Best Digital Nomads Jobs

You Can Make Money Living the Life You Always Wanted

Are you tired of the 9-to-5 routine, stuck in an office or city that doesn’t inspire you? Trust me, there’s another way of living. What if I told you, as I’m writing this, I’m sipping an espresso on a brisk winter morning in San Miguel de Allende — a lovely colonial pueblo in Central Mexico. I’m doing it, and you can do it too.

Best Digital Nomads Jobs

“Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.” ~Marty Rubin



Are you tired of the 9-to-5 routine, stuck in an office or city that doesn’t inspire you? Trust me, there’s another way of living. What if I told you, as I’m writing this, I’m sipping an espresso on a brisk winter morning in San Miguel de Allende — a lovely colonial pueblo in Central Mexico. I’m doing it, and you can do it too.

If you want to join the digital nomad revolution, the first thing you’ll need is a remote job that allows you to work from anywhere. All you really need is an internet connection, a laptop, and an inquisitive mind. In this guide, we’re going to cover some of the most common digital nomad jobs.

Since the 2020 global pandemic, full-time and part-time remote work has become more popular than ever. Today, thousands of digital nomads like me are working from coffee shops, co-working spaces, beaches, mountaintops — wherever they can find Wi-Fi! They’re completely location-independent. They get to expand their horizons, taking in new cultures, trying exotic foods, meeting people they never would have met stuck in the office — and the best part is, they're making money while doing it.

It should be noted, your remote gig might not be listed in this article. These strategies are just a few common ones we’ve come across. Part of the fun of being a nomad is finding your own niche that works for you. If you’re hardworking and creative, you can make money in ways you would never have imagined. Now that the internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, the world has never been more connected. Every day, billions of people log on, all with the potential of being future customers, employers, or even followers. Of course this depends on what career you choose, and what’s right for you.

At Nomad Insurance, we’ve been digital nomads for over a decade. We made this list from our personal experience, but there are many hustles out there to explore beyond what you can find in this article.

Tips for Landing A Gig

Here are some top tips to help you in your digital nomad job search:

Utilize Job Boards & Freelance Sites

Start by checking out job boards specifically for remote jobs, such as and FlexJobs. These sites are dedicated to connecting employers with remote workers. They often feature a variety of job opportunities from different industries. Since many companies have made jobs remote since the Covid-19 outbreak, major jobs sites like have made it possible to search for jobs by exclusively filtering “remote” locations.

You can also consider freelance sites such as Upwork and Fiverr, where you can bid on short-term projects and gain experience working with clients from all over the world.

Network, Network, Network

Networking is key when it comes to finding remote work. Be sure to join digital nomad groups on Facebook, attend travel conferences, and connect with like-minded individuals on LinkedIn or Reddit. The more connections you make in the digital nomad community, the more opportunities will come your way.

Showcase Your Skills

Create a professional online portfolio to showcase your skills and experience. Highlight your past projects, achievements, and what makes you stand out from the crowd. This will not only make you more attractive to potential employers, but it will also give you a platform to show off your abilities and attract new clients.

Embrace a Remote Mindset

Remote work requires a different set of skills and qualities than working in a traditional office environment. To be successful as a digital nomad, you need to embrace a remote mindset and be self-motivated, organized, and have strong communication skills, while potentially operating in a different time zone than your employer. Demonstrate these skills in your cover letter and resume to make a strong impression on potential employers.

Be Open to Different Industries & Roles

Don’t limit yourself to a specific industry or role when searching for remote jobs. Be open to different opportunities and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. You never know what amazing opportunities may come your way.

Boost Your Skillset

Boost your chances of landing your dream remote job by honing your skills with online courses and certifications from websites like Udemy and Coursera. For example, a certification in software development, web design, affiliate marketing, Excel, or project management can make you stand out in a crowded job market.

Remote Job Boards

Here are a couple websites that have extensive lists of remote job boards, so you can get started on your search for a remote job.

And here’s a great article on using social media to find a remote job board:

How to Get a Remote Job in 2023

Here are a few of the top guides, books, and other resources for digital nomads:

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— Top Guides —

— Top Resources —

— Top Twitter Digital Nomads —

FIRE Movement

F.I.R.E. stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. In the FIRE movement, the goal is to save almost all your income—living on the bare minimum that you need to survive. Also, you invest aggressively: between 50% and 75% of your income. Then, you retire early, in a developing nation with a lower cost of living and lower withdrawal rates, and spend the rest of your days sipping mai tais on a tropical beach, retired at the age of 35.

_To learn more about the F.I.R.E. Movement, click here!

Digital Nomad Careers

So, what specific types of jobs are available for digital nomads? The answer is: virtually anything. Here are some of the most popular remote jobs for digital nomads.

Content Creators

If you're a talented copywriter, blogger, podcaster, photographer, videographer, or graphic designer, you can turn your skillset into a lucrative career as a content creator. You can work for magazines, blogs, startups, or even as a freelancer, creating and publishing engaging content for the world to see. The average salary for content creators is $44,192 USD per year.

Here are some job boards that might help you if you want to become a content creator:

And some links that might help you land that remote job of your dreams:

Build A Twitter Audience or Build A Newsletter

Building an audience on Twitter or a newsletter can be a slow grind but can reap large rewards. There are many success stories of people either creating highly profitable lead funnels for specific niches, or monetizing and selling their newsletters.

For example, when The Hustle or Milk Road grew large audiences, they were sold or acquired for huge sums of money: We recommend this article for more information:

Build an Audience in a Niche Market

Building an audience in a niche market generally produces income through clicks, sales, affiliate marketing, or selling your brand. You can make Instagram or TikTok videos like Chef Schwarz or become a travel vlogger. One of our employee’s parents is a pilot and he flies to uninhabited locations and cooks wilderness meals there. Whatever your niche is, let it work for you.

YouTube Channel

— Travel Vlogger —

If your goal is to travel the world as a nomad, you might as well document your journey and take a stab at making a YouTube channel. Here are some of our favorite channels that have grown into behemoths over the years. Pro Tip: go back to their first videos and watch their journey from the beginning.

  • Lost LeBlanc
  • Kara and Nate
  • Sailing La Vagabonde

— Any Other YouTube Channel —

It doesn’t have to be a travel channel to make a living on YouTube. You can literally make a living doing anything if you have a following. And if your laptop or cellphone has a camera, then you can make a video. And if you have something to say, people will listen.

Affiliate Marketing

When you are a creator, one of the most common ways to monetize a channel is to use affiliate links. These are links on your website that link to another website. Companies will generally pay you each time someone clicks on your external link; or if that click leads to a sale, they’ll pay you a percentage of that sale. It’s easy, passive income.

  • Amazon Affiliate Links

  • Travel Vlog Affiliate Strategies

  • Insurance Affiliates Like Expat Insurance

No Experience? No Problem! Here are some full-time, remote jobs for beginners with no experience and a taste for adventure:

  • Social Media Manager

  • Customer Support Representative

  • Online Tutor

  • Data Entry Clerk

*Keep Scrolling to see Part II of our Guide to Becoming A Digital Nomad for more information on these jobs and others.


So, if you're ready to break free from the traditional office and live life on your own terms, it's time to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle and start exploring the exciting world of remote work. With the right skills, a little creativity, and a lot of determination, you can turn your passion into a successful career — and make money while you travel the world.

There are countless job opportunities. You just have to find what’s right for you. Unleash your freedom and join the digital nomad revolution today!


Information on Specific Remote Jobs

In Part II of our Guide to How to Get a Remote Job and join the Digital Nomad Revolution, we explore specific jobs that you can land to become a digital nomad. (See Part 1 for details on the what it takes to be a digital nomad and resources for job boards and guides.)

Below, we’ve listed a series of common jobs in alphabetical order, with an average salary, some job boards that you can research, and some articles that you can read to help you land your dream remote gig.

We did all the research for you, all you need to do is take that leap.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is when you become affiliated with a company, and you help sell their product or services. For example, if you become an insurance affiliate, then you would help generate leads — and get a percentage of any sale that’s made. There are many ways to generate leads, but, basically it involves building a community of followers and using your platform to market for a company.

— Salary —

The average affiliate marketing salary in the US is a whopping $177,586 USD a year!

— Affiliate Marketing Job Boards — (this is an interesting link)

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Airbnb Host, Manager, or Owner

We have seen many nomads abroad make a living renting apartments or houses, refitting them for short-term stays, and posting them on Airbnb. If you have capital to spare, you can also purchase the residences. Note that this is not as profitable as it once was, and can be considered unethical due to gentrification of certain markets. As the real estate market can be quite inefficient, there are many arbitrages (profits from inequalities in pricing for the same or similar asset) to be made and should be considered.

Click here to view a YouTuber that makes decent money in Medellin doing this.

— Salary —

The average Airbnb salary is $129,187 USD per year.

— Airbnb Manager Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Amazon FBA, ECommerce, or Drop Shipping

This continues to be one of the fastest opportunities for making money online. If you find the right niche and create profitable conversion pathway for customers, then you could make a lot of money. These businesses are also bought and sold quite easily, meaning if you master this skill you could sell your business before your niche becomes too competitive. On the flip side, you could also buy distressed businesses that you feel you could grow with your skillset. Click here to view a good website for checking out some of these business models.

— Salary —

The average salary for an Amazon seller is $43,918 USD per year.

— Amazon FBA, ECommerce, or Drop Shipping Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

CFO, Accountant, or Tax Expert

If you’re an expert in finance, then you can make a living managing clients abroad. This goes for managing the finances of a company too. My friend is the CFO of a company with hundreds of employees, yet he manages his department, negotiates legal contracts, holds interviews, and acquires businesses in foreign countries — all while working remotely. He just has to be on-site for board meetings once a quarter.

— Salary —

The average online accountant’s salary is $52,715 USD per year.

— Accountant Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Customer Support Representative

With more companies offering remote customer support, this is a great option for digital nomads with strong communication skills. You'll be responsible for answering customer questions and resolving issues over the phone, email, or chat.

— Salary —

Customer Support Representatives make an average of $63,590 USD per year.

— Customer Support Representative Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Data Entry Clerk

Data entry clerks are responsible for accurately entering and maintaining information in databases. While this may not be the most exciting job, it's a great option for digital nomads with strong attention to detail and good typing skills.

— Salary —

The average data entry clerk salary is $32,628-$41,000 USD per year.

— Data Entry Clerk Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Day Trading and Cryptocurrency Trading

Many expats just make money through trading on their phones or computers. It’s constant work, but it’s fairly easy once you know how to read market charts and other trader information, and it can be done anywhere from an app on your phone. It becomes a habit, like checking your social media or messages.

In short, you buy stocks or cryptocurrency when it’s low, and you sell when it’s high. The goal with day trading is to make a bunch of tiny purchases every day with a highly varied portfolio. You have to monitor it constantly. You could lose lots of money while you’re sleeping if you put all your eggs in one basket. However, it’s really about allowing a bit of money to become a lot of money while you live your dream life abroad.

— Salary —

The average day trading salary is $116,895 USD per year.

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Digital Marketer/Marketing Manager

Are you a marketing pro with a passion for creativity and innovation? If so, you can become a digital marketer, helping companies promote their brand and reach their target audience. You can work as a social media manager, email marketer, or even as a search engine optimization (SEO) expert.

— Salary —

A digital marketer can earn $40,000 – $96,000 USD per year.

— Digital Marketer Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

English Teacher

Teaching English is one of the most personally rewarding jobs, and it’s readily available. The worldwide demand to learn English is great, which is why so many expats and nomads have at one point tried this hustle. If you speak English you can easily make $20-$30 USD an hour teaching children or adults around the world, especially in China. Skilled English teachers can make a solid living anywhere in the world.

— Salary —

The estimated online English teacher’s salary is $1,417 - $4,167 USD per month.

— English Teacher Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Freelance Writer / Copywriter

10 years ago, when I first moved to Mexico with no practical skills, meager savings, and a desire to take the leap abroad, I took advantage of my penchant for writing and began a lucrative freelance copywriting career. Now, I’ve become an SEO expert and have traveled the globe at least four times and grown more than I can possibly convey.

Freelance copywriting is a great way to begin your journey abroad. There’s always a market for people willing to write, though starting wages for writers with no experience are quite poor. Nomad Insurance recommends getting into User Experience Writing (UX). UX writing has a very low word count (so the job is fast) and tech companies often pay better than marketing companies.

— Salary —

The average freelance writer salary in the United States is $78,412 USD per year.

— Freelance Writer Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) can mean a lot of paperwork, but if you have the qualifications, then you should consider a career working for an HR company. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies have gone fully remote — in all departments. For example, you can get a job at a startup if you have a background or a degree in Human Resources. Smaller tech companies are more likely to hire an HR remote worker for this type of position.

— Salary —

The average online salary for an online HR employee $74,969 USD per year.

— Human Resources (HR) Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Local Jobs

There are many jobs that you can find working abroad. Lots of nomads will travel for a while, and if they find a place they like, they’ll stay there for a bit. They can supplement their income from their remote job with a small, local job — often under the table (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone!). These are some quick examples, but you can find something if you look around:

Scuba Diving Instructor – You can find work very easily as a scuba instructor when you’re living near the ocean. It’s quite common in Thailand and Mexico. If scuba diving is your dream, you can spend your days in dreamland.

— Salary —

The average scuba diving instructor’s salary is $45,230 - $54,490 USD per year.

— Scuba Diving Instructor Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Bartender or Waiter

These jobs are common everywhere, especially if you’re friendly, outgoing, and speak multiple languages.

— Salary —

Obviously the salary differs depending on the country, so here’s a link where you can type in the country you’re interested, and check their bartending salary. :)

— Bartender or Waiter Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Work at a Hostel

This is a surprisingly common way to live for free. Often, nomads will stay on at a hostel if they get along with the staff — sleeping on couches or empty dorm beds in exchange for some light work like making breakfast in the morning, sweeping, mopping, cleaning toilets, etc. I’ve done it, and you can too.

— Salary —

The average salary for a hostel employee is between $32,488 - $61,170 USD per year.

— Work at a Hostel Job Boards — (This website has an interactive map. Just point and apply!)

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Make Online Courses

Many people make a great living creating online courses. If you are an expert in anything, chances are you can make decent courses, and with persistence you will create a dependable income. Click here for a fantastic video of a photographer-turned-course-guru at the Digital Nomad Summit in Thailand, 2019.

This type of income is called passive income, and it’s the ideal form of income. You create content, and then it’s there, online, paying you dividends while you sleep, travel, enjoy life — for years to come. The best part is, the more content you create, the more passive income you generate.

One of our friends, Mike Van Orden followed the instructions in this YouTube video. He created online classes to teach comic book illustration — and he’s killing it. You can do it too.

— Salary —

Online courses creator’s salary is $40,000 - $91,000 USD per year.

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Online Coach, Consultant, or Therapist

Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, you can become an online coach or consultant, providing guidance and support to people around the world. You can specialize in anything from business and personal development, to health and wellness, or even technology and design.

Business Coach – If you’re good at business and you genuinely want to help people succeed in life, then you might want to be a business coach. It’s the perfect job if you have a good brain for business.

— Salary —

The average online business coach makes $73,577 - $106,437 USD per year.

— Online Business Coach Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Business Advisors

A business advisor is more concerned with a startup company’s success than the someone’s personal growth. If you have experience creating startups or helping startups succeed, then you should look into becoming a business advisor.

— Salary —

The average online business advisor makes $65,945 USD per year.

— Online Business Advisor Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Counselor or Therapist

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the face of counseling. Now remote therapists and counselors are in high demand. If you’re a trained therapist, this might be the job for you.

— Salary —

The average online counselor makes $44,000 - $87,000 USD per year.

— Counselor / Therapist Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Online Poker

If you’re good at poker, you can make a great living from online poker platforms. Several digital nomads take in the sights during the day and play poker by night. Considering online gambling regulations, playing poker can be quite profitable. Just make sure you’re not the fish at the table, or your nomad journey will be short.

— Salary —

The average online poker player makes $47,291 USD per year.

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Online Tutor

With the rise of online education, there is a growing demand for online tutors. You can teach a variety of subjects, from English to mathematics, and work with students from around the world.

— Salary —

The average online tutor salary is $51,470 USD per year.

— Online Tutor Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Remote Sales

Sales conducted over the phone can be done via the internet, which greatly reduces the cost. You can get a virtual number that will help you connect with potential customers. You can either manage leads or cold call, depending on the particular business model.

— Salary —

The average online tutor salary is $58,754 USD per year.

— Remote Sales Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job — (Or take a full Coursera course!)

SEO Agency or Adspend Agency

If you search YouTube, you will find many stories of young kids starting multimillion dollar SEO or Adspend agencies. When executed properly, this skillset can be very valuable to businesses as the Return on Investment (ROI) can be significant. Even if you’ve never managed ad spend before, there are plenty of online courses to learn the basics and you can practice by building up your own website!

— Salary —

An SEO consultant can make $35,000 - $100,000 USD per year.

— SEO or Adspend agency Job Boards —

— Help on How to Start an SEO Agency —

Social Media Manager

With the dominance of social media in the last 10 years, businesses are in need of people to help manage their online presence. As a social media manager, you'll be responsible for creating and curating content, engaging with followers, and measuring results.

— Salary —

The average salary for a social media manager is $53,060 USD per year.

— Social Media Manager Job Boards — (Two for one article here, with jobs listed and advice!)

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Travel Vlogger / Influencer

Travel vloggers film their journeys — and the most successful ones gain a huge following. If you have a large following on social media, then you’re considered an “influencer.” Influencers can get paid big bucks for generating engagement on social media platforms. You can do it by doing something unique, generating a polarizing discussion, or just being beautiful. There are many ways to become a social media influencer — and our favorite is the travel blogger or vlogger.

— Salary —

The average travel vlogger makes between $36,500 - $118,000 USD per year

— Travel Vlogger / Influencer Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Virtual Assistant

Do you have excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail? Then you can become a virtual assistant (VA). This is like a personal assistant, but over the internet. You’d be helping busy professionals manage their day-to-day tasks, such as email and scheduling, data entry, and research.

— Salary —

A virtual assistant has an average salary of $59,024 USD per year.

— Virtual Assistant Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Virtual Personal Trainer

If you’re a fitness fanatic, then this may be the job for you. You will help people meet their fitness goals, often with dietary consulting, training regiments, live coaching (to ensure they have correct form and are motivated), and, at times, unofficial counseling — helping them through the emotional stresses that come with a body transformation.

If you’re already a personal trainer, you’ve likely realized since the pandemic that this can be done online. I’ve seen a guy do a 30-minute workout session from a corner at the bar. I have a friend who set up a training program in Da Nang, training expats and nomads in the park and coaching the rest of the day, and he made a solid living to travel. You can do this. It’s just as easy as staying in shape.

— Salary —

A virtual personal trainer has an average salary of $52,647 USD per year.

— Virtual Personal Trainer Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Work Remote Locations / Volunteer as a Farm Hand

There are many remote locations that will hire temporary workers for a season. They could be so far out of the way that they’ll provide room and board for an allotted time period — even transportation there. Many of these jobs are for farms, be it shearing season or harvest season. You can walk away with big bucks.

You’ll work long days and spend almost no money, so you’ll leave with loads of disposable income. Many seasonal workers, remote workers, and farm hands become nomads in the off season. Work three months and travel the world the other nine.

— Salary —

Seasonal farm hand salary is $26,594 (but only for a season which is 3 - 6 months)

— Seasonal Farm Hand Job Boards —

— Help on How to Get This Job —

Final Thoughts

These are just a few of the many job opportunities available for digital nomads. With a little bit of creativity and a passion for adventure, you can find a remote job that allows you to work from anywhere in the world and live the digital nomad life of your dreams.

We’ve given you the tools to get your dream lifestyle, now let us protect you on your journey! Navigating a healthcare system can be difficult enough without dealing with foreign healthcare with new laws in an unfamiliar language.

If a medical emergency should happen, you’ll need insurance to help protect you and prevent the burden of medical debt. We have packages to fit any budget, and you and I both know you’ll be able to afford healthcare with your new remote job!