Guest Post by Russell Michelson
Even before 2021, many Americans were choosing to work remotely. Statistics suggest that close to 25% of professionals will be working freelance contracting positions, with the numbers expected to go up by 87% from pre-pandemic times.
The most significant advantage is the work-life balance that allows them to make money while traveling the world. If this is something you’re looking to do, check out some tips to make money “on the go.”
Choose Careers Where You Can Work Remote Projects
The exciting thing about technology is that you can choose from a wide range of careers that allow you to work remotely. You can run a business, hold a position in a company, or offer freelance services.
Translating, writing, graphic designing, virtual assistance, accounting services, and travel are only some of the industries where you can make good money – with just a laptop and Wi-Fi connection.
It will interest you to know that digital marketing salaries start at $40,000 per year for entry-level posts and have the potential to rise to $70,000 as your skills advance.
Working Remotely Needs Discipline and Commitment
While you can make money while traveling, you must commit to putting in a fixed number of hours each day. Regardless of where you’re located, make it a point to respond to client emails and use communication tools.
You must also be available to answer queries and deliver assignments. Along with that, take all deadlines seriously and schedule meetings in time zones suitable for your employers. Do the necessary research to find out about the locations where you can get reliable internet connections so that you’re always accessible.
Make Sure You Have the Right Equipment
Invest in the necessary tools to keep up with assignments on the go. You’ll need a laptop and a case to keep it protected. Get a set of noise-canceling wireless headphones so that you can attend Zoom meetings with clients.
Of course, an added advantage is that you can eliminate distractions if you need to work in crowded places, like a beach resort. A laptop stand that serves as a makeshift table and wireless mouse to prevent hand-cramping are other essentials in your gear bag.
You could also look for co-working spaces in the cities and towns where you’ll travel to use as a temporary office.
Tap Into Additional Sources of Income to Fund Your Travel
Working remotely while traveling is a great way to fund your adventures. You could also tap into added sources of funds. For instance, download a vacation rental software and use the tools to rent out your home to guests for the duration of your travel.
Manage the intricacies of accepting bookings, scheduling cleaning and maintenance, and staying on top of arrivals and departures. The software also integrates smartphone and smartwatch apps, allowing guests to enter the house with keyless access.
The possibility of working remotely has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for people wishing to earn a living while traveling anywhere across the globe. What’s your next destination?