I can say with complete confidence this is one of the best digital nomad jobs. Why? Because I’ve done it. I spent a few years travelling Asia and Australia whilst paying my way as a copywriter.
Oh, and by the way, when I say copywriting, I’m not talking about trademarks. Copywriting is essentially using your wordsmith wizardry for communications for brands and businesses, whether writing advertisements, social media, articles…the sky’s the limit, really. And the best bit is: all you need is your laptop and a word processor! You don’t even need the internet 100% of the time (as long as you’re checking your emails and watching your deadlines). If you want to hear more about my experience making a living as a copywriter on a working holiday visa in Australia, give this a read.
Top tips for being a copywriter digital nomad:
- You need to be a good writer to be a good copywriter. But copywriting isn’t like normal writing. You need to be able to echo a brand’s tone of voice, to engage with an audience in the language they speak (and I’m afraid many of the rules you learned at school generally go out the window).
- Proof and proof your work again. The main thing about digital nomad copywriting is that you want to build connections with clients who know they can rely on you to deliver work on time and on brief. That means eradicating those typos, folks.
- If you’re just getting started, check out sites like fiver or upwork. If you’re looking to build a writing portfolio, why not sign up to our community writers programme? It could even lead to a career in travel writing…