Is it possible to generate an income and travel at the same time? Yes, indeed! In fact, many people have already taken advantage of remote work to venture into a career where individuals can travel at the same time.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the proportion of people hybrid working has risen in 2022. With 38% of adults reported having worked from home at some point over the last seven days, it can certainly be said that the future of working is changing.
The average driving commute is 55 minutes round trip.— Andy Berman • vowel.com (@berman66) August 31, 2022
At 260 working days in a year, that’s 14,300 minutes spent commuting.
Over 43 years, that’s 614,900 minutes, or 10,248 hours wasted driving to an office to do work that could be done from home.
Remote work is the future
How can you achieve a career and travel simultaneously? This guide will hopefully give you the knowledge needed to make the change and work to live, rather than living to work.
Tips for generating an income whilst travelling
There are many ways in which you can generate an income, whether you plan to travel and see the world or simply spend more time at home with your kids.
Find your desired career path.
First and foremost, you want to look at what career paths enable you to travel easily. There will be certain career paths that will cater to a more flexible schedule. For example, being a virtual assistant can have you working at various hours of the day depending on where your clients are based in the world.
Other career paths might have a similar 9-5 structure or you may be lucky enough to choose your own working hours!
Set yourself up remotely.
Setting yourself up to work remotely is key and that requires the right equipment and software. The best remote desktop software can be ideal to implement if the company you’re working with, hasn’t done so already.
By setting yourself up with the right tools and equipment, you’ve got less chance of losing your work and becoming unreachable to your clients.
Figure out your working hours.
According to fifty of the biggest UK employers, they’ve said there are no plans to return all staff to the office full-time in the near future. As such, there’s likely going to be a lot more flexibility over working hours and how often employees need to check in for work.
As a remote worker on the road, it’s good to set yourself your own working hours where possible. That way, you can successfully strike the right balance and set a good work-life ratio from the beginning.
Always be on the lookout for new ventures.
Whatever your career may be in remote working, it’s an evolving industry. With that said, it’s always good to keep your ear to the ground for new opportunities that may come along. The world of remote working is opportunistic, to say the least.
Working whilst travelling is becoming more accessible
Whilst working online has slowly become more popular, it’s the recent COVID-19 pandemic that accelerated it. With remote working creating more accessibility, travelling whilst working is something that anyone with a passion and drive can achieve.
With 1 in 5 brits working remotely full-time, it’s more than possible to work and travel at the same time, in the near future.
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