For some, living abroad and travelling the world is the ultimate dream. But there comes a point where funds get low and you worry you may have to cut your travel dreams short. However, there is a solution. More and more travellers are discovering the world of freelance work, which means that they can work remotely, from anywhere in the world and earn money for various kinds of work. As long as you have an internet connection and a decent laptop then you’re good to go.
There are plenty of benefits to becoming a freelancer abroad, for one you can choose your own hours – something which is certainly beneficial for those who are moving from country to country. You can work on any projects you choose, there’s no morning commute or trivial emails about keeping your workstation clean and you can be your own boss!
Sounds great, right? So, what kind of freelance opportunities are out there? Read on to find out how you can make money on the road.
Another great aspect of freelance work abroad is that you don’t have to worry about a language barrier, you can work in your native language. Copywriting is writing online content, so you’ll need a good knowledge of basic writing skills – you can find out more about the different types of plagiarism here – you could write content for blogs, webpages or even edit and proofread online text. To be a successful copywriter, you must have a good understanding of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) so your content is visible on search engine results.
Believe it or not, you don’t have to have a stand out voice to be a voice-over artist. Whether you have a light, airy tone or a deep, soothing voice your voice could be used on anything from online ads, to radio jingles, even audiobooks! You will need additional equipment here such as a microphone and editing software. Somewhere quiet to record is also a necessity – you can even make your own sound-booth room – so if you’re staying in one place for a while then this could be the freelance job for you.
Of course, you’ll always find an abundance of schools and colleges who are searching for native English speakers to help teach English to their students. Like any teaching role, this is an incredibly rewarding job, and not all colleges or schools request that you have any previous teaching experience. You can work in a school or even teach online.
Create a blog
So you’re building up plenty of travel experience and you have lots of advice to give. Why not put it to good use? Creating a blog is something that takes time and persistence. You’ll need to find a niche and upload high-quality content daily. Although blogging is rewarding, you may not expect to earn money from it straight away. However, if you’re looking to the long term, then blogging could be the freelance career choice for you.