Traveling – who doesn’t love doing that? We would all love to travel from one corner of the world to the other, seeing all the beauties that our planet has to offer us – but there is still one small problem: in order to travel, we have to earn money. And in order to earn money, we have to work. And in order to work, we have to show up at the office.
But what if we told you it is possible to travel while earning money? You don’t need to spend your entire day at the office. You just need to pick a freelancing profession that you can do on the road, with a laptop and a good portable Internet connection.
There are many bloggers and influencers nowadays, and for a good reason. Do you know how much money bloggers can make nowadays simply by posting about their travels? Granted, it won’t be an easy start, as you will need quite a few subscribers – but once you get that “bulk,” it should be simple for you to make money as long as you have the right collaborations. It is one of the most popular ways of making money while overlanding.
- Content Writer
The good part about being a content writer is that you can write your content from anywhere you want, and then send it to your client right away. You can be in the comfort of your own home – or you can be Overlanding halfway across China, sightseeing, and writing on the road. As long as you have a high-speed Internet connection, a fast-working laptop, and a list of your tasks, nothing is stopping you from doing the job anywhere you want.
- Online Teacher
Do you know how to speak fluent English, along with the basic skills to pass that language? Or maybe you excel in math and you can help students with their homework. We live in an era of technology nowadays, and more and more people prefer to take online classes rather than to actually go to a physical class. Once more, all you need is a laptop, a good Internet connection, the qualification to teach, and a video call program such as Skype or Zoom.
- Web and Graphic Designer
One of the most popular professions for overlanders and digital nomads is being a website or graphic designer. You just need a computer, knowledge on necessary programs and platforms, an Internet connection (occasionally, depending on the programs you use and your deadlines), and a keen eye for design. You can build websites for business as you are traveling, and the better you become at your job, the more clients you will get in the long run.
5. Travel Nursing
Travel nurses are registered nurses who fulfill temporary roles at hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities around the world where there are often shortages. Travel nursing is a win-win: understaffed hospitals get the support they need, and travel nurses get the experience of exploring a new place. You can also get paid more doing it. Many healthcare professionals choose travel nursing for its perks, which can include competitive pay, tax-free housing, and meal stipends, and travel reimbursement. When you consider total compensation, travel nurses tend to make more than a staff nurse.
Who says you need to be stuck into a 9 to 5 job at the office? You might as well make money doing something that you like: traveling. Granted, it might take some time, and it can take years of hard work to earn a lot of money – but as long as you are determined enough, you can succeed. Luckily for us, travel-friendly job opportunities can be found at any corner.