12 Skills you Need to Become a Digital Nomad — Andy Sto

People who love travelling, would certainly love to do it for more than just a holiday. We bet you have been to at least one place where you said, “Oh! If only I can move here!”.

Digital nomads are people who at some point felt that they can’t be tied to one place. They decided to start a life that combines both work and travel. This option now can be available to everyone thanks to the internet.

If you know what a digital nomad is and you would like to become one, what can stop you?

We know what you are thinking! “where do I start?”. Don’t worry, it’s a question every single digital nomad had to deal with when they started their journey, and we are here to guide you through it.

The first step is to identify if you have a skill you can offer online, remotely, to earn money for your nomad life.

What kind of skills do I need?

The Hard Skills

1. Writing

2. Creatives

You can sell you photos online, create promotional videos or edit videos for clients for example. Graphic design is very popular, designing logos is a great place to start. You can also become a vlogger or a youtuber with your video skills!

3. Languages

4. Marketing

5. Web/app development

6. Assistance and consulting

What if I have none of these skills?

The Soft Skills

1. Communication

Your work as a nomad will be mainly online, you need to know how to market yourself and your skills to close deals. Be clear, be persistent in your communication and honest about what you can offer and under what conditions.

2. Organization

Find a system of organization you are comfortable with, for everything. From packing to priorities when travelling, budgeting and organizing your work, all of these are needed to ensure you have a good time and give your clients the best service.

3. Self-motivation

4. Flexibility

5. Calm

6. Constant development

your work has to go with the needs of the market. This is how you will be able to find clients who are willing to pay for your up-to-date skills.

What if I don’t have some/any of these skills?

How many of the 12 skills do you have? Let us know!

Originally published at https://andysto.com on February 28, 2021.

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Digital Nomad focused in #remotework and #digitalnomadism