The 5 Best Remote Jobs For Travel In 2020
Could you imagine no more early mornings and long commutes?
Instead, hostels and beach views.
Working remotely changed my life forever. Could it change yours?
If you’re interested in becoming a digital nomad and working remotely, then it’s time to find a remote job!
But What Are The Best Remote Jobs?
Lots of people believe that because they don’t have a skill they can’t become a digital nomad. This is not true at all!
I started off not knowing anything about freelancing or the internet. But I found Upwork and through there I started freelancing!
Some of my roles included a Virtual Assistant, Market Research, Social Media Manager, Project Manager leading to my current earner as an SEO freelancer. Pretty soon I was making over $4000 a month.
But if freelancing on Upwork isn’t your thing, then no worries! There are hundreds of different remote jobs out there!
And the best thing is most of them you can learn how to do for free. Freelance remote jobs are possible for everyone, believe in yourself and go for it.
1. Promotional Video Editor
Recently, while staying in a hostel in Rio, I met a 25-year-old woman who is a freelance video editor.
In my opinion, this is definitely one of the best remote jobs for travel out there at the moment!
You can combine creativity, a high demand for work and decent money all together. She taught herself how to edit videos and from there, she began to brand and market herself as a video editor. Working with Instagram and YouTube Influencers, she is able to command a respectable fee for her services.
She also said that she has only been doing it professionally for a year and believes that after another year she will be able to considerably increase her fees. All you need is a decent laptop and a willingness to teach yourself video editing.
2. SEO Freelancer
Working freelance doing SEO for small companies is currently how I earn most of my money. (Read my story here.) SEO or Search Engine Optimization is very easy to learn and is very profitable.
I learnt everything I know online and I fit it around my travel easily. Read my posts insider SEO secrets if you’re interested!
Nowadays, SEO is a vital part of marketing for any business that has a web presence. It is focused on growing visibility in organic search engine results. As someone who is not very ‘techy’, SEO work is one of the best remote jobs for travel in my opinion as you do not need much previous knowledge of computers to learn SEO.
If you want to get started with SEO, have a look here at this 2019 guide.
3. Web Designer
People think web designers all degree from MIT to be able to work online! FALSE!
Then you could market yourself as a WordPress web designer for small businesses in need of a basic but stylish website. With the wonders of the internet you can teach yourself everything you need to know to build cool websites for free!
4. Freelance Writer
Writing seems like the dream job for a hella lot of people, making it more competitive than other remote jobs. Principally because there is not much initial learning involved, anyone can be a writer.
The key to being a successful writer is learning how to market yourself. Make sure you have a cool website to act as your PR profile, then get out there!
You need to make sure people know about you, this could be through networking, guest posting on publishing sites or using contacts you have from your previous corporate life. In my ebook, I write about how to market your services as a freelancer.
As competition increases, writing is becoming seriously underpaid. Therefore, if we want to keep it as one of the best remote jobs for travel, please do not undercharge for your services. Know your worth and add tax!
5. Virtual Assistant
I started as a virtual assistant and I believe that it is a great option for nearly everyone wanting to start working a remote job for travel.
Being a good virtual assistant comes down to good communication and again, just like any freelance remote job, marketing yourself.
Being a virtual assistant is one of the easiest ways to begin with remote work.
As long as you can use a computer, then you can help someone with their admin tasks. Virtual Assistant work is also great for learning about many different industries.
Each role taught me something new! I worked for an event planner, a behavioural psychologist, a TechForGood foundation. If you want to learn more then I wrote a guide on how to get started as a virtual assistant here.
To find work as a Virtual Assistant a good place to start is on Upwork. Have a read of my post on how to be successful on Upwork here.