Digital nomads are people who earn their income using technologies like mobile phones, laptops while making business online. Such workers often do their jobs remotely and have their virtual workspace. You can often see them blogging on social media like Facebook and Instagram how they are working from different countries and cities, mainly in coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces or from any other location as long as they have access on free internet. That’s one of the greatest things about being a freelancer or a digital nomad — you can literally work from anywhere in the world. 

If you want to get started and become a digital nomad to make your own money but have no experience we hope this article will help you.

Do you need a degree to get started?

Some remote jobs require a college degree but most of them do not. More important is to have a computer and high-speed internet connection. There is a variety of common jobs that you can start without a degree and even without skills. These are the following: virtual assistant, content writer, customer support and English teacher which has recently developed a huge industry. Understanding your abilities will help you to choose the right one. You might need software applications as well.

How to get started?

Everyone is a beginner at some point. To start being a digital nomad, you will have to sort out which skills you have and which you haven’t. You may think that you don’t have suitable skills matching any remote job, but that’s not true. Everyone can do something well. If you haven’t discovered yet your talent then you can take online courses on and learn more about yourself. Once you have found out your skills you need to start using them in order to earn income. Internet, which is a great platform today will help you understand how easy it is to make money online. At first, it is advised to start as a freelancer to see what being a digital nomad looks like, that’s how most of the digital nomads started their career. You can visit websites like Upwork and Fiverr to find some freelance jobs starting from virtual assistant and graphic designer to customer support and copywriting. If you are good at writing and know English language, you may try content writing or teaching and check if these jobs fit you.

Should you learn new skills to become a digital nomad?

Learning a new skill always takes some time, days, hours, weeks. If you wish to save time just ask yourself maybe you already have skills that can be used for starting a business or for working remotely. Remote work and your own business are two different things but both still require specific abilities. You may have never worked in marketing or sales but it can turn out something you can do even though you don’t have experience you may have built-in skills that will help you. Or you might have always dreamt about creating your own travel blog or a startup but never done that. You can either try transforming your hobbies into real jobs. For example if you like creating animation or editing videos try video advertising. As long as you are creative you can offer business companies your application. All it takes is a first step to try. You can find a lot of blogs and projects in Google to read about popular digital nomads which will guide you and help to build your career.

Can anyone become a digital nomad with no skills?

Yes, anyone can become a digital nomad with no skills. A huge number of digital nomads have started their career on Upwork as freelancers earning a full-time income and became successful nomads working independently of business companies. You can either follow their path and try being a freelancer for a month or two or try something yourself. Freelancing and being a digital nomad allow you to work from anywhere in the world as long as your English level helps you in accomplishing your tasks. While being location-independent you can enjoy life full of freedom. Besides, it’s very profitable.


If your plans include becoming a digital nomad but you don’t know how to do it, remember and keep in mind to read all resources and sites to find as much information as possible and discuss all possible options with yourself. It will be good to sign up on any of the freelance websites and start building up your experience. Once you understand that you have learnt enough, you can move on to becoming a digital nomad and set off to any destination to live the lifestyle you’ve always dreamt of.

I have written several articles about digital nomadic lifestyle, have a look: 

What remote working skills help digital nomad entrepreneurs the most?


Pros & Cons of being a digital nomad entrepreneur