5 Location Independent Careers

Would you like to trade in your 9-5 career to live and work from anywhere in the world? A tropical island? The local coffee shop? Or simply from your bedroom in your flannel pajamas? There is a large community of professionals who are living (& loving) the location independent lifestyle. Why aren’t you one of them?

5 Popular Location Independent Careers

1. Blogger

Starting a blog has been on an upward trend for several years with the hopes of easy fame and riches. Let there be no misconception; it is not so easy (there is a lot of work involved), but it can be a location independent option.

There are many professional bloggers who are earning over $5,000 per month. But, this is the minority, so be prepated. Start by selecting a topic that you are passionate about, register for a free blog at Wordpress and start blogging! You can learn everything you need to know about making money as a blogger from the ProBlogger website and read this article about how to make money blogging too.

Annette seating beside a window creating a blog on her laptop

2. Selling Ebooks

This is a popular income route amongst bloggers because they already have a captive audience. But, it is also possible to earn a location independent living selling ebooks without blogging at all. Either create your own book or sell others ebooks through an affiliate program. Try signing up for eBooks.com affiliate program, select ebooks that relate to a specific topic and start marketing on your own website or through an email program.

3. Website/Graphic Designer

If you are a master designer than it’s possible to make a decent living from anywhere with an internet connection. You can find clients on your own or try upwork.com where you are able to bid on lots of design jobs.

4. Photographer

If you are a photographer it is a great idea to start making money by taking captivating photos of your travels and selling them. You can create a website for your work or sell them online via stock photography sites such as Shutterstock. You could also showcase your work on Instagram if you wanted to reach a wider, more diverse audience. Instagram is a great photosharing platform and, as most people in this day and age have it, it will be easy to direct potential clients to your profile. This alone probably won’t pay the bills, but possibly with a combination of location independent jobs.

5. Writer

There are plenty of opportunities for freelance writers, though it’s not the most lucrative way to make a living. If you are a quick writer, you can make okay money at upwork.com or textbroker. Opting for the higher paying magazine gigs would be more ideal, but they are harder to come by.

One of the most important things you can do to better your chances at a location independent career is to become a master in your field.

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5 thoughts on “5 Location Independent Careers”

  1. It is my dream to become a contract grants writer.  I'm already on my way with one "regular" contract position and I also copyedit dissertations, but I think I'm going to have to bring in a bit more money before I can live on a tropical island!

    • Maybe a tropical island in a third world country to start :)
      Congrats on having a regular client, that’s where it starts!

  2. This is the dream! I had a friend who was in engineering school and would talk about a growing trend of engineers that would work remotely on the beach. Very cool


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