The internet has made it possible for people to earn a living from wherever they are in the world, so long as they have a working internet connection and their laptop handy. This is great for the wanderers among us, looking for a way to keep some money coming in as they explore the wide world out there Here's a list of the numerous options available to you should you be considering the footloose lifestyle.
Handy when it comes to bookkeeping? There are plenty of small businesses, individuals and even fully-fledged organizations that could use your services. Brush up on your Quickbooks and jump right in!
2. 3-D and Flash Animator
There will always be a demand for skilled 3-D and Flash animators from web designers, advertisers, app developers and the like. Bust out that Adobe Suite and you can be in business in no time at all.
With the boom in online enterprises, there's no end to the number of people looking to give their businesses a bit of a boost, and that's where you can come in. If you know your way around the various methods of online promotion and reaching target audiences, then you shouldn't have any trouble getting plenty of work.
4. Administrative Assistant
There are plenty of businesses being started up both online and off it at all times, but not every business owner has the time to attend to all the little details that are necessary for an operation to run efficiently. Offer a helping hand online and you'll be in business.
5. Forex Trader
Participating in the stock markets doesn't require your physical presence on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange anymore - it's gone digital. If German traders can invest their Euros while hiking the Amazon trails then you can definitely get your trading done on the go as well.
6. Article Writer
Have a way with words? If you know how to get messages across effectively and convey concepts effectively, then there's no shortage of opportunities for you to get paid online. Content has always been king, and it will continue to be for a long time to come.
7. Customer Service Representative
There are lots of businesses offering up services that require someone on hand to help hold their client's hands when they encounter some trouble. If you're reasonably tech-savvy and/or a quick learner, you can probably figure out all you need to guide people through their troubleshooting process.
8. E-Mail Template Designer
A lot of business-to-customer communications take lace through e-mails (they are far from dead) and should you have a knack for coming up with brief, attention-grabbing e-mail templates, then you'll be in high demand.
9. Online Tutor
People all over the world are looking for help in every field you can imagine and at every educational level out there. If you've got the chops and the patience to guide others through whichever subject you might be proficient in, then the online tutor gig might be just the thing for you.
10. SEO Analyst
Search Engine Optimization is a must nowadays for any business looking to get noticed online, and not every business owner has the time or the know-how to get their website up to scratch in this area. There's plenty of opportunity to be found here.
Plenty of work is available for those able to take voice recordings and typing them out in coherent form. It's a relatively straightforward way to make money online, as you only need the voice file sent to you to get to work. You could even double up as a translator if you have a second language in your skill-set.
12. Web Designer
Sure, there are plenty of do-it-yourself website creation programs and prefabricated sites out there, but there's still a lot of demand for customized web designs, especially from businesses that are looking to stand out from the rest of their competition with their website. It can get to be pretty involving, but the pay will match up to the complexity of the site.
If you're gifted with a pen in your hand then it might be time to put it to good use and bring in some cash to fund your wanderings. Talent will always fetch a fair price on the open market, and the power of visual humor will never be in doubt. Give it a go - you never know until you try.
14. Travel Writer
This would probably be the most obvious entry to this list, and perhaps the most appealing to the traveler. The chance to get paid to give an account of the sights, sounds, tastes, and people you encounter on your journeys would be a dream come true for many, but it doesn't have to remain just a dream. You could always start small with your own personal blog. Should you have a knack for it, there are always sponsors willing to finance your travels in return for some product promotion. It's as sweet a gig as any you'll possibly find out there.