Jobs you can do while travelling the world or working from home
Who doesn’t want to minimise their commute while having the chance to work from the comfort of their own home? Alternatively, you might be dreaming about a job that allows you to work remotely so that you can travel the world.
More and more jobs and organisations are giving workers the flexibility to work part-time or even full-time from a home office or remotely. If you want to get on board with this trend, here is a list of jobs that are more likely to give you the flexibility to work remotely. While the flexibility of all of these jobs depends on the structure of the organisation you’re working for, these are roles where you are likely to find more flexible positions.
E-learning developers design and develop courses that can be studied online. These might be for a Government or private organisation, or even for a massive open online learning course available to anyone in the world for free. This is certainly a job that can be performed flexibly as you will largely be building the programs on your computer while liaising with your client. This job is a great fit for people who are passionate about learning and education, technology and design.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/229/e-learning-developer
Are you a passionate artist who likes to mix technology and traditional techniques to produce visual content for books, cards, packaging, digital media and other mediums? This could be the job for you! Whether you choose to work for yourself or for an organisation, this job is likely to give you quite a lot of flexibility.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/248/illustrator
Technical or Scientific Writer
Do you have the ability to turn potentially complex and technical information into user-friendly documents that share niche concepts with a broader audience? If so, then perhaps becoming a technical or scientific writer could be the job for you. In this role you will likely be preparing and writing journal articles, government proposals, instruction manuals and other technical documents. This is a creative and technical specialty that will involve transforming complex content into an attractive format for the audience whether that is as a report, video or e-learning course.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/484/technical-or-scientific-writer
Search engine optimisation is all about optimising online content like blogs and websites for big search engines. Your job will be to make someone’s business more discoverable through analysing, reviewing and implementing changes to a companies websites. As an SEO specialist you will coordinate the delivery of SEO focused enhancements to websites, work with other marketing specialists to manage website enhancements and coordinate and maintain website content. A good fit for this job is likely to be someone who is creative, a problem-solver, enjoys keeping up-to-date with technology and is good at communicating with clients.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/881/seo-search-engine-optimisation-specialist
Social Media Manager
Are you a social media buff who thinks that managing the communication between an organisation and its customers sounds like a great job? If so, perhaps becoming a social media manager will give you the flexibility in work, while also playing to your strengths. In this role it is likely you’ll be: promoting and managing a company’s social media presence; create a diversity of content; using search engine optimisation tools to analyse data and drive users to your sites.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/454/social-media-manager
As an accountant you will be preparing and inspecting financial records, which are largely online. This doesn’t always have to be done in an office or on site, and there is no reason that you might not be able to ensure that financial records are correct and that taxes are correctly paid on time while working from home or on the road.
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As a database administrator (DBA) you will be using specialised software to store and organise data, such as financial information or customer records. From the comfort of your home you could be making sure that organisational data is available to users and is secure from unauthorised access. Your work may include tasks like establishing what the database is for, planning the structure of the database and building a test version and checking the results to iron out any technical problems (bugs).
Click here to learn more about this role: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/90/database-administrator
Are you passionate about bringing together content into a publication like a magazine, newspaper or even a website? Becoming an editor could be the remote or home office job for you if you like planning, reviewing, and revising content. You’ll be reading copy, developing story and content themes, preparing and writing articles and even checking facts and grammar.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/107/editor
These are just some of the jobs that can be performed remotely, whether in your home office or in some far off travel destination. Remember this kind of flexibility is something you can negotiate with your employer (obviously depending on your current role) and if you feel like more flexibility is what you’re craving, it might be worth having a conversation around this with your boss.