How to become a Digital Nomad

Being able to travel and work online is not as unattainable as you may think. Have you dreamt about a different life? one that has more freedom, exploring beaches and learning about new cultures. You can still do this while earring an income. This post will give you some options of how to become a Digital nomad, meaning you can travel and work!

How to become a digital nomad

1 Convert an Existing Job

With more people than ever before working from home online. I’m sure many people have learnt the benefits of home working. This doesn’t mean you need to stick to working from the comfort of your house. If you want to travel and explore why not take your job into another country. This would have to be passed by your current work place. Reporting to them how you can easily work in a different location or time zone without it effecting your work productivity. If you feel your current job is not something you want to continue with, check out some of the other options below.

2 Find a remote job

Possibly you don’t have a job that can be done online. In this case if you want to work as a digital nomad you would need to find a job that can be done online. There are many options for online work, from online teaching, coaching to customer Service jobs. Check out my blog post on How to get an Online English Teacher job.

How to become a digital nomad


3 Freelance Work

Freelance work allows you to not be confined by the working hours of a job. Taking short contracts and jobs which are relevant to your skills. Sites such as Fiverr or Upwork allow freelancers to apply for work posted. These vary from photo editing, copywriting, web design and graphic design. You do need existing skills but its not something you can’t learn online with some educational investment. Starting off you will need to begin to build a portfolio which you can show to potential clients.

Check out International Open Academy who run many online courses where you can learn new skills.

4 Start an Online Business

Finally for true freedom and working on your own terms one of the best ways to do this is by starting an online business. There are many different businesses which will allow you to become a Digital Nomad. Ranging from businesses in e-commerce, social media management, advertising, travel planning or affiliate marketing with blogging.

Check out my blog post on How to work in the Travel industry and start a business

If you are interested in starting a business in E-commerce with Drop shipping – Check out Platinum University who teach about passive business models and guide you through starting a E-commerce business.

Ultimately you can also mix a few of these options together if you don’t work to work on one thing. Multiple incomes are always better than one anyway!

About Hayley Crone

Hayley is a Digital Nomad who has spent the past few years turning her love for travel into a full time income & lifestyle. Head for Horizons is designed to give you the BEST tips to help you travel better and work online. CLICK HERE to read more about me and how I could help you!