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During my time as a digital nomad, I haven't had to think much about work. I work remotely and on my own hours for my friend Ethan (opens in a new tab).

What jobs are best for nomads?

However if I did, this is what I would consider.

Imagine these 4 boxes where your job can be:

  • Location bound vs. location independent
  • Employee vs. entrepreneur
job quadrant for digital nomads

In order to be a digital nomad, you have to work on the right column - location independent.

Most can get jobs in either of those 2 boxes and live as a digital nomad. This is assuming your employer allows you to work remote and from wherever.

The reality is though, the bottom right box, Location-Independent + Entrepreneur is probably what most people think of and desire when we're talking about becoming a digital nomad.

Ali Abdaal has a great video (opens in a new tab) talking about these 4 quadrants. He specifically goes into some example paths to making money in quadrant 4.

Where can I find those jobs?

r/digitalnomad (opens in a new tab) has a list of remote freelance job boards. They include the following:

Personally, my recommendation is to find work first, then digital nomad. That's how I did it.

Top Reddit Posts

What are the holy grail jobs for digital nomads, and what’s the best way to learn the necessary skills?

Identifying ideal digital nomad jobs that offer remote work, flexible hours, minimal client interaction, high demand, good pay, and project-based flexibility, with a focus on how to learn these skills.

What work do you do as a digital nomad?

Folks discussing various jobs they do for work.

What are some digital nomad jobs that don’t involve coding?

Check out the top comment in this one. Incredible answer to this question including boards to find and dozens of links to related posts about what folks do for work and discussions about specific job categories.