A lot of people are content with their 9-to-5 jobs and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, there are people who do not feel good about spending 40 hours a week at an office for over 40 years of their life. If you are one of those people who are not-so-happy with the monotonous 9-to-5 job, you have plenty of other options. If you are an avid traveler and love to explore new places, you can go for jobs that can be done remotely while you can travel the world.
The number of freelancers and entrepreneurs has increased significantly as working remotely is becoming rather a norm than an exception. This drift is allowing independent workers to travel to any part of the world without having to worry if they’ll land a job at the city they are heading to or without doubting if they would be able to support themselves while they travel.
Working remotely while traveling can prove to be really beneficial to those who work for western clients while travelling/staying in non-western countries, considering the low cost of living in other countries. If you work for U.S. clients but are staying in an Eastern country, you can earn remarkably more than what you would while working for local clients. Not to forget the cost of living in eastern countries is much lower as compared to the United States or any other western country. This can be true for all the cases in which you are working for a client that pays more than the local client, thus helping you to earn more than you need.
Here are some jobs that can be done remotely and pays sufficiently:
Programming is the obvious freelancing career that can earn you a significant income while telecommuting. But in order to develop a career in programming, you need to learn how to code and should have a few years of experience before you get started as a freelancer. You can start by taking a few online classes to develop/improve your programming skills.
Copywriting may not pay you as much as programming, but let’s be real, writing on something you know is a lot easier than writing those super complicated codes. Before you pick copywriting as your gig, you need to make sure that you’re really passionate about writing. If not, you may end up hating your job, which might not support your traveling plans.
If you are someone who cannot get off social media for a moment, you do not require a work desk and office environment to develop your career as a digital marketer. A lot of companies are ready to pay someone who can constantly manage and update their social media accounts. If you cannot get enough of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social media site, this is your gig.
A lot of opportunities exist if you want to be an entrepreneur and are not much into telecommuting. You can start your own business may it be in e-commerce, online trading, or providing some services to IT industry. If you have a business idea and a right business plan to execute it, you can support yourself by being an entrepreneur instead of taking one of the jobs that can be done remotely.