Ever since you were a little girl, you have dreamed of traveling the world. You would ask for travel books for your birthday and spend hours poring over the photos of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the Grand Canyon.
Now that you are grown up and on your own, this love of adventure is stronger than ever. So far, you have limited your travel to your annual 2-week vacation, and you have been to some pretty cool places. But ideally, you’d like to find a way to financially support your wanderlust so that you can travel far more often and work from home, along with while you are on the road.
Here’s some great news: with some hard work and dedication, it is possible to work from home on your schedule, and your timeline, which will allow plenty of time for travel. The following jobs will allow you to do just that:
Merch by Amazon
If you have always had a knack for creating artwork and your friends are always telling you that you should turn your drawings into T-shirts and other products, Merch by Amazon is a solid option. Through this program, the company will sell your designs as Amazon products, which will allow you to reach millions of customers around the globe, all with no upfront investment costs from you. You upload your artwork, choose a product type and color and add in a description, and Amazon will create a product page on its site. When someone buys your item, Amazon will handle everything, including producing the product and shipping it. Depending on how many products you offer and how many sales you make, you can either focus solely on this option or do this in addition to other at-home options.
Another great option for work that can be done both at home and on the road is direct sales. This involves working for an established company and selling its products directly to other people. A classic example of this is Amway; people who work for Amway can make money online by becoming Independent Business Owners. You can earn money, bonuses and rewards by selling products like energy drinks, vitamins and supplements, and home care items. Because the work is primarily online, you can set up your virtual shop either in your own home or on the road—you just need a good internet connection and you should be good to go.
Proofreading is a legit work-from-home gig that you can also do from pretty much anywhere in the world; again, the internet connection is the key to doing this work from home or a hotel room in Paris. If you have a sharp eye for detail and enjoy reading, this work may be ideal for you—you will proofread a variety of content, spotting errors and typos in books, blog posts and other written material. You can either work as a general proofreader or specialize in specific areas.
How to Get Started
To start your work-at-home career, begin by reaching out to whichever companies you’d like to work with. For work like proofreading and other freelance options that appeal to you, an online search should find you places to apply. Upwork currently lists a number of proofreading jobs. It may be best to do these jobs as a side hustle for now; as you get busier with more customers your income should increase and over time you can leave your regular job and pursue this work full time, either at home or while traveling.
Enjoy Your Travels
Thanks to technology like the internet, it is easier than ever for women who love to travel to find ways to earn money from pretty much any location in the world. Of course, this type of flexible work is also great for those who want to set their own hours around their families and/or are tired of the daily commute to work for someone else. No matter your motivation, you can definitely find a variety of jobs that will help you achieve your dreams.