Digital Nomads- An Alternative Way To Work

 




Some people dream of working with a laptop and traveling the world, others seek opportunities to work at home in order to be freer. Nowadays, this is possible and there are many people who make a living successfully, regardless of location. If this is your dream, you can have the opportunity to work from home by spending a little time and effort.




Living in the Internet age also makes it possible to work freely. As long as you have a laptop, smart mobile phone and internet connection at hand. In this article, I tried to explain what professions can be done independently of the office and what are the conditions for working freely.




Freelancers around the world are people that are working free at home or in another location. Let's see which professions are suitable for freelancing. Freelancers have the opportunity to work both in their own homes and anywhere in the world. Office equipment and a bank account that can fit in a single bag make this possible.


My Office - World



While it is possible to do your job from anywhere, being stuck in an office all day can destroy both creativity and motivation. I can give an example of this myself, when I work at home, maybe I spend more time than I would in an office, but I am happy. When working voluntarily, the work created by the human becomes more successful. Being able to work wherever you want, whenever you want, must be one of the best things that can happen to you in professional business life. This freedom is a luxury that cannot be bought with money.


Whether you prefer a home office with the company you work for or work freelance; There are many professions that can fit this type of work. Finding the right business idea is the first step to determining whether it fits your knowledge and experience. After that, you can focus on creating a customer portfolio for yourself. To create an environment, you can sign up with freelance agencies or post advertisements. Once you create the customer portfolio that suits you, you can earn money from anywhere in the world!


So, in the next step, let's move on to the various jobs you can work online. I've divided this into the following three areas:


  • Working online in permanent employment (Depending on a company)
  • Working online as a freelancer
  • Working online in e-commerce


Online work in permanent employment



If you are currently employed or looking for a new permanent job, you have more and more opportunities to work regardless of location.


Many companies now only work with remote teams, and this trend is increasing. Many companies that only offered "normal" office jobs just a few years ago now recognize the numerous advantages of location independence. Because employees are generally more satisfied and significantly more productive when they find the opportunity to work from home. More and more studies and surveys confirm this.


Is it possible to work and stay as an employee at the same time, regardless of location in your area? If you find that going to the office every day is the only factor that bothers you, consider that possibility and think about how best to raise the issue with your boss.


But if more than just going to the office or working on the construction site bothers you and you prefer to work more decisively, then there are a variety of options that you can work from anywhere and on your own.


Working online as a freelancer



There are many ways to be your own boss. Here I have listed 16 professions suitable for freelance work.

1. Virtual assistant


I think virtual assistance (Virtual Assistant), is an ideal introduction to the freelance profession. Virtual assistants support their clients with a wide variety of tasks, the little word "virtual" means that everything is completely online and therefore location independent.


Typical tasks of virtual assistants include:


Back of office work to be done

Internet research

Data and address recording

Customer service

Company site editor

Social media

Online marketing

Meanwhile, depending on which area the person concerned comes from and where the focus is, "Virtual Assistant for XY", "Virtual XY Assistance", etc. There are many specialties such as. You can bid for advertisements that cover your knowledge and experience and skills.


Blog writing

One of the most well-known jobs to work from anywhere is of course blogging. In theory, you only need your laptop and a good internet connection.


With your own blog, you have the opportunity to write on your favorite topics or produce content in lucrative niches and thus become an expert.


As a blogger, you can make money online, among other things:


Through affiliate marketing (you link the products and providers you like and recommend to your readers and you receive a small commission from the advertised company),


Through guest articles (promotional articles) you publish on your blog,


Through the products, you market to readers (such as products, e-books for download)


You can use platforms such as Blogspot, WordPress, Wix for free to open a blog; You can also work with more professional platforms such as Weebly.


Internet ads

With so many blogs now, it's not that easy to make money online quickly with a blog. That's why it's important to choose a topic that you really like and enjoy. That way you stay on the ball in the long run and won't give up too soon. But once it's up and running, a blog is a great way to be able to work independently and from anywhere. Although you need to devote a lot of time and effort, if you can be successful, it will be an ideal freelance job for you in the long run. You can also use your blog as a business card or reference in other works.




 Copywriting

If you generally like to write well and are good at writing then there are many more ways to make money online. Because you only need a laptop to write and you are not tied to a particular desk.


Jobs, where you can make money with your texts, include:


Content production


Copywriter


Ghost Writer (publishing your articles on a site without using your name)


E-book author


Editing-proofreading

If you enjoy working with texts, you can also work online as a proofreader or editor. The need in this area is great - whether for company publications, online stores, blogs, or magazines - texts are everywhere that need to be checked and corrected. You can search the internet with keywords to find suitable job postings and bids.


You will check spelling, grammar, and typography as a proofreader. You also pay attention to whether the general concept is consistent -  the content, structure, and logic of the texts.


Of course, good language and written skills are required here, of course, so a certain education is an advantage, but you should also find good opportunities as a career changer. The need for good content - online and print - will definitely not decrease. Do not start this business until you are sure you know the language and spelling rules perfectly. Otherwise, you'll just have a bad reputation.


Translator

Working as a translator is also an excellent job you can do from anywhere. Since automatic internet translations are not perfect, there will always be a need for those who know the language well.


Graphic designer

Of course, you can work great as an online graphic designer if you have experience in design! Again, all you need is the right software, a powerful laptop, and a good internet connection.


When it comes to your offering, of course, you have a lot of different options here - almost everything from printing to online media and logo design can be done entirely online.


You can open a web page and add some examples of your work.




Online Marketing Manager or SEO expert

If you are familiar with online marketing and search engine optimization, you also have many options to put your knowledge and skills at your customers' disposal.


Online marketing and search engine optimization are constantly evolving. Also, there are no (yet) classical ways of training here. On the other hand, educational opportunities on the internet are now extremely diverse and good. For example, you can find good online marketing courses on Udemy.com.


Web designer

Being a web designer is one of the ideal professions in the online world. Designing and editing your customers' pages is the main thing to do in this business. Proper training is of course a requirement here, but if you have one, the web designer's job is perfect to be able to work from anywhere.


 Software or application programmer

Besides programming websites, there are of course many other software and applications that need to be developed, designed, and implemented. You also have a great opportunity to earn your first passive income. Because the basic functions of your software or app are running and can be purchased from an online store or app store, you'll be making money with them even if you're not currently running. Of course, you need to regularly renew and advertise your products.


Also, as a freelancer, there is always an opportunity to develop software for other companies.


 Accountant

You don't have to be a professional in online marketing, web design, or programming to work online and live anywhere. If it is a profession that you have studied accounting, many sole proprietorships and companies would be very grateful if they could get external support for bookkeeping, taxes, payroll.


The nice thing about this job is that it is done regularly. This means you don't need a very large customer base. If you regularly support several clients with bookkeeping, you'll enjoy a steady income and still be location-free!


 Photographer

If you have a good eye and a knack for cameras then you can earn money as an online photographer and work from anywhere. You don't have to present your work on the site, but you can upload and sell your images on platforms like Shutterstock, GettyImages, or iStock.


Here, too, you get the first passive income in the long run - once uploaded, interested parties can buy your photos over and over without having to do anything again. The competition here is also increasing. Thanks to being location-independent, you can organize your travels accordingly to take the best photos accordingly.


Videography

In addition to photography, you can of course also specialize in video production. Again, a profession suitable to work while traveling. You can also take beautiful shots and sell them on your travels.


Language teacher

If you know foreign languages, it would be wise to evaluate them by teaching languages.


Coaching

If you enjoy working with people, are interested in psychology and personal development, and want to motivate, support, and inspire others, then you can also work as a coach. You can easily perform your coaching via Skype or Zoom and therefore you are completely independent of location. There are now some training opportunities online to train you as a coach. In principle, I recommend that you do not prefer people who do not have sufficient training and certification.




Working online in e-commerce

If you don't want to go one step further and just swap time for money, you can also create your own online business in e-commerce. This way, you create a scalable business model and you can earn a lot more money not just with your services as a freelancer, but by selling products on the internet.


 Selling digital information products

The easiest way to make money in online commerce from anywhere is to offer digital information products. The best way to do this is to have your own website. The products mainly include ebooks, online courses, and webinars.


Of course, you need a specific community and enough products to sell. But work and perseverance are often worth it. If you offer good products and your target audience has built trust in you, you will earn passive income with your own products in the long run.


Selling physical products

Creating your own online store on your website and developing your own physical products goes one step further. You can create an online store on Amazon. FBA stands for "Amazon Fulfillment", which means Amazon takes over the storage, shipping, and customer service for you and provides the platform for your online store.


Another option is drop-off sales, namely affiliate marketing. Here your product manufacturer or wholesaler sends the products directly to the customer. Orders, marketing, and customer service are handled through your online store. With dropshipping, you also save on the storage and transportation of products. If you want to make sales partnerships with companies around the world, you can try the ShareASale platform.


Conclusion: There are too many options!

As you can see, there are plenty of options to work online. I'm sure there is at least one job on this list that is very close to your current job or you can get to know yourself. All it takes is a certain amount of courage, good preparation, a strong will, and a certain amount of financial security.


But the first step is to take advantage of the wealth of jobs you can actually work from anywhere. The Internet now makes many things possible! Of course, there are people who do not have enough knowledge who do poor quality work rather than this convenience. To stand out among them can be possible with an ethical, clean, and disciplined way of working.

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