There are numerous career options for nomadic freelancers and it is number one question that I get asked: what could I do as an anywhere freelancer?
Here are 10 Freelancing Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the world:
Somewhat obvious option but one that needs to be mentioned. What’s better than to make money on traveling! You can be on the road as much as you want and everything you enjoy great sights a dollar drops into your wallet! Its competitive market so do your home work and find the magazines and websites that fits into your writing style and destinations. Check out this post about learning the industry trips.
Another very popular option for native English speakers, and for non-natives as well. World is full of colleges and training centres full on enthusiast students who want to learn English. It is one of the quickest career options you can change into. In South East Asia for example you generally need Bachelors degree (any discipline) and TEFL-course that takes a month to do. So teaching is your cup of tee you could be working with in weeks in another side of the planet!
Relates to Travel Writer and one options that can be very lucrative choice. I also do sell my photos but it is more of a hobby than a serious business. I could turn it into a full-time business but I prefer to keep it as a hobby – I don’t like to take photos for money or think about what sells when I shoot. But if you do – great as internet is full of stock photography sites that want your photos!
Work as an assistant helping busy entrepreneurs stay organized. There are many variations of duties that come under VA umbrella so do your research and find one that has ones you enjoy – its ok to be picky! You could search jobs on Elance, Odesk and other online freelancing websites.
Know how to get to number one spot on Google? Its not easy to get there and many businesses have no clue how to do it – they need you to tell them how.
Know bit of code? That is great as there is huge demand for web designers and developers in all online freelancing market places. No matter what your code of choice is there is plenty of work out there. Generally developer job is not time bound so you can work whenever suitable for you as long as you hit the deadline on the spot. I’ve hired numerous developers over the years.
Relates to above and you could even be doing both, but if you have great eye for design there is massive demand for high end designers who really can match colors and fonts into a beautiful web design. At the same time you can also designs logos, flyers and other marketing material. Check out 99design.com to get started!
Social Media Marketer
Many businesses struggles to use social media effectively because they don’t know about it, don’t have the time or just don’t know how. If you have knack for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others start marketing yourself as a social media marketer and start working today!
Know another language than English? Check out translator jobs on Elance, Freelancer, Odesk and many others and start working today! It is one of the easiest freelancing career to break into especially if you speak a uncommon language where competition is low.
Every day companies post job ads for customer service in chat, email and phone customer support. Its option that is more time bound that perhaps other options but if you are ok with having bit of a routine – it surely is great career option.
By Nina Kolari
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