Businesses You Can Run Successfully While Traveling

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You may be at a juncture in your life at which you would like to travel a bit more than you’ve been able to do historically.  This desire may be coupled with the fact that you’re also interested in working for yourself. 

With the advent of these two desires, you want to identify a business that you can successfully pursue while traveling.

Through the list of possible businesses you can run online, you may find something that you think is perfect for you. 

On the other hand, this list of potential business options may actually provide you food for thought from which you may be able to come up with your own business idea that is ideal for a person who is traveling.

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Freelance Writer

A number of writers have found that they can successfully wed freelancing with different types of travel. This doesn’t mean that the write about travel. In fact, there isn’t any limitation on the topics or types of writing pursued when on the road.

Thanks to this being the digital age, freelance writing can be done anywhere and at any time.

Noting that, if you elect to travel and write, you should develop a strategy in which you set aside specific time each day in which to write.

Even when you are on the road, you can maintain a disciplined writing practice that makes it possible for you to earn money freelancing while traveling.

Web Design

Another business you can effectively run while traveling is web design. Armed with a laptop or notebook, and a solid internet connection, you really can pursue a web design business from anywhere.

As is the case with freelance writing, when it comes to web design while traveling, you should schedule out specific time each day to work.

Taking this approach ensures that you will make progress on behalf of your clients no matter where you happen to be at any given time.

As an aside, by taking to the road, you may have the opportunity to connect with other web designers.

Through this interaction, you may come up with some dynamic new web design ideas that you would not have been able to glean if you worked from a constant home base.

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Consulting Business

The moniker consulting business is a broad, diffuse term. Understanding the vague general nature of saying your going to run a consulting business while you travel, there are a myriad of consulting options that you truly can embark upon while you travel.

Consulting comes in many different forms. If you have some sort of specialization of rather unique talent or skillset, you may be able to transform that into a consulting business.

In this day and age, a great deal of consulting relies upon digital and online resources. You can provide consulting assistance by taking advantage of digital technology.

You may not have to often meet face to face with your clients. This reality makes pairing a consulting business with travel a natural combination.

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Operate an Online Retail Business

If you want to travel and earn a living at the same time, consider setting up some type of online retail business.

The doors are wide open as to what a person can do when it comes to an online retail business. For example, such a business can sell items you create. Such an enterprise can market products produced by another enterprise.

In the final analysis, what you do for an online business is only limited by your creativity.

As an aside, thanks to drop shipping, depending on the type of online retail business you create, you won’t have to worry about shipping when a purchase is made. This is particularly possible if you sell goods produced by someone else.

On the other hand, you can also arrange for drop shipping for the point at which your own creations are manufactured.

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Online Instructor

An ever growing segment of the population is turning to the internet when it comes to learning and educational opportunities. Another idea you should bear in mind is providing some type of online instruction that you can provide while traveling.

This type of online instruction can include everything from tutoring to different types of classes provided by various schools or online educational programs.

You will need to work your travels around your class or teaching times.

However, as was noted before, not matter the type of business you establish, you will want to schedule business matters first and then work your travel agenda around that.

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3 Things That Make the Military Community Awesome Entrepreneurs

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The military community has the exact skills needed to be successful entrepreneurs and throughout my time working with them, I have learned three simple things that make this group business savvy. These skills not only make military community entrepreneurs successful, but it also sets them apart from the competition.

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  1. The military community supports each other.

Due to deployments, close-quarter living, and the struggles that military life can bring, military spouses, service members, and veterans are a tight-knit commMilitary friendly businesses and organizationsunity.  Their experiences bond them and as a result, they support each other.

From helping out a fellow military spouse by picking up a gallon of milk from the store, to purchasing from veteran-owned businesses, the military community is the first to take pride in supporting their friends and fellow community members.

2.  They know when to step it up.

The military community is not afraid to say that they can’t do everything by themselves all the time, especially during long deployments.  As a result, they are open and understanding that they may need help sometimes.

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That humbleness makes them even better entrepreneurs.  They recognize a need to fix something and address it faster – by outsourcing, learning a new skill, getting a business coach, and in general, stepping it up to reach a goal.

This community isn’t full of quitters. They rise to the challenge.

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3. They adjust and re-fire quickly.

Whether it be from lessons learned in training or the flexibility learned from a constant change in plans, the military community knows how to pivot any set-backs and redefine a new mission.  In business, they address issues head-on and create new plans to make things work. They are the most adjustable community to work with and as business owners, they are quick to find new ways to maximize their success.entrepreneur photographer

From all of these skills and abilities, military community entrepreneurs can build effective side-hustles and full-time businesses.  The key to these “gold mines” is marketing them the right way, building lasting relationships with potential consumers, and upholding the same values military life gave them in their business endeavors.

Have you worked with military spouses, veterans, or active duty members?  Let us know how it worked out in the comment section below.

Are you curious about working with military entrepreneurs? Check out this post from Sachel Samone 5 Ways to Survive a Remote Tour and check out her amazing photographer skills featured on many top websites. Another post from Amanda Koch shows How to Stay Physically Stable During a PCS.

Jenny Hale

Jenny Hale is a marketing and social media consultant, coach, and teacher for military spouse and veteran business owners. Nicknamed “The Military Social Media Guru,” she uses her background working with military non-profits, corporate companies, the Army, and as an entrepreneur to help others struggling to meet their business dreams. With the goal of bridging the gap between the military community’s marketing efforts to civilians and vice versa, Jenny works to make an entrepreneur’s vision come to life. You can follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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