Have you been wanting to travel the world for some time but you just aren’t sure how you can go about it? Travelling is an exciting adventure that allows you to experience so many different, unique cultures for yourself along with the ability to grow as a person as you explore many corners of the world. Travelling is not only wonderful and eye opening but it allows you a lot of great learning experiences and the ability to create amazing stories that you will remember for a lifetime.
Sound like something you want to get in on? Who doesn’t? But how do so many people manage to travel long term and without needing to work necessarily? Here are a couple of great online business ideas that will help you cultivate a business that will allow you the ability to work online from anywhere in the world.
Dropshipping is one of the hottest ways to make money out there today. Essentially you open a store on a website like Wix and use direct shipping from suppliers to provide items and products to your customers. This means you never have to have a stock and ship it out yourself – you act as a middleman between the customer and supplier and make some sweet scratch for doing so. The only downside to dropshipping is the potential set up costs and time it takes to get it going, along with not being in control of the stock yourself, so doing quality control can be a problem.
Running An Online Store
Similar to dropshipping, but with a different stance, running an online store with stock that you send out yourself is also a great way to go. The benefit to running an online store entirely yourself is that you are then able to control your stock and do quality control, ensuring your customers get the best of the best. You can also make sure that your customers get high quality items. Some examples of items you can stock in your online store include Westhill watch boxes, James Butler Flasks, bamboo sheets Australia, Empire chopsticks, Lumi night lights and April May jewellery boxes. These are just a couple of great options for things to put on your website – there is literally no limit to what you can choose to sell. Want proof it can work? Follow @Jesseandchrissy on Instagram and see how starting businesses has helped them retire from their day jobs in just six months.
Freelancing is another amazing way that you can make some great money online while travelling. As long as your skill or talent is something that can be done online, you can be location independent, meaning you can be writing articles or designing cool logos for businesses from your laptop overlooking a beach and an ocean somewhere tropical. Sounds pretty lush right? But how do you go about getting started? There are a lot of freelancing sites that offer a great platform for getting clients in the door – from Fiverr to Upwork, Elance to People Per Hour, this is one of the best ways to make money online.
Teaching English is a time honoured and tried and tested way of making money while travelling. While it used to be that you had to do it in a classroom physically in front of kids or adults, these days many English teachers are opting for online classes, run through schools throughout the world in the likes of China, Korea and more. Teaching online allows you more freedom and flexibility in terms of location, no longer do you need to stay in one place and teach only in that area. Of course though, if you really love teaching you can do both in person and online – a great combination to make extra money.
So there you have a couple great ideas for those who want to make money while travelling with ease. Good luck!