Digital nomads have been around for a long time, but many still don’t know exactly what they do. They are digital nomads because they avoid the traditional 9 to 5 schedule that most of us are used to. Instead, digital nomads work remotely, traveling from place to place, depending on assignments, projects, and clients rather than a fixed location. Typical digital nomad activities include blogging, freelancing, remote work, working for a tech startup, and being a social media manager.
What does a digital nomad do? It’s a question that you’ll probably be asked at some point in your life. The digital nomad life may seem exotic and unusual, but it’s actually quite common and a lot of people around the world are living digital nomad lifestyles today. (They call themselves “digital nomads”, which sounds like something out of a comic book.)
So, What is a Digital Nomad
A digital nomad is a traveler who chooses to live and work mostly or exclusively from a laptop, anywhere power is available. A digital nomad can live and work in any locale with access to an internet connection, typically at a resort, hotel, or a cafe.
What Do Digital Nomads Actually Do
Many digital nomads work as freelancers, while others work as software engineers, graphic designers, virtual assistants, writers, or web developers. A digital nomad can live almost anywhere, and work from anywhere. You can live full-time on a sailboat, a cruise ship, or just about anywhere as long as you can connect to the internet.
How Do Digital Nomads Make Money
There are all kinds of ways to make money as a digital nomad, but one of the more common ways is by selling products and services online. If you know how to develop websites, create graphics, or have other marketable skills, you can sell them through a website, Etsy shop, or other online marketplaces. Or, if you’re more service-oriented, you can market your talents as a virtual assistant, copywriter, social media manager, programmer, UI/UX designer or web designer.