The golden years. A term many seniors may have come to hate. It implies that once you are retired you get to do what you want. Not everyone can have that experience but there is a way to make that dream come true as a Location Independent Entrepreneur.
The following 9 ways seniors can travel and earn money are just the tip of the iceberg for opportunities that let you travel and enjoy those golden years.
What does location independent mean?
It is a fancy term for being able to travel and run a business at the same time. Technically, it means that you do not have a permanent home location anymore but work no matter where you are.
People who are location independent sell all of their worldly possessions, buy an RV or live in exotic places for a few months before going to the next destination and so on. In other words, you work where you are no matter where you are in the world.
Travel And Earn Money As A Location Independent Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur simply means owning and running your own business. Here are some businesses you can start and operate while still being a location independent senior.
#1. Marketing- some one always needs a good salesperson, a person who can put them on the map. There are websites that help you find jobs or let you sign up for newsletters that bring those jobs to your e-mail box.
#2. Online educator- as long as you have a great wifi connection and speed, you can teach just about anyone from anywhere you are at. Your students do not need to know your location. They just need to you show up at the appointed time and be ready to teach.
#3. Web developer- if as a senior you have kept up with advancing technology, you can help people maintain or even build their websites. As more and more people are getting connected to the world, there is a lot of work in this industry. You just need to know the vocabulary and have the right skills
#4. Software developer- the same applies to this business. If you are skilled at technology you can always develop new software for those website owners to use. However, some extra education is needed to develop this business as knowing what you are doing is essential.
#5. Blogger- your opinion matters and blogging or video blogging, also known as vlogger, are very respectable businesses to get into. You may be able to use your blog to teach others the things they should know. if you do not know how to write or write well, then you can always hire someone to do the writing for you
#6. Project manager- the words say it all. You manage projects from start to finish and you can do this task from anywhere in the world. There are enough websites and communication services that let you stay in contact with your project team and make sure all the details are handled correctly
#7. Consultant- with your many years of experience, you can help younger businessmen and women navigate the minefields found in every industry. Consulting does not have to be face to face but it is an option as you travel. You can meet clients no matter where they are and work and travel at your leisure.
#8. Accountant- much of this sometimes dreary and boring job can be done online. Technology has advanced so much that you can submit your work no matter which region of the world you are in. Plus, there are many different accounting software programs that let you digitally balance the books.
#9. Content creator- this business opportunity covers a lot of different industries. there is graphic arts designing, freelance writing, editing or taking photos, and on it goes. You can put your creative nature to work and still see the world. The trick is finding the right clients that make it all work for you.
Tips on how to become a location independent entrepreneur.
#1. Expand your thinking- as a senior you may have been locked into the 9 to 5 routine most of your life. The trick to becoming a location independent businessman is to think beyond 9 to 5. You can work any schedule you want once you get set up.
#2. Keep your focus- this is one of the hardest things to do when you travel a lot. It is hard to keep your attention on your work when you also want to explore new areas and cultures.
#3. Stay disciplined- the same goes for this aspect of work life. It is tempting to go sightseeing when you need to work. You should set up a work schedule and stick to it. Just make sure you give yourself time to view the sites when it won’t interfere with your duties.
#4. Search the job boards- there are many of them online these days and they all have remote work offered. The only drawback is finding reputable clients. To get access to jobs all it takes is signing up and having a good wifi connection.
#5. Be an entrepreneur- there are 3 ways to do this. One, start your own online business from scratch; Two, turn your current company into a remote operated business. Three, keep your brick and mortar business but turn specific departments into remote operating sections of the company
Some Final Words: 9 Ways Seniors Travel And Earn Money As A Location Independent Entrepreneur
Working as a senior is not as hard as it may seem. You just have to find your niche again and then find the leads. When you go remote and tap into that marketplace, you can travel to your heart’s content as well as see the world.
Technology has helped put the golden back into the golden years and lets you enjoy life without having to stretch your budget too far. Having a little income through these different opportunities makes retirement more enjoyable and easier to handle. Give it some thought to see what will work for you.