Ever felt like jacking it all in, leaving your 9-5 office job where you’re a slave to someone else? How about 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? Check out this list of inspiring freelance jobs to give you some ideas.
1. Become a freelance translator
Do you speak a second language? You will find yourself in demand as a translator, especially if English is your first language and you are fluent in a second. In order to become a freelance translator, you will need to get qualifications, such as a degree, but once you have that you can develop a thriving career that you can do from anywhere in the world.
2. Try your hand at stock photography
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.
As inspiring freelance jobs go, being a photographer might seem unrealistic, but once you gain some experience you could specialise as a wedding/baby/party photographer in the area you’re living in if you stay there long term. It takes more time to build up a reputation and become known but the pay cheque can be bigger.
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 and, due to the high demand for English teachers, there are vacancies literally all over the world. It’s the perfect job for sociable people who love to travel and learn about new cultures.
4. Virtual assistants will always be needed
Are you 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 locations many miles away.
5. For the expressive writer types
Blog! As a writer you could build your own blog or write content for someone else. How about becoming a ghostwriter or publishing your own eBook? If you love expressing yourself on paper this an option 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 these ideas 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?
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