Why do it?
This list contains an interesting mix of opportunities from the obvious suggestions like “web development” to the weird and wonderful such as “camel trainer” or “rescue worker”. We did this to show just how varied the jobs are that you can do while living anywhere.
With each location independent job suggestion, we have outlined the work and how you can go about making money. Just so you don’t think we’re making these up, we have included examples of people smashing it already!
1. Social Media Manager
Getting into social media management can be as easy as reaching out to brands in a niche that interests you. Any small businesses who don’t have the time to focus on growing their social presence is a potential opportunity.
Do your research: There are endless amounts of social media marketing guides you can get for free. Learn the basics, test them on your own accounts and you’ll be armed with enough knowledge to get your first client. Start off small even working for free, improve your marketing knowledge and grow a portfolio of happy clients.
Consultants working in social media marketing who produce good results for clients can charge a lot for their services and work from anywhere!
If you enjoy typing and can do it fast then transcribing might be a good fit for you. Among a few other things, you will also need to have a strong grasp of English grammar and punctuation.
Transcription is converting spoken word (which can be live or recorded) into written text. Some common freelance transcribing jobs are for business calls, interviews, presentations etc. There are a lot of sites where you can find transcription jobs such as:
Transcription Jobs on Upwork
There are plenty of people making a living from transcribing like Transcribe Anywhere founded by Janet Shaughness. Jane started working from home as a transcriber and now runs transcribing courses at Transcribe Anywhere.