First of all: congratulations! Just the fact that you’re here means that you might have started to possibly maybe consider trying to go for a remote job that you can bring with you anywhere, and that’s such a big achievement in itself, so well done you!
Secondly: the title is a tiny bit misleading since 8 is really referring to areas of work rather than actual jobs (of which there are way more than 8!), but just look at it as a little bonus, wrapped up in a neat little package, served on a silver plate!
So, glad we cleared that up – let’s have a look at some of the best jobs that you can bring anywhere – as long as you have wifi – and will give you lots of freedom to explore the world on your own terms, shall we?
Pro Tip: Depending on your job you might not even have to change career path, have a little chat with your boss and see what your options are!
Since pretty much everything is digital now, there’s so much to be done if you know your way around a bit of coding (or if you want to learn some!): you can create new, awesome apps as a developer – the sky (or should we say cloud?) is the limit!
There’s also a whole world of digital infrastructure, which leads to many Tech jobs in engineering, security, and research, to name a few – you can even work remotely with most tech jobs! Allowing you to sit on that beach with your laptop, making the most of your works flexibility.
Who is it that makes sure that those brilliant apps and websites look all slick and are even more slick to use, then? Well, the Designer, of course! This role comes in so many, all equally awesome, shapes: there’s UX Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Product Design, Web Design – and let’s not forget about Graphic Design!
Other amazing jobs that also fall under this category include positions such as Creative Director, 3D Animator, Motion and Video Design, and illustrator – in other words, brush up on your color theory, install some Adobe software and start looking for one of the many design jobs out there!
This might seem like a weird one to include, seeing as management has a lot to do with communication and people, but it can definitely be done remotely! If you’re prepared for some serious facetiming and an endless stream of Slack channels, you can get a job as a Product, or Project Manager, and the best part is that there are so many industries you can work in – who doesn’t need some managing, right?!
We chose to include marketing here because of the rather large amount of Marketing Manager jobs out there on the interwebs, dealing with everything from Digital Marketing and Marketing Production to Content Marketing and Email Marketing. Did we forget one? Ah, yes: Social Media Marketing.
Here’s another category that combines a couple of different professions, but they’re related to business so it all works out just fine!
First out is sales: you can be Director of Sales, a Sales Expert, Specialist, or Representative, or why not work with Sales Support or Sales Development – are we selling this to you yet? Yes? Fantastic!
If you don’t mind working on someone else’s schedule, then a job as a Virtual Assistant could be a perfect fit for you. The job title even guarantees you a remote role you can do from anywhere!
Lastly, we’re throwing in something that I think everyone should consider – being the CEO. Starting your own business is always a great option to give you maximum flexibility with your work/life balance and lets you call the shots… because you’re CEO, Bitch.
Much like what happened when video killed the radio star, social media has changed the way people get their 15 minutes (or years) of fame, quite possibly for the foreseeable future. The Instagrammer is here to stay, and even if you weren’t blessed with the Kardashian confidence, you can still find your own thing and your own loyal followers. Food, fashion, furnace – the options are endless (and don’t necessarily have to start with an f).
If running your own social media isn’t your thing, then you can always manage others for them. Businesses need full-time Social Media Managers and as long as you can add value, it’s a remote job that you can quickly pick-up with a few online courses under your belt.
Here it is, one of our favorite ones (for obvious reasons)! The art of wordsmithery has been a major means of communication for millennia and is still going as strong as ever, which means that there are loads of words to be written every single day. Who writes them, you ask? Well, it’s the job of the Copywriter, Content Writer, Technical Writer, and any other kind of writer you can possibly think of.
If you’d rather polish someone else’s rough textual diamond, that’s exactly what an Editor does. The alternatives of what kind of texts to edit and perfect are as varied as those of the writer, and if you prefer to mainly check spelling, grammar, format and punctuation, you were probably born to be a Proofreader.
Those lucky ones who masters not only one, but two, languages, might want to have a look at working as a Translator. Again, there is content of all sorts – from novels about a young wizard to manuals on how to handle your new hairdryer. Sounds good? Well, go übersetzen!
Another one that is near and dear to our hearts. Nothing beats a good adventure with a camera, especially if you’re getting paid to take the photos! Not only does being a Photographer give you a really good reason to get your butt away from behind the desk, but it also means you get to make the most of your remote lifestyle.
The jobs associated with photography are far and wide, some can include Travel Photography, relate to Social Media, and you can even be seasonal with Wedding or Surf Photography.
Yep, Online Teaching is growing bigger and bigger by the minute, and if you have a pretty good understanding of a subject, why not share your knowledge! You can be anything from an English Teacher for Children to an Online Professor at a university, or you can Tutor in your speciality – perhaps you know another language, or the absolute best way to ferment vegetables, or all of the other professions in this list. Knowledge is power, after all!
Remote work isn’t for everyone but if you feel like it might be right for you, then go look for your next career move right now because working remotely is pretty awesome! We really hope that you’ve gotten some ideas from this post, and if not please let us know and we might be able to do some brainstorming with you. Good luck!