It is the dream of many people to travel the World or at least to travel some of it, for many they will take annual holidays, for some they will take a gap year or a 3 month journey. But what if I was to tell you that it is possible to see the World indefinitely, travelling where and when you want and making money in the process. Madness! I hear you cry, well it is true, you can do what many others are doing and have a location independent job whilst exploring this amazing planet of ours and here are some tips to do so.
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You could always win big with online slot games and travel the world, but if that doesn’t work out, there are many web start-ups at the moment who are looking to freelance workers to help them out. A lot can’t afford full time staff so it easier for them to pay-by-the-job, and this is where you come in. There are several 3rd party websites online that connect freelancers with prospective employers, simply sign up, select your skills, write a cover letter and then apply for the jobs that arise on your jobs feed. The type of stuff people are looking for are content writers, ghost writers, web designers, web developers, graphic artists, virtual assistants, email handlers and many more online skills. There is something for everyone and it’s a great way of earning money while you travel.
Multiple Revenue Streams
This is crucial for earning whilst you work online, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Look to make money however you can, take my advice and start a blog and do freelance work plus more. Other ways to earn online are from filling out surveys and questionnaires, these earn a little at a time but it will all add up. Another way of making money is by reviewing websites and online products, there are sites that you can find that will give you these jobs and pay you for your reviews. My advice would be to have the blog and freelance work at the forefront of your business and then spend time on anything that can make you money online. If one part of your income is failing a little then you will always have others to back it up. These extra revenue streams will particularly help at the beginning when the blog isn’t making much money and you are still making your way in the freelance world.
Create a Blog
It’s true that there are several thousand blogs out there but there is still room for more and if you work hard at it and build and engage with your audience then there will be some money in it for you in the future. One piece of advice that I can offer is to find a niche in the market at aim at that alone, a general blog about life,sports,finance and travel is unlikely to gain huge attention. Focus on a small portion of a particular market and write about that alone. Doing this might mean that you don’t have a huge readership at first but they will prove to more loyal in the long run which is exactly what you need. Finally, make sure that the blog is about something you love to do, if it’s a chore then you are unlikely to work hard at it and you definitely won’t enjoy doing it.