If I asked you to describe your dream job or dream career, I’m pretty certain it would go something like this:
“A career that allows me to make all the rules. I don’t want a boss”.
“Any job that affords me freedom – working hours that suit me, an office of my choice – anything that cuts out a morning commute in traffic”.
“A job that makes me money while I sip cocktails and soak up the sun, on an exotic island”. (I feel like this is all of us – even if we haven’t completely admitted this to ourselves).
While there are many careers that will not afford you a care-free lifestyle, or give you the option to work from the comfort of a hammock, in Bali – there are plenty that do (cue the ‘OH. MY. GOSH, no WAY!’)
Check out our list, and maybe quit your job to follow your dreams.
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Freelance Social Media Manager
The title of Social Media Manager speaks for itself – a person that manages the social media accounts of a company/companies.
This job title was, of course, only created in the last few years since social media has, for many companies and industries, become a massive contributing factor in terms of advertising and marketing.
Organisations big and small throughout the world have recognised the power of social media – a space that is continuously evolving. While many companies employ full-time social media managers, there are plenty who prefer to use freelancers, especially if they are still in start-up phase.
Freelancing means you can take on as many clients as you please, and expose yourself to many different niches. And, possibly the best part about it, is you can travel while earning!
Social media, as we know, only requires some internet access, a smart device and some knowledge of posting pics and tweets – and we’ve sure got a PhD in that!
The term ‘writer’, is rather broad. You may make money writing a book, or you may make money copywriting for companies’ websites, advertisements, radio adverts – any medium that requires copy.
The beauty of writing is that it can be done from anywhere and it earns you a fair share of cash … even if you work remotely as an essay writer.
This certainly requires skill, though – writing has nothing to do with your social media love, and everything to do with the way you work your talent of putting pen to paper – or should I say, fingertips to keyboard!
Photography is the great phenomenon of the 21st Century, just take a look at Instagram and Snapchat. People love seeing pictures of places that are unique and destinations that are off the beaten track.
Travel photographers gain a massive following on their social networks, as well as bag some cool jobs which require them to snap pictures, for a living!
Hotel chains, travel agencies and tourism sectors, require photographers to capture pictures of destinations and hotels for use on their websites and advertising mediums.
There’s no other way to do this job, but to jet-set around the world with your camera in tow. Wow, terrible, just terrible.
Social Media Influencer
In a digital world, one needs to be prepared to familiarise themselves with new, trendy job titles which have come to be through the evolution of technology. One of those titles is the ‘Social Media Influencer’.
Influencers are people who have an incredibly strong following on social media platforms and are able to reach many people within a specific niche or target audience. For the purpose of advertising – increasing traffic and improving sales, brands source people who have a strong presence online and get them to endorse their products and services.
These influencers are able to reach a target audience, with a click of a button – and many brands have caught wind of this – so much so, that one could make a full-time job out of it.
You’ll need an incredible following on social media, and be open to advertising brands (even if you don’t necessarily use them). Just don’t forget to add the hashtag #ad, at the end of your endorsement post.
Bloggers are the old school influencers, even though blogging is another fairly new, trendy term. Some bloggers write for the fun of it, but most of them are blogging as a form of income – while doing what they love; which is travelling, shopping and eating avo on toast.
Bloggers earn through advertising companies and brands, posting guest posts (usually with links), and sometimes through selling things on their blog.
The bloggers that make money are ones that have a strong following – just like the social media influencers. Blogging requires you to set-up a blog (obviously), be fairly good at writing, photography – and you’ll need a laptop, too!
A virtual assistant is an online PA, in simple terms. A virtual assistant makes appointments, attends to emails and does everything a usual PA would do.
Most businessmen find it easier, and cheaper to hire a virtual assistant – especially if they don’t have office space and don’t need a full-time assistant -so there are many benefits of hiring a virtual assistant, but even more benefits of being one.
This job can be done from anywhere – hence the name ‘virtual’ assistant!
Teaching online has become rather popular, especially with online studying becoming the norm – and with the world being a global village, people can connect to a conference, or in this case a lesson from anywhere in the world.
Many people are turning to online studying, as it’s easier and cheaper, and allows them to learn from wherever they are. Now, you could earn from wherever you are, if you’re skilled in a certain niche, and have the knowledge, to pass onto others.
You could start your own courses, or you could work for an online ‘university’, and run courses, for them. There’s plenty of ways to make money on the web – and this sure is one!
Manage an Online Store
As it stands, the global E-commerce market is worth a staggering $1.8 trillion! It’s safe to say that online shopping is the preferred way to shop these days – there are millions of stores and even more buyers.
There are E-commerce empires, and then there are small online stores that have a specific range, for a specific type of customer. Smaller online stores usually outsource the management of the store, by getting in contact with freelancers.
You may need to have some knowledge of how E-commerce, and a website, works but there’s nothing that can’t be learnt! And, if you’re brave enough, you may want to start your very own online store and manage it from the comfort of the beach. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea! (Just don’t get sand in your laptop).
This is probably the easiest way to see the world and make a fair share of money for yourself.
Flight attendants spend their lives travelling, and you’d be surprised to know that they get plenty of free time to actually see the places that they touchdown in.
Yes, they spend most of their time in the sky, but they also spend a lot of time exploring new territory. In a job you currently hate? Find your nearest exit and apply to become a flight attendant!
While many of these jobs don’t always consume a full 8 hour work day, and might seem like they’re fun to do, we can’t deny the fact that there are still challenges that could arise in the workplace.
It’s important to be mindful of the employment law that exists in your country and the countries you are working from, because these jobs are still jobs. Have fun but never forget to be responsible with your career path.
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