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 by sharing 11 fun digital nomad jobs you can do in 2020!

Working from home in Portland as digital nomads.

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! 

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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!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links which means that if you decide to use them we get a small commission from the platform. Thank you <3

#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.

If you’re wondering about the hours and what it’s like working in North American or Europe then I have pointed out all the benefits and disadvantages in this post: What are the hours like with VIP KID. It will give you a better idea of what it’s like and if its something you want to pursue or not.

#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!

…and then you can create cool graphics like this one:

(psst… Pin this for later so you can always find it again)

#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!

Online Business manager.

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.

If this sounds like something to you, I would highly recommend you to take the training via Sarah Noked. You can learn more about becoming an online business manager here and you can apply here!

#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.

There are many ways in which you can generate an income from a blog. We make money for example from sponsored trips and via referral links such as Tailwind, SiteGround, Amazon, and Airbnb.

Working from our temporary home as digital nomads.

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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
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  1. Cyndi Buchanan on November 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I am a web developer and blogger. I love being able to work from anywhere!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:08 am

      That’s so cool! It’s truly great, isn’t it!?
      – Jo

  2. Ashli Ferguson on November 14, 2019 at 3:38 am

    OH Audio voiceover!! I bet that would be a good one to do!!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:08 am

      Yes! Dom almost got into this but decided to keep his teaching job instead! Maybe one day 🙂
      – Jo

      • Ashli Ferguson on December 3, 2019 at 2:15 am

        That would be so fun!

        • redwhiteadventures on December 4, 2019 at 7:39 pm

          Hey Ashli,

          Thanks so much! Most of the jobs can definitely be very fun! We love working remotely and myself I love the little kids I teach, it’s a blast!


  3. Mira on November 14, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Great ideas ! saving this post! very useful! thanks for sharing!
    -The Handy Journal-

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:09 am

      Hi Mira! Thank you for that! We’re happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have!
      – Jo

  4. Roman on November 14, 2019 at 5:48 am

    I’m pursuing a career of a blogger at the moment. That means we know, it’s not as easy life as it might seem and not everyone can do that. You need to be really determined and able to push yourself. There is no visible whip above you and it all depends on you alone.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:10 am

      Hi Roman, that is so cool! And yes, very true. I believe the hardest part about blogging is to stay determined and self-motivated! Good luck with the blog!
      – Jo

  5. Julia on November 14, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Hi Josefine and Dominik,
    I work remotely and found my job in a website called https://workew.com
    It might help others.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:11 am

      Hey Julia, that’s really great. Thank you for sharing!
      – Jo

  6. littlemisadvencha on November 14, 2019 at 11:01 am

    These are great opportunities. How I wish I can nurture more what I started with blogging. 🙂

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:11 am

      Hi girl! Thank you 🙂 If you wish you did more with your blog, why don’t you?!
      – Jo

  7. Vasundhra on November 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Digital jobs, and work from home opportunities are becoming increasingly popular, and I think I see VA’s becoming the #1 profession for making ends meet online!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 15, 2019 at 1:12 am

      Hi Vasundhra! Yes, the online world is growing every single day – it’s pretty crazy! I think you’re absolutely right. VA’s are in so high demand already and I can only see it increase!!
      – Jo

  8. Searcy on November 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    This is a great list for anyone wanting to break the norm. It’s why I became a blogger. Great post.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      Hey Searcy,

      Thats great! We’re still sorta new at it but learning every day! I’m currently studying up on my SEO! 🙂


  9. Joanna on November 15, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    These are all great ideas of how to become a digital nomad. I am one but I would love to settle down. Sometimes you just want a place that you can call your own.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      Hey Joanne,

      We couldn’t agree more! We love travelling but I think we’re also at the point where we’d love to just be in one place and travel every few weeks for a few days! 🙂 Good luck with everything!


  10. Blairvillanueva on November 16, 2019 at 5:36 am

    These are awesome opportunities. Right now, I am start earning from blogging and being virtual assistant.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      Hey Blair,

      Thats a perfect combination! Jo basically does the same. She loves being a VA!! 🙂


  11. Janay on November 16, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    This is an awesome list with many useful options and tips! Getting paid to not leave home is so millennial.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      Hey Janay,

      You said that right! Take advantage of the time we’re living in. Amazed at how many awesome opportunities are right at your doorstep!


  12. Martin on November 17, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I am a travel blogger and love the freedom I get to travel the world and the experience I get

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Hey Martin,

      We couldn’t agree more! One of the many reasons we love what we do! 🙂


  13. WanderlustBeautyDreams on November 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    These are great suggestions. Will be looking into a few of these options. I want to become nomadic soon!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:05 pm


      Of course! If you have any questions about where to start then please pm us and we’ll do our best to try and help you out!

      -Dom & Jo

  14. Sonali on November 18, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Wow so many things that can be done in this online digital world. These will definitely help a lot of people. So nicely mentioned all that can be done. Thanks for sharing.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 20, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Hey Sonali,

      Of course! There’s so many new opportunities on the internet and different type of jobs popping up! Just need to find what’s right for you!


  15. Renee on November 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Amazing! I love that we live in a world where people have flexibility to pursue dreams!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 21, 2019 at 2:13 am

      Hey Renee,

      Thanks for the positivity and we couldn’t agree more! We are both super thankful to be able to work remotely! 🙂 Do you work remotely?


  16. Vasundhra on November 21, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Though a VA seems super boring, I hear that its really kicking off as more and more people use social media marketing to drive traffic to their blogs!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 21, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      Hey Vasundhra!

      Yes at times it can be quite dull. But also depending on the client you work for you can be doing different tasks and learning new things every day!


  17. Jamie on November 21, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Slowly working my way towards this reality. It’s not an easy road, but it’s definitely possible.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 21, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      Hey Jamie,

      Yeah just start looking at what jobs could interest you and then either take a course or learn on your own and get your foot in the door! 🙂


  18. Cherise on November 21, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    This list is really helpful. I recently quit my job and would love to be able to work from home.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      Hi Cherise,

      Don’t we all! We also found out we wanted to work from home and figured out what type of online work would fit our interests! I’m sure you can too!

      -Dom & Jo

  19. Mike A. on November 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Currently a 9 to 5er with a part time blog, but these are all great tips, if I wanted to switch things up a bit. Thanks!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 21, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Hey Mike!

      Been there and I know how you feel! It’s not for everyone. I hope you can find some niche that you like and and change the way you work!


  20. Maysz on November 22, 2019 at 3:36 am

    The online teacher would best for me I love teaching kids and also I want to be a graphic designer but I need to study more thanks f0r this!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 22, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Hey May,

      Definitely! The beauty of being a graphic designer is you can learn most of the skills on the go! Start with a program like Canva and go from there!


  21. aisasami on November 23, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This is a great list as I hoping to maybe have a side hustle next year. I really want to be more of a Digital nomad someday!

    • redwhiteadventures on November 23, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      Hi! That’s awesome to hear 🙂 Do you know what kind of job you’d like to do?
      – Jo

  22. Amelia Pollock on November 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Great ideas!! I really want to try as a virtual assistant. Saving this post for reference. Thank you for sharing.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 25, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Hey Amelia,

      Yes VA is a great job if you like being organized and on top of things while doing everything yourself. There’s so much opportunity as a VA too because you can end up being a very small part of a business or the foundation of a business!


  23. Luna S on November 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    These all seem like they could be a lot of fun to do.

    • redwhiteadventures on November 26, 2019 at 11:49 pm

      Hey Luna,

      Absolutely! Especially if they fit your interests and what you actually enjoy! Jo loves her VA work and fits her personality perfectly. Where online teaching fits mine! 🙂 I hope you can find something that is right for you! 🙂


  24. HollysHome on December 3, 2019 at 3:06 am

    I would love to have a nomad job. I had no idea that there were so many types of jobs available!

    • redwhiteadventures on December 4, 2019 at 7:55 pm

      Hey Holy,

      There are so many digital nomad jobs! Just have to find what works best for you. Also many corporate jobs can also be done remotely along with new tech jobs, etc! 🙂


  25. Carriann on December 3, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Great read!! And lots if great ideas!! Keep up the good work!!

    • redwhiteadventures on December 4, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Hey Carriann,

      Thanks so much! We wanted to share some fun jobs people could do online! Hopefully inspire a few people to either start their online careers or help people realize the opportunities of working online.


  26. D'ondra Howard on December 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    These are some good ones. I’ve always wanted to be a virtual assistant. I teach ESL online to kids in China.

    • redwhiteadventures on December 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      Hey D’ondra!

      Dom does as well and loves it! Well maybe you can continue teaching online and start part time as a VA!? I started part time with 5-10 hours a week while I was in school and now work about 30 hours a week with a few clients!


  27. Zoë on December 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Your list is great! I am actually an online teacher so I can totally vouch for your list 🙂

    • redwhiteadventures on December 4, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      Hey Zoe!

      That’s awesome! I am an online English teacher as well! 🙂 How long have you been teaching online for!?


  28. Joanna on December 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I am a blogger so I guess I am doing a digital nomad job. It is true that I move around very often and I love that all I need for work is my laptop and an internet connection.

    • redwhiteadventures on December 4, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      Hey Joanne,

      Yes absolutely! We just started this year and love it! The best of luck to you, your blog, and your digital nomad journey!


  29. Katy on December 4, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    The digital world is so fascinating..! Many possibilities of what you can do

    • redwhiteadventures on December 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      Hey Katy,

      It sure is! We’re lucky to be living in such an awesome time! Take full advantage of it! 🙂


  30. Adventures with Shelby on December 5, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Blogging is a great option ?

    • redwhiteadventures on December 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      Hey Shelby!

      Yes we love blogging and I see that you are a blogger yourself! 🙂 Thats awesome, good luck on the journey! 🙂


  31. siennylovesdrawing on December 6, 2019 at 9:38 am

    wow!! this list sparks some ideals for me to look for next part time work 😀
    ha,,,ha,,,thanks for sharing this

    • redwhiteadventures on December 10, 2019 at 11:40 pm

      Hey Sienny,

      I’m glad it sparked some ideas! There’s so much you can do online!


  32. Patty on December 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Wow these are some really great ideas! I really want to look into the voice over and online business management!

    • redwhiteadventures on December 10, 2019 at 11:39 pm

      I was actually wanting to do that to but for now I’m just focusing on the blog. If you are seriously about OBM then definitely send us an email and Jo can do her best to point you in the right direction. She’s been doing it for just over a year and absolutely crushing it!


  33. Danielle on December 7, 2019 at 4:18 am

    This is such a great list of jobs to do while on the go. I will have to look into some of these.

    • redwhiteadventures on December 10, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Hey Danielle,

      Thank you! Let us know if you have questions about any of them and we will try and point you in the right direction. Especially if it’s to do with teaching or VA work! 🙂


  34. Quin Cl on December 7, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    This is really a nice read! It gives me more options when I leave my job soon. 🙂

    • redwhiteadventures on December 10, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Hey Quin,

      Yeah I would start thinking of what you’d like to do online before quitting your job and get your foot in the door first and see what you like to do! Then you can start working towards it while still working your regular job and earning income from that and building your side business or your online work on the side! 🙂


  35. Christopher Mitchell on December 10, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Some of those gigs are definitely not all that fun haha, but still a super useful list!

    • redwhiteadventures on December 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Hey Chris,

      I guess it depends how you take each job and what you enjoy doing! But I completely agree every job has a different sort of appeal to it!


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