In the new world order, where we learn every day about the inconvenient economic circumstances and many losing their jobs, there are several unique ways to earn money so you can travel the world.
While this may require more time out of your day, or for you to quit your day job altogether, the reality of travelling the world and earning money from a laptop is a reality for any hard worker.
In this blog post, I will discuss 15 of the best ways you can travel the world and make money from your laptop.
Our world has become an amazing place to live in recent years, where you don’t need to be in the same location, city, or even country to earn any income… your income can easily be made online!
Just imagine working from your laptop, anywhere in the world you want to be, and dictating your own schedule, instead of being on someone else’s. That is a reality you can have, and a reality I want for you!
If you are wanting to work online and travel the world, I highly recommend checking out this post as well, where I discuss the concept of geo-arbitrage and how you can use it to your advantage as a digital nomad.
Below are my top 15 favourite jobs you can do, with little to no startup fee, to get started working remotely and making an income directly from your laptop.
Online freelancing platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer can help you find remote work opportunities in a variety of different fields, such as writing, editing, web design and development, graphic design, and social media management. These platforms also have opportunities for work in the fields of virtual assistance, virtual tutors or entertainers. There are endless jobs and opportunities on these platforms, and even with AI solutions like Chat GPT rolling out, some of these websites are even listing AI services. Now is the best time to get started on these platforms and post jobs that you are proficient in and enjoy.
This remote work revolution happening on these platforms is due to the flexibility of these service providers liking to work for themselves, from a laptop, anywhere in the world, instead of working a traditional office job, where the hours in your day are dictated by someone else. Along with these advantages, these platforms also allow the freelancers to enjoy more time with their family and friends outside of the office, give freelancers the opportunity to travel more, and provide high wages and an unlimited income cap. Who doesn’t want those perks?!
If you have experience in a particular subject, finding work as an online tutor can be a reality for you. This field is becoming a trend in many countries, specifically within Europe, the UK, Canada, and the USA. If you have a background in math or have a degree in a specific language, you can easily work online on various different teaching platforms, such as iTalki, Cambly, along many others (if you want more teaching websites, I know tons! Message me on Instagram @nomadneeks and I would be happy to send more along). You can also promote your services online or via social media, build a following, and promote your tutoring services that way. Both are excellent options to create an income online. I highly recommend checking out the website See Nic Wander if you are interested in creating a business from teaching online.
The internet is never-ending, and there are never-ending ways to create an income online. A popular method of generating income for yourself is through blogging. You can set up a website, create a blog on a topic you enjoy, monetize your content and blog, or copywrite for other blogs, and generate income through blog writing. If you enjoy writing, I highly recommend you utilize both of these options. Create your own website and blog that you can monetize via affiliate marketing, sponsored content, and advertising. You can also write copy for other blogs, and easily convert your words to money.
This is becoming a trend to earn money online, especially when you offer your writing services to other companies that are also known as white label services or ghostwriting. This is becoming a great way of earning that will allow you to travel the world and live a laptop lifestyle.
Companies are constantly seeking new feedback, and you can earn money simply by taking surveys online. These surveys range from fields in economics, financial analysis, and product or service-based questionnaires, among other topics, a range of which can be found online. The demand for this virtual service is increasing with time, and many are now making excellent money from this field as full-time survey takers.
Now is the time to start… as it has never been easier to start selling a product online. There are great storefront options available to you on sites like Etsy, where you can handcraft a product and sell it direct to consumers online. I personally know of someone who started their first business this way, and built it into a seven-figure storefront… listen to my podcast to find out more ;)! People are increasingly looking for ways to support locals, and buying handmade items online is a great way to support local.
You can also start a drop shipping store, which means you source product, often from overseas, and sell that product to the consumer via your own website or sites like Amazon, and the product gets shipped directly to the consumer. You don’t even have to touch or see the product! This can get tricky as you need to pay for ads and have enough of an ad budget to ensure your product has eyeballs on it, but if you are savvy in the online marketing world, this could be a great option.
If you have an audience or following, another good option may be to start selling your own products on your own website. Websites like Teespring allow you to easily create merch and sell it anywhere online.
If you are fluent in another language, you can find work as a translator for companies and individuals. Many people are getting highly paid salaries and packages for these in-demand services. Translation services online are high in demand, however, you will have to master a specific language in order to be considered for these jobs. Companies, businesses, and individuals remotely can all be seeking language translation services, and you can get highly paid for this work with the right company.
Many companies hire remote customer service representatives who can answer calls, emails, and chat with customers for support. Customer service agents are often needed in a variety of different companies, and this can be a great job to work remotely. However keep in mind that although this is a location-independent job, you may be required to stay online in a specific time zone hours, which may not work so well if you are trotting around the globe. The benefit if this work is that you can work anywhere with an internet connection, and companies are always looking to hire new customer support agents.
Be sure to grab my free Remote Work Job Board Guide, with over 20 different remote work job boards, and many have great customer service support roles.
WWOOFing is an opportunity to work on a farm or organic garden in countries around the world. You can earn money by working in exchange for accommodation and food. If you have a skill to teach, such as yoga or cooking, you can offer to share your expertise with the host in exchange for accommodation, or if you have prior experience with building or construction, you can offer to help with a project on the host’s property in exchange for compensation.
It’s important to note that WWOOFing is about cultural exchange, and should never be about exploiting workers or taking advantage of volunteers. Be sure to communicate clearly with your host about expectations and compensation before accepting any WWOOFing opportunity.
Working in the hospitality industry is a great way to earn money while traveling around the world. This industry includes jobs such as hotel staff, restaurant workers, and cruise ship employees.
The best part about working in this industry is that you will get to meet digital nomads from around the world and experience different cultures. You can work for a few months in one country and then move on to the next.
To work in the hospitality industry in another country, you will need to obtain a work visa or a working holiday visa. These visas allow you to work legally in another country for a set period of time. The easiest way to find work in the hospitality industry is to search online job boards or contact hotels or restaurants directly.
You can also use recruiting agencies that specialize in finding hospitality jobs around the world. The salary for jobs in the hospitality industry varies depending on the location, the position, and the experience you have.
It’s important to research the cost of living in the country you are planning to work in, to ensure you will be able to support yourself financially. Overall, working in the hospitality industry while traveling is a great opportunity to gain work experience, earn money, and experience different cultures.
Are you looking for a way to earn money while traveling around the world? If so, you may want to consider working at a ski resort in the winter season. Ski resorts typically hire a large number of workers for the winter season to help with things like lift operations, rental equipment, and snow removal.
Since most ski resorts are located in mountainous areas, you will often have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area and participate in activities like hiking and camping. If you are looking for a way to travel and earn money at the same time, working at a ski resort in the winter season is a great option. Just be sure to do your research and apply early, as positions at popular resorts can fill up quickly.
An au pair is someone who travels to a new place to help a family with their children. Au pairs do things like taking care of the children, helping them with their homework and getting them ready for school in the morning. In return, the au pair gets to stay with the family free of charge and learn about their culture. This is a fun way to travel and earn money simultaneously.
Becoming a tour guide in a different country where you know the history or speak the local language is a great option for earning money while traveling. You can visit different countries and provide you tour services to locals and tourists alike, allowing you to also enjoy visiting a country for an extended period of time and earning money locally.
With this option, be sure you are on the correct working visa, as not all countries will allow you to work in the service sector without a proper visa.
Do you love to travel and want to find a way to monetize this passion? If so, you may be wondering if there are any jobs that you can do from literally anywhere in the world. Voice acting is one option that can offer you this type of flexibility.
As a voice actor, you can record audio files for a variety of clients, from businesses to individuals. All you need is a good-quality microphone and a quiet place to record. If you are interested in pursuing voice acting work, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Volunteering in another country is a great way to earn money so you can travel the world. There are a number of organizations that offer volunteer opportunities abroad, and many of them will provide you with a stipend to help cover your living expenses. Volunteering abroad can be a great way to see the world and make a difference in another culture.
If you are interested in volunteering, be sure to research the organization you are interested in working with to make sure they are reputable and offer a program that is a good fit for you.
Creating an online course is a great way to earn money so you can travel the world. But before you can start earning, you need to choose a niche for your course. Pick an area that you are knowledgeable about and that you think others would be interested in learning about. This is a great way to be seen as an expert in your field and share your knowledge.
Once you have a topic for your course, you can start planning and creating your course content. To create a successful online course, you will need to do more than just put some lectures together. You will need to create engaging and informative content, design attractive and user-friendly slides, and provide helpful resources for your students.
You will also need to promote your course so that people can find and enroll in it. Creating an online course takes time and effort, but if you do it right, you can make a difference in your community and have the opportunity to travel the world.
The world has become a global village and many people are now connected virtually while living in different countries. This technologically advanced era has created job options that were never heard of or seen before. Now is the perfect time to get started creating your own income, so that you can travel the world, make money, and live your passion. Happy travels!
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