Travel Enthusiasts: Work From Home Jobs You May Not Have Considered

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Do you find yourself dreaming of your next vacation ... while you're already on vacation? Is the permanent resting place for your suitcase at the foot of your bed—open and ready for your next adventure? Do you spend your free time researching ways to quit your 9-to-5 and make money traveling full-time?

If so, here are a few work-from-anywhere industry opportunities you may not have considered:

Direct Sales 

When it comes to flexible jobs, it is tough to beat direct sales. You can run your business from pretty much anywhere that has an internet connection, and on your own time. For example, Amway is a classic example of a reputable company that uses this direct sales model to allow Independent Business Owners (IBO's) to make money, whether you are at home or on the road. The company also does a great job of supporting its IBO’s, from providing tips on how to sell Amway products to offering mentorship programs and educational training. If you're interested in the home, health and beauty industry, visit Amway's website or YouTube channel to learn more.

Blogging 

If you enjoy writing—and are good at it too—blogging is a good way to combine travel and work. It is a completely “location-independent” job and if you happen to launch a travel blog, you could write about your adventures. Consider The Bucket List Family or other full-time traveling family as inspiration. What can you learn from them, and what can you and your family offer the online world that's unique? This website offers helpful tips on how to get started in blogging, including how to decide what to blog about and come up with a strategy, website and more.

Airbnb or Turo 

If quitting your full-time job isn't possible quite yet, consider a way to earn passive income while you are on vacation. For example, you can rent your home through Airbnb or vehicle through Turo in order to make money while you're busy spending it adventuring. Who knows, you may find you have a knack for home rentals (all that traveling you do probably means you know what other travelers are looking for) and you can ultimately turn that into another income.

Virtual Assistant 

Virtual assistance work is a super broad topic that encompasses a wide variety of work including email correspondence, answering phone calls via Skype, data entry, updating websites and other tasks. Most, if not all, of the work can be done with a laptop and a good internet connection and the hours can often be flexible. FlexJobs offers helpful tips and advice on how to get started, and also lists a number of established and reputable companies that use virtual assistants for a number of tasks.

Start Packing 

Thanks to technology and some innovative ways to make money, you no longer need to be tethered to a cubicle for 40-plus hours a week to earn an income. Thanks to these flexible and often internet- dependent, work-from-home jobs, you can still earn money to fund your wanderlust and work while you are on the road, no matter where that road may be.

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