If you are a wannabe globetrotter but couldn’t find enough time to fulfill your dream, then think differently. A corporate job may do justice to your bank account but not to your desire to travel and see the world. For those on a nine to five job, traveling is a mere holiday that they undertake once or twice a year.
However, if you are one of those people who want to always be traveling and the only thing that’s holding you back is your paycheck, know this: that there are innumerable opportunities to earn while you are traveling. You could be a travel guide, destination wedding planner, performing artist, blogger, an online tutor and so many other things that would allow you to earn and travel at the same time. In short, there are many terrific jobs you can do while traveling.
Running a blog is an extremely cool opportunity that actually allows you to earn actively as well as have a passive income if done correctly. The key is to write about subjects that your audience would love to lap up. Your blogs should attract readership and help you gain enough followers. Once you have the desired following, you could earn from sponsorships, advertisements, or even be a guest blogger in niche sites in your domain.
This is one of the most rewarding and flexible work options if you want to travel and work. However, it does require you to be consistent and invest your passion into your writing and this takes time. It cannot be just acquired overnight. Blogging also offers you the freedom to work online from any part of the world–the only prerequisites being having a laptop and an Internet connection wherever you go.
Online teaching is another area that has witnessed a meteoric rise in the last decade. Whether it’s teaching German, communicating in Spanish or doing lectures for universities – the potential is infinite. Understandably the more qualified you are, the more income you will be able to generate through teaching. You need to have subject matter expertise in your domain, whether it be cooking or even computer programming, there is an immense demand for good online tutors.
Online tutoring can be done through Skype. All you need is a good laptop, headphones, and a reliable internet connection. There are numerous websites too where you can register to become an online tutor. The only downside to this is that you would most likely need to make yourself available based on your student’s time zone and this may prove a little tricky when the time differences are wide.
Social and Digital Media Marketing
If you spend a lot of time on Facebook or Twitter or YouTube, why not use it to make money? In fact, keeping their Facebook and Twitter accounts up to date and publishing contemporary and appealing information is a headache for many companies as well as high-flying individuals.
Taking over the administration of their fan pages and Twitter accounts and running Facebook ads is a perfect digital nomad’s job that requires minimal technical knowledge and can be done from anywhere. The only problem might be that when traveling and working, you will be in different time zones, so you need to be a bit creative when doing your pitch that you want to do this while traveling.
Online trading in securities, foreign exchange or commodities can be a good source of income as well as a full-time occupation. This is one thing that you can do from anywhere. All you need is an account with a brokerage through whom you can place your orders and a knowledge of the way markets work.
You can pick up on basic trading skills, learn to read charts, be able to follow trends, and have the ability to execute your orders. Of course, you would require a little capital to begin with and the knowledge of managing your risks, but all this is very doable provided you put your time and effort into learning the tricks of the trade.
Consulting can be done online in any type of industry. Think about it. If you are working as a consultant already, there may only be a few things you need to change in order to run your business from anywhere. Whether it is law, marketing, human resources, public relations, or engineering, consultants are always in demand in the industry.
Consultants lend their expertise and domain knowledge to organizations looking to maybe build up their processes, auditors to help audit systems, and also start-ups just venturing into your area of work. You could become a global consultant and be able to travel while at the same time be consulting for organizations worldwide.
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