As anyone who has been in the same job for a while will tell you, sometimes there are days when just you sit at your desk and look at that screensaver of turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and palm trees leaning out toward the ocean somewhere in the Caribbean and dream of being there instead. You can almost feel the sand beneath your feet and those warm waters beaconing you to wade in and relax, but it’s just a dream … or is it?
No, being confined to your desk is a thing of the past in this globally connected world we now live in. Entire careers abound working online or overseas that can make those inviting turquoise waters or Caribbean sunset a reality.
1.Teaching English abroad
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never taught before, all you have to do is obtain your TESOL Certification (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages) which is the easy part. You can do this online or as a course in nearly any country so the choice of how you learn is yours.
So, where have you always wanted to go?
South America, China, Italy – the choice is yours. Teaching English abroad can definitely help you to achieve any of these destinations. Choosing is definitely the hardest part as the adventurer within you awakens and wants to see so many beautiful countries and have the chance to immerse yourself in those cultures while making a decent income.
If teaching isn’t for you, there are huge companies connecting Freelancers with Employers from over the world. Sites like UpWork make working online easy. Employers from over 180 countries in a variety of fields constantly need jobs done and hire freelancers to do them so it doesn’t matter where you live, you can make a nice living in your field of expertise. IT and Networking, Data Science and Analytics, Web Research, Design and Creative, Photography, you name it, they need freelancers to do it all!
Or, you can finally change careers and live your dream. Ever dreamed of becoming a writer? Well, there are 10 categories of writing alone on Upwork. From Creative writing to Article, Blog and Content writing so you can spend your days’ anywhere in the world writing up a storm. Perhaps in a little café in Paris while enjoying a coffee and a pastry gazing at the Eiffel Tower. As a freelancer you have complete freedom, location does not matter. Or, you can work in your PJ’s if you like and nobody will ever know!
3. Sell Your Goods or Services Online
Take the plunge and start that business you’ve always thought about – online. It can be anything you’ve ever dreamed of. If you’ve always wanted to start a mobile IT consultancy – do it. If you want to design and make jewelry – do it. No matter what it is, you can start now while you are in your current job and as it grows then you can transition to working online full time. Most people these days will use Google first before making any purchase no matter how big or small, so as people shop online more and more this works to your advantage bringing more customers right to you on a daily basis.
4. Write an eBook
Write an eBook or eBooks, plural with kindle direct publishing. Start earning a passive income which delivers you a check each month. You just sit back and watch the money come rolling in. This is a great option because you only have to do it once, and it keeps providing you with a return allowing you to spend your valuable time on other projects or income streams. While it earns you money, write another book or start some other venture. Once the book is out there, you’re free to move on. Kindle explains everything, making it an easy process to follow. It can help you reach millions of readers on Amazon and get you up and running quickly.
If you can string two words together then there are a lot of jobs for Copywriters which can pay you very well within a short period of time. Once you are up and running the sky is the limit! The biggest choice you now have to make is how many hours you want to work. How much less stress you would have if you could earn the same amount of money by only working half days from here on out?
Email marketing is another lucrative offshoot of copywriting. Nearly all business’ and companies these days are hungry for email content for their clients daily or weekly emails which means hundreds of opportunities for you.
No matter what your background or experience is, you can draw from it to transition into a new career earning the same amount of money, if not more. Now that Caribbean dream could be a reality, sitting working on your laptop while your toes wriggle in the warm sand.