Whenever we think of travelling, we think of the holidays. Travelling to a new place has always been synonymous with vacations, where one would get away from the repetitiveness of the mundane daily routines. That is why travelling and jobs are two words which do not really go with each other.
However, with our changing society, the definition and the characteristics of our so-called ‘jobs’ are getting changed too. In this age of internet and social media, there are a lot of jobs which one can do without ever setting foot in an office. No matter if you are relaxing in one of the cabins in Breckenridge or you are travelling through the Karakoram Highway in China, as long as you have a working internet connection, you can easily manage a full-time job while you are travelling through the world.
There are a lot of travellers who earn the whole of their living expenses by working on the go, while they are exploring and experiencing new and exciting places. And if travelling around the world has always been your dream, here are the top five jobs which you can do while you fulfil your dream.
One of the most rewarding and high paying freelance jobs which you can get your hand on is working as a freelance virtual assistant. You can find a lot of virtual assistant job posts on various freelance websites like Elance or Upwork. The duties and responsibilities of these jobs can be really demanding to extremely easy. Some virtual assistant posts may require you to manage excel sheets and data management, whereas other jobs may require you to do some really easy chores like booking flight tickets or scheduling appointments. All of these things can be done remotely from a laptop as long as you have an internet connection. So remember to check what all you are expected to do before you apply for a post. These jobs can pay anywhere between $15 to $30 per hour, so you will be able to make a decent living out of it.
Being a content manager is another job which you can easily do while travelling from a laptop. Many freelance sites have this kinds of job listings. You will be expected to ideate, plan, manage, edit, proofread and post content for a blog on a regular basis. You have to plan out the content schedule of the blog by yourself and get the posts written. Checking the posts for plagiarism or errors and posting them on the blog will also be your responsibility.The payment for these jobs can go as high as $30 per hour.
Website developing and website designing are two skills which are in heavy demand today. Hundreds and hundreds of new website domains and blogs are getting registered every day, and someone needs to design or develop those websites. That is why you will find a lot of job listings on the freelance websites looking for web developers and web designers. If you are new to these sectors, do not worry. All you need is a few months in order to learn most of the basics of web designing or web developing, and then you can start working on easier projects to hone your skillset. You can also work as an individual web developer or designer by creating your profile on freelancer sites like Fiverr, or you can also approach the small local businesses operating in the area where you are travelling in.
Freelance photography is another job which you can easily do while you are travellingif you have the skillset. Being a successful photographer completely depends upon how good you are. But if you have the skill and the equipment, you can click a ton of beautiful images at the places you are travelling. This job is particularly favourable for the ones who want to work while travelling, as you will never run out of subjects to click. And if you are good enough, you can post your images on various sites like Fotolia or Shutterstock, where you can sell your photographs. And in this age of the internet, you can be sure that you will never run out of buyers as long as you click beautiful images of the places you are travelling through.
Travel blogging is a completely independent job, which you can do from wherever you want, whenever you want. Starting your own blog is really easy, all you have to do is buy a domain and design a website. You can, of course, hire someone else to design your blog for you. After that, write some beautiful posts about your travels, telling stories about your experiences, creating travel guides and provide useful information about the places you have travelled to. As you will be travelling as you work on your blog, you will always have ideas for new content. Then register your blog with Google AdSense, and run advertisements for your blogs in order to earn money from it. If you manage to create a large reader base, you can earn quite a lot of ad revenue. If you are good, then you can also land some paid jobs by writing for others.