This is a guest post by Carolette Alcoran.
Are you a modern-day nomad, constantly travelling the world to explore new sites and meet amazing people? Well, travelling can be expensive, especially in this day and age; and let’s face it, no one has an unlimited amount of money.
Getting jobs while you’re travelling is the best option when the choice is between heading back home and pushing forward with the world tour. But, with so many different jobs available, and with the limitations travellers have when it comes to getting jobs, work certifications, and visa limitations, you need to consider alternatives to make some dough while on the move.
Here are a few reasons why you should be looking for an online job while travelling.
There’s no need to be at a specific place at a specific time
Unlike the regular old job, online jobs don’t really require you to be at a certain place at a certain time. If you’re working as a freelance writer, you just need a laptop and a reliable internet connection, and you’re good to go.
For other things like travel photography, video editing, photoshopping, website development, coding, etc., you don’t need any sort of brick and mortar workplace you need to go to. Working from a coffee place is just simply a blessing!
There are no restraints or constraints when it comes to working online; you don’t have to deal with people, you don’t have to sit for a certain amount of time in a building and most of all, you don’t need to work odd hours. You can manage your own workload as well as plan your own schedule.
You don’t need any specific certification or work permit
If you’re working online, you don’t really need work permits or certifications. If you’re already a freelancer, you can carry your whole setup to another country without a problem. That’s the main advantage; you have the freedom to do work wherever you are, whenever you can.
Most websites also provide you with options that will allow you to halt your work for a little while without suffering major drawbacks to your customer base. So, if you’re at a certain place where you know there’s no Wi-Fi available, you put everything on hold and get back to your work when you have a stable connection (unless of course, you have orders piled up).
There are a lot of jobs when you go abroad that legally require you to have the proper certification, work permit, work visas and more. For someone who’s travelling from one country to another, it can be extremely daunting to keep up with the work permits and work-specific certification.
Online jobs are just the thing you need to avoid the hassle and work in your free time.
A few online jobs that are currently quite popular
It all boils down to your experience; experienced online tutors will be paid nicely and will be well compensated for their time. You will need to show results, however.
Writing and blogging are also great ways to make some dough on the side and not be completely bored out of your mind doing mundane stuff.
Freelance photography is also quite popular with travellers; get better at photography, all the while selling your photos.
At the end of the day, doing online work while you’re travelling is simply the best way to make money and have the freedom to travel.
Are you a digital nomad?
What are your tips for getting an online job?