Travel full-time and Make Money Online as Digital Nomad
The opportunities for the people who are fond of traveling and enjoy while working are plenty. If an individual has a dream or if he is very much passionate about working online at his own place, then certainly it would end up him as a Freelancer or he would become an entrepreneur and win the strategy. Let us see a glimpse of it.
In the current scenario, many people feel bored and get frustrated due to their routine work. Some would like to get rid of these jobs and do a Peaceful and Passionate work even with a limited amount of salary. “Work when Enjoying” Vs “Enjoy when Working” is the mindset of most human nature. In General, whoever it may be, whatever job they do, they should enjoy working and love the job only then they would get full satisfaction and work would be perfect. Still, amongst them, there are few individuals who like to travel the entire world, relax, be updated, be an entrepreneur and also they would think to Earn money for their expenses when they travel. Here are the tips for them.
Many would-be surprised by seeing the title, how one can Earn money while Travelling? No more surprise Yes, It possible as a “Digital Nomad”. Now, the entire world is digitized “Everything is Possible” if you have just a Laptop and an Internet connection no matter where you are and what you are doing. Sometimes you can also find yourself in a Seashore or Beach along with a Digital Nomad Teams/Friends. Here are some ways to become a Digital Nomad.
First and Foremost, one should know the difference between settlers, Migrants, and Nomads.
Settler -> live and work in Fixed Locations
Migrants -> Move to New Locations Permanently for a period of time
Nomads -> often move for Passion to different places
What is Digital Nomad?
A digital Nomad is a remote worker, such as work from home based on his/her own convenience of location, (i.e.) who doesn’t rely on Fixed locations, but only dependent on Digital Technology (Web Design, Programming or Online Marketing) to Provoke income out of it. There are different types of online work available and all those would refer to Digital Nomad who is location independent.one of the research says that there are currently 4.8 million independent workers describe themselves as Digital nomad and still 17 million people strive hard and work to become a Digital Nomad one day or the other. This is an unretired workforce always available for all strong technical person. Since there is always a new technology arising day by day, and as the need increases there arises the number of Digital Nomads.
As all of us think, Digital Nomad is not much complex, it is simple to work. The only skill required is good Programming & Designing Skills, Communication skill and also one should be aware of the ways to present them technically with a pleasing visual appearance that would attract the audience and grab attention, this is the case if you choose Online Content Writing job. There are many online jobs available that have a good Scope in the mere future.
Top tips & tricks for Digital Nomad-Make money and Enjoy
It is more important to balance your work and life. Since as a digital Nomad one would love traveling and they don’t want any fixed time, or scheduled work life. Just they love to wander and do things when they like. So a Digital Nomad has to know how to manage himself and do things right at the right time. If he doesn’t follow or maintain his lifestyle, then automatically it would lead to failure, which would end up starting a new online job and thinking that it takes too much of your time.
The digital nomad should be careful in choosing the place for travel and he should also work when he is more productive. Your workday should be unique and different from others. Do work joyfully.
One should be able to test/identify oneself that when he is more active and filled with ideas, i.e. either morning, afternoon, evening or at midnight and fix his own schedule accordingly.
Environmental Setup/Work office
As fixing the time schedule according to your mind activeness, it is also important that you fix/Choose a venue based on your convenience. Think, whether you work at your comfort when you are lonely in your apartment or working along with co-workers.
Here I have a suggestion, it would be far better if you work in a co-working space. Since you will be able to contact many digital nomads and gain more information, fast Wi-Fi connectivity, comfort workstation. Many Co-working spaces are with pools, Fitness studio, coffee, and snacks.one more added advantage is that many Nomads would be available for all 24 hours, which would help you if you are more productive at late night.
You might have confusion now on how to find those co-working spaces, just google your destination and find out your best comfort workspace at less affordable prices and enjoy traveling, earn money and gain knowledge. Always check for your net-based connectivity is fast enough and has no hindrance while working.
As a Digital Nomad, your life would be a budgeted life. You will not have any savings, whatever you earn will be enough for your traveling. So, in this case, you should be very careful in choosing your accommodation at free of cost.
Here is an Amazing Idea……also see how to find jobs related to House Sitting
One of my friends is a Digital Nomad, when I had a conversation with him I came to know that when we take care of one’s home and pet in abroad, we receive free accommodation in exchange. Not only Free Accommodation but also a vehicle for use and sometimes even salary for the same. Always choose free Accommodation or you would earn income but the cost of living would be more which would lead to failure. Moreover, see to that always you focus on multiple jobs that make you a complete Digital Nomad Profession.
Always all jobs need an update. If one has to succeed in a specific career, then he has to be updated. Similarly, here also the same rule applies. Read as many as blogs based on Digital Nomad, try to create Nomad Community, Meet people often and discuss great ideas with them like conferences, etc.. Watch many YouTube videos related to Nomad-Learning will help you a lot.
Correct Tools and Techniques
When you had started planning to become a Digital Nomad, then, of course, you should be initially focusing on the devices you use for the same. But see that you don’t spend too much on it. Google and find the simple and easiest method to access all.
A good laptop. Which would help you in earning money and act as a base for Digital Nomad? Choose one that runs fast and supports programs that you need for work (video editing software, photo editing programs, etc.).
A VPN, You’ll be using Wi-Fi from a wide variety of places around the world. Many of which aren’t secure. Get a VPN and protect your data. For eg.you can use Nord.
Range Extender. It is a lifesaver. If the Wi-Fi router is in another room, you probably won’t get a very strong signal. Plugin your range extender and get faster Wi-Fi.
Phone Data. If your Wi-Fi does not work or for any temporary issues, always have phone data along with you, so that you can make use of the hotspot. In Indonesia, it cost just $12 for 34GB of 4G data, so in these cases, you can your phone data. Purchase according to your destination.
Headphones. Sometimes you might have some distractions when working in a co-working space. In that case, you can have headphones and use them to do work or Listen to some melodious music without any disturbances or to avoid unnecessary noise.
Why Digital Nomad?
There are many reasons to become a “Digital Nomad” and it is the easiest way to work at your convenience,(provided you adapt the situation) for which you will be paid less but with good Quality of Work.
Reasons to get benefitted as Digital Nomad are.,
Digital Nomad Housing Platform:
As discussed earlier you will now know, how important is your workspace. One of the Top reasons recently I found was that in other countries they provide living places for Digital Nomads to retain the “Hosts” in Equation.
Recently David Nicol Williams, the CEO of NomadX in Portugal, had officially declared in one of the news channels that they provide a platform for Digital Nomad at affordable housing price in the apartment with coworkers and Digital Nomad Community where you can enhance your skills tremendously and travel easier, and have good contacts. This facility makes travelers feel easier and do their work without any hindrance.
CEO David Nicol Williams-NomadX
David Nicol Williams is a Pioneer in Digital Marketing, Advertising, and Tech industries. Dave and his wife traveled to many places and found that there is a need to enhance the Location Independent Professionals, i.e. they spotted that many Digital Nomads are looking for Housing and Community. So started “NomadX” in Lisbon in 2017, and he brought into notice that there are a lot of solutions at Airbnb for Digital Nomad and it serves as a good place for Shor term travelers but little expensive for Slow travelers.
He has mentioned that for these slow travelers i.e. they would require a month to month housing Solutions in that case their apartment meets all these needs at half the price of Airbnb.
They also have a plan to start in the Indonesian Island of Bali in early 2020 and Expand to other Digital Nomad Destinations in the world.
“NomadX” Support Many Digital Nomad Professionals with not only “Housing Solutions” but also provides “Community Layer” Built around it.
Freedom & Joyful Working
You can work in different environments and get exposed to various techniques involved in overcoming the problems. Can choose your own working place which makes you feel relaxed and work with joy.
It is not needed that you work on your schedule or daily routine. You can fix your own time and work smart enough to finish your target earlier and enjoy the remaining days as you like. No 24/7 concept of working style, No stress, No tension. Stay Happy and live wherever you want and enjoy traveling the world.
If you are well worse in Internet Culture, Technology and able to sell your product online then, of course, you can set your own Business and start earning. Full details of Entrepreneurship is available here if interested can visit.
- Enhance your Creativity
- More Opportunities
- Learn New Languages & Culture
- New Contacts & Regular Updates on all aspects
- Accustom to other countries
Viable Opportunities as Digital Nomad
There are number of online opportunities available in this Digital Era nowadays. But the only thing is the “Right Person for Right Job” is a big challenge that we face today. Let us discuss some of the online jobs that have a good Scope in the future so that one can choose any online jobs based on their interest and become a Digital Nomad. Mostly the job they choose should be in such a way that they are able to learn new skills or in simply the job that teaches you.
SEO is Search Engine Optimization, the main task of an SEO Analyst would be,
- Define and implement marketing strategies and Activities
- Assess Websites
- Create and recommend Keywords, Link strategies, and Web analytics
- Automate Traffic metrics
Designing websites, and track your website to rank top in the search engines and to retain the same. Creating good backlinks, write more blogs, apply advance and new marketing techniques. If entered in this particular area, it keeps always updated and it has a great scope in the mere future.
The term “Gig” generally refers to a ‘job specified for a period of time’ which indicates a free market system or a contract-based system. The gig is a “Win-Win” strategy applied in many businesses. Those who want to start their job online as a beginner at their own schedule starts with Gig. Employee workforce includes freelancers, independent contractors, project-based workers, and temporary or part-time hires. In a gig economy, businesses save resources in terms of benefits, office space and training. The ability to contract with experts for specific projects who might be too high-priced to maintain on staff is possible here.
From the perspective of the freelancer here would refer, a gig economy can improve work-life balance over what is possible in most jobs. Ideally, the model is powered by independent workers selecting jobs that they’re interested in, rather than one in which people are forced into a position were unable to attain employment, they pick up whatever temporary gigs they can.
Take classes virtually through skype call online and make the students feel free as if they are in classrooms. You can fix your own schedule, and have one to one interaction virtually. Also, these types of jobs allow you to be updated with the latest trends and techniques. Which can be used for other development in person.
You can work in your leisure time and make money online. Can prefer any online jobs that are convenient for you at all time
If you have good communication and present simple and neat content, which is easily understandable for others. Then you can start writing your own blogs or articles and earn money. Blogs are not that you always write it, is how well you cover the trendy topic and cover all features, if such blogs are posted then you get high pay for good blogs. Also, it is not necessary that you work every day, once posted you get profited out of it but updation is needed regularly.
For many businessmen, they are in need of good websites for their company. If you have more creativity and if you can design websites as per customer expectations, then it would be an easier job the prerequisite required for Web designing is some basic knowledge on HTML programming and working experience in Adobe Photoshop. You can also start your own designing company and reach your goal.
The above mentioned are some of the online jobs that have a good scope in the future and keeps you technically strong. There are few more like Proofreading, Data Entry, Completing the survey, doing projects as per request, Virtual Assistant are few jobs that can be taken off, which requires non-technical persons at times for certain jobs. But still, there are many more available that makes you feel comfortable to work at your workplace. Still, there are certain companies that support work from home/Online jobs which suits a Digital Nomad.
Firms Supporting Digital Nomads
Hundreds of Legitimate Firms support a wide array of Telecommuting jobs, with an advanced degree and it well suits for the Entry Level Gigs
Ten corporations offer work-at-home job:
Amazon is the topmost reputed company that is headquartered in Washington. Many employees around 500,000 report to work from their homes. Only a few works in the office. With employees spread out everywhere, those not working at the home office need not feel left out. Work-at-home job openings at Amazon.com run the gamut from customer service positions to global account manager jobs.
This is one of the most famous companies that have a job opening in various fields that requires a various level of education and experience. It starts with sales, tech support and Marketing Management. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Dell offers work-at-home jobs as well as flexible jobs that include both office time and working remotely.
American Express Co.
American Express (AXP) offers full-time, part-time, temporary and contract work-at-home jobs. The positions cover a wide spectrum of opportunities and include business development management (a job typically requiring an MBA and/or years of experience), as well as part-time virtual customer care representative jobs. American Express encourages a strong work-life balance and personal growth for its employees.
Kaplan is a tutoring company that helps students prepare for standardized tests required for admittance to college or graduate school. Its most popular telecommuting position is that of a tutor. The job requires little to no office time but may involve traveling to meet students. Tutors at Kaplan make $20 per hour or more and can work from less than 10 hours per week to 40 hours per week, depending on availability and demand for services. To get hired as a Kaplan tutor, a candidate must demonstrate strong performance on one or more standardized tests, such as the SAT or GRE.
Automatic Data Processing
Automatic Data Processing (ADP) provides outsourcing and payroll solutions to businesses around the world. Most of its work-at-home job openings are in sales and customer service, which means entry-level candidates have a chance at being hired. Others are in software and application development, which pay more but require specialized technology skills.
International Business Machines (IBM) offers telecommuting jobs both in the United States and internationally. In addition, the company hires a significant number of freelancers, ranging from chemists to software developers to researchers, who work on a contract basis and get paid by the job. Many of these workers also have the flexibility to work at home. A benefit of these freelance jobs is that many of them require only a unique skill, rather than a specific degree or work background.
Xerox (XRX) has work-at-home job openings and offers flexible scheduling for many of its employees. Telecommuting jobs include executive recruiting, which requires a bachelor’s degree and sales experience; part-time call center positions, which have no educational or background requirements; and project management, which requires several years of related experience.
I hope I am sure that I had given complete exposure to begin your journey as a “Digital Nomad “and some of the tips to choose the place, time and tools to succeed in your specific career with your specific goal.