Nomad Business: Ideas and projects you can create

digital nomad business

If you are reading these words, it is because, although you are reluctant to believe it, you know that you can earn money from anywhere in the world. No bosses, no traffic jams, choosing your own hours and the best: choosing the place you want to work from. On another occasion we talked about the different types of digital nomads , this time, we will focus on one of them to talk about nomadic businesses .

The Internet has revolutionized the world and today it can give us everything we need to create a business from scratch with only three requirements:

  • A computer.
  • An internet connection.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and eager to take on the world.

If you have these three requirements, stay to find out what are the nomadic business ideas with which to start flying free.


Service-based businesses

One of the most profitable businesses are those based on services. This is because you do not need to invest money in products or materials. Of course, it requires an equally important investment: your time.

This type of business has advantages such as:

  • Your investment is minimal.
  • It is simpler to generate income online.
  • It offers an opportunity to grow over time.

There are hundreds of business ideas in this sector. The key: choose one and take it to perfection. That is, when you find your sector or area, you are going to have to become an expert if you want to stand out. Some of the ideas you can build on are:


Marketing agency

Create a  marketing agency to help brick-and-mortar business owners or new entrepreneurs get noticed online. The marketing sector is very broad. It can include content marketing, influencer marketing, organic marketing… A whole world of possibilities!


Podcast Transcriptionist

Podcasts are becoming one of the most requested resources by Internet users. Today there are many companies that want to hire people to help them manage them or produce a quality program transcript or show notes to post on the blog.


Podcast Management Agency

In this business you will be in charge of scheduling and organizing the guests. You can even become the presenter of the section or promote a certain episode.


YouTube video editing

Now children are not born with a loaf of bread under their arms… They are born practitioners with a mobile phone and a direct access to YouTube. Therefore, starting a YouTube video editing business for companies or individuals can be a business idea with a view to generating income in the short and long term.


Photo editing and illustration

Today the internet is more visual than ever. Blogs, YouTube videos , social networks… There are many companies that need a person to edit or create images with which to share and improve their brand image.

You don’t have to be a Photoshop expert. There are tools like Canva with which you can become a true professional in the sector. 


Virtual assistant

It is practically impossible for you to find a company that does not have an online presence. This means that these same companies are going to need people who, for example, manage the appointments that are requested on the web or answer WhatsApp and emails . Functions that you can enhance as a virtual assistant from your own home and with a simple computer.


Digital product business

With a power that knows no limits. This type of business is ideal for progressively scaling and generating passive income so that, in the future, you can enjoy your time while watching your income rise.

Advantages of a digital products business

  • They are scalable businesses if you use a good marketing strategy.
  • It can become a passive income idea.
  • It does not require shipping of products.


Develop website themes and plugins

To undertake as a digital nomad in this area you will need certain knowledge. Or hire a programmer to take care of the most technical part. You can develop WordPress themes to sell them through your own website or through specialized websites such as Shopify


Create books and audiobooks

If you have experience and you like it, the sector can become a perfect source of passive income. There are many people who earn thousands of euros a month just by publishing books on websites like Amazon.

So if you like to write and you are an expert on a certain topic. It is an idea to expand. Yes, he writes quality books.


Online courses and programs

Techeable or Skillshare are just a few examples where you can create a real online academy to sell your courses to people from anywhere on the planet. A perfect option that only requires time to complete the course and layout it on the web. Then you just have to sit back and wait for dozens of sales alerts to arrive.


Sale of photos

If you like photography you can sell the copyright of your photos and make a lot of money with it. Shutterstock is a simple example of this. There are thousands of companies, blogs, newspapers, advertising agencies… that search for photos and videos every day. The opportunities to create a business here are enormous.

In fact, we have an eBook with more than 90 pages where we reveal the secrets of stock photography and the necessary steps to start generating income selling your photos online.


Physical product businesses

We cannot forget the physical product businesses. There are many digital nomads that also offer this type of service. And no, nowadays it is not necessary to rent a warehouse to store the merchandise: there are people who will do it for you.

Advantages of physical product businesses:

  • It is a more scalable business.
  • You have a greater sense of control.
  • You can build a team to help you.


Direct shipment of a product

You can act as an intermediary between the manufacturer and the client. That is, the typical business of a lifetime. This can limit you when traveling and undertaking anywhere in the world, but you can always leave someone in charge of shipping the product while you carry out other tasks such as stock management or marketing campaigns from another place.


Drop shipping

The best option if you are a digital nomad and you like this type of business. In this case, it will be the supplier himself who will send the products for you. This means complete freedom of movement. Of course, you must find a provider that is trustworthy and does not “let you down” at the first opportunity.


Design your own product

Yes. It is more complicated, but also much more rewarding. You can design products such as cosmetics, fashion accessories, crafts… And you can do this from the center of your city to a cabin lost in the middle of a paradisiacal island.

It’s not the fastest route, but it can build a strong brand that can become a recognized brand in less than you’d expect.

Would you add anything else?

We read you in the comments.


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