In today’s world, you can leave your work but your work won’t leave you. We have our work responsibilities and we are really busy. But sometimes we need to get out of our cubicles and wander off to beautiful places. But hey, when you finally decide to wander off, you are delegated an important assignment to complete, a meeting to attend, etc. Hence, the travel gets delayed or you end up having to work in the middle of your exciting trip.
We all have become somewhat like ‘Road warriors’. While work is our necessity it’s not always easy to do it while you travel. However, the following tips can help professionals who travel frequently handle their jobs and trips more effectively.
Have The Right Tools
Before you leave, get equipped with the right tools. Having the right tools is vital to your game plan. These are the things which become more important when you have an online meeting or a job interview. You don’t want to find yourself scrambling at the last-minute to get everything you need.
Raising funds for your travel can be a unique experience. Typically, when people contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, they get to experience the final product or service for themselves. In this case, you need to convince people to give donations for your trip.
Here are 5 things you can do if your crowdfunding campaign isn’t working as expected, or you want to re-launch it a second time.
Get Local Media Coverage
Reach out to local media news outlets who cover travel and crowdfunding, and pitch them your story. Ensure that it is relevant to their target audience.
Pitch a story that compels them to be a part of your journey by backing it. For example, on your trip, if you’re visiting a monastery for inner peace, talk about your travel from that perspective.
The key to get their attention is to turn your travel into a cause. Make them see how they get to be a part of something that changes people’s lives.
Turning your hobby into a full-time job is a dream for every one of us. After all, you will be doing what you love, and having fun in the process. So if you enjoy traveling and you often document your adventures on your blog, you should think about making a career out of it. Even though it might sound like a fairy tale, you can travel the world and earn money while you do so.
Having a travel blog can finance your voyages and enable you to visit various locations all around the globe. Be prepared to invest a lot of your time into creating interesting content and attracting the readership to your articles. There are numerous ways to do this so let’s start with the basics.
You can start by making affiliate recommendations to your audience. While this might not make you a millionaire, you will still earn some money, especially if you have a large number of followers or readers. If you are unsure where to start, share Amazon products you personally use and hotel bookings on your blog. Your readers should be able to click on an affiliate link which will lead them to another website where they can purchase an item or book accommodation.
You will earn a percentage from each and every sale, but your readers will not pay any extra money for their purchase. Always recommend trusted products or hotels you are familiar with. This will form a stronger bond between you and your readers. Therefore, they will always return to your blog in order to find a great place to stay at.
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As society becomes more comfortable with technology and the way it’s affecting the working world, more people are asking, “Hey, couldn’t I do my job from home?”
It’s true — so many jobs are now completely digital that there’s really no need to have to go into an office every day to get your work done. In fact, 68% of U.S. workers say they expect to work remotely in the future. Many people argue employees are more productive at home in an environment they’re comfortable with. Plus, they can use the time they typically spent commuting to get more done.
For people who want to travel, working remotely is the ultimate dream. Unfortunately, finding a company that will let you work from anywhere in the world can be difficult, especially when there are so many people competing for these flexible, desirable career paths.
If you’re on the hunt for a job that will let you travel while you work, check out these six tools to help you find it:
- The Muse
With TheMuse.com, you can create different searches for companies, jobs, coaches and courses. By selecting “remote” from the job search options, you’ll see a list of results for positions that you can do from anywhere. This site’s user-friendly interface makes exploring the available information exciting and simple. Continue reading
I am going to begin by stating the obvious. Raising money for a trip is hard. And getting your friends to commit money to you, so you can see the world, is daunting and uncomfortable. But if I can do it, so can you. Here are 10 tips that helped me raise over $15,000 in under thirty days for my trip in Nepal.
1. Start with a cause. People aren’t often comfortable with the idea of giving you money so you can experience a new city. There has to be something more. You need to do something that benefits people outside of yourself. When you are planning your trip, make sure to find an activity that allows you to give back to the local community in tangible and meaningful ways. Use this cause as leverage when you reach out to people in your network and request cash.