Hey guys! Welcome or welcome back to Discover Evolution. I am Roman, I am from France and I currently live in Malaysia.My goal is to help you to get started as a Digital nomad and to work Whenever you want – Wherever you want – Forever! Sounds good right! Last week we talked about the Top 10 jobs that you could do as Digital Nomad Part 1 and this week we picked for you another 10 very common jobs that will help you start your journey as a remote worker.
Lets dive straight into it with being a:
1- SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Big companies have their own social media managers or hire online marketing agencies to manage their social media.
However, smaller companies often hire freelance social media managers that take care of their accounts and help them grow.
Social media manager takes care of a lot of stuff
Designing a social media strategy
Creating new posts and ideas
Creating graphics and infographics or outsourcing them to illustrators
Analyzing the success of past posts to determine which of them works best
Reacting to comments and messages to keep a good relationship with the followers
Can you imagine yourself doing that?
2- AFFILIATE MARKETING
This is technically not a job, but it’s something that can make you location independent.Start your own website or blog and promote other people’s products or services that you believe in. You will receive a percentage of sales made to people that came to their websites through your affiliate link.
As this is basically a business, it will take some time for you to achieve the income necessary for you to become a digital nomad, but it can eventually give you the location independence you want.
TIP: Check out one of the biggest affiliate networks CJ.com or become an affiliate with amazon.
3- TEACHING LANGUAGES
Great news! If you speak more than one language you can become an online teacher – pretty much tomorrow. It’s not really a typical remote job but IT CAN BE! You can run online classes via Skype with clients from all around the world. This is a very common way to “earn” digital nomad freedom for English, French, German or Spanish speakers.
Here are some pages to look for “online” language teaching jobs
Preply – Most popular tutors earn up to $550/week on Preply!
and many more.. just hit Google and look for ONLINE opportunities
In fact, if you are interested, I am going to start teaching French lessons very soon and even offer you a 40% DISCOUNT on the first two lessons!!! Who wants to learn French today! Oui oui ahaha!
Translation is a great freelance job that you can do from anywhere if you know multiple languages really well.
Translating is regulated in some countries, so you might have to have the necessary education to do it legally, but in many countries basically, anyone can translate, as long as they manage to find their customers. And translating can definitely be done remotely.
Best websites to find translations jobs
5- DATA ENTRY JOBS
Data entry is definitely worth giving a shot if you really want your digital nomad job as soon as possible. This type of job doesn’t require expertise or any extra education and there is also zero starting cost. Usually, it’s pretty simple and manual work which can’t be automated. It might not be the most fun but it’s a great way to start. All you need is to make a good playlist and enjoy some nice music (or even audiobook) while moving data around.
These jobs mostly require entering data into sheets, databases or websites for various projects in e-commerce, marketing companies or corporations with many customers.
It won’t make you rich but it’s definitely one of the best digital nomad jobs for beginners to start with!
6- BUILDING WEBSITES
Building websites is one of the most common nomad jobs for 2 reasons. It doesn’t necessarily require meeting clients and it’s quite easy to learn.
Most people think that to build a website, you need coding skills! Well, that’s not true, at least not for nearly 15 years. In fact, you can build professional looking websites for clients with zero coding skills.
There are many tools (website builders) or so-called, content management systems (CMS) with pre-designed templates that can be used easily. These skills can be learned within a few weeks and your digital nomad career as a web designer can begin.
The most popular tools or CMS for building websites are
WordPress, Joomla – for standard websites
Magento, Prestashop – for e-commerce (online stores)
Shopify, Bigcommerce – website builders for e-commerce
WIX, Squarespace – popular website builders
Transcribing is a bit duller than other professions in this article, but it might be a good place to start for you.
It can be done remotely and, as you can imagine, basically anyone who knows how to type can create written copies of videos, audio material, lectures or spoken words.
Best websites to find transcribing jobs
for more info check this transcribing jobs guide.
8- WEB TESTER
A website tester makes sure that websites run smoothly and are customer-friendly before (and after) they are launched. It is more cost-effective to pay for a tester than to fix numerous complaints and deal with bad reviews on top of that.
There is nothing worse for a company than to pay thousands of dollars to have a website that in the end doesn’t meet their customers needs.
If you have programming skills and can easily spot little discrepancies here and there, this job will definitely suit you. It is a lot easier than designing a website or creating content, you just need to make sure that the website or app does what it is supposed to do.
Best website to find web testing jobs
9- GRAPHIC DESIGNER
What is a Graphic Designer?
Someone who uses text and images to create a design. This is used for the purpose of branding, advertising and in publications like magazines, online media, and books. This can be for print or digital products.
How do Graphic Designers make money?
Whether working as their own agency or on a freelance basis, graphic designers are typically paid on a project basis. However, if they work for a company exclusively, they will be paid a salary with benefits.
10- INSTAGRAM INFLUENCER
What is an Instagram Influencer?
Someone who uses their Instagram account and following to share their stories and advice.
How do Instagram Influencers make money?
Believe it or not, you can actually make a living as an Instagram influencer! Much of how they make money is by doing sponsored posts or through long term partnerships with a brand. That said, many Instagrammers have a website, sell their own products (like Lightroom presets!), or dabble in affiliate marketing in order to supplement the sometimes unsteady income that brand partnerships generate.
Tips for getting started:
If you don’t already have an Instagram account, that’s the first step (obviously!). Work on improving your photography and captions. Grow your audience by interacting with other accounts and experimenting with hashtags. Be genuine, and resist the urge to copy the other influencers out there. Hone in your own voice and give people a reason to follow you. And NEVER buy followers. This will only come back to hurt your business.
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