First off, hello, yes I’ll actually be blogging in 2021! If you came here from an automated notification… please comment and tell me where you came from, because it’s been so long, I no longer know what I have set up. 😉
I get this question a lot from aspiring RVers and digital nomads – “what job can I do while traveling?” It’s probably one of the most common things I’m asked, alongside how to stay safe while traveling and how to pick an RV.
I’ve decided to finally put together a list that I can refer people to, with real life examples (coming soon.) It’s time to stop making excuses and start working remotely!
There are so many options when it comes to getting a job as a digital nomad that it boggles my mind. Really any job that can be done remotely is a valid choice, so you need to narrow down what you’re interested in or good at to find good digital nomad jobs to apply for.
Working as a digital nomad gives you the ultimate freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere – something people with traditional employment in an office can’t usually do. The idea is that you want to be able to work wherever there is internet.
Post-COVID, many more employers have transitioned to remote work than ever before, so the opportunities are brighter than they’ve ever been.
What this nomad job guide will include…
A lot of bloggers will lump in the “freelance” and self employment type jobs such as bloggers or copywriters into their digital nomad job guides, but in this post, I want to focus on traditional salaried employment, or what we would typically call a JOB. There are a multitude of ways to make money from the road – having a remote job is just one of them, but it’s a pretty focused subset and some people prefer the consistency and comfort that a regular paycheck from a regular job brings.
So without further delay, here are some of the best jobs you can have as a digital nomad! Because I’m an RVer, many of these jobs will have an RVing angle, but many others are appropriate for nomads traipsing around the worlds on flights as well.
List of Real Digital Nomad Jobs
Traveling Physical Therapist
Customer Service Rep
Social Media Manager
Camp host/Seasonal worker
Although this is just a list right now, I have people in mind to interview for each of these positions and will be adding more details as I research and put more together.
Want to be featured?
If you have one of the jobs on this list, I’d love to feature you with some extra details about how you found your job, what it’s like, and how it helps you live a digital nomad lifestyle.
How to get a job as a digital nomad
Getting a digital nomad job is the same process as getting a regular job – you just happen to be applying for something remote!
- Learn your skill(s)
- Perfect your resume
- Apply to every job that fits what you want
What if I’m new and don’t have any skills?
Some jobs are great for beginners, like data entry and copywriting. Ultimately, you need to find what makes you tick and gain some skills in that area to have a successful and long-term job.
Where to find digital nomad jobs
There are so many places to find remote work (including regular job boards) that it would be impossible to list them all here – but I’ll list a few.
- Regular job boards (just search for “remote” or “work from home”)
More Coming Soon
I’ll be updating this post with insights from actual digital nomads, what they do for a living, and how they got their job(s). Stay tuned and share this with anyone who needs to start chasing their dreams!