If you’re a wanderlust, you’ll have two options- one, jobs that ‘allow’ you to travel and two, jobs that ‘make’ you travel. The former gives you the liberty to choose your place of work, whereas the latter is not location-independent.
Gone are the days when you had to shape your entire life around your career. Today you can choose jobs you can do from anywhere and embrace the liberty of location independence.
From entrepreneurship to freelancing and everything in between, you have various options. But, before switching to remote work to work from the World’s best locations, ask yourself these questions. Do you want to move away from the comfort of a 9 to 5 job? Do you want to meet new people and explore different cultures? Can you make any place your workplace? If your answer is a resounding yes, hop on!
In this post, we give you the ABC of 10 jobs you can do remotely in your desired place.
10 Jobs You Can do From Anywhere in the World
1. Writing Jobs
Writing jobs include content writing and copywriting.
Content writing is the job for you if you find yourself as a storyteller or an explainer. Copywriting is for you if you want to write persuasive content to advertise a product or service.
Here’s what you need to know to become a successful writer:
- Work the Google algorithm in your favor by applying SEO best practices. It’s essential to reach your target audience.
- Write informative and persuasive content to impact your target audience best.
- Make sure to stay unique and avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism reduces your credibility and is the antithesis of a good writer.
- Understand what works for your audience to increase retention and readership.
Average Salary: $43,000/year (Glassdoor)
You can get started as a content writer by building a portfolio and applying on LinkedIn, Indeed, Problogger and others.
2. UX/ UI Designer
If you’re into building scalable, intuitive, easy-to-use products, you should consider UX/UI as a career option.
Here’s what you need to know to become a UX/UI designer:
- Empathize with your users to understand their requirements and complaints.
- An eye for design and the skill to make prototypes are essential.
- Be ready to research to understand your target audience’s personality.
- Like any other job, you also need to have good communication skills.
- You’ll also need to be proficient in design software like InDesign and understand user principles.
Average Salary: $76,000/year (Glassdoor)
You can start as a freelancer on Upwork, Fiver or other platforms. For full time opportunities check out LinkedIn and Indeed.
3. Graphic Designers
If you have a design qualification and the technical knowledge of software like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or even Canva, you can consider Graphic designing as a career option. In most cases, your clients will only need you to provide a portfolio of your work.
If you think designing templates, layouts, and catchy thumbnails is child’s play, why not try graphic designing?
Here’s what you need to know to become one:
- An eye for design and art.
- Know your target audience and do what works for them.
- Knowledge of how to catch attention through attractive images and thumbnails.
Average Salary: $52,000/ year (Glassdoor)
4. Digital Marketer
While a degree in marketing is not always a prerequisite, it helps you stand out from the crowd. Your responsibilities include building and maintaining a social media presence, email marketing campaigns, and writing SEO-optimized blogs to attract potential customers. A digital marketer can choose the place of their residence and work independently of their client’s location.
Here’s what you need to know to become a digital marketer:
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree is desirable but not always a requirement. If you can prove your expertise in your craft, you’re good to go.
- You should have good writing skills and the ability to apply SEO best practices.
- You need to know how to catch the attention of your target audience.
Average Salary: $51,000/year
A bachelor’s degree is preferred if you aspire to work remotely as an accountant. Your daily tasks would include analyzing your company’s or client’s financial statements. You help make critical financial decisions and play a significant role in how the company works.
Here’s what you need to know to become an accountant:
- It would help if you had a bachelor’s degree in accounting or other related fields.
- You need to be good with numbers and interpret data.
- Your decisions are valuable for the functioning of the company. Make sure you’d have the best advice in hand.
- You’d also need to provide financial forecasting and risk analysis.
Average Salary: $61,000/year
6. Human Resources Manager
As a HR manager, you’ll be looking after hiring, employee grievances and lifting up the overall work atmosphere of the workplace.
Here’s what you need to know to become an HR manager:
- You need to know how to identify talent for hiring recruits.
- Your daily tasks will include overlooking the daily workflow in your virtual office.
- You should be able to come up with new ways to keep your remote employees engaged and energized. Online games and active channels on slack can help.
- Have good communication skills to engage in daily meetings.
Average Salary: $75,000/year
7. Online Teacher
With the rise of EdTech startups and companies, the demand for remote teachers is rising. While teachers in most countries are paid low salaries, online teachers are paid significantly higher than their offline counterparts.
While this job can be independent of time and space requirements, you might have to suit the time zones of your students to host live classes.
Here’s what you need to know to become an online teacher:
- You need to have good communication skills to deliver your thoughts to your students.
- You need to be proficient in your subject to give the best to your students.
- Online websites like Coursera and Udemy help you host online classes even if you’re not a trained teacher.
Average Salary: $40,000/year
With platforms like Coursera, Skillshare, Udemy and Khan Academy, you can be an online tutor from anywhere.
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8. Computer Programmer
As a computer programmer you’d be responsible for coding, designing and testing computer software.
Here’s what you need to to become a computer programmer:
- Knowledge of computer programming languages like Java, C++
- Experience with HTML and CSS
- Ability to troubleshoot problems and work on many projects at once.
- Keen interest in updating your existing skill set.
Average Salary: $81,000/year.
You can start by learning a programming language of your choice. This can be done either by obtaining a degree or by taking a course on Coursera, upskill or other platforms.
9. Video Editor
With many people taking to YouTube to build an entire career, the demand for video editors has increased.
A rise of ‘Vox’ style informational videos across YouTube has upped the ante for video editors. Basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects is not enough. It’s best to be on top of the game.
Here’s what you need to know to become a video editor:
- Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
- A high-performance laptop like Apple Macbook Pro, Asus ZenBook, Dell XPS 15, and HP Specter x360 14
- An ability to create visually appealing videos.
- Knowledge of the content you’re working on.
- An interest in up-skilling your current skill set.
Average Salary: $68,000/year (Glassdoor).
10. Customer Service Representative
A stable internet connection and good communication skills are necessities for becoming a remote customer service agent. You’ll be the face of the company to address customer grievances. You’ll need in-depth knowledge of the company’s work to address customer questions and apprehensions.
Here’s what you need to know to become a customer service representative:
- You need to be empathetic to your customer’s concerns.
- With your communication skills, you should calmly provide solutions to customers.
- You’re often required to handle and gather confidential customer information.
Apart from the above ten options, you can also take up creative jobs like animations, illustrations, and software design. While these jobs are entirely location-independent, some jobs allow you to travel while being constrained to locations.
Average Salary: $35,000/year.
Non- Remote Jobs that lets you Explore the World
The jobs of a diplomat, international sales executive, pilot, cabin crew in an airplane, or ship crew are not remote but enable you to explore the World. These jobs are constrained to the location of your posting.
If you’d want to take a trip to the southern hemisphere to escape the northern winters, you’d have to rely on the mercy of your employer. Nevertheless, these jobs also offer great opportunities for traveling.
Work Anywhere You Want
Remote work gives you location independence like no other job. It lets you travel to distant locations without missing a day of office. Why not take advantage of this newfound independence and explore the world?