average hourly income, while learning new skills daily and on top of that I’ve become a part of an amazing online community.
#9 Become a marketing strategist
As a marketing strategist you’ll develop strategies to help online companies grow. Some of the most common tasks are designing digital marketing campaigns and market research! As a marketing strategist you also analyze copy on for example a landing page and set up Facebook ads.
The online world is growing and so are online businesses. This means that the opportunities in online marketing strategist will just continue to grow.
#10 Become a Photographer
Photography needs a post of it’s own. But seriously the amount of different ways you can generate money from photography is endless. Depending on what type of photography you do there will always be someone needing your expertise. Wedding shoots, landscape photography, and photographing influencers are just a few options! You can basically do all of this anywhere in the world.
Instagrammers, bloggers, businesses, professionals need work done! If you can grow your photography business to the right audience then there is a world of opportunity at your fingers for this.
#11 Become a blogger
This is one of the more common digital nomad jobs but there’s a reason for that. A LOT of money can be generated from blogging + it is really fun! It takes a while to build up your blog but with consistency, patience, and a good load of motivation and this could turn into a really good business for you.
We hope this helped you find some inspiration for your some of the digital nomad jobs you can do! Once you’re ready to apply, you can check out this post, 5 Easy Steps to Land Your First Online Job.
Good luck with taking your first step towards becoming a digital nomad. Let us know in the comments if you have ANY questions. We’re always happy to help! Oh, and please don’t forget to pin this post if you like it! Thank you 🙂
Dom & Jo