25 Ideas for Remote Jobs – Work While You Travel

Ideas for remote jobs

We got back from a week’s break in Cape Town and I was prepared to hit the ground running this week. I had blogs to write, quotes to send, recipes to edit, and proposals to generate. I also had my kid’s school assessments, an appointment with the hairdresser, and a fitness regime I thought I’d start in time for summer. Enter: Tuesday morning and a noonday forecast of 40 degrees Celsius. Most of you don’t know me personally, but I do NOT function well in the heat. I melt. I resemble a massive variety of drowned rodents. I panic. I flake. I die 1000 deaths. Also, I’m totally not dramatic at all. So, I was rendered unable to sit in my office to work. We dropped the kid at school, loaded the stand-up paddle boards, and headed to the beach. Along with my SUP, paddle, and wetsuit, I packed my iPad.

And this really is the story of my life. I often get to do what I want when I want to, without neglecting clients or missing important emails. This is part of what motivated me to leave corporate, where I stared at Facebook on quiet days rather than being able to go for a cycle, and I just didn’t get it. I couldn’t go on like that. It made me want to do bad things to good people.

Since I went on my own (almost 10 years ago now), I’ve loved every minute of the control and freedom that I get to enjoy. I think everyone that has the desire to work 1) for themselves or 2) remotely should go for it. And it makes sense for a business to encourage remote offices. They cut their expenses, reduce the issues around road traffic and congestions, and have happier employees.

remote jobs for freelancers and others

Here are 25 roles that work particularly well as remote jobs:

  1. Writer
  2. Editor
  3. Graphic designer
  4. Animator
  5. SEO specialist
  6. Data capturer or analyst
  7. Consultant
  8. Transcriptionist
  9. Web developer
  10. Recruitment researcher
  11. Project manager
  12. Translator
  13. Stock photographer
  14. Voice-over artist
  15. Blogger
  16. Virtual assistant
  17. Game developer
  18. Website tester
  19. Administrator
  20. Email marketer
  21. Virtual tutor
  22. Customer service manager
  23. Fundraiser or crowd-sourcer
  24. Ebook publisher
  25. Social media manager

If you have a remote job that is working for you (see what I did there?), I’d love to hear more about it.

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