Who doesn’t dream of it; making money while travelling. Not only will you get an opportunity to make money while travelling the world, you also experience a sense of freedom you won’t find in your day-to-day 9 to 5 office. With more and more remote and abroad jobs available, this is the time to break your everyday routines and live the life you want with more freedom. Imagine finishing your email, reports, articles or whatever work you do, and be able to chill out at the beach in the Philippines , explore hip coffee cafe’s in Dublin or walk trough the gorgeous streets of Stockholm.
Sounds good right? Check out these remote jobs that you can do while travelling the world
Make money when staying in one location for a while.
If you really want to get to know the locals, their culture and mingle with them, working in another country and stay for a while is the best way to do this. Here are some jobs you can do in a different country.
Teach English abroad
There are Job opportunities all over the world and in many cases you don’t need to be certified as an English teacher, as long as you are a native or fluent speaker. Most popular destinations are China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and many other Asian, South American and even European countries. Not only English, but also other popular languages as Chinese, Spanish, Italian or French can be taught abroad.
Work in hospitality abroad
Working in high-class hospitality establishments and management functions can be hard if you don’t have a related education or experience, but there is always work for dishwashers, waiters, hosts, and bar work if you like to work with people, have a great attitude and love to work hard.
Work as a chef abroad
Cooking your way around the world when you are a chef. There is always a high demand of (seasonal) chefs in restaurants, resorts and cruise ships. Australia is very popular by chefs from overseas countries as their payment is great compared with other countries around the world.
Work in tourism abroad
Working in tourism is fun! There are many jobs you can do abroad like; hostess, working as an animator on a camping or resort, work in a backpackers travel agency, do promotion work for a local tourism business, work as a receptionist, and many more.
Working on a cruise ship abroad
Working on a cruise ship is hard work, but a great way to earn good money while travelling the world for free. You work with people from all over the world, which means making friends around the world, a learning more about different cultures and people. Because you work long days and living on the ship, you don’t spend much money, so you can safe and travel.
Work as a hairdresser abroad
Everyone needs a hair cut now and then. Advertise in local hostels, caravan parks and in local backpacking Facebook pages. Or apply for jobs on cruise ships and resorts.
Work as a masseuse or beauty therapist abroad
Like a hairdresser, advertise in local businesses or apply for jobs on cruise ships and resorts.
Work in all kinds of jobs abroad with a working holiday visa
In countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a few more, you can apply for a Working Holiday Visas to young people generally between 18 – 31 years old. It allows you to stay in the country for a while and work and travel around the country. Most popular jobs are in Hospitality, Tourism and Farm work, but if you are a skilled trade’s person ( Builders, Painters, Plumbers, Mechanic, Electricians or Carpenter ) there might be work for you to! Especially in Australia there is a high demand for those trades and you can easily work for yourself by applying for an ABN ( Australian Business Number ) insurance, licenses and tools.
Working abroad by playing an instrument
Are you the next generation Clapton, Hendrix or Argerich? Great! You can probably make money with street performing, or even better, teach your skills around the world to anyone who wants to learn what you are doing as well. Advertise in local online classifieds or put up signs in places like hostels, schools and library’s.
Teach Yoga abroad
Yoga is becoming more and more popular and many people see the health benefit that comes with it. Why not live in Bali or any other country where yoga teachers are in high demand and make a job from your passion.
Surfing Instructor abroad
Scuba Diving Instructor abroad
Working as an Au Pair abroad
A great job for first time travellers who just finished school. Countries like the USA, Canada and Australia are always in high demand of Au Pairs. Most of the time you get your own room, food and drinks and a weekly salary on top of that. You can enjoy weekend getaways with the family or explore on your own, and after you finished with your contract, you can go out and about. Maybe you can even do another job in the weekends if you want to safe some extra money. Most Au Pairs in Australia earn around 200 – 250 AUD per week for 30 hours work ( Plus your accomodation and food for free! )
WORK ONLINE – LOCATION INDEPENDENT
Online Freelance Work is getting more and more popular. Whether you have a background or interest in web design, programming, illustration, writing, blogging, photography,(social media) marketing, consulting, personal assistance, admin work, and a whole range of other fields, you should definitely look at freelance work websites such as Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer and People per Hour. These are platforms that connect freelancers with people and companies who need work done.
Apart from working freelance with different clients, you can also work remote with one company. Maybe you work at a company that allows you to work remotely, which you can do anywhere in the world. One of the most popular companies who are all about remote working and are pretty damn awesome in that, are the people from Buffer. Here are some jobs you can basically do from anywhere in the world when you have a laptop and an internet connection.
Working remote as a Graphic Designer
If you are creative, have a good eye for design, skilled in Photoshop, drawing, and illustrating, then you should definitely offer your services on a Freelance platform or on your website. In this field, there are many job websites for any skill level, from website designs, banners, logo’s, t shirts, and many more.
Working remote as a Website Builer / Developer / Programmer
With platforms like WordPress and Weebly, you don’t need a website builder anyone, as you can easily build your own website without any knowledge or skills in this field. These platforms are built to create your own website, but there are always complicated websites a business might need or people who want and can build a website themselves, but simply don’t have the time to do it, and that’s where you come in. You can either search for really bad websites and offer them to update/rebuild their website or head to Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer and People per Hour for loads of freelance jobs.
Working remote as a Translator
If you are bilingual and speak multiple languages fluently, translation jobs are fun, easy and can earn good money. Chinese, Spanish and French are most popular on the freelance platforms I work on, but you should definitely check your language, as there might be a great job that suits your language. I did a few translation jobs from English to Dutch and currently working on a 18.000 word translation job for a massive website.
Working remote as a Writer & Editor
If you love writing, telling stories and have a feeling for it, you can apply for one of many writing gigs. You can write on your own blog, or do freelance writing work for companies ( think of their website content, social media, newsletters, campings ) It helps if you can showcase your work to future clients by your portfolio or own website.
Another thing you could to as a remote writer is writing an eBook. ( Or paper Book ) It takes a bit of time to write a complete eBook, but if done well, it can provide you a passive income for a while. Or if you are lucky it can become a Best seller!
Working remote as a Social Media Manager
Social media is very time-consuming, and most companies don’t have the time to keep up with it. It’s pretty much a full-time job to keep up with managing your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest account. That’s where a social media manager comes to the rescue.
Working remote as a Social Media Influencer
Not only can you work as a social media manager, but also as a Social Media Influencer. In most cases, you first need a certain amount of engaged followers, but when you are on that stage, you can work with (big) brands to promote their products or services on your social media channels. We did a few social media campaigns with (start-up) brands in the past and are currently working on some new exciting campaigns. Our rule is that we only work with brands we believe in and suits our niche. We got people approaching us to promote their car tyre business and other brands that didn’t have anything to do with what we are about. That’s a no go area for us. We want to stay true to ourselves and our readers. A way to get in contact with brands is via your own website or social media channels where either brands can find you, or you approach brands, or you sign up for influencers websites where influencers and brands can get matched. Great websites for this are Web Fluental , Insta Brand, Hashtag Paid, Famebit and Izea. Also look for marketing agency and influence website in your country and language if you are not from the USA, Canada or Australia.
Create an Online Course
If you are good in something, you can teach others. So if you rock the guitar, or want to share your experience about how you became successful, teach a language or anything else, you can create an online course. You can create 1 course, or upload YouTube videos on a weekly or monthly base. Once you have set it up, it can generate a passive income for a while.
Working remote as a Virtual Assistant ( VA )
Nowadays, plenty of busy digital nomads, entrepreneurs and big companies hire VA’s (virtual assistants). A virtual assistant is like a normal assistant who manages daily tasks such as replying to emails, scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, research, etc.
Working remote as a website and App tester
One of my first free-lance jobs was testing a website before it launched. It was travel related and with a quick survey attached, I had to share my thoughts and opinion. It takes you about half an hour for a complete website and earnings are on average around $15 and up ( the longer it takes, the more you earn)
Creating an App yourself
If you have a brilliant idea, something that a lot of people might find handy or interesting, you should create and sell your own app. With everyone having a smart phone these days, it would be the perfect way to make some money online. If you have the idea, but you aren’t that tech savvy, you can find thousands of experienced people on Fiver, Upwork, Freelancer and People per Hour who can help you creating it.
Work remote by doing Paid Surveys
This is not a way to get rich, but an easy way to earn some cash. There are thousands of survey websites but not all of them are trustworthy. We don’t do paid surveys as we have to much other things to do and I am not really patient to do it 😉 But if you consider doing paid surveys, have a look here! If you are planning to do many surveys and doing it for a long time, use a new email address for your surveys as you get lots of email afterwards.
Working remote as a Blogger
Making money as a blogger can take a lot of time and effort. Blogging is a full-time job, and in our case we started to make money 6 months after we bought our domain name and 4 months after we launched our first article. Sign up here to our website, as we will share some interesting articles soon about how to make money from your blog and more useful info about blogging. Secure your own domain name with Bluehost as the first step. If you signed up, you can easily install your WordPress website and you are the proud owner of your own website. Check Bluehost out here
Working remote as a Vlogger
If you are not camera shy and love to show your viewers amazing things you do, or want to share some other awesome things, than being a blogger ( on Youtube ) might be a great thing to do! When you get popular you can make money with your videos with advertisement. We are more behind the camera people than in front of the camera, but we have secured our own Youtube channel as we have some amazing video content to share about our travels.
Working remote by doing Voiceover work
When I am looking for interesting jobs on the freelance platforms I work on, I quite often bump into voiceover work. I never did it myself, but it looks like fun, and payments are good as well.
Work remote on transcriptions
Another job you can do with only a laptop and quality internet connection is that of an transcriptionist. You listen to audio files and convert what you hear into a written document. If you are a good listener and a fast typo, this is a perfect job for you.
Working remote as a photographer
If you are a photographer and have lots of beautiful pictures, why not sell them? There are many websites where you can sell your photo’s online. The famous stock image websites are easy but not making you rich, unless you sell a lot of photo’s, but there are also website who offer higher payments for your photo’s or you can set your own rates, like 500px, Creative Market, Getty Images, Fotolia, Fine Art America
Working remote as an artist or designer
It can be hard to make a living from selling your artwork or designs, but you can be lucky or at least make some money of it. There are many websites where you can sell your artwork, like Fine Art America, Society6 or Zazzle. At the popular freelance websites there is a high demand of logo designers, interior designers and architects.
Working remote by running your own online store
You can also sell your artwork, photography or beautiful things you find around the world in your own online shop. You can include an online shop on your website, open an Ebay, Easy store or sell your goods on Amazon.
Rent out your house at AirBnB
A mortgage is one of the biggest things to prevent people from travelling long-term. But what if you turn that mortgage from weight on your ankle to stop you from travelling, into a benefit and rent out your home while you are travelling. With Airbnb you can easily sign up to list your property. Sign up here and receive $30 free travel credit which you can use for your own trip! A win-win!
Websites to find remote jobs
The easiest way to get paid as a remote working Freelancer is by setting up a Paypal account. It is easy, fast and safe.