While the stigma of being ‘digital nomad’ has definitely gone, people who are constantly traveling for work can still benefit from the knowledge they gain online.
Since working remotely is now viable for many, many people, it’s time to put this expertise to good use and help those who want to follow the same route learn some essential skills.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be a digital nomad and there are certain skills that you need to learn to be able to make money online. But fear not, with the right training and some time off to recover from travelling, you can still earn a decent income while enjoying life on the move.
So let’s dive into the skills that you can learn online and how you can start making money today.
Writing is an important skill to have, no matter who you are writing for. But specifically copywriting for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) can be a lucrative skill to learn if you are looking to do some online marketing. Why? Well, it takes practice to get really good at copywriting and being able to create concise, compelling marketing materials is essential if you want to succeed online.
You’ll learn how to write headlines, descriptions, and content that all work together to create the perfect SEO-friendly copy that will bring in the traffic.
Another important skill for those who want to succeed online is design. There is a certain aesthetic that you need to cultivate if you want to create a stylish blog or website. You’ll learn how to bring your unique artistic vision to life through design and bring a professional feel to your work. Design is also important for mobile apps as you’ll be learning how to make them look wonderful on any screen.
One of the most exciting emerging industries is video editing. Thanks to platforms like YouTube that make it simple for anyone to create a video and share it with the world. Learning how to edit videos and implement various effects can be a lucrative skill to possess. Not only that but you can also use your video editing skills to make commercials or marketing videos for businesses looking to gain traction online.
Graphic design can be considered a combination of Photoshop and web design. You’ll be learning how to implement various Photoshop tools and techniques into graphic design projects for business or personal use. There is a certain degree of freedom that comes with this type of design as you don’t have to adhere to any particular theme or project.
As the name implies, web development is all about building websites. But many people use it to also mean programing in general. Whether you are playing with a basic text-based website or creating an eCommerce store from scratch, you will be using your programming skills heavily throughout the process. Not to mention all the technical stuff that goes into making a website work efficiently.
To put it simply, digital marketing is all about marketing online. But it can also include offline marketing (through social media or flyers, for example) and cross-platform marketing (meaning your marketing strategies will be used across all digital channels – websites, blogs, social media, etc.).
You’ll learn how to effectively use social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to grow your audience and how to use digital marketing to drive traffic to your website. There are several tools that can help you monitor and analyze your social media performance so you can improve and optimize your campaign every time you engage with your audience.
Last but not least, we have sales. As the name suggests, this is the process of selling something online or through a mobile app. But this can also include cold-calling potential customers or engaging with strangers on the internet to convince them to buy your product.
You’ll learn how to effectively use social media to attract potential customers and how to convert those visitors into paying customers. There are several platforms and software that can help you build and grow your sales team (such as Hootsuite, HubSpot, and Mailchimp).
So there you have it. Now that you’re equipped with the skills to make money online, where do you start?