Our world is more connected than it’s ever been. Thanks to social media, high-speed Internet connections and speedy, relatively cheap air travel, it’s never been easier to move from country to country or city to city. Indeed, there are many jobs which have been created as a result of travel becoming easier, and jobs which previously were fairly sedentary now require travel on a regular basis.
There are many people who wish they could work while traveling. Unfulfilled and frustrated, they sit at their desks day after day, dreaming about places they could visit and work they could be doing all around the world. If this is you – if you’re a globetrotter in disguise wishing you could escape the drudgery of office life – then we’ve got some good news for you. There are plenty of jobs you can do whilst traveling, and most if not all of them are fulfilling, exciting and constantly varied. We’ve gathered together a list of some of the most prominent jobs you can easily do while you travel.
This isn’t a job for the faint of heart, but those of you with a strong disposition and a head for numbers would do well to start a career as a day trader. Whether you’re trading on the foreign exchange (Forex) markets or looking a little closer to home, trading requires you to keep an eye on the value of your investments and move money around accordingly. It’s a tough, demanding job which needs you to constantly stay on your toes, but the potential rewards are incredible. With that said, did you know that bot software is constantly improving – these smart tools allow one to trade on auto pilot, although these come with risk. Trading can easily be done while you travel; you’ll need a bit of an array of tech like laptops, powerful smartphones and portable routers, but once you’ve assembled this arsenal you’ll be an unstoppable travel trader.
The demand for English teachers abroad is staggering. If you live in a native English-speaking country, have a fluent command of the language, and think you could feasibly teach it to those who don’t speak it, you’re already in demand in a huge amount of countries including China, India and many, many more. There are several qualifications attached to teaching English all over the world; you’d do well to look into accredited TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses if this is an area you’re interested in. Teaching can be incredibly satisfying in the right circumstances; this is a job where you’ll directly be able to see the influence you’re having on your students, so the work is ideal for those who need to see the difference they’re making. You’ll be traveling as a basic requirement for this job, so it’s a great way to see the world.
3. Travel blogging
Perhaps this is a bit of an obvious one, but there’s a decent amount of money to be made travel blogging. Using techniques like affiliate marketing, product giveaways, and sponsorship, you’ll be able to create a profitable blog, but it will take some time. Blogging isn’t for those who want to “get rich quick”; instead, it’s the perfect fit for you if you’re passionate about traveling and want to share your passion with the world. In order to be a blogger, you first have to be knowledgeable about your subject, as well as being able to write about it in an engaging way. Based on where you’re traveling, figure out a niche you could occupy, and get your blog started. With a lot of hard work and a little luck, you’ll build up a following, and then you can start looking at making some real money. What’s more, you can easily update your blog anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection, making this job ideal for travel.
4. Travel agent
Work for travel agents is a little thinner on the ground than it used to be thanks to the advent of the Internet and the lack of overheads that an online business brings. With that being said, there are still plenty of online travel agencies which occupy certain niches and help customers in ways that only human beings can. If you’ve ever wanted to help people with the process of booking holidays, this might be the industry for you. Better yet, once you’ve got a good grasp on the process, you could start your own travel website and attract customers with your superior knowhow. We should warn you that this isn’t likely to pay the big bucks when you start out; the industry isn’t quite what it used to be, so being a travel agent in this day and age will take some dedication.
These are just four examples of great, rewarding jobs you could do as a citizen of the world. There are many more possibilities out there, so get researching if you truly want to lose yourself in our world’s many and varied cultures and opportunities.