If you prefer a nomadic lifestyle, or if you still haven’t decided on the place where you want to permanently reside, but you still need to provide for a living, don’t worry; we bring you the list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world.
So, jobs you can do from anywhere have become really popular in the last couple of years, and I know many people who travel a lot and earn money with the help of these “work anywhere anytime” jobs. In most cases, those are jobs you can do online without a degree; you just need to have certain skills, such as knowledge of English language or any other language, excellent writing skills, good command of grammar, or something else related to IT or graphic design. However, there are some other possibilities as well, especially if you are a very communicative person. For example, I have a friend who is a certified fitness trainer, with a lot of experience and knowledge. She has decided to travel the world, and before visiting a new country, she makes a research on the possible short-term employment while living there. That is how she sustains herself for a month or two. Yes, it sounds very adventurous and it is, but it’s definitely worth trying.
The thing is that your personality type and corresponding preferences are the most important factors influencing job choice. Different kinds of people have different and rather specific requirements when it comes to career choosing. The first category are definitely moms that are looking for a career that offers job flexibility in order not to neglect their role as a mother. That’s why our list of flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms is exactly what they need. On the other side, students are also a very specific category, and when they search for a job, there are so many things they need to pay attention to, where flexibility in terms of working hours is the most important. Well, thanks to the Insider Monkey, there is a solution for that too, since while ago we covered the best flexible highest paying part time jobs for college students in 2017, as well.
As the idea of telecommuting jobs anywhere in the world is getting more and more attention by every day, it’s no wonder that there are so many new ideas and websites that deal with it. For example, the Skill Crush provides the list of best sites to find remote work, and it is definitely useful and recommended to take a look. There are also some companies that allow working from anywhere, including Dell, Microsoft, Apple and even Google. Those are the companies that only hire the best of the best, and for them, it is the most important how you do your job, rather than making you sit in the office from 9 to 5. Those are the jobs you can do on the road, while traveling the world, for example.
Using the two previous sources, with the help of websites such as Rat Race Rebellion, Anywhere Anytime, and International Living, I made this list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. It’s ranked according to the annual salary for each job, that is obtained from the PayScale. Almost all of the listed jobs are online jobs, so make sure to have a laptop and good Internet connection, no matter where you are. We dealt with the similar issue in 2015, when we created the list of highest paid jobs you can work from home or anywhere in the world, so it would be really interesting to compare it with this one and to see what (if anything) changed in 2017.
So, let’s see the list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world.
20. Customer Service Representative
Annual salary: $31,720
For this job, you will need your phone or laptop, depending on how you communicate with your customers. Your job is to handle their requests, answer their questions, resolve their issues, and assist them in anything else they need from the company that hires you.
19. Freelance Photographer
Annual salary: $41,000
Having a good camera will not make you a professional photographer, but having an eye for a good photo, a lot of experience and creative ideas definitely will. So, if you have all of this, you can sail into the adventure of becoming a freelance photographer.
18. Freelance Writer
Annual salary: $42,120
Experience in writing, as well as talent and good command of grammar and language, in general, will make you eligible to become a freelance writer. The best thing is, you can travel, deal with travel writing, and earn money!
Annual salary: $44,190
We are continuing our list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world with one of the best possible jobs if you want to travel a lot, especially if you deal with written translations and have your regular clients. They won’t mind your location, as long as you send them the translations on time, so don’t worry!
16. Graphic Design
Annual salary: $46,900
I don’t need to explain what a graphic designer does, as it is a very famous and very well paid position, but the best thing is – you don’t need to be in one place. You just need to have your laptop, with all of the programs and equipment you need for this purpose, and you are ready to travel the world and earn money!
Annual salary: $47,726
This job has become very popular in recent years, and it is also very suitable if you want to work anytime from anywhere. Your primary job as a copywriter is to make a unique caption or verbal content that accompanies the visual elements that can vary, depending on what exactly you are dealing with.
Annual salary: $49,258
Here is why grammar and good command of a language are essential – so that you can correct other people’s grammar errors. And, of course, to get paid for doing it! Since the job is usually handled in written form, you can work from anywhere, making it one of the best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world.
13. Social Media Manager
Annual salary: $51,613
With the increase in usage of social media networks, there are many new job positions, and one such is definitely a social media manager, next on our list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. Depending on who you work for, and what is the nature of your job, you will have to deal with Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and many other social networks, and you can definitely do that wherever you have your laptop and good Internet connection.
12. Online Teaching
Annual salary: $55,860
If you are a native English speaker, you can count on having a job for the rest of your life. You don’t even have to have a degree in English, but if you have a certificate for teaching English as a foreign language, that will definitely help. As the job is done online, your place is not important, as long as you have all that it takes to become a successful online teacher.
11. Online Chat
Annual salary: $56,534
You would not believe the number of companies that hire people only to chat with other people. Of course, you must be aware that in most cases these things include some 18+ content, but if you are an open-minded person, why not? However, there are also many people who are simply lonely and register on these websites just to find people to talk to. It also sounds very generous, right?
Annual salary: $60,000
Business consultants are mostly expected to help clients improve or fix an area of their business, and although this job may also be a job that includes sitting in the office during regular work hours, it can also be done online. The thing is – just gain a lot of experience and make people want you, no matter where you are. Now, let’s see what’s next on our list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world.
9. Virtual Assistant
Annual salary: $60,988
Imagine being an office administrator, but with the advantage of not having to sit down in the office for a couple of hours every day. That is exactly the point of being a virtual assistant, and the only thing you need is your computer, licensed software applications, phone, and a good Internet connection.
8. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Specialist
Annual salary: $61,478
In simple words, the job of an SEO specialist is to make websites rank high at the top of the search engine results. There are many things to do during that process, but the best thing is that whatever an SEO specialist does, it can be done from anywhere in the world.
7. Video Editor
Annual salary: $61,750
Video editors have a job of putting together all the recorded raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting. They may also be in charge of adding sound effects or graphics and special effects, but the only thing they need is their laptop and specific equipment, making this job one of the best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world.
6. Web Designer
Annual salary: $64,970
Web designers are in charge of creating and maintaining websites, and if you have a lot of clients and you do your work professionally, it is really not important where you are. Just make sure to always have your computer with you!
5. Ghost Writer
Annual salary: $78,000
When it comes to freelance writing, ghostwriting is highest paid, just for the simple fact; you’re giving up on your work, and you’re letting somebody else sign it, which is already enough and should be well charged. Additionally, if you are a good writer, people will give you a lot of work to do, so you may end up rich, wherever you are!
4. Computer Programmer
Annual salary: $79,530
If you have a great command of computer languages, such as C++ and Java, you can earn a lot with this job that ranked 4th on our list of best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. You will not just develop programs, but also maintain, debug, and test them. However, you don’t need to be in an office in order to do it.
3. Email Marketing Manager
Annual salary: $81,708
Well, the annual salary for this job looks really attractive, but the fact that it can be done from anywhere sounds even more appealing. All you need is to know how to run campaigns end-to-end, manage email databases and create newsletters.
2. Software Engineer
Annual salary: $83.600
As a software engineer, you will be in charge of designing, developing and maintaining softwares that make computer and other devices work. This is a very well paid job, and a very well respected one, too. Although you need to be a team player and to cooperate with many people, you can still work online and from anywhere in the world.
1. Android or iOS Developer
Annual salary: $98,000
In simple words, if you start working as an Android or iOS developer, your primary job will be to develop apps for devices powered by these operating systems. If you are good at it, the employer will not risk losing you, no matter where you are. They pay incredible amounts of money to their developers, being the reason why this job is the first among the best paying jobs you can do from anywhere in the world.