Many of us dream of travelling and discovering the most remote corners of the Earth, a dream that can be fairly expensive. The question is, is it really possible to travel and have a job at the same time? Thanks to new developments in technology, the answer is yes, and those who decide to live this kind of lifestyle are known as "digital nomads". It's now possible to work from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer and internet connection. We decided to share a few careers that allow you to work and travel.
You can give online classes or create your own courses online and use Skype, HugOut, YouTube and other platforms to interact with your "students". For example, if you're good at Maths, Chemistry, Languages, Cooking or Sport, why not share your knowledge in return for a little money?
Online tutors create courses using video, usually via the sale of an e-book. They tutor and answer questions on Skype, set up workshops, activities and answer students' emails. You can also make the most of online platforms, for example, platforms dedicated to Law, Actuary, Sport, Translation, Psychology, etc.
How do Freelancers, or independent workers, manage to practice their trade? If you want to become a freelancer, you'll need to find new clients through networking, keep existing clients and send them your work online. Graphic Designers, Web Designers, App Developers, Writers, Journalists, Editors and Screenwriters, for example, can all practice their professions online thanks to new developments in technology.
Digital nomadsThese professionals use new technology to work and live a nomad lifestyle. They work remotely, from locations that are very different from usual work environments. Digital nomadism is a socio-economic movement that started in the 21st century. It represents professional freedom: freedom from geographical boundaries, routines and fixed working hours, as well as an end to hierarchies and traditional work structures. The biggest advantage of digital nomadism is the freedom to manage your time as you wish. Examples of Digital Nomads:
- Bloggers: Are paid to promote links to brands, memberships, subscriptions, products and information.
- Community Managers: Experts in the promotion of brands via blogs and social networks.
- Online Agents: work for online agencies. Their job to find and coordinate influencers for brands, subscriptions and discount programmes. They also promote and sell products to earn a commission, for example: Amazon, Alibaba and other companies ,who sell a wide variety of products ranging from travel deals to hotel stays.
- Vloggers/YouTubers: Create themed videos on YouTube or other private channels. Many companies pay YouTubers to advertise their products or service.
- Virtual Assistants: People who help others manage their tasks.
These digital nomads become used to living a lifestyle based on freedom. A geographic freedom, living where they wish, for as long as they wish. Unlike traditional travellers, however, their work comes on holiday with them.
Some say digital nomads have a better quality of life and more time to share with the people they want, something that is important for making life feel worthwhile. The ability to choose your climate, working hours and holiday time can make you feel as though you really are master of your own life which and you might be more likely to make the most of it.
You now have three options: 1) Find a job by creating an account for free on Wizbii 2) Create your own network on Wizbii and grow your contacts so that, 3) If you want to work and travel, you have enough contacts to get started.