Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to start your business without being tied down to one place. With an increasing number of jobs now possible remotely and the fact that it is easier than ever to start a business online without the need for an office or store, becoming a ‘digital nomad’ or somebody who travels the world while earning an income online is an increasingly popular career choice. It’s easy to see why; being your own boss and having the freedom to travel wherever you like is much more appealing than most standard 9-5 office jobs. So, what can you do to succeed with this lifestyle?
#1. Gain Relevant Qualifications:
The good news is that you don’t always have to have qualifications in order to work successfully online. For example, if you are experienced with social media, have a good knack for writing, or can easily conduct tasks such as e-mail management and admin, you may want to consider offering your services as a freelance social media manager, writer, or virtual assistant. On the other hand, gaining relevant qualifications can lead to better, more lucrative remote working opportunities and give you the edge you need over your competition when setting up your online business. The best part is that there are several online programs you’ll be able to complete as you travel and work.
#2. Market Your Services:
Putting a large amount of priority onto marketing and advertising your services will allow you to attract more potential clients, build your client base and improve your reputation in your industry. The first way to do this is to have a professional, informative website where potential clients can learn more about you and the services that you provide. This will serve as your base for all other online platforms, providing you with somewhere to link back to from social media, blogs, and other websites.
When it comes to succeeding as a digital nomad, you’ll need to be ready to collaborate with other professionals who will be able to help you get to where you want to be. In addition to building a strong network of business professionals who you can turn to when needed, you may also want to consider collaborating with other freelancers to get your new online brand off to the best start. You can use Torchlite Marketing to not only advertise your own services, but to find others who can help you with services that you might not offer, such as web design, marketing strategies and more.
#4. Research Destinations:
If you’ve decided that traveling the world as you work is the right choice for you, then spend some time researching the destinations that you want to travel to. You should not only choose them based on the experiences that you’d like to have when you are there, but also consider how suitable the area is for working in. Will you have access to high-speed Wi-Fi during your stay? Does your accommodation provide you with a suitable place to work, or are there co-working spaces in the area that you could use?
Today, traveling the world while you work is easier than ever. Where will you go?by