Packing your bags, waving goodbye to friends and family and then leaving home to work in a different country is a popular dream, especially with all of the current economic woes. However, for many, a dream is all it will remain and they will never get around to making the move.
But why is this? Is it that in your heart of hearts you know you don’t really want to go abroad? Or is something else stopping you? If you are concerned about your employment prospects you could be putting it off for no reason.
Unsure of Their Possibilities
Many people like the idea of living and working from abroad, but they don’t know exactly what they can do to support themselves whilst they are living there. Many people wrongly think that any time abroad will require dipping into a large savings fund to support themselves, but this does not have to be the case.
There are many options available for those wanting to work from abroad. Sometimes you just need to be aware of these options before you can actually make the move.
Many types of job can be done in a freelance capacity. Writers, designers, virtual assistants, marketers, PRs, SEOs – these jobs can all be carried out online, and that means that you can do them from anywhere with an internet connection, regardless of location.
There are many thousands of people right now doing exactly this, travelling the world or staying long-term in another country whilst earning a living as they go.
They’ve got a vast amount of tools which can help them, including Skype, VPNs, email, online conferencing solutions and many more, all of which make it easier than ever to take their work away with them.
There’s no reason why you can’t do the same!
Other Work Options
If you don’t want to work as a freelance, and you don’t want to train up in something, then there are other options available.
You may be able to stay in your current employment and simply switch your location from the office to a remote position for a few months, allowing you to take your work with you wherever you go.
You might consider training up as an English teacher (which only takes a month) and then taking this skill with you and finding work pretty much anywhere in the world.
You may even want to consider long-term volunteering. Although you won’t get paid for it, you often won’t have to pay for accommodation and food which could make living abroad a lot more affordable and you will get to do something good at the same time.
Take Advantage of the Opportunities
If you want to move abroad to work then there are many opportunities awaiting you. Many people will never follow through with their dreams because they are simply unaware of the possibilities. But you don’t have to be one of them. Think over your options, come up with a plan of action, and you too could be working from another country sooner than you think.
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