Being paid to travel while you work used to seem like a pipe dream for many, unless you were a pilot or an airplane stewardess. But not anymore. The internet and the age of technology have completely changed the game. Working from anywhere is easier than ever, so long as you have an internet connection to fuel your business. As you may or may not know, running a business is hard work. Below are 4 business ideas for those who think they have what it takes to live a mixed life of travel and work on the road.

1. Content Writing and Marketing

Anyone even remotely savvy in how the internet works should know that content writers and marketers are needed everywhere.Thousands upon thousands of new websites are started daily, many of which will never see more than a small handful of traffic. That’s where someone like you, who can write and effectively market a website can come in handy. The only tools you need to start a content marketing and writing business are your laptop and an internet connection.

2. Freelance Web Design

As long as there are businesses that operate online, and there are many, they will need someone who can help them with web design.Freelance web design is one of the most requested services online, which means there is plenty of demand and lots of opportunities for new, high quality players to enter the market.For example, if you can design a sleek and simplistic website such as the home page for this Canadian apartments for rent site, you will certainly be in business. Starting off as a freelance web designer can be perfect for building a small client base, then eventually transitioning into managing your own business [as you progress in designing a new website for your new clients.] Once again, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection, you can run this business from just about anywhere.

3. Blogging

Now that the internet has been around for some time, people are starting to realize the true power of blogging online. It’s not just a way to share your thoughts and experiences with the rest of the world. It’s a means to help others while earning your way through life. There are plenty of case studies, from Lewis Howes to Pat Flynn , who have made a killing from online blogging. Brainstorm a few ideas that you’re knowledgeable and passionate about, and you can get started with your blogging business today.

4. Traveling Tour Guide

This one is a little different from the rest of the bunch, as the actual work isn’t done online. Instead, you would be learning about the places you are visiting and then offering your services as a tour guide.If you’re not comfortable embarking on this journey alone, invite a friend to help you tag-team the tours. Or, you could always get in contact with your destinations local tourist agencies and offer to supplement their tour guides for a contractor’s fee.

Closing Thoughts

If running a business while traveling the world is your passion, then starting a business that can fuel your dreams is the only way to go. Use 1 of these 4 ideas to begin your journey, or use them as a means to generate other ones.