5 Great Location-Independent Jobs
Are you one of those people who can’t decide what country to live in? Do you live in fear of the daily commute and a lifestyle confined to a cubicle? Either way, there’s some good news.
Thanks to the digital age, you, too, can become a digital nomad and choose a location-independent career. Although there are dozens of telecommuting jobs around, let’s focus on some of the most convenient and promising ones.
…or coding? We are all dependent on technology – to communicate, to bank, to stay informed – and most of us don’t know how to read the right code.
It may be Greek to you, or outright intimidating, but is programming really that hard to learn? No it isn’t. It’s a great skill to master, and you don’t have to worry there will be a low demand for code savvy people in the near future.
Social media marketing
If you have a knack for promoting and selling products/services, then social media marketing might be the way to go. It refers to the process of gaining traffic or attention through social media sites.
There are a myriad of internship possibilities to get your foot in the door. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, YouTube… All these platforms might be a gateway to your location independent lifestyle.
Bilingual people have the upper hand here. Even better if your second language is one of the most sought-after languages in the translation industry.
It’s also advisable to have an in-depth knowledge of a particular field. Translating general topics is not as profitable as translating highly specialised texts.
Are you a visual and creative type who is computer savvy at the same time? Unlike coding, web design is better suited for right-brained people. If this is your hidden passion, start following it today, and you can also enjoy the freedom of working from anywhere. Having a versatile portfolio counts more than a degree in the realm of web design.
With this one, you can utilise all your literary and narrative gifts. Blogging, one of the most popular writing gigs of the 21st century, falls into this category.
There are three essentials needed to start your writing career – your mind, your laptop, and someone to write for. The pinnacle of these efforts is, of course, being an author of your own book, or a play for that matter. In that case you don’t need to have a specific client.
Becoming location independent can be a truly liberating life choice, provided you are aware of the possible bumps in the road. But we should also point to warning signs of the get-rich-quick online “opportunities”. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. As much as making lots of money for little to no work sounds appealing, it’s better to stay grounded and look for the long-term benefits, not quick and easy fixes.
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