All work and no travel makes Jack a dull boy.
Sick of the concept of wasting our lives working, more and more people are being drawn to the idea of combining work and travel.
You may be interested in this concept as well but thinking how do I make it happen? I don’t have any skills I can take on the road.
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Actually, so many ways to make money while traveling exist that, chances are, you already know how to do something that you could potentially earn money with on the road. If you don’t, there are courses you can take to teach you different ways to make money while traveling.
I’ve compiled the following list of 26 work and travel jobs from A to Z in order to show you the wide range of ways that you can make money while traveling. These jobs run the spectrum from necessitating an advanced degree to not requiring any formal education at all.
Most of these jobs do not involve traveling as part of the job. Rather, they are online jobs (also called remote jobs or virtual jobs) that you can perform from anywhere in the world while you’re traveling.
For each of these 26 jobs I’ve included either information about online courses, both free and paid, or information about current job openings. So here are 26 work and travel jobs from A to Z.
26 WORK AND TRAVEL JOBS FROM
A TO Z
Administrative Assistant – An administrative assistant is someone who supports an executive, group, department, or organization by performing administrative tasks like data entry, correspondence, filing, and scheduling appointments. Many administrative assistants work online. You should learn how to be an administrative assistant before looking for a job in this field. You can find a list of 20 administrative assistant courses here.
Blogger – Some bloggers make no money. Some bloggers make six figures a year. A lot of bloggers are somewhere in the middle. It’s pretty certain that if you try to make money blogging, you will succeed if you do it right. Matthew Kepnes, an M.B.A. and the world’s top travel blogger, has created an online course where he shares how you can succeed at blogging. You can learn step by step the details of how to blog with his course The Business of Blogging.
Customer Service Representative – Customer service representatives typically answer product and service questions, suggest information about products and services, process orders, prepare correspondences and fulfill customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction. Many customer service reps work remotely. You can find an online customer service course here.
Data Entry – Data entry jobs include electronic data processors, typists, word processors, transcribers, coders, and clerks. Many data entry jobs are done online. You can find a list of free online data entry lessons and courses here.
Email Management – Email management jobs are just what they sound like – handling email for a person or company. You can learn how to work in email management with Horkey Handbook’s popular email management online course by Gina Horkey here.
Finance – Many jobs involving money can be performed online while traveling such as bookkeeper, accountant, finance manager and account manager. You can find finance online positions here.
Graphic Design – Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem solving through the use of typography, photography and illustration. Here are 11 free graphic design online courses.
Healthcare Worker – Believe it or not, online jobs in the healthcare industry exist in the customer service sector. You can find online healthcare jobs here.
Interpreter – Interpreters interpret from one language to another spoken words in many situations: court cases, doctors’ appointments, interviews and more. You can find online interpreter positions here.
Journalist – If you’re interested in journalism, you probably already know that it’s common to freelance online as a journalist. You can learn more about being a freelance journalist on the Freelance Community of the Society of Professional Journalists website.
K-12 Teacher – The increase in homeschooling as well as online learning platforms has given rise to a demand for online teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. You can find online teaching positions here.
Life Coach – A life coach is a person who counsels clients on personal and professional issues in their lives and helps them tap into their full potential. You can find online life coach positions right here.
(If you’d like to learn how to work online not as a freelancer but as part of an organization, you can learn all about this during the online Remote Work Summit from April 16-18, 2019. Tickets are free here.)
Marketing Expert – Marketing experts help promote and sell products. Marketing jobs tend to be in-house positions. Still, many online marketing jobs are available. You can find a list of 17 different online course to teach you how to work in the marketing field here.
Nurse – Traveling nurses can work and travel around their own country or internationally. You can find good information about how to become a traveling nurse here.
Office Assistant – A virtual office assistant is a freelancer who provides the same type of administrative, creative and technical services as a secretary or office manager. Virtual assistant guru Gina Horkey can teach you how to become a virtual office assistant right here. Virtual assistants actually handle many more types of jobs than just the above. You can find a list of more than 150 virtual assistant jobs here.
Proofreader – Proofreaders read through a huge variety of written or digital documents and make corrections so that they look perfect in their final form. You can learn how to become a proofreader with the ultra-successful Proofread Anywhere course here.
QuickBooks Specialist – QuickBooks may be a fairly easy way to keep track of finances, but that doesn’t mean everyone knows how to use this software. If you do, you could get a job as online Quickbooks expert here.
Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Real estate virtual assistant is a new online VA niche for people with an interest in real estate who don’t want to become full-fledged real estate agents. Gina Horkey from the super-successful Horkey Handbook, along with Diana Sweeney and Dan Frank, can teach you how to become a virtual real estate assistant here.
Scopist – Scopists create final transcripts of legal and non-legal proceedings which are typed onto a steno machine by a court reporter. You definitely need to know what you’re doing before you dive into this online job. Internet Scoping School offers a very successful online course on how to become a scopist here.
Transcriptionist – Transcriptionists listen to audio files on a wide range of subjects such as legal matters, interviews and academia and type up the audio into text. You can learn how to become a transcriptionist while traveling with the very popular Transcribe Anywhere online course here.
Utilization Reviewer – Utilization review is the process of making sure health care services are being used appropriately. This job is usually but not always performed by a nurse. You can find online utilization review jobs here.
Vlogger – Vloggers earn money by creating high-quality, compelling YouTube videos on a wide variety of topics. The Art of Vlogging is an online course with a heavy focus on travel vlogging as well as advice from experts in other niches such as food vlogging and comedy vlogging. You can learn how to become a vlogger with this online course here.
Writer – So many people love to write. You can find a large variety of online courses to teach you about writing here. If you’re interested in writing about your travels, David Farley, an award-winning travel writer, National Geographic host, and professor at Columbia University and New York University, can teach you how in an online course called How to Become a Travel Writer.
X-ray Technician – X-ray technicians need not be tied to one spot. In the U.S. anyway there are traveling x-ray technician jobs which you can find here. And if you’re a doctor or nurse interested in working in the x-ray field in remote and rural areas of Australia, you can learn how to do that here.
Yoga Instructor – Yoga instructors have a very flexible job (pun intended 😉 ). You can read some good advice on how to become a traveling yoga instructor here.
Zoologist – If you love animals and are really smart, you could become a zoologist. 20,000 zoologists exist in the world today, and many of them travel around the globe for their work. You can learn more about being a traveling zoologist here.
There you have it! I hope this list will help you find your dream work and travel job.