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Veronica is a certified Digital Marketer, serial traveler, MIndfulness & Tech junkie. She lives the digital nomad life, and runs her digital marketing business remotely from beautiful islands and exotic locations and loves helping women achieve the same dream!
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If becoming a digital nomad has been a dream of yours: there are plenty of jobs for digital nomads that can make your wish come true!
Most people think that whoever can be location independent can do so because they have a friendly employer who tells them it’s cool to travel while on the payroll.
Let me tell you, there is NOTHING furthest from the truth!
I came to know this on my [super extra long] search for a job that would give me the freedom I was so desperately craving!
I’ll share my findings with you on this blog post, so you don’t have to do the extensive research I had to do!
Most employers offering remote working jobs had a zillion conditions they set from the beginning that seemed more like an anchor than the door to independence I was looking for.
One of the most significant issues was: time difference.
Many remote working jobs offered by companies have a certain maximum amount of hours their employees can have as time difference.
Another big issue was: money.
Even if the destinations I was looking at for traveling weren’t overly expensive (those Bali coconuts are pretty affordable!), I still wanted to have a job to pay my bills and plane tickets while giving me a comfortable lifestyle.
The positive aspect of looking for a remote job is the wide variety of remote jobs you can find (customer service jobs, assistant positions: you name it!) and the fact that you’ll have a steady salary.
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So, while getting certified as a Digital Marketing Analyst, I researched and decided that there were many freelancing jobs that I could do that would pay well and even allow me to open my own business!
So here are five jobs for digital nomads you can learn to do that will give you both freedom and money!
I’ll start this list out with the job that gave me the ability to be location-independent!
Jobs for social media managers basically entail:
This is a great remote working job you can do, and there are plenty of courses you can find (free and paid). If you choose to go the free route, just note that it might take you longer, and the info won’t be as in-depth as a properly curated course put together by an expert.
If you have an eye for design, I did come across many jobs for web designers.
Not only is it a fun, creative job (if you have a knack for design), but it is also extremely well paid.
Of course: it all depends on how you market yourself! If you choose to go to use Fiverr or Upwork (which are great to get you started!), you won’t earn as much. However, because jobs for web designers are so thorough and techy, they can charge high rates when they are experienced (and have the portfolio to back that up!)
Out of all the jobs for digital nomads, this one pays exceedingly well.
To give you an idea: a web designer’s VIP Day (that means they only give you one day of their time to go through a list of modifications you want for your website) can go anywhere from USD 1000 to USD 2000!
That’s a lot of Bintangs if you’re living the Bali life!
So, what does a Virtual Assistant do?
It can be anything! From light graphic design to responding to emails, engagement for social media, booking flight tickets: you name it!
This can sometimes be confused with jobs for social media managers, and the reason is that they usually offer social media services.
The difference between a virtual assistant job and a social media manager job is: a virtual assistant will do the work but probably won’t provide analytics, they most likely aren’t digital marketing certified.
A social media manager will provide you with analytics and, if they are strategists, can also create a content strategy for a business.
Jobs for Virtual Assistants can cover many tasks, so be ready! The most important skill you will need will be to manage more than one project, as you will have more than one client.
Pay can go anywhere from USD 30 to USD 100 depending on the experience and if they have a specific niche: the more specific, the more you can charge.
As jobs for digital nomads go, it’s an excellent one to start!
Okay, for this one, you’ll probably have to take a course or two! (just like you should if you’re considering looking for jobs as a web designer!)
If you enjoy being creative and know how to use Illustrator, Photoshop, and basically all the Adobe tools, this is a great fit for you!
Graphic designers charge per project, or they can also work in-house. But since we are talking about freelancing.
That’s the way to go if you want to become a digital nomad.
Personally: I couldn’t find a remote job that would cover my needs and I’d enjoy, so I created a career for myself!
It takes a lot of hard work, but I depend on myself, and that’s what I genuinely like to do.
Would you want to freelance or work for a company remotely?