Many people are picking up their bags and traveling around the world – choosing to forego establishing a life in just one place and instead – soaking in everything this planet has to offer.
If this sounds good to you, you’ve found the right article.
We want to help you on your endeavors, and the first thing you’ll need if you’re going to travel the world extensively is a source of income. Fortunately, there are many great jobs you can have, and businesses you can create and run from anywhere you want. Many are signing up for co-working spaces like We Work or just working from home in this digital age.
Here are five businesses that you can start if you want to travel the world.
1. A web development shop
Building websites can net you a nice income, and there is plenty of work available. Freelance websites like UpWork offer tons of jobs every single day. The best way to break into the industry is to focus on one type of website that you can learn to build, in a CMS like WordPress. We’d recommend checking out Codecademy, where you can actually learn how to build websites for free.
2. A content agency
If you’re a skilled writer, you’ll be able to find clients who need your services on freelance websites. Content marketing is exploding, and quality blogs, articles, and press releases are needed by companies looking to leave a digital footprint. Build up your resume by contributing to other notable websites for free, and use your contributions as an “in” with potential clients.
3. Launch a Shopify store
Finding the perfect product can help you immensely if you want to travel the world. If you can find something that people are willing to purchase online, starting a Shopify store and setting up drop shipping can be a great way to supplement your income while you’re on the road. Scour sites like Alibaba for deals that you can mark up, and see if there’s something you could test out.
4. A travel blog
Yes, you can get paid to travel. Just as good, you can often get your trip covered if you really hone your craft and produce a following. Write about your experiences, create videos, and then reach out to Tourism offices. They have set budgets for the year, and set aside money to bring in travel writers to promote their destinations. Don’t be afraid to see what’s available.
5. A graphic design agency
When all you need is a laptop to run your business, you can travel the world with ease. Freelance graphic designers have this luxury. You can find clients on freelance websites, speak with them about their needs over the phone or Skype, and pump out creatives while you are on the road. If you have an artistic eye, sign up for a course online and learn the basics.