There are some people who say that it’s a nice way to make a living. Yeah, sure, you may have to pull in extra efforts, but at least, it’s going to pay off in the end. But there are also some who says otherwise. “Will it really pay off in the end?” , they say. “What if I work all my life, not being able to have a taste of what life is really like?” This is one of the most common questions that haunt all of us.
It’s no wonder that new terms in the career world have become popular such as the digital nomad.
What is a digital nomad?
Digital nomads are pioneers of the digital age. Other people use technology to make their lives easier: having a machine do laundry for them, booking a plane ticket from the comfort of their home, and the list goes on. Oh, but these digital nomads thought “If I could use technology for my career advantage, then maybe I wouldn’t need to wait for my vacation leave to be approved”.
With that, they quit their office jobs, packed their bags and went on an adventure? How did they manage to survive without money you say? Well, that’s the thing with digital nomads. All they need is a laptop, smartphone, wireless internet, together with their online and offline computer software, then they can already work from where they are traveling or from home.
Sounds fancy, right? Do you want to join them? Well, then here are some tips on how to create a life on the road:
Be a freelancer
Have you ever heard about that freelancer who became a superstar after year? Well, I haven’t either, but what I do have are skills, skills that I have come to acquire throughout my education and work experience. Skills are the only think you need in order to become a freelancer. Apart from the laptop and internet connection, it’s the only thing left you to need.
You have your own set of skills too. All you have to do is to choose the best and sell your services either by our or by day.
Don’t underestimate your abilities. If you’re an easy to work with professional then you’re already a few steps ahead of most freelancers. It doesn’t take great skill to be a freelancer. The most basic freelancing jobs include data entry, transcription, and administrative services.
Freelancing has never been this easy. With the help of the computer and internet, you’ll find yourself surrounded by loads of freelancing opportunities. Even so, one question remains: how does one become a freelancer? Read on to find out.
Decide which skills and services to promote
You have to assess your skills. Which ones are your best? Once you answer that question moving on to the next phase will be easy.
Advertise your freelance skills
There’s no need to get out of your house and shout at the top of your lungs that you have just decided to become a freelancer. There is no need to put up posters or bulletin boards, just to advertise yourself.
With the help of the internet, you can start promoting your freelancing services to the entire world. There are loads of websites aimed at helping people get freelance jobs such as:
Reach out to clients and start doing freelance work
Once you register to a freelancing site, you’ll be given your own profile. The first thing you need to do is to fill out everything in your profile. Your profile serves as your resume, and it is the first thing that prospective clients will be looking at before they invite you for an interview. After that, you can start reaching out to different clients.
The moment you register to freelancing sites, you’ll have access to a series of job orders, which you can apply for. The process is sort of like looking for an office job, except that all of it would be done online.
Perhaps you can make money out of your skills a different way. Instead of offering to do someone’s laundry, perhaps you can teach them how to do it.
Perhaps you’re a pretty good guitarist, technician, speaker, or graphic artist. You can make a living by teaching your skills online. Your skills might seem to be the simplest thing in the world for you, but there are people who would die just to have those skills.
Teaching online has never been this easier. All thanks to the gift of technology, you can now make money out of your kills, even while you’re chilling at a resort. You can start your own teaching business, but just in case you don’t feel like it, you can just register to these teaching sites:
Don’t feel like letting go of your job? Negotiate a work from home agreement
Quitting your job is risky. What if you don’t manage to get another one? How will you ever through it? I mean, our job is really important. Without it, you won’t have any source of income. How will you ever pay for the rent, electricity, cable, or the internet? Most importantly how will you ever feed yourself?
Losing your job is tragic, but if you really want to be a digital nomad, you can still negotiate with your boss. Try to convince him how letting you work from home is a good idea.
Sue C. Smith is a fitness coach and mompreneur. She established http://essaycrest.com/to share her passion for writing that sprung from blogging about her fitness regimen and healthy lifestyle. She then explored the world of writing even more and gradually fell in love with it. Sue wants to share the knowledge with her readers. She has two lovely daughters who she teaches everything she knows about health, fitness, writing, and business. She aspires that one day, everyone will pay attention to their well-being through living a healthy lifestyle.