The Best Freelance Jobs For Digital Nomads

A digital nomad is someone who forgoes a permanent residence and job for a life of constant travels and flexible work.

With more remote freelance opportunities coming available everyday, it’s no surprise that even more people are choosing nomad life.

Just one look at #digitalnomad on Instagram will fill you with a serious case of wanderlust… and envy.

If you’ve dreamed of checking morning emails from your Caribbean bungalow or taking client calls from a Parisian cafe, keep reading.

Here are the best freelance jobs for digital nomads.

Virtual Assistant

Ideal for the hyper-organized, a virtual assistant helps busy entrepreneurs and executives manage day-to-day tasks like bookkeeping, research, data logging, calendar and email management, travel scheduling and more.

Average Hourly Rate: $28 USD

Graphic Designer

Skilled in design? Share your art and help businesses create their logos, business cards, social media artwork and everything in between from your cabin in the mountains.

Average Hourly Rate: $27 USD

Copywriter

If words are your thing, take up freelance copywriting from anywhere you can find strong WIFI. A copywriter can vary from writing articles for news outlets, to blog entries, company bios and ghost writing.

Average Hourly Rate: $25 USD

Social Media Manager

If you’re always on the scroll and love to stay up-to-date on the latest trending topics, help companies grow their followings as a social media manager.

Average Hourly Rate: $24 USD

Translation Services

Translators have never been in higher demand. If you speak another language, use your skill to help companies broaden their reach by translating videos, articles and website copy.

Average Hourly Rate: $29 USD

Transcribing

Another growing job category is transcribing video and audio into copy for YouTubers, lawyers and medical (most popular) professionals.

Average Hourly Rate: $15 USD

Website Development

We live in the digital era where every business and person needs a website. Help them by contributing your web development skills from anywhere in the world that has strong internet and ideally, strong coffee.

Average Hourly Rate: $34 USD

Photographer

A picture is worth a thousand words and the demand for photographers is prominent just about anywhere. Bring your camera along on your travels and connect with locals for opportunities like weddings, headshots, real estate, social media and more.

Average Hourly Rate: $28 USD

Did this post give you the itch to try nomad life? Or are you a digital nomad reading this from a tropical island somewhere? Tell us what kind of freelance work you’re practicing from life on the go.


AUDREY ADAIR IS THE FOUNDER OF ‘THE SCOPE’ AND A GLOBAL FREELANCE COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL. SHE STARTED ‘THE SCOPE’ TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY TO FREELANCERS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED. CONNECT WITH AUDREY ON INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE AND LINKEDIN.