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Remote Work for a Digital Nomad

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

Things to consider when deciding what to do for money to support your digital nomad lifestyle.

A lot of people are under the impression that you have to be a virtual assistant or a professional coder to make money while being a digital nomad. But that is simply not the case. It is actually the opposite, the beauty of the digital nomad lifestyle is that you can pursue your career while traveling. Travel and career progression is no longer and either or statement. Gone are the days when you have to choose between being a vagabond/bartender/surf instructor/scuba teacher/waitress/house keeper traveler or a successful mid-level manager who only gets two weeks of vacation a year, and dreams about true travel after retirement.

What types of careers can you pursue as a digital nomad? There are hundreds!

Here is a quick list of some broad categories to inspire you to look deeper.

  • sales (not cold calling either, actual account management)

  • nursing/health

  • engineering

  • biotech

  • marketing

  • graphic design

  • web development

  • coding

  • accountant

  • writing/editing

  • human resources

  • recruiting

  • teaching

  • IT and infrastructure

  • customer service

  • project mangement

  • quality assurance

  • legal work

I recommend going on and and checking out which job fields look the most desirable for you. But don't stop there, if you work for a company that you believe can function on a remote basis, I challenge you to create a plan on paper and present it to your boss. I think you might be pleasantly surprised. More and more employers are recognizing the millennial generation's need to work remotely and that allowing positions will make them a sought after employer, and give them a competitive advantage when recruiting talent.

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