For those that love to travel, an office desk and a 9-5 job will often feel like an anchor, holding you down and preventing you from doing what you love. However, in the last 15 years especially, times have changed thanks to the internet, Wi-Fi, and the many jobs which we can do remotely.
Employers have increasingly opened up to the idea of letting employees work remotely, while more companies have gone down the route of using freelancers to complete projects and tasks. What this means is that there are now more opportunities for those that wish to work while travelling.
When done right, blogging can bring in some serious money. If you have a strong interest in something, whether travel, a hobby, or anything else, you could create a blog and generate regular content on the subject. Just try to find something to blog about that others will find interesting. Although, it is recommended you avoid stunts such as jumping into the Hudson River!
All you have to do then is monetise your blog and wait for the dollars to roll in. It will take some hard work in the beginning to build up followers, but once the floodgates open, you could earn a very good living.
Creating the blog itself is easy, as you can just use popular website builders such as Wix. These website builders provide tons of blog website templates to choose from, and they are very intuitive to use. They even provide analytical tools so that you can monitor the success of every blog post.
2) Graphic Design
If you work as a graphic designer, this is the perfect example of a job you can do from anywhere in the world. As long as you can prove you have the skills and experience, most employers will not care where you work from.
Plus, you could also use your skills as a freelance graphic designer if you have a strong portfolio that showcases your best work. Tons of companies consistently look for freelance graphic designers to help design their logos, illustrations, and photos.
3) Content Writing
This is something that almost anyone can do as long as they have a firm grasp of the English language. Online content is king. Websites need content to engage visitors and to help rank in the search engines while online businesses always need help with social media marketing and email marketing. You could write e-books, provide content for online review sites, or help to write informative blogs for other websites.
If you have a background in marketing or a knack for writing sales content, helping companies with their email marketing campaigns could be an option. There are many online tools that can help you to create beautifully designed emails, automate your email campaigns, and track the success of each campaign.
4) Web Developer
Web development is one of those jobs that require little face-to-face communication, and when it is required, you have tons of free video conferencing apps and softwares you can use. For that reason, web developers around the world now work in a mobile office as they go travelling.
Becoming a web developer is easier than you might think. Sure, if you want to learn how to build websites from scratch, this will take time. However, website builders such as Wix and Squarespace provide you with a more hassle-free way to build websites without the need for coding knowledge. The software is very intuitive and once you master it, you could build attractive and functional websites for your clients.
5) Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing is another way to make some good money when working during your travels. This involves marketing products or services offered by other companies. In return for generating leads and conversions for those companies, you earn a commission. For example, you could create a website/blog about freelancing and become an affiliate for Fiverr, earning money for any traffic you send to the freelancing site.
You do not need any qualifications or even experience. All you need is a website that gets a good amount of traffic. Simply set one up (it is not very expensive) and generate content that attracts traffic, and you can start marketing other products and services. You do not have to stick to just one website either, you could have multiple affiliate websites earning good money each month.
Those are just a small selection of jobs that you can do from anywhere in the world. As long as you have a laptop and access to the internet, you can find a ton of jobs that can provide a good living while on your travels. Many even give you the total freedom to work when you want, which means saying goodbye to bosses, and that restrictive nine-to-five schedule!
Before you go and pack your bags, however, think long and hard about what you want to do and whether a nomad lifestyle is something that suits you. The last thing you want to do is regret giving up the stability of your current job.