Now this is a very broad topic. I myself cannot define what Marketing really is. It depends on the type of employer you will land. How everyone looks at Marketing at present is diverse and have different executions. In general, you should know how to do the following:
You are not alone. The only thing that I know in this section is Microsoft Excel and I am not even really good at it. Number hater here.
If you are the artsy type, then this is for you. Imagine creating an image while you are sitting on a beach in San Blas Island compared to drafting in an office: What do you see? Different things. I am not a graphic designer but my mind worked more outside the office, under the sun and into the wild. If you have in-depth knowledge with the following, you can have this as a remote job!
It gets harder and harder as the numbers increase. I believe that programming is one of the highest paid skills in the planet of the remote. Nobody can learn this quickly compared to the other skills stated above. To be able to obtain a job in programming, you must know:
6. Finance & Management
Yes, banker! You can travel the world too! Stop believing that you are only meant for banks or other financial institutions! Many multinational companies are looking for you even if it’s just to help do their taxes! ! I am sure you are knowledgeable of the following skills so go ahead, read on.
7. Admin Support
Now this one is for everyone, I guess. In the remote world, this is what we refer to as VA jobs where most of the level of your work are secretarial. This is perfect for those who are starting their journey and wanted to relax a bit. Let’s say it’s your first time to travel long-term:
** VA: Virtual Assistance **
8. Real Estate
Most companies who hire for this type of job are from the USA. Ergo, you will have to know all about Real Estate in the country including websites, listings, postings, influencers, etc. Below are the skills that are required to obtain a position in this field:
When applying, you will be asked about your knowledge in all of the skills (from 1-8) but don’t worry if you don’t have experience. Let’s put it this way: you should have at least 3 from each item however, the geeky stuff is a bit impossible to achieve. Be honest and let them know if you are a superstar in a certain skill or have zero knowledge about it. There’s also a room for learning here!
What’s in it for you?
Does it still make sense for you to commute everyday to work? Experience the dreadful traffic or the polluted city? Are you still comfortable arriving in the office, doing the same routine everyday and having endless fights with your boss because you’re not happy? Or you want to wake up in the morning saying, “good morning, Guatemala! It’s a beautiful day!” and start working by the beach with your nicely brewed coffee?
I want to be happy — and that’s what I am now.