Living and working in the UK is becoming an increasingly depressing concept for many. With the cost of living rising and the average wage remaining stagnant, it’s no wonder that so many people are dreaming of a different life. Fortunately, for those who want to take this idea a little further than a dream, there are several jobs you can do from absolutely anywhere in the world. With a laptop, a decent Wi-Fi connection and a little peace and quiet, you can make just as much money sat in a beach bar in Thailand as you could stuck behind your desk in London!
Don’t start packing your bags just yet though, establishing yourself in this kind of career will usually take a lot of hard work, determination and enthusiasm; you may also need a bit of luck thrown into the mix. The competition amongst freelancers in most industries is fierce and to collect a decent database of clients can be a difficult task. However, if you want it – make it happen!
Here are a few of the jobs you can do from anywhere in the world!
It may seem like the most obvious one, and perhaps a very tricky area to break into. However, the meaning of travel writer is incredibly varied and you don’t have to work for a massive company to be recognised as one. It is possible to approach publications with a one-off idea that you would like to sell to them and obviously as you’re already on the road, inspiration is all around you. There are also several freelance websites where you can find one off tasks from publishers who are looking for original material for a diverse range of purposes. Alternatively you can set up your own travel blog and truly work for yourself!
This may sound similar to being a travel writer but it is totally different. As a copywriter you would be expected to write content for things like advertising and company brochures. Learning how to be a great copywriter is no simple feat and enrolling on some kind of recognised course would be the perfect place to start. Copywriters can earn an impressive amount of money and, if done well, this job could easily fund your travels around the world!
There are many professional translation agencies, like Quick Lingo, who outsource all of their translation projects to freelance language experts. If you are fluently bi-lingual then this is a fantastic way to provide yourself with an income. Once you have built up a reputation as an excellent and reliable translator, the work could soon be piling up!
There are also many other jobs, like bar tending, fruit picking and language teaching that you can do from place to place. If you’re looking for work of this type then it’s usually best to start looking for a new job before you head to an area, that way you can be sure you’ll be able to support yourself whilst there!
The first step towards setting yourself up as a freelancer of any kind, especially in the current world of booming social media, is to set yourself up with a website. In this way you can promote your services and advertise yourself to potential employers. You can then also establish yourself on networking sites like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter in order to increase your exposure online!
Whatever you do and wherever you travel to, remember to work hard, play hard and enjoy the sunshine!