More and more people are looking to escape the daily grind and live a freer and fulfilling life. The one thing that keeps them tied to the life they wish to escape? Money. While saving is an option, that still doesn’t offer true freedom. There is a way to escape, though, and that is to become a Digital Nomad.
Being a Digital Nomad is an increasingly popular way for people to escape the traditional nine to five lifestyle. For those unaware of what it means to be a Digital Nomad, it is taking your digital skills and working remotely for companies, thus allowing you to work flexible hours from flexible locations. What this means is you can travel the world and still have a stable income. To learn more about this experience, you can check out this post ‘here‘.
You may love the sound of this lifestyle but worry about having digital skills to make it a reality. Well firstly, it is highly likely that you already have a few digital skills. As we explained in a previous ‘article‘, in the modern workplace, digital skills are not a bonus but a necessity. So most of you will already have some level of digital skill.
Now, with all that said, let’s look at four digital skills that will allow you to become a digital nomad;
Blog writing and copywriting
If you have a way with words and a strong understanding of language grammar, then you could work remotely on writing a blog or writing copy for different websites. In terms of digital skills, all you need is to be able to edit and post on sites. The low barrier to entry makes this an attractive idea, but it does mean you will have to work hard to stand out.
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is one of the essential digital skills in 2020. If you understand how to help websites rank higher in search results and how to use keywords effectively, then there are many opportunities available. Bonus points if you speak multiple languages as companies such as the Swedish speaking viseo.se will hire from anywhere.
Web designers are very much in demand. If you can create and code a website that draws people, then you will find many companies who are willing to hire you remotely. What’s great about this skill, is that it is something you can start practising right away if you need to learn and you will only improve the more you do.
This one requires some additional skills, namely a sense of design and the ability to draw and illustrate. If those are something you can do and you can use software such as adobe photoshop and illustrator. Then being a freelance graphic designer is a great option and one that will also grow from your ability to travel and experience different approaches.
Those are just four options, and if you don’t have a digital skill that matches the ones, I described then check out ‘this site‘ for more ideas. When you find the job that’s right for you, then your freedom and new life as a Digital Nomad is waiting!