Travel the world while working remotely: Make money blogging

How To Travel The World While Working Remotely

In this day and age, with the sweet internet in existence, it’s not unusual or unheard of to be working from anywhere in the world while making money online to fund your travels. Chances are you found this post because you’re either curious about this kind of lifestyle or looking to accomplish this creative way of living in the life of your own.

Travel the world while working remotely: Make money blogging

Travel the world.
Work remotely.
Live the life you love.

To live a life of never ending travel in this world seems like a dream, often one that is thought to be too farfetched of an idea for most, no? But in a world – this world – that we live in right now, it’s most certainly possible. There’s a few frequently asked questions I receive and one of them is how do you travel so much? Which comes quite suprising to me because I would actually like to be travelling alot more, and it’s something that I’m constantly working towards whether it be – just like my free eBook suggests – a new country, city or even neighbourhood. My curiosity never seems to escape.

Like anything in life; there’s always options. Now, depending on the line of work you choose, here’s a few ways that will allow you to travel the world while working remotely.

The term: Digital Nomad.
The lifestyle: Travel the world, laptop in tow, working remotely.
The passion: A love for travel.
The essentials (technical): Laptop, wifi connection, camera (if it’s in your line of work like myself)
The essentials (personal): Discipline and self motivation

Related: Photography Tips: What Camera Do You Use When You Travel?


Remote Jobs

Remote workers are generally those who are employed by companies that allow you the flexibility of either working from home or remotely. They can be full time, part time or contract roles and suit those who are happy to do the hours or tasks for work, then switch off and enjoy play (aka. travelling the world and exploring new destinations) A couple of websites that are handy for you to find this type of work include Working Nomads and We Work Remotely.

If you’re already working in a company, a common alternative to slowly transition into working remotely would be to determine whether your job can be done from home, start to shift the office days to working from home (you never know if you never ask!), then eventually transition into working remotely full-time. This alternative has alot of factors though, including time at your current employer, your type of work and the culture of your employer.


 

Freelancers

Freelancers are self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular projects. The most common freelancers I’ve come across are freelance journalists and photographers – or further more to this ‘content creators/producers’ that combine copywriting, styling and photography as a bundle in their services. Freelancers have more often times than others previously worked for different companies and built a relationship to continue working freelance. Or have started a blog showcasing their work and hustled to get similar type of work for different companies. There are many other options though, a few websites that are a great way to find freelance work online are Upwork (formerly oDesk and elance) and fiverr, which also work the other way around when you’re trying to hire someone to do freelance work for you.


 

Entrepreneurs

Build an online business and you’re free to work wherever you please. These are the dreamers, the courageous, business owners building their empires; individuals taking risks and working towards their goals and purpose despite having doubts or fears. A few ideas for online businesses that allow you to travel the world while working remotely include e commerce stores, membership sites, coaching and consulting on a particular topic for a niche, vloggers, and no matter how much stigma comes with the title ‘blogger’ for many different reasons, bloggers are entrepreneurs. Now, yes, anyone can be a blogger, but the difference solely lies in why or more so your purpose for blogging. Those who are serious about making a living from it essentially create a brand and build an online business with opportunties for monetization through advertising, brand collaborations, affiliate marketing, e-products and plenty more ways (more on this in another post!).

Related: 5 Inspiring Books To Read That Will Fuel Your Entrepreneurial Drive


 
Technically, just as I’ve mentioned above, you don’t really need that much. But the most important thing you do need to be able to maintain this kind of lifestyle is alot of discipline and self motivation.

This kind of lifestyle that involves travelling the world while working remotely is definitely not for everyone. Some people prefer to have work as work and then go away a few weeks and have ‘holiday time’ and that’s okay but in this case, we’re talking about the digital nomad lifestyle – travelling, working on the road/in a cafe/in a co working space/on the beach/at home/pretty much anywhere with a wifi connection and travelling some more.


 
Over to you – do you think you could live the digital nomad lifestyle and travel the world while working remotely? Or do you prefer to have ‘holiday time’ as pure holiday time? Leave a comment below, I’m interested to find out!
 

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  • I’m a chef so I feel many of these options are unavailiable to me, however the restaurant business is booming and jobs are everywhere so quiting for 6 months every other year is what works for me – one foot in the traditional lifestyle, one in the nomadic

    • Hey Emma! Thanks for your comment. I definitely think there’s options for chefs depending on what style your cooking is ofcourse. I remember hearing about a father who is a chef vlogger and in his channel he’s niched his recipes down to over the top crazy desserts and this is what his content is to his audience. i just thought of an idea for a chef vlogger.. Traveling (of course haha) and in each city finding out what the best food is and then learning the recipe and filming yourself recreating it. Then building your audience and eventually doing brand collaborations and all of the above that I’ve mentioned for monetization with food and travel brands. 🙂 ‘one foot in the traditional lifestyle, one in the nomadic’ also sounds like an amazing lifestyle – love that 🙂 Aubrey.

  • Anna Avanesova

    Nice one. I liked this article.

  • Hi Aubrey! Great article (or maybe I’m just partial to this topic because it’s what I do haha) you definitely mentioned some great tips! Maybe your readers would like to check out the article I wrote for The Everygirl last month, “How to Work From Anywhere in the World.” I include other links to find remote jobs and talk about how to get started, co-working and co-living spaces plus other tips!

    http://theeverygirl.com/how-to-work-from-anywhere-in-the-world

    Hopefully more articles like these will inspire people to just GO FOR IT cause it’s truly life-changing being able to choose how and where you spend your days, while still building your career! As much as I cringe at the term “YOLO” it’s totally true!
    XXOO, Gina

    • Hi Gina, thanks for your comment and link to your article – very inspiring 🙂 I agree, more articles like this hopefully inspires more people to just do it and learn along the way. Would love to catch up with you if we’re ever on the same side of the world at the same time 🙂 Axxx

  • Lyana

    Very interesting new working concept. There’s something so liberating about being able to work anywhere you like and control your own working schedule. Thanks for all the helpful links!

    • Super interesting and definitely liberating to travel the world while working remotely! The discipline and self motivation is the most significant when on this road but once you get the hang of it I think it gets you going easier. My pleasure for the links, if you find anything else that’s helpful feel free to share 🙂 Aubrey

  • I read in Forbes that by 2020 half the U.S. workforce will be freelance, so there is definitely a palpable shift to working remotely and spending less time in an office. I’m a full time freelancer, which I LOVE. I travel often as a journalist and in between trips I take on freelance projects. It works for me and it’s definitely more liberating!

    Nikki
    http://www.thepinthemapproject.com

    • I remember reading something similar also! That’s amazing that this lifestyle works for you Nikki – just checked out your blog you have great articles that I definitely can’t wait to sink into reading. Aubreyx

  • Nikoline

    I have been working for 2 month now in a coworking space in Barcelona working on this blog for a company: http://www.nomadicworktrends.squarespace.com, and have many trips planned for the upcoming year. I am not at the point yet where I can travel and work remotely on a fulltime basis, but I hope soon to be able to when I finish my master and my personal blog gets more attention (www.departdeux.com). I love the concept, but I dont think it is working for everyone. Both ‘lifestyles’ has good and bad sides, but I do believe that we will all become more location-independent with the growth of online business.

    Love you blog by the way 🙂 very inspiring
    Nikoline

    • Hi Nikoline, thanks for your comment! The Nomadic Work Trends company sounds interesting! Would love to read more info about it and be keen to check it out once it’s all complete. Your personal blog looks awesome! Love your photos. Yeah, it’s definitely not for everyone – we all have our personal preferences etc. which is cool. Whatever makes us happy is what we should do in life 🙂 Ax

  • Great article! I love travelling and I want to live in a lot of cities. Yet, it’s been only a few months that I am thinking of having a remote job. Now I am really into the idea and every time I tell a friend or a relative about it, they don’t understand what it is. I don’t want to be linked to a country because of my work and I really hope I’ll find a remote job!

    • Thanks Leonor! Getting a job with a company that allows you to travel the world while working remotely is a good start, the links to two sites above have a variety of roles. You can share this article with friends so they have more of an understanding, I’ll be posting more about it so if you have any questions feel free to ask 🙂 Good luck with your remote work search! Aubrey x

  • I’d love to work remotely to travel the world! How fun would it to be to post up at a coffee shop somewhere new every week or month?!

    • Sounds great! Alot of discipline is needed to stop the procrastinating and binge eating I think hehe

  • Very Interesting & Informative article..Thanks for your insight !!!
    I love to travel new places in the world.
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  • Brilliant post! Very informative too! Thank you 🙂
    http://www.mywanderland.com/blog/

  • As a freelance, it’s perfect to work and travel as well.

  • Agnieszka Boeske

    Really like this post! I know people who decided to become a DN and they definitely don’t regret it! The app they use to book coworkings: http://desk.works – this could be another good tip for you guys! 🙂 Good luck and let the journey begin!

  • Cosmos Companions

    Hello Aubrey

    How did you first start out travel blogging?

    Tahnee and Morgan
    Cosmos Companions

    • Hi Tahnee and Morgan! I started The Love Assembly in November 2012, if you click on ‘START HERE’ in the top menu you can read a brief bio on how but I’ve been asked this question quite a bit so thinking of doing a video on it or at least answering it in a Q&A, what do you think? Would that be interesting? 🙂 Axx

  • Arava Glam

    Great article,
    I travel a lot and I tried all kinds of websites to make money online,
    What works best for me is Koocam.
    I teach my hobbies, and sells my knowledge in every field.
    It’s great 🙂