- 04 Mar 2019
8 Ways to Work Your Way Around The World
We are proud to receive messages (on an almost daily basis!) from customers telling us how their Jennifer Hamley handbag has been a perfect travel companion, with our signature organisation helping to keep stress level at a minimum, and make every trip a joy.
With more and more of our customers travelling for work, or working freelance/location independent, it's so exciting for us to hear that our designs are a mobile office for so many creative, modern women.
For some, the 'mobile office' takes them across the globe, for others it's a day a week out of the office, sitting in a favourite cafe. And location independent work is everything between the two.
If you've got a dream to travel the world while getting paid, but don't know where to begin, check out our list of inspirational ideas below. You could make the leap and work your way around the world, or you could decide to take the ideas to make a bit of money on the side so that you can spend more time in that favourite cafe!
1. Teaching English – there are countless job opportunities for this all over the world. In many cases, you don’t even need to be certified, you just need to have English as your mother tongue. Check out the jobs that are available on eslcafe.com and you’ll surprise yourself at how easy it can be to get an interview.
2. Selling timeshare – holiday timeshares are all over the world, and the developers need people to sell them. Whether they are in Thailand, Mexico, South America, Greece or Bali, they want salespeople who buyers can relate to. They need British to sell to the British and if you’re good, then the earning potential can be unlimited!
3. Online Freelance Work – use your talents and experience to make money helping small and medium businesses with freelancing. Check out PeoplePerHour and Upwork to connect to companies who need people to work for them. Legal work, writing, web design, graphic design, marketing, research and more.
4. Writing a blog – whether it’s writing a travel blog that you can add to as you go, or blogging about any topic at all, done the right way, it’s possible to make a lot of money from it. However, it is hard work and you do need to look at it as a full-time business to really make it financially viable.
5. Selling other people’s products - Known as affiliate marketing, this offers another viable way to make money. You might sell travel, you might sell fancy little gadgets such as fidget spinners, or even sell books from Amazon, but with a website as a sales platform and the development of an email list to market to, you can make a good go of it.
6. Day Trading – many people earn a living and travel from selling short-term shares. Check out Marcello from WanderingTrader.com to see how it might operate.
7. Housesitting - A free roof over your head can take away the strain of paying for accommodation. Some people even make a full time living out of it. Check out the house and pet sitting opportunities available on Trust House Sitters to find out more.
8. Work remotely - It could be possible for you to work for your company remotely. If you feel your job could fit the criteria to be able to do this, then discuss it with your boss and the HR department, and you could find yourself on the beach in Bali, doing your same job!
There are tons more ways to make long-term travel work for you financially. These are just a small sample. If you want long-term travel to be your new lifestyle, do your research and find something that suits your skills, talents and interests. It's not an easy decision, but if you have a dream to do so, it's worth the effort. There are countless Facebook groups in all kinds of places with people doing exactly what you dream of, why not join a few and ask some questions and get to know the right people who can help you.
Before you know it, you could be sat on a beach somewhere with a cocktail in your hand, and your job can travel with you!
We'd love to hear which job from the list would you would would like to try?