What Are The Best Jobs To Become A Digital Nomad?

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that nearly all jobs can be done remotely. As businesses have been coerced into improving their digital infrastructure, they are also fast realizing the sheer amount of money saved with online meetings and a remote workforce.

Unlike the 2008 recession however, the nature of most online work is mandated by local directives and health and safety, rather than pure cost cutting.

So for those who are dreaming of making this a permanent feature in their lives, what careers could become of this? In this post I list out the ‘best’ jobs to become a digital nomad, taking into consideration the flexibility of the work, the availability of work and also the money you can make.

For some this post may act as a springboard. Also take into account your preferences on the sociable aspects of work – do you like working in solitude

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Middle East and North Africa Digital Payments Market Latest Advancements, Trends and Huge Business Opportunities 2020 to 2025

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Sep 29, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Middle East and North Africa Digital Payments Market report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies. We analyzed the impact of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) on the product industry chain based on the upstream and downstream markets, on various regions and major countries and on the future development of the industry are pointed out.

The Middle East & North Africa Digital Payments Market is expected to CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period 2020 –

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Coronavirus-Led Digital Payments to Hold Sway: 3 Stocks to Retain

Laveta Brigham

The payments industry has been one of the beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, which led to a rise in digital payments.

The global health peril discouraged people by and large to handle cash directly for avoiding physical contact and breaking the chain of infection. Due to closure of the local market places and to avert public gathering, people are preferring online purchases of essential supplies, which in turn, are amplifying demand for the digital payments market. The payments industry has been shifting to the electronic mode over  the recent years, given the proliferation of technology and the coronavirus episode will only expedite this transition.

Though the coronavirus weighed on businesses across various industries due to a meltdown in demand and supply glitches, one industry that earned a sweet spot is the payments industry.

Albeit payments on account of travel and other discretionary spending took a hit, customers spent

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from digital games to the most intimate personal shoppers, how fashion has changed

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The world of fashion has pivoted to the new era
The world of fashion has pivoted to the new era

A year ago, your favourite designers knew you quite well. They could predict, generally, what events might be in your diary for the autumn season ahead, what types of Christmas and New Year parties you might be attending, and the winter vacations you probably had booked. They knew what you might want outfits for, how many pieces you could buy, when, where and what you might spend. 

But the coronavirus pandemic has altered all expectations and halted many of our most obvious plans. You might still be going on holiday, but the destination may have changed, warranting a different type of outfit. You might be heading to smaller gatherings and low-key dinners, rather than galas and mega weddings. The frequency of when you shop and how much you buy, as well as what you want to wear, will have most

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How to get the most out of attending a digital event

Laveta Brigham

Digital events are fairly new and have won in popularity due to the pandemic. As with in-person events, you have good ones and horrible ones. I like to drop the phrase “not all digital events are created equal” into the many conversations I’m nowadays having about digital events.

Say, you’ve done the research and you’ve decided on signing up for a digital event, great! Now what?

Having organized multiple digital events under the TNW brand (e.g. TNW Re:Brand, Sprint), a global C-suite event together with the Financial Times (The Global Boardroom), as well as produced events for thirds parties (governments, public companies), we’ve learned a lot about organizing these online experiences. It goes without saying that we’ve also attended dozens of online events and learned a lesson or two about how to attend a digital event.

Based on that, I’ve created a framework with seven steps

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MoneyGram’s Digital Business Sees Sturdy Growth in August

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MoneyGram International, Inc. MGI recently announced that its online platform has been gaining traction from strong customer demand, driven by its digital capabilities. This upside led to robust digital transaction growth for the company in August.

As a case in point, the company witnessed cross-border transaction growth of 162% year over year in August for MoneyGram Online, its direct-to-consumer digital business. Though this growth rate was lower than the skyrocketing 207% rise reported for July, the August reading points to the strength in cross-border business.

With the cross-border business gain in August, MoneyGram’s business momentum witnesses the eighth consecutive month of triple-digit cross-border transaction growth in its direct-to-consumer digital business, MoneyGram Online.

In order to strengthen its digital platform, MoneyGram recently announced new mobile wallets partnerships in Africa, further enabling the company to accelerate digital growth and lead the industry in mobile money adoption across the globe. Last month, MoneyGram

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The Digital Dollar’s Global Potential For Entrepreneurship

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In this digital age, consumer habits are proving that modern payment solutions make a lot of sense. And in light of social-distancing concerns, consumer preferences have trended even further towards contactless payments. 

Stablecoins are Tools for Entrepreneurs

Digital payments offer a much-needed bridge between entrepreneurs and banks, suppliers, and employees. They can create new domestic opportunities, as well as elevate a business to the global playing field. For entrepreneurs, it’s crucial to maximize profitability at all times. Leveraging the power and potential of digital payments is an option too good to pass up on. 

A digital transaction between the business and its customers or suppliers introduces more convenience, safety and a cheaper option overall. Addressing the cost-effective nature of payments is crucial, particularly for smaller companies and startups. They need to keep overhead costs down as much as possible while maximizing their revenue at every possible turn. Tapping into digital

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TikTok to host its own month-long digital fashion event

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The social media platform TikTok has announced its own fashion month as a digital innovation aimed at rivaling the physical fashion weeks that take place around the world as well as to try to threaten Instagram’s supremacy over fashion content online.

The month-long event will begin on Friday and ends on 8 October and is set to feature a variety of hashtags and live videos. It will see a livestream of two fashion shows a week from labels such as Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Alice + Olivia. Meanwhile JW Anderson will debut their women’s spring/summer 21 collection on TikTok.

Related: The show must go on: fashion faces up to its Covid moment

Up until very recently fashion was an industry slow to adapt to the platform, which launched in China in 2016 and has since taken off explosively, especially with young people.

“I think [fashion labels] were unsure of

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Best visas around the world for adventurous digital nomads

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 Bermuda is offering a visa for digital nomads (Bermuda)
Bermuda is offering a visa for digital nomads (Bermuda)

As the pandemic moulds us into an even more digital-first society, workers and employers have come to realise that plenty of jobs can be done entirely online.

With a computer, decent broadband connection and a little self-discipline, you can work from just about anywhere in this new era.

But who says working “from home” has to be your home? Or that “remote working” can’t be truly remote?

Destinations are cottoning on to the opportunities presented by a whole new breed of digital nomads and are offering visas to match. Here are some of the best places to potentially see out the pandemic without having to quit the day job.

Bermuda

Bermuda is offering year-long stays for people who want to work or study remotely, with a new scheme that launched in August.

The British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic is

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