Ever felt like jacking it all in, living the dream… escaping to paradise?
Ever felt like jacking it all in? Leaving your 9-5 office job where you’re a slave to someone else… Booking a one-way ticket out of here, to somewhere hot with great cocktails, sun and sea!? The big question is how could you make that work financially?
You are free to do what you want to do and free to be who you want to be! There are more and more great ways to make money while you travel now. Here are just a few to inspire you…
1. Become a translator
Speak a second language? Especially if English is your first language and you are fluent in a second; you will find yourself in demand as a translator. This one does require a qualification to back up your already natural talent, which can then be used to develop into a career that you can do from anywhere in the world. Or for those less qualified pickup work on the go at local restaurants to write out menus and small businesses that could use your help to get you started.
2. Turn yourself into a stock photographer or specialist for that matter too
Have a natural eye and flair for taking beautiful pictures? Use your travel and adventures to capture those special shots which can be listed on stock photography websites and sold for a small price. Build your portfolio and you can start to have a regular income from something you really love to do. Specialise as a wedding/baby/party photographer in the area you’re staying in if there longer term; it takes more time to build up a reputation and become known.
3. Develop a teaching talent
Native English speakers can use their skills to teach English online or abroad. Get a TEFL qualification that can be done quickly and reasonably, and have fun helping others to learn your language. This can be a very enjoyable and rewarding job!
4. Virtual Assistants will always be needed
Good at administration? Organised? Computer literate? This one’s for you. Be an online PA. Perhaps you’ll never even meet the person you work for. But you will assist them with any number of varied tasks they need completing and build a relationship on a professional level all whilst being in completely different countries many miles away.
5. For the expressive writer types
Blog! Being a writer you could build your own blog or write content for someone else. Be a ghost writer or publish your own eBook. If you love expressing yourself on paper this is one you will really enjoy. With a strong online presence being of utmost importance for any business today, this is a great way to offer your skills to help keep any company on the front line.
Don’t have an office? Who needs one? Work from the beach, coffee shop, pool or a coworking space. The world is your oyster.
All of the above can give you the freedom to work anywhere in the world at any time. You can hold down your job and still have time to soak up the sun and dip in the pool, all whilst exploring life overseas!
What are you waiting for? You’re all set to go!?
Watch out for our articles coming up on the best destinations to work remotely, best apps for a freelancer, how to find freelance jobs, plus much more.