By Leila Dorari
If you’re sick and tired of a 9 to 5 job, commuting, cubicles and all related to such business environments, perhaps you should start thinking about a different professional calling. In this age of the internet, learning new skills and finding work online has become quite easy.
As the internet evolves, so do the businesses that use it and this is where digital nomads get their chance. Digital nomads are the people that work from wherever they want. Their job is based on the communicational infrastructure, and it can usually be done over the phone, laptop or any similar device. Practically, digital nomads have the skills needed to make money through the internet. They need an access point, like a WiFi hotspot and they are practically set for work.
In the following article, we’ve gone through some of the most popular types of work you can do online, and we’ve gathered everything we could about the needed skill set for those jobs. Hopefully, this article will help you break the chains from your cubicle job, and it will help you start working what you love on your own terms. So let’s dive in.
One of the most needed skills in the modern world is definitely the knowledge of programming. With so many websites, applications, devices, and with so many opportunities, it can be quite obvious why people need good programmers nowadays.
You should keep in mind that programming isn’t very easy, and if you don’t have any prior knowledge of it, it may be a bit challenging to completely master it in a short period of time. However, there are lots and lots of amazing online courses that can really help you out. You will start simple, but once you get the hang of it, you will find quite a lot of ways to cash in your new skills.
If there’s such a thing as easy career start in the world of digital nomads, then it is the career of a copywriter. Especially if you’re a native English speaker, and you like to write – this is something you should start thinking about.
Copywriting is basically writing with the purpose of persuasion or marketing. It is slightly different from content writing, where writers work on blog posts, as copywriters write sales pages. The difference is in the persuasive techniques you have, and those techniques are what helps you earn more. There are a lot of online tools that can help you understand how to write better content, and how to be persuasive for specific demographic groups, and there are amazing platforms that help you with finding your clients, so basically, you just need to start practicing your writing skills.
Web or App Development
With the internet developing at such a fast pace, it’s natural that one of the most sought-out professions nowadays is a web developer. The experts from prowebdesign.sydney have stated that in the world of digital nomads, developers are the most common folk.
Most of the developers are usually working remotely, with self-organizing and self-management. It can be an amazing job to seek, but it requires a bit of technical knowledge. There are great courses and various training programs and tutorials, and once you get the hang of it, you can start to understand how big of a market for developers is, but keep in mind that mastering app or web development can be time-consuming.
Another great opportunity for anyone with an eye for aesthetics and some graphic skills is to try out the career of a freelance graphic designer. Graphic designers are in charge of the visual appeal of almost everything you see online, from logos, banners, brochures, posters, social media images and much more.
This job is creative, but it requires a good knowledge of the graphic software needed for the process, as well as some communication skills, as you need to make sure you understand the needs of your potential clients perfectly. Luckily, there is virtually an endless sea of free and paid tutorials that may help you learn all the necessary things you need to start designing. Udemy and Skillshare are just some of the great places to start your search.
These are just some of the digital nomad’s professions we’ve taken a look at. There are even more of these online careers you can seek out, like eCommerce, photography, online marketing and so on. It all depends on what you really want to do, and what type of skills you can see yourself mastering with no problem. Once you decide on that, you can free yourself from the office work and start working from anywhere you’d like.
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Leila Dorari is a freelance writer and self-improvement enthusiast from Sydney. Currently, she is spreading the word about the benefits relocating to a new city can bring to one’s career and personal development. In her spare time, she is either window shopping or exploring new ways to make her life more meaningful. http://www.mediagurus.org.au
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