Finding full time, temporary, or part-time remote jobs when traveling or studying abroad can be difficult. It’s hard to figure out where to look for work, especially in different countries. Every country has different rules and regulations when it comes to hiring and what kind of visa it requires, which is why it’s important to know these 7 tips on how to find part-time remote jobs.
Inspired by the book, Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel, these 7 tips provide an opportunity to find remote work abroad and part-time. It will allow you to travel and enjoy personal freedom while you work. Michael Swigunski in this book shares his insights into living and working remote, which make these 7 tips more realistic and practical coming from someone who has successfully found remote work.
There are many fallacies of what it takes to work remotely part time, full time, or temporary remote jobs. The reality is, it takes guidance to find these jobs.
Tip 1: Study Abroad.
Studying abroad can lead to part-time remote work. There are opportunities to teach English, to working at various startups in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other countries. There are opportunities to work in many different countries if you decide to study abroad. Studying abroad programs can lead to remote work, full time or part time, that may eventually lead to 6-figure jobs.
Tip 2. Teach English Abroad.
Beyond studying abroad, there are also other opportunities to teach English abroad in multiple countries, and you’ll realize how easy it is to find work anywhere. While looking for a teaching job abroad, there are sites that will allow you to sleep in their home, like couchsurfer.com. It provides some stability while you find work as a part-time or full-time remote worker.
Tip 3: Interning Abroad.
In addition to studying abroad programs and teaching English abroad, Global Career also provides insight into the value of interning in other countries. He found an internship from his mentor in his study abroad program, interning at an Irish political party in Ireland. This internship provided him with a strong network of connections and strengthened those connections by sharing information with him.
Studying abroad or interning in other countries is a great stepping stone to start of working remotely part-time and will eventually allow you all of the tools and experience to transition to a full-time worker.
Internships are a gateway to full time or part-time work. A lot of these internships provide opportunities to meet new people and work opportunities. They provide opportunities to understand a working culture.
Tip 4: Get a Visa.
Getting a working visa before traveling abroad is invaluable and a requirement in most countries if you are looking to work full-time or part-time in that country. Depending on the country, you’ll need to figure out what kind of visa you need and if it lasts for 6-months to a year. There are different kinds of visas that allow you to work remotely in another country to eventually transition from nomad citizen in another country. It’s good to know that if you are working remotely, a tourist visa will normally allow you to spend 3-6 months in the country.
The Working Holiday Visa (WHV), allows you to not only work part time or full time in another country, but it provides opportunities to take a class as well as volunteer or intern. The process of getting a visa is also fairly easy for U.S. citizens.
After you have a working visa, you’ll have the opportunity of learning a new skill to find a job in another country. After you have a working visa before you travel abroad, you should visit our online resources to find a remote or online job.
Tip 5: Understand Culture and Make Connections.
In addition to the 4 tips already mentioned, tip no. 5 is also crucial to finding part-time or full-time remote work. Tip no. 5 is understanding the culture of any country and making connections in that country. For instance, the working culture of New Zealand and Australia is similar, with payroll being on a weekly cycle and they both drive on the same side of the road.
Along with understanding the culture, it’s hugely important to make connections with people with similar skills. There are opportunities to find a job by making friends, with staffing agencies, online groups, as well as meetups. Some of the more valuable ways of finding groups of people with similar jobs in countries are on Facebook or Meetup.com. These groups are invaluable in making connections and finding remote work part time or full time.
Tip 6: Have a Backup Plan.
While you may be prepared to have a remote or online job part time or full time, it will not prepare you if you are short on money. Having a backup plan wherever you travel while you are searching out the job market is highly recommended. Understanding how much you earn and how to budget your money to travel and live is an adjustment, especially since every country has a different price guideline. Your backup plan in regards to finances should involve having multiple debit cards instead of traveler’s checks. Also, it’s important to keep your documents somewhere safe once you are settled in another country. It’s a great idea to always have a digital and secure copy of your passport, credit cards, and other important documents.
Tip 7. Research the Country Before You Visit.
Although some countries are similar, knowing the job market, where to travel, and where to meet connections is invaluable before you travel abroad. This involves understanding the local customs, currency and other traditions in the country.
If you are part of a study abroad program or internship, you have the opportunity to learn the rules and regulations, and cultural gestures. It’s also recommended that you be a part of groups and travel with friends in a study abroad program. It avoids a lonely feeling and someone studying abroad will have a much more fun time traveling with friends than with strangers.
These tips will provide you with more confidence to find a part-time or full-time remote job before you travel abroad. You’ll also feel safer and better prepared to work remotely. You’ll have a better understanding of what kind of visa to get before working abroad, you’ll understand where to look for work, and how beneficial it is to research a country to learn of the cultural customs. All of these tips are based on Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Anywhere.