Have you ever dreamed of quitting your 9-5 job and traveling the world? I expect the dream ends with you telling yourself that it’s a ridiculous idea. But what if you could travel AND work? Due to the rise of the internet, traveling and working at the same time is now becoming a reality. There are a number of jobs online that allow people to travel and work remotely from wherever they want in the world. If you want to spend half the year on a tiny island in the Pacific, and the other half skiing in the Alps, it’s totally possible! Here are just some of the jobs that could help you achieve this lifestyle.
8 Great Jobs that Allow You to Travel & Work from Anywhere
Most companies require a website for online presence but don’t have the necessary expertise. It’s not really a full-time position which therefore makes it the perfect job for a freelancer. Even if you don’t have experience, it’s easy to take a course while travelling. For example, The Institute of Code offer a bootcamp in Bali – who said you couldn’t make money in paradise! Try searching Upwork and Freelancer for available positions.
If you happen to be a talented wordsmith, there are thousands of short-term and long-term writing projects available online (Try Upwork and Freelancer). The best thing about writing and traveling is that you can use your own personal travel experiences to make some cash, without the need for too much research.
Just like website design, this role is often not required full-time and many companies seek freelancers for digital graphic designing. Try searching for jobs at People Per Hour.
For those of you with excellent organisational skills, many small companies are looking to hire virtual assistants. The job entails a variety of administrative tasks, from bookkeeping to sending emails. Thousands of VA jobs can be found on Upwork and Freelancer.
If computers really aren’t your thing then don’t worry, because there are plenty of other options. Here is just a small selection of potential jobs perfect for travelers:
Teaching English overseas is a great way to save some money and also an opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture. In addition, many countries will also provide accommodation and pay for your flight over. The only requirement is usually a TEFL qualification, which can be easily completed online. For more information visit Go Overseas or GoAbroad.
Imagine if someone told you that they would pay you to live in their house for a few weeks and feed their pet? If this sounds like a dream come true, then check out Trusted Housesitters. It is currently the largest house and pet sitting network, offering jobs worldwide.
If you can’t find paid work, it’s possible to reduce travel expenses by volunteering in exchange for accommodation and food. Hovos is a marketplace that connects hosts who need help with a project from a suitable volunteer. Or, if you like to work outdoors and are interested in farming, check out WWOOF.
Finally, families all over the world are searching for people to care for their children and house while they are at work. In addition to a paycheck, you’ll also be offered full board and have free time on the weekends for sightseeing. Find out more or look for a position today at FindAuPair or AuPairWorld.
These are just some of the jobs that allow you to travel. Have any suggestions? Feel free to comment below and share!