Reader Question: “Hello Trisha! I fell in love with your blog after one of my best girlfriends passed me the link to your site. I was wondering how you work remotely or how to get started, I do marketing for my company at the moment, but I want to travel and see the world just like you! Do you have any advice on how to get started?” – Alyssa from the Philippines
Yesterday, I finally had the chance to check reader e-mails and I noticed that everyone’s on the same page: “How do I find an online job that will finance my life of travel?” I browsed over 45 e-mails in one day and it’s all saying the same thing.
By the looks of it, everyone have spark that urge of traveling the world and are willing to give up their corporate life to live a life of travel and I am ecstatic! The day I arrived South America was also the day I told myself “I can never pursue my fashion career while traveling.” Though some careers might function while traveling, the majority don’t. I had to figure out what works, for me to live a life of travel and I made it happen. I’ve been shot in the head a lot of times by people who didn’t understand why will I ever leave a high-paying job just to be an English teacher or an online marketing manager but I didn’t mind them. I continued doing what I want and after two years — I am still here — traveling, teaching and earning from my online job.
I am a social media manager for a US-based company which allows me to work anywhere in the world. My daily hour requirement is 4, which means I have the rest of the day to explore the city I am in, to cook, to socialise, etc. At the end of the day, whilst doing this, I still earn money, enough for me to sustain my life on the road.
How did I find my online job? Over the internet of course! But where? Below are 8 online job websites you can check out!
It’s number one on my list because this is where I found my current job! This is a Philippine-based company but worry not — they are not exclusive for Filipinos. Most of the companies that are looking for employees here are US based and having known that Filipinos are fluent in English, the job postings in this website are always updated. On top of it, registration is free!
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Freelancer is an online job platform where employers post a project (i.e. Website Building Project, Campaign Marketing, etc) that has a certain time limit. If you’re looking for a short-term contract, this website is the best. I’ve scored some freelance writing here which was so convenient because it paid me per article. Meaning, I do not have any commitment with any employer. I just have to finish an article on a deadline.
The website works in a bidding basis. If you are a freelancer, you have to bid on the projects posted on the site and in the end, the employer will choose the best bid. By bid, I meant what you have to offer such as your proposal and expected salary.
Pioneered in 1994, Monster.com is one of the most popular destinations for employers and job-seekers alike. There are over 150 million resumes and job posting in this website and you can search depending on the country you want to find a job in!
Career Builder is so much similar with Monster in terms of its number of years serving the online job posting industry. Here, you can find millions of job postings and thousands of potential employers. Although Career Builder and Monster have been in the industry for over a decade, a lot have been complaining about the fair amount of “spam opportunities” so be careful and read carefully!
Yep, yep, Craigslist is one of the best! I’ve found a lot of opportunities here no only in terms of Working Remotely but also in looking for house sitting gigs, selling stuff, etc. A wide variety of jobs is available in this website!
Indeed has a special search feature where you can find online and physical jobs. Online jobs in this website include work at home technical support, data entry, admin, etc. Indeed is easy to use because you can filter your search from the expected salary, location and job type.
Job Hunt is pretty much co-related with LinkedIn as they are one of the job posting companies who believe that in this age of technology, resumes are still important. All you have to do is upload your resume and boom — thousands of employers will get to look at it. In short, hiring is based on how good your resume is.
Are you feeling pumped? Can you see yourself working while you’re in a Mediterranean Cruise, while watching the World Cup live or amidst the crazy Holi Festival in India? Go to these websites now and see what will work for you!
May the force be with you.