At Standard Luggage, we're focused on the Digital Nomad market. It’s what many people would like to call themselves, but most simply don’t have the guts to pursue this path. If you decide to become one, prepare yourself for an adventurous lifestyle, where no two days will look the same. Still, that is all fine and dandy, but that won’t pay your bills. Don’t despair, get a job instead. Most digital nomads opt out for jobs of a technical nature, where all they need is a laptop and a steady internet connection.
However, problems may occur if you are not a tech-savvy person. Coding can bring you large sums of cash and a remote lifestyle, but not everyone is into this. Are you doomed to washing dishes where ever you go? Yes. Naw, we’re just kidding, you have no need to worry, there are now lots of jobs you can do, and here are some of them:
If you are a native English speaker, this could be the easy money you were looking for. As a proofreader, your job would be to go through the text, and make sure it doesn’t have any grammatical or spelling errors. Freelancing is becoming more and more popular, and this job is now in great demand. The best thing is, you don’t even have to be creative, nor have a special diploma to do it.
When it comes to writing, there are two conflicting opinions among people. One represent the idea that it could be done by everybody, while others claim that it is not as easy as it sounds, and that you have to have a special gift in order to become successful at it. As with most things, the truth is somewhere in the middle. You probably won’t make a fortune out of it, but if you put some effort into it, it will probably be enough to push you through to the end of the month.
Among writers, the most popular choice is blogging. You can write for your own blog, or find a job to write for someone else. The key to success here is to find a niche which suits you, no matter how dumb it might sound to someone. If you plan to write for your own blog, don’t write about general topics. Much better approach would be to find a small niche you feel comfortable writing about.
Social Media Manager
You know about those pages with millions of visitors? Well, somebody needs to make sure that everything goes according to plan. That might be you. Don’t worry, this job isn’t at all technical, although it may sound like that. You would only be in charge of maintaining order among casual visitors, and writing small posts from time to time. Easy peasy.
If you speak more than one language, this is the job for you. It isn’t that difficult, and the pay is quite good as well. Translators get all sorts of jobs, from legal documents to translating informal letters. Aside from translating yourself, you could also control other people’s work, similar to the jobs that proofreaders do. It can bring you connections, which opens up a lot of doors for any future collaborations.
Although this job can be performed from anywhere in the world, it does come with some limitations. The biggest one would be that it has strictly defined working hours, and that might present a problem if you plan to work from a country with a different time zone. The job itself isn’t too complicated, as you will get a list of frequently asked questions, so you should get the hang of it quite quickly.
In today’s society, competition is so stiff, that the marketing is often the only thing that separates a successful product from a complete failure. People around the world are noticing this, and experts in this field are now in higher demand than ever. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience in marketing, there are lots of books which can get you up to speed with the basics. After that, it is up to you to fully perfect yourself and work on your craft.