No matter what your skill set is, nowadays there are plenty of mobile job options available that allow you to travel with a flexible work schedule, so you can make the most out of your time on the road. If you’re looking for more opportunities to make money and allow yourself both scheduling and monetary freedom while you enjoy your travels, consider these options that can help meet your immediate and long-term goals.
Become A “Digital Nomad”
You might have heard this hip buzzword that popular Instagram influencers use to define themselves, as they post their particular brand of formulaically scheduled and highly-curated content week to week. However, as fluffy as this term might sound, there’s genuine power and flexibility available under the umbrella of being a digital nomad: meaning that you can travel and work in a wide variety of industries that are powered and run digitally rather than in a centrally located office.
You’re probably aware of the enormous impact that social media and search engines have on our society these days and how they affect not only personal, but brand reputation. Digital marketing is a cut-throat industry with a lot of competition, but due to its enormous impact and the time it takes to make quality content, there’s significant demand from companies and small businesses looking to outsource their digital marketing management to freelance experts on sites like Upwork.
If you consider yourself to be a driven creative and captivating storyteller, then you have a great leg up on becoming a successful digital marketer. With the help of free educational resources like Udemy, Coursera, and Lynda, you can find yourself on a path to establishing a wide portfolio of customers looking for your freelance work no matter where you are. There are plenty of online courses to get you started and help figure out your niche in a variety of digital marketing talents including: web development, graphic design, paid search advertising, social media, as well as freelance writing & SEO. If you’re looking for alternative ways to expand your existing client base as a freelance photographer or videographer, you can add the above talents to your resume to make yourself an even more diverse and marketable visual artist.
Are you the type of individual who likes to solve puzzles and express your creativity? If so, then freelance work in web design and development might fit you perfectly. With plenty of free and highly-reputable courses from sites like Codecademy, freeCodeCamp, and Team Treehouse, you can start learning the ins and outs of website design on your own schedule and figure out whether it’s the right path for you. It can sound intimidating, but once you get started, you’d be surprised to see how creative and captivating learning to code can be. It’s one of the more sustaining and marketable skill sets you can add to your resume, as web design job opportunities are expected to grow at a 13% rate over the next decade, and are in high-demand across a wide variety of industries.
The Power of the Gig Economy
Even if you don’t find yourself eager to be a social media whiz, or see yourself designing websites, there are plenty of more immediate roles that you can take on by simply using your own physical and interpersonal skills as you journey on the road. The past decade has seen huge growth in gig economy jobs from a variety of popular apps. Here are a few ways to take advantage of these opportunities that pay and offer work quickly across many areas:
Let Your Vehicle Do the Work
One of the most straightforward ways to make money on the road, if you own a vehicle, would be to take advantage of your car. Although Uber and Lyft might be at the top of your mind when it comes to giving rides for people and food, other alternatives are available as well depending on the size of your vehicle. You can also make money when you provide small deliveries and courier jobs for Takl in your local area and take advantage of your larger vehicle to help provide junk removal and moving jobs on the Takl app as well. Depending on the size of your vehicle, and your capacity for what type of jobs you’d like to handle, the number of truly mobile jobs is growing on a daily basis.
As mentioned above, the Takl app not only provides a wide variety of jobs that you can perform with your vehicle, but also over 400 jobs that you can become a provider for in a wide variety of categories including Assembly, Cleaning, Yard Work, Organization and much more. The Takl app covers over 130 cities in 42 states throughout the US and is growing fast, so it can be a great way to help find supplemental income across multiple metropolitan areas.
No matter where you’re headed next, or in what capacity you’d like to work, you can rest assured knowing there are plenty of opportunities for nomads on the horizon. With plenty of freelance opportunities and free resources to help get you started, you can be confident that, with the right discipline and vision, you can get to exactly where you’d like to be.