Do you want to be an Anywhereist? What does it mean, anyway? Do you want to:
- Live anywhere in the world you want, for as long or short a time as you want?
- Live full-time as an expat in another country?
- Travel full time?
- Get away from harsh winters but still keep your home base in the community you’re in now?
- Explore someplace new for a month or two — longer than your vacation time allows?
- Stay in your home and community because you’re happy there, but you’re working remotely or running your own online business?
If so, you’re an Anywhereist!
Earning a good income without being tied to a specific job location is a way of life for millions today.
Thanks to the internet (and the pandemic!), companies recognize that they can attract great talent and save on overhead when employees work remotely.
At the same time, starting your own business online has never been more accessible.
To be an Anywhereist, you need a portable career or a remote job. That means, work that you can do from wherever you are -– you don’t need to be in a specific place at a specific time to do it.
Often it means work you can do with just your computer, an internet connection, and some expertise.
There are many kinds of work that can be made portable. If you have a specialized skill or knowledge, think about some creative ways you can offer it without being tied to an office. Computer programming can be done remotely, for example, although anything in the IT realm that involves hardware or cables probably can’t.
You could enter medical data remotely, but you have to be in the room with someone to draw blood.
You can teach someone a skill like guitar playing remotely, via the internet, but you have to be at a specific place at a specific time to provide live guitar music for a wedding.
You get the idea.
Some types of portable careers are pretty common. Things like:
Then there are the uncommon ones. It’s amazing how creative people can be in developing the portable income they need to live the life they want! For example:
- Belly dancing
- Coaching entrepreneurs with ADHD
Click here to read about a US expat in Spain who became an author.