28 Jun , 2022 - digital nomads

Have you ever dreamed of working remotely to be able to travel around the world? Perhaps, decades ago, this dream would have been nothing more than that: a dream. However, today, thanks to technology, working remotely while travelling is a tangible reality. The question is… How to be a digital nomad?

There are some basics. For example: having a profession that you can practice remotely, only with Internet access and a mobile device such as a laptop, mobile phone or tablet.

Can you imagine working from a beach in the Canary Islands or enjoying a tasty pizza in Venice at lunchtime before going back to work? Stop imagining it… and make it come true!

Digital nomad working from the beach
Beach destinations, such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, are often among the favourites of digital nomads / Image by Peggy Anke on Unsplash

How to become a digital nomad

Being able to work while travelling is easier than it seems thanks to the Internet and new technologies. However, there is something essential to become a digital nomad: have or choose a profession or training that can be carried out remotely.

If what you are passionate about is the world of makeup and hairdressing, for example, it is a profession that requires working in person with the client and not behind a screen. Therefore, look for a profession that can be practised completely remotely, and you will be one step closer to being a digital nomad.

Careers for digital nomads

It is usually the younger people who embark on the adventure of becoming a digital nomad, although not all digital nomads are millennials or Generation Z. There are also people over 45 who are encouraged to try this unique lifestyle.

Regardless of age, the possibility of leading a digital nomad life is more related to exercising an activity or profession that can be carried out mainly in the digital world. In fact, according to the website passport-photo.online, 72% of digital nomads have at least one university degree.

Another essential factor, of course, is being part of a company that is flexible and facilitates teleworking.

Informatics careers

According to data from passport-photo.online, about 20% of remote workers who travel the world work in the IT field. Specifically, these are professional profiles such as:

computer experts working
Computing is one of the fields with the most prevalence of digital nomads / Image by Sigmund on Unsplash

Careers for artists

The art world is also very prone to nomadism. Thus, professions related to the creative sector are 10% of digital nomads. In this case, we are talking about professions such as:

pen to write
Writers have the great advantage of being able to do their work from anywhere in the world / Image by Aaron Burden  on Unsplash

Other careers for digital nomads

There are professions that have traditionally been developed working from an office, but that have now made the leap to the digital world and allow remote work.

In this case, we would be talking about professional careers such as Marketing or Journalism, which allow you to work in the world of marketing, content creation, social media, etc.

People who work as SEO or UX experts also have the option of becoming remote workers from anywhere in the world, since they are professions that, as we said, are carried out exclusively in the digital environment since they only need access to the Internet and a computer. or mobile device.

person working in marketing
Marketing is another of the specialties to study to become digital nomad / Image by Campaign Creators on Unsplash

Other careers

Although it may seem strange because we are used to face-to-face training, the world of education, for example, is also increasingly digitized and today there are teachers who teach in digital environments.

The world of sports and health, for example, personal trainers, nutritionists, etc. also offer advice through digital channels, which allows them to work remotely as digital nomads.

Personal projects

Finally, and closely linked to online education and advice, another way to become digital nomads is through personal projects.

Entrepreneurship is not easy, but if you do it in the digital world, you have a project with clear goals and objectives, and you manage to make it profitable, then you will have the opportunity to live travelling and working remotely as you have always dreamed of.

What kind of personal projects can make you become a digital nomad? There is a diversity of opportunities: from the creation of web pages to affiliate websites, having a profitable channel on YouTube, being an influencer, etc.

YouTubers, with a computer and an Internet connection, can live as digital nomads / Image by Jenny Ueberberg on Unsplash

Now that you know the range of professional possibilities and how to be a digital nomad, it’s time to get down to work! When you get it, visit us at our coliving, coworking and long-term accommodation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria so you can enjoy life as a digital nomad in the place with the best climate in Europe.