How To Become A Digital Nomad

Israel Soliz
3 min readFeb 17

Years ago I was a digital nomad. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. Every now and then, people ask me what it was like and what it taked to become a digital nomad. So, I thought I would put down my thoughts and advice for those who are thinking about taking the plunge.

Becoming a digital nomad involves not only leveraging technology to work remotely from anywhere in the world but it also requires you to be mentally and physically strong. But that is for another blog post.

Here are some steps to becoming a digital nomad:

Develop In-Demand Digital Skills

To work remotely, you need to have skills that allow you to work from a computer, such as digital marketing, software development, graphic design, or online tutoring. When I was on the road I was a freelance writer.

I got most of my work from sites like Fiverr and UpWork. I also had an account at a couple of content mills, so I always had work.

So, before you decide to take off, make sure you develop some marketable skills. There are many websites out there that offer certifications in these skills; Hubspot and LinkedIn are good places to start.

Find remote job opportunities

Many companies now offer remote work options, and there are also several websites dedicated to helping you find remote work opportunities such as Remote.co, Upwork, and Fiverr.

I strongly suggest that you get some jobs on these sites before you leave your country. You must decide if this kind of work is for you.

Right now, there are a lot of companies that offer remote work and many of them have some restrictions on where you can be while working for them. So check that out before you accept the position.

Build a portfolio

Create a portfolio of your work that showcases your skills and experience. This will help you stand out to potential employers and clients.

To do this, I recommend that you set up your own website. This is the easiest way to showcase your talents. A domain name costs about $20 a year and hosting will run you about $15 per month.

Israel Soliz

Affiliate marketer by trade. I write about Mind, Body, and Business