Digital Nomad Jobs For Beginners: How and Where to Find Them

Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2022

The idea of a digital nomad job is appealing, but it’s not easy to find one. It requires a lot of preparation and flexibility to succeed in this industry, so if you want to make this dream come true (and are willing to put in the work), I’ve compiled everything you need to know about how and where to find your ideal nomad job.

Virtual assistant

The first thing you need to know about virtual assistant jobs is that it’s a broad category. You can be a digital nomad and work as a virtual assistant, but there are also people who live in one place and do the same kind of work.

So what does it take to be a virtual assistant? You need some basic skills with social media marketing, writing and research. There are many websites where you can learn these skills—just Google “how to become a VA.” Once you’ve mastered those skills, then all you need is the drive to start applying for jobs remotely!

Virtual assistants earn anywhere from $10 per hour up into the $50/hour range depending on their experience level and expertise with certain platforms or systems (more on that later). It can take anywhere from one month up until several years before they develop enough connections or knowledge base to make themselves indispensable in this industry; however long it takes though depends entirely upon how much effort goes into learning new things on top of doing actual work for clients


One of the more in-demand jobs for digital nomads is copywriting. If you have a knack for writing and a good command of grammar, then this could be an excellent option for you.

You first need to set up your business as a freelancer or start a blog or website, which will be your main source of income. You can find freelance work online via job boards like Upwork and Freelancer, but there are also many communities online where people ask for help with their projects and offer compensation accordingly. Some popular sites include:

Editing or proofreading

Editing and proofreading are both services that revolve around the correction and improvement of written documents. Editing refers to correcting grammar, style, and structure errors; it’s basically what you’d get if you paid for a copyedit. Proofreading is about catching typos or grammatical inconsistencies in your writing.

Both editing and proofreading can be done on a freelance basis (though some companies will hire full-time editors), and they can be done either remotely or in person at an office (like a publishing company). You can also do this kind of freelance work from home using software programs like Word or Google Docs.

If you want to learn more about what goes into editing/proofreading jobs, check out our guide on how to become an editor/proofreader!

Social media management

If you’re looking for a digital nomad job that allows you to work from anywhere and make your own schedule, social media management is a great option. Social media managers can work from home, at coffee shops and coworking spaces, or even on the beach!

Social media management involves managing both company and personal accounts on major social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. This includes engaging with followers in order to increase brand awareness through likes, comments and shares.

These jobs are great for remote workers

If you’re interested in working from home, why not make it a permanent move? When you work remotely as a digital nomad, you get to choose your own hours and work environment. You can work anywhere with an internet connection—on your laptop on a beach in Thailand or at home next to your partner while they watch Netflix.

Depending on the job and industry, some jobs require more travel than others. For example, if you’re looking for freelance writing jobs while being a digital nomad then chances are that most of them will be available online or through email correspondence.

But if you want to be able to travel around the world while also earning money then maybe consider doing something like teaching English abroad or becoming an online marketer who stays put for most of their workday but travels occasionally for meetings between clients (more about these types below).


With this guide, you should be able to find a job as a digital nomad. There are many options available and we hope that we have given you some useful tips on how to make it work for your situation.