Tips To Work Online As A Backpacker

Being a backpacker is definitely one of the best things that can happen in your life. That is the best way to travel around the world, but there is one big problem. Although backpacking is a pretty cheap way of traveling, you still need money for transport, accommodation, food, etc. For that, you need to find a way of earning money without being stuck in one place. The best way is to work online. For that, you need nothing more than a decent laptop and internet connection. If you have that, there are so many ways to earn money.

Freelancing is the first thing that comes to mind and of course, you need some skills and might have to pick up some online classes. This is where software engineers, graphic designers, and similar professions rule. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t work online and travel if you don’t have professional skills. Simply, there are so many things you can do. Of course, you won’t get rich by doing these jobs, but there should be more than enough money to be a backpacker. Before Jeffrey Hayes, the editor in chief at, settled down in Malta he was doing a lot of digital nomads traveling – working from only his computer.

If you have a talent for writing, search no more. Freelance writing is one of the most popular online jobs. The demand for writers on freelance platforms is huge, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding enough work for your needs. 

Just like freelance writing, a virtual assistant is another job you can do from any part of the world. Most small companies prefer getting a virtual assistant instead of hiring one in-office. A great thing is that you don’t need any kind of talent for doing such a job. However, things can be complicated sometimes, as you won’t be able to make your own schedule always. Sometimes, you will have to be available in certain parts of a day, which can be tricky if you’re on the move. 

A great alternative to writing and virtual assistant could be data entry. This is a super-easy job to do and usually, there is a pretty high demand for it on freelance platforms. Of course, the best thing is that you organize yourself in the way you want and do the job whenever you want. On the other side, a drawback is a fact that this is one of the least payable jobs online. 

If you’re good with your camera and have a lot of great ideas, think of making YouTube videos of your trip adventures. Still, a tricky part would be to reach enough audience, considering that the competition is extremely hard these days and it could be hard to stay motivated as an online entrepeneur. The same thing goes with blogging. If you have a talent for writing, you can write great stories about your trips and all the places you have visited. 

Those would be some of the suggestions for nomad online working. Another thing you should consider is that you have to be organized very well. The organization is the key in this way of living, considering that you have to combine your work with travel, and also to keep in mind the due dates of your clients. Finally, count that you won’t always be able to find long-term jobs, so constant search for new jobs will be a part of your daily routine, if you opt to not start your own business.

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