Finding a Career That Enables You to Travel More

If you are the kind of person who loves nothing more than jetting off on the next adventure, exploring all the world has to offer, and never staying in two places for too long, then the need to have a job and earn your living can be a thorn in your side.

The good news is, it is possible to find a career that works for you and enables you to earn your living while also traveling a lot more too. Below are some tips to help you do just that.

Become self-employed
Perhaps, the best way to ensure you can travel often is to become self-employed so that you can set your own working hours, and not have to worry about being allowed to have time off work. If you can choose a self-employed career that enables you to work anywhere in the world – you could become a yoga instructor or a freelancer writer, for example – then that is even better because, no matter where you go, you know you will be able to find clients and make a living.

Negotiate remote working
If you like the job you currently do, and it is an office job that you could feasibly do remotely without it harming the quality of your work, then asking your employer if they would consider letting you work remotely more often or even permanently could enable you to travel far more often. However, you would need to negotiate with them the ability to work from any location as many employers stipulate that home workers must be resident in the same country or even same state as the business, so be careful with this one.

Freelance
Freelancing is a good option for people who love to travel as it enables you to pick and choose which projects you work on and when, so you can take on a well-paying project for a few months, save as much of your pay as possible, and then take a couple of months off to go traveling when the mood takes you. If you have any marketable skills from business consultancy to accounting to freelancer writing, chances are you can set yourself up as a freelancer worker although it may take some time for you to be established in your chosen field.

Built in travel
Of course, there are a number of jobs where you get to travel as part your job. From business translators to cruise ship attendants to fight attendants and even pilots, if you’re serious about seeing more of the world while you earn a living, choosing a job where jetting off is expected of you is a great way to do it. Just bear in mind, you will be working for a lot of your time overseas, which means you might not get to enjoy new places in quite the way you imagined.

As you can see, it is perfectly possible to work and spend more time traveling, you just need to take a smarter approach to your choice of career if you want to make it work for you.

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