Thanks to a variety of entry-level employment available to people wishing to make money while traveling, remote working is now more feasible than ever. Many
Thanks to a variety of entry-level employment available to people wishing to make money while traveling, remote working is now more feasible than ever. Many of us had fantasies of leaving our dull office settings for the sun, sea, and beach even before the pandemic. More workers than ever before are leaving the office (or their living room) and traveling to more picturesque locations because of the growth of hybrid and remote working. While many jobs lend themselves to remote work, others are more difficult to adapt. However, a growing number of people are still looking for new beginnings in the digital nomad community.
Why is working remotely so common?
Aside from the obvious freedom that remote working offers and the fact that most of us prefer to view stunning vistas from our desks than a flickering LED light, it also affords workers the opportunity to travel, engage with different cultures, and broaden their skill sets.
Companies can genuinely gain from remote working. Digital nomads are 45% more productive than their office-based colleagues, according to US studies. Additionally, they are happier, with 91% identifying job satisfaction and flexibility as the key advantages.
From Switzerland to Madeira, dedicated remote working hubs have sprung up all over. To promote working tourism, numerous nations, including Portugal, Canada, and Germany, have introduced digital nomad visas and altered their laws. In fact, workers can choose any beach to open any shop. The blogger and creator of Sendabee, a remote-first digital marketing agency, Andy Stofferis, has had numerous encounters with digital nomads and is an advocate of the lifestyle.
What professions can help you climb the remote working ladder?
Many jobs adapt themselves very well to remote work and only require a few abilities. Here are a few of the most sought-after careers for new digital nomads.
- Virtual helper
This job basically entails acting as a remote administrative assistant for busy people or businesses, as it states on the tin. The job is extremely remote-work friendly and calls for strong organizational abilities. Inbox management, schedule planning, data entry, and other ad hoc tasks could be included. Do it from a hotel room, the beach, or the side of a mountain (if 4G is available).
2. Employee of customer service
The era of desks arranged in rows and employees using headsets is over. Work as a remote call center representative from the comfort of a sun lounger, resolving client difficulties, selling items, and answering questions. Fluency in the company’s major language and certain people skills are necessary for this position.
3. Data entry employee
Want to escape everything? You may be a good fit for a remote data entry officer position because it doesn’t involve much social interaction. This position entails gathering information, entering it into online databases, and keeping correct records of corporate data. It is typical in the healthcare, finance, and logistics sectors. Choose a location, settle in, and begin modifying data. Just be sure you have a safe Wi-Fi connection.
Transcription is a common choice for remote workers because it can offer good income. But don’t think it’s as simple as it seems. Transcription can be challenging because of hazy audio files, strong accents, and crosstalk, therefore it helps to have some background in the field (or at the very least, practice).
This position is especially suited to persons who are fluent in other languages because transcription apps are typically less precise in languages other than English.
How can you make the most of your current abilities as a digital nomad?
Many remote-friendly jobs require some prior expertise; however, it may only be slight in some circumstances. Online learning resources that are free are a great method to brush up on the fundamentals or fill in knowledge gaps. Companies like LinkedIn, Udemy, and Coursera provide upskilling that is free or inexpensive. Other experiences can be learned on your own.
- Social Media Management
These jobs are now quite widespread and simple to perform remotely. They need a fundamental comprehension of well-known websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. With a little web study, it’s rather simple to learn the management systems that are used. Additionally useful for this position are writing abilities and a basic understanding of design software like Canva or Photoshop.
2. Online instruction
An easy entrance point for remote jobs, particularly in languages, is online tuition. Many employees have little to no training and instruction in their local tongue. However, these jobs are simpler to land with credentials, thus earning a TEFAL certification (or equivalent) can be helpful.
3. Virtual companion
Want something a little more unconventional? Consider making an online acquaintance. Many people want the company yet struggle to make connections. Some jobs pay up to $20 per hour solely for video calls with these individuals. It is comparatively simple to sign up and begin working with organizations like Rent A Friend and Rent a Cyber Friend.
Many employment roles allow for remote work.
It should go without saying that jobs requiring remote work are not always low-skilled.
Andy has met people who work in a variety of fields and vocations, such as voice actors and AI assistants. Given a reliable internet connection and no issues with time zones, many roles can be performed remotely.
According to Andy, “Such experiences can result in a true mindset shift, inspiring people to explore novel professional opportunities and break free from the routines they have developed over time.”