Being stuck in one place, doing the same menial job day in and day out is so last century. With the advent of the internet, an entirely new market has emerged in the last two decades.
No longer are the perspective and entrepreneurial-minded stuck in a specific demographic, there is freedom in working remotely, or even starting your own online business, blog, website, etc. Frankly, one is only limited by their imagination and their resources. With cheap airfare, a solid internet connection, and a decent laptop, the world is now your office. To give you an idea of where to start, let’s talk about some ways to work from anywhere in the world.
1 – Freelance Work and the Gig Economy
Often, the hardest part of working remotely is getting started. People may ask “How can I find work and how can I get paid?”
Well, the answer is simple, do a quick online search based on what your skill sets are and what you have to offer to prospective clients. You can make money anywhere in the world once you’ve found someone who’s willing to pay you for your work. There are dozens of online job sites, so do your research and find a client. Once you’ve done it once, it gets easier and easier as time goes on.
2 – Start a Blog
If the internet is filled with one thing, it’s information. Information that proves useful to a specific category, or niche, could lead to revenue sources like affiliate marketing, ad sharing, and more.
The kicker is you have to spend months, if not years building up the content on a blog, gain more and more traffic, and making sure the content you provide is both credible and informative. The better you do here, the more income you’re likely to make.
Keep in mind you’ll have some overhead costs such as a website and a domain name, but other than that, those are pretty much you only upfront investments at the beginning, but the more popular the site gets, the more likely the costs will gradually build with the greater the income you have coming in, There is a wealth of information on the internet and dozens of books on this subject that goes into much greater depth, so if a blog is something that interests you, you may want to look into it further before committing.
3 – YouTube Partnership Program
For those of you who are comfortable in front of a video camera, start ramping up your YouTube video production. Once you’ve gained a strong enough following, you can start to profit off the revenue your page makes as long as you adhere to the sites’ guidelines.
Making money online isn’t a get rich quick scheme. It takes days, weeks, if not years, to become successful, but the freedom from working anywhere and the ability to be your own boss is well worth the struggle once you begin to see the income rolling!
Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, content creator, seasoned social media strategist and publicist with undeniably successful track record. 2012 International Visitor Leadership Program (for global leaders) alumnus and O visa grantee (for people with extraordinary skills and who have risen to the top of their field). Avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. Regular resource person for social media, blogging and content creation. Available for work and travel – [email protected]