Opportunities Brought About by the Digital Era: 5 Location-Independent Online Jobs Everyone Can Do

Opportunities Brought About by the Digital Era: 5 Location-Independent Online Jobs Everyone Can Do

We all know about the millennial generation and how so many of them are waving goodbye to the typical 9-5 grind while being stuck in an office but are instead, while armed with only a laptop, are making a living while travelling the world, managing their business from anywhere on the planet.

But how are people of all generations doing this? What jobs can be done using just a laptop, and how can you get started yourself? If this kind of life interests you, check out the list below of five location-independent jobs you need to know about.

  1. A Writer

Perhaps the most common form of job you can do from anywhere in the world comes in the form of a writer. Whether you’re writing blog content, articles, product descriptions, slogans, website copy, or even eBooks if there’s a business out there that needs worded content, why not be the person who does it for them?

Of course, you’re going to need a way with words, and you’ll need some knowledge of how to write and what works in today’s super competitive market, but with a bit of training and practice, this is something anyone can do.

  1. Social Media Marketing

This importance that social media has nowadays when it comes to marketing can never be understated, and it’s one of the most promotional tools out there. If you have a way of using social media and you know what works and what doesn’t, then businesses are looking for to manage their accounts.

From creating content and setting up pages to look beautiful to connecting with followers and customers and running competitors and sales events, like giveaways, businesses around the world need people to manage social media marketing on their behalf.

  1. Coding (Anything)

If you have a knack for coding, whether that’s coding websites or apps, your knowledge is very valuable, especially in the modern world since there are so many individuals and businesses who need your skills and the products you can make.

Whether you’re marketing your own skills on your website or using an employment freelancing website like Upwork or People Per Hour, it’s easy to find plenty of clients around the world who are willing to pay for your skills.

  1. Virtual Assistance

From businesses big and small, one of the best online jobs comes in the form of being an assistant for a business or individual. From answer and making phone calls and emails, managing meetings and appointments, and just handling the daily business of a company, much like an assistant in a physical space, technology has created the opportunity to do this from anywhere.

  1. Translation Services

If you’re fluent in two languages, there are endless companies and businesses out there that want to translate their content to reach another target market or audience. If you know two languages and can differentiate between the two, sell your knowledge and work from anywhere!


This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what services you can offer customers around the world while working from anywhere. The limit is only what skills you have or what you’re willing to learn and what kind of service you can offer that people are willing to pay for.

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