5 Remote Jobs You Can Do From Anywhere in the World Without Experience
You don’t need to be rich to travel long-term, but no matter how well you budget, the well will eventually run dry. But don’t worry, all is not lost. Before you pack it up and head home, check out these 5 remote jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. Best of all, they don’t require any previous experience, so there is something for everyone!
Customer Service Representative
Up until the past few years, if you needed customer service, it required a phone call and an entire afternoon free to listen to their on-hold music. Thankfully, times have changed and instant online chat is quickly becoming the norm. If you enjoy problem solving and consider yourself a (VERY) patient person, this could be the perfect gig for you.
Depending on how much of your time you’re willing to give up, you can find online customer service jobs with hours ranging anywhere from 10-40 per week. The best part? You don’t even need to put pants on for this job. Unless you’re working from a nearby cafe, in which case, use your best judgement.
If you’ve never worked in customer service, be forewarned, it can be miserable. No matter how nice you are, people will view you as the face of the company, and therefore the root of their problems. But if you’re tech savvy and able to not take things personally, companies like Amazon and American Express could have just the job for you.
If you’re interested in remote customer service jobs, check out Remote.co for more listings.
If you’re a native English speaker (or have a high degree of fluency), there are countless English teaching positions available worldwide. As it stands, I’m currently teaching in Japan as part of the JET Program. If you’d rather not stay in one place for long however, there are many opportunities to take the show on the road and teach remotely.
Companies such as Cafe Talk and Lingoda are always hiring outgoing people to teach English lessons via Skype or other video chat platforms. Depending on which service you go through, you may be able to set your own hours and prices as well!
While many online teaching companies won’t require previous teaching experience, you will most likely be required to create your own lesson plans. This isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do, but thankfully, there are countless online guides and free lesson plans available to get you started.
Have a passion for writing? While starting a travel blog is a great idea and you should absolutely do it, don’t expect to make much (or any) money from it for a VERY long time. The road to monetizing a blog is a long and uncertain one, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use your love of writing to make some extra cash in the meantime.
In the land of online marketing, content is king. Businesses realize how vital consistent content generation is to their SEO rankings, but they don’t always have time to write engaging, topical blog posts. That’s where freelance content creators come in.
The internet is filled with freelance writing opportunities in every niche imaginable; from traveling, to beauty tips, to car repair and beyond. Websites like Upwork and Textbroker always have jobs available, and while the pay is not always consistent, it’s a great way to hone your craft while making some extra money for traveling.
Typically, all that is required to start landing these jobs is some level of experience in the topic of your choosing. Once you’ve identified your area of expertise, just write what you know!
If you’re fairly fast at typing and already spend most of your time watching YouTube videos, why not combine the two and get paid to do so? There are over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. Those making marketing content or just hoping to be the next viral sensation know that their videos need subtitles.
Rather than doing this themselves, they will often outsource the work to companies like Rev or TranscribeMe. These companies will then in turn hire freelancers like yourself to keep up with the seemingly endless demand.
Speaking from experience, it’s incredibly easy work, but it does become tedious pretty quickly. It takes a while to get into the flow of things as well to reach a point where the money you earn is worth the time you spend. That being said, if you have nothing else going on anyway, making any money is better than none.
Search Engine Evaluation
If you’ve ever run into a situation where you’ve typed something like “Apple” into your browser and the first result is for the fruit (*cough* I’m looking at you, Bing. *cough*), then you can understand why the job of search engine evaluator exists.
Despite the incredibly complex algorithms that power them, search engines still occasionally need a human touch to tell them what is and isn’t relevant content. Companies such as Google or Appen are always working to improve the browsing experience and will hire freelancers to test the relevancy of ads and autogenerated content.
In a nutshell, search engine evaluators will browse the internet for certain keywords or topics and grade the search results, image or ad content that arise. Most of these jobs don’t require any previous experience to do, but it does help to be a bit tech savvy as you navigate down the rabbit hole of the internet.
It’s pretty easy work for what averages out to be $12-15 per hour, but since it is freelance based, there may not always be jobs available.
So there you have it! Five remote jobs you can do anywhere without previous experience! If you’re interested in landing one of these positions while on the road, I would suggest creating an email alert for these keywords on a job-posting website like Indeed. Once positions become available they’ll email you with the post and the rest is up to you!
With any luck and a little bit of effort, you should be able to keep traveling even when your funds start running low. If you have any other remote work suggestions, leave a comment for other readers!