How to become a Digital Nomad with SEO

Digital nomads are people who are location independent and use technology to perform their job. Digital nomads work remotely, or by telecommuting rather than being physically present at a company’s headquarters or office.

Why would you want to be a digital nomad?

Digital nomads are world-renowned for their working freedom, relaxation, and ability to enjoy the world.

The most popular form of a “digital nomad” is today’s “influencer.” Now, the two are not to be mistaken for each other, an influencer is a subsection of digital nomad. There are hundreds of other types of digital nomads, all requiring computer/internet access. For example:

  • Web Developers
  • Programmers
  • Digital Marketing Experts
  • Bloggers
  • Industry Thinkers
  • Data Analysts
  • Influencers
  • Critiques
  • Travel Connaisseurs
  • Celebrities
  • Virtual Assistants

Most noticeably, digital nomads aren’t bound by normal working hours, or by office commuting. Most individuals thus strive to achieve this independence from their work, by providing exceptional service until they are able to work from home.

Being able to draw in new clients on a referral, or online basis can lead to your complete physical independence from your job, allowing you to work from home, a resort, in a car, or whatever is most convenient for you.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Everything else is secondary.“

Steve Jobs | Co-founder of Apple

If the freedom of commuting and working hours isn’t for you, you should also consider the freedom in the sense of:

  • No dress code
  • Lower stress in the work environment
  • Flexible time off
  • Larger job market
  • Interest & passion in your expertise
  • Exciting and cutting edge challenges
  • Ability to travel
  • Self-development

How does SEO come into the picture?

All digital nomads are required to earn income somehow. Whether it be supporting yourself, funding your travels, or caring for kids or a loved one, it is critical to earn some money.

In places where currency is weak, the job market is small, or there is a significant degree of job saturation, delving into the online realm might be perfect for you.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the perfect boost to your already existing aspirations. SEO is the act of getting a particular website, URL, image, or file, to the top of a Search Engine for specific “queries.” Queries are search enquiries made into Search Engines, for example “closest hairdresser to me.” The better your SEO, or in this case “Local SEO,” the higher you will rank, and the more clients you will receive.

Now, being on top of your SEO makes obvious sense in that way. The better your SEO, the more clients you’ll get organically, right? Well, everyone’s doing it. Your SEO needs to be better, more creative, more innovative, or better targeted for your specific niche than anybody else’s in order to really stand out.

Garnering clients through organic reach will allow you to put an investment in place, and reap the ROI (Return on Investment). It’s a semi-permeant arrangement, where SEO is far more long-lasting, and therefore takes time to “build-up.” With the proper time investment, a good agency, and a budget, you could start quickly putting your projects, websites, or services on the first page of Google.

20 SEO sensitive industries.

Technically speaking, every industry can benefit from SEO. There is no industry in the world that doesn’t benefit from additional organic traffic to their website, services, or brick-and-mortar store. This is due to a simple probability calculation, where the greater the number of clients or users you have on your site, the more that are likely to convert into a sale.

However, some industries are far more sensitive to SEO than others, referred to as AED (Advertising Elasticity of Demand):

  1. Online stores – very sensitive
  2. Bloggers
  3. Job boards
  4. Lawyers
  5. SaaS (Software as a Service)
  6. Affiliate marketing
  7. Medical professionals
  8. Mailing lists – very sensitive
  9. Digital content creators
  10. Real estate agents
  11. Bars
  12. Tradesmen
  13. Travel agents
  14. Seasonal businesses – very sensitive
  15. YouTubers
  16. Repair shops
  17. Web Designers
  18. Translators
  19. Musicians – very sensitive
  20. Online forums

There is always room to add onto the list. Good ideas require SEO in order to generate internet persona, or a “presence on the internet.”

What’s the good of having a service/website/product on the Web if no one knows about it?

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