10 Ways To Make Money Anywhere In The World

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10 Ways To Make Money Anywhere In The World

 

 

 

If You Love To Travel Then How Does The Idea Of Being Able To Make Money From Anywhere In The World Grab You? Here Are 10 Ways Of How To Do It

 

 

 

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This Article Was Originally Published In Location 180

 

 

 

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I still vividly remember the days before Location 180 where I’d sit in my cubicle reading blog posts about location independence from Chris Guillebeau.

 

 

The office building I worked at had an outdoor garden patio, where I used to go during my breaks to sit and daydream about someplace more exotic.  I’d pretend like I was sitting in a garden in Hong Kong for instance. Other days I’d run along the river in downtown Portland and pretend that I was running on the beach in Bali.

 

 

In some ways I think these daydreams helped to fast track my goal of actually being in these places.

 

 

In the 5 years since then I’ve talked to a lot of people who have built successful businesses – and a lot of people who have failed.

 

 

Throughout all of this there have been a variety of industries that over and over again I’m seeing people have success in. Some are easier than others to start. Some have more monetary upside. But ALL of them allow you to work from anywhere you’d like.

 

 

In order to make it a little bit easier to understand the differences between some of these I’ve rated each business type on a scale of 1 to 5, using three different categories (1 being easiest, 5 being most difficult):

 

 

  • Learning Curve: How difficult is it to learn the skills necessary to be successful? SEO writing for instance is pretty easy to grab the basics. Web development on the other hand is essentially like learning a new language and can be much more difficult.
  • Monetary Potential: Once you’re up and running, how much potential do you have to make the big bucks?
  • Time Investment: Certain businesses can get off the ground really quickly, while others can take a few years. How much time do you have to invest before you start to see major returns?

 

 

It’s worth noting these are all based off of what I’ve seen. With every single case there are outliers that may see money and success really quickly, as well as people who took much longer to see success.

 

 

1) SEO Writing

 

 

For people who haven’t done much work online or have never started a business before, this is my go-to recommendation. Why? Because it’s easy to find work, doesn’t take a lot of technical knowledge, and can help you quickly build two of the most important things in solopreneurship: income and confidence.

 

 

We’ve had dozens (if not hundreds) of people in Location Rebel begin their online empires this way – so if you’re not sure where to start, this may be something to consider.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 1/5
  • Monetary Potential: 2/5
  • Time Investment: 1/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

 

2) Blogger:

 

 

This one is actually probably harder than you think, and why I usually only recommend it as a component to a wider scale business early on. It’s taken me 5 years of consistent writing to get Location 180 to where it is today. What’s more, most of my income doesn’t come directly from the blog. The blog is a great lead generator and reputation builder, but money coming directly from this domain is relatively little in comparison to the business as a whole.

 

 

That said, it’s one of the easiest things you can do right now in order to get started, and even if it doesn’t turn into a business, it can create major positive change in your life. I have no hesitation in saying that starting a blog is the single best thing I’ve ever done for my career.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 2/5
  • Monetary Potential: 3/5
  • Time Investment: 4/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

 

 

3) SEO Specialist:

 

 

This is exactly how I got my start. I began doing some marketing and SEO work for Dan over at theTropical MBA, and for about two years that’s where most of my income came from.  The SEO landscape is changing quickly, however if you invest some time into learning the right way to do it – there is a lot of money to be made in this industry.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 3/5
  • Monetary Potential: 3/5
  • Time Investment: 4/5

 

 

Recommended Reading:

 

 

  • How to Become an SEO Freelancer in 48 Hours – This is a little outdated, but it introduces you to some of the basics, and was the foundation for how I ran my SEO business
  • The Beginners Guide to SEO – This is the definitive free resource on the basics of SEO from Moz. If you want to go this route, then cruise through and read as many of their blog posts as you can as it represents a great introduction to that kind of work.

 

 

4) Copywriting:

 

 

 

I’m often asked about the most important skill you need to have in order to have success online; usually my answer is copywriting. If you can be persuasive with your words, you’ll never struggle to make money.  Whether it’s selling other people’s products, your own products, or writing on a freelance basis, there’s such a huge demand for people who know how to write in a way that converts.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 2/5
  • Monetary Potential: 4/5
  • Time Investment: 2/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Not a copywriting book per-say, but it’s the book that has improved my selling ability the most.
  • The Gary Halbert Letters – Some of the best sales letters in the world. Read them. Study them. Copy them.
  • Copyhour – Not free, but Derek’s program is the best way to improve your copywriting skills I know of.
  • Location Rebel – Want to become a better copywriter and learn how to turn it into a business? Look no further.

 

 

5) Info-Product Creation

 

 

For the last couple years this has been my primary source of income. If you can find a way to solve other people’s biggest problems, create a product around it, and sell it, then you can make a ton of money.

 

 

It’s extremely easy to create an info product, however it’s much more difficult to sell it successfully (hence the learning curve score below).

 

 

I’ve found this type of business to be enjoyable, rewarding, and a lot of fun – however I always recommend people start with a form of freelancing before jumping into this, as it only increases your chance of success.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 4/5
  • Monetary Potential: 5/5
  • Time Investment: 3/5

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

 

 

6) Podcasting

 

 

Over the past year or two we’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of people doing podcasts. For many it’s a hobby, however if you structure it right, you can make a lot of money.

 

 

Usually this is blended with a combination of a few of these other strategies, but podcasting can be a fantastic alternative to a blog as a lead source.

 

 

John Lee Dumas is one of the best examples I’ve seen of this. In just over a year he’s grown his podcast to be one of the highest rated on iTunes and is making 6 figures a month doing it.

 

 

Another business model (and probably a better fit for this article is podcast management). Ben Krueger over at Authority Engine has built a successful people helping podcasters with everything down to the marketing to the editing. So if you’re good with audio and marketing, this is a faster way to make money than starting a podcast yourself.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 3/5
  • Monetary Potential: 3/5
  • Time Investment: 4/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

 

 

7) PPC and Facebook Ad Consultant

 

 

Joel Runyon has been a good friend of mine for years now. We’ve hung out in Portland, Austin, Chicago, and even took a trip to Jordan together.

 

 

During all of that he’s been running his primary business managing PPC ad campaigns. There’s a huge market for this, especially as Facebook continue to push people towards paid advertisements.

 

 

In my mind this falls into the category of easy to learn, tough to master.  If you want to get paid good money for this you have to be really good at tracking and setting up analytics, testing copy etc.

 

 

The most difficult part of it, is that in order to learn you have to actually spend money on ads. This is why I have the learning curve so high here – because it can be an expensive experience to get your feet wet.  However once you’ve got it down there’s certainly money to be made.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 4/5
  • Monetary Potential: 3/5
  • Time Investment: 3/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

 

 

8) Web Development

 

 

Web development and code is one of the best educations you can give yourself online.  You will always be able to find work, and it generally pays really well. That said, it’s essentially learning an entirely new language and it can take a long time to get proficient.

 

 

My friend Evan Lovely is a front end developer and a little while back he convinced his boss to let him work from the road. So he took a trip all over the world, and worked from his 11 inch Macbook Air.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 5/5
  • Monetary Potential: 4/5
  • Time Investment: 5/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

  • Code Academy – Not reading so much, but if you want to get your feet wet, this is the best free service out there I know of for learning to code.

 

 

9) Back Office Setup and Management

 

 

This is something I’m seeing more and more people having success with, but not that many people are talking about it.

 

 

Some of the newest “all in one” marketing and back office services like Ontraport and Infusionsoft are a total bitch to setup and manage. As I know more and more bloggers who are at the point where these solutions make sense – they’re looking for help managing these services.  My Location Rebel Community Manager and Breaking Eighty counterpart, Liz Froment, has been finding a lot of success in this niche.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 3/5
  • Monetary Potential: 3/5
  • Time Investment: 4/5

 

 

Unfortunately I don’t have much in the way of recommended reading, as like I said, not many people are talking about this from a business perspective – but a great starting point would be to pick one of these services and via their trial start learning the ins and outs of what it can do.

 

 

10) Social Media Consulting

 

 

Are you a social media whiz? Are you able to collect followers faster than all of your friends, and be attentive and interesting at the same time? This could be a great opportunity.

 

 

Everyone from large corporations to small companies to solopreneurs can need help rocking their social media presence around the web. Land one large client or a few smaller ones and all of a sudden you’ve got an income that you can support yourself with from anywhere in the world.

 

 

  • Learning Curve: 2/5
  • Monetary Potential: 2/5
  • Time Investment: 3/5

 

 

Recommended reading:

 

 

 

  • What is a Social Media Manager – A good overview of what you might be doing. Just try and look happy about working while in the Caribbean (unlike this girl).
  • How to Become a Facebook Expert in 48 Hours – Want to actually start learning some of the skills necessary for success? This monster post by Liz will help you do just that.
  • Social Brilliant – A full-fledged social media education from my friend Laura Roeder. I’ve heard fantastic things about this course, and if you decide to take this path seriously, this could be a great crash course.