10 Hobbies That You Can Turn Into Remote Careers To Live Abroad

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


One of the most difficult parts about moving abroad is trying to figure out how you’ll make money to support your travels and lifestyle. It often means getting a little creative. Here are a few hobbies that people have taken a step further to create successful careers.


Hone your skills to take this hobby to a professional level. Good photographers are in need all over the world, so whether you land a job shooting travel images for an online publication or private events, with the right skills and a beautiful portfolio, you will always be able to find work.

RELATED: Expat Life: 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Where To Live Abroad


Working on local farms in exchange for room and board has become a handy way for people to support their travels. If you are more of a solo-traveler, selling your fresh produce at local farmer’s markets or vendors can bring in a steady flow of cash.

Tom Werner | Getty Images

Social Media

Love capturing your OOTD? Or sweet images of your favorite puppy? If you are a natural when it comes to gaining a following on social media, it may be time to consider ways to monetize your hobby.

RELATED: Expat Life: 7 Reasons Why Black Families Move Abroad


Take your college athletic skills abroad and find work as a coach for a local or professional sports team. Personal training for private clients or at a gym is another way to take your love for fitness and sports to a professional level abroad. It will certainly help if you can speak the local language.

Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | Getty Images


If you find your friends often calling you for advice on their upcoming travel adventures, you may want to turn your expertise into a business. Online travel agents or tour guides can make a steady income and are always needed.

Travel Noire

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

How A Trip To Accra Inspired Deijha To Trade Her 8 Year Career In NYC For A Food Truck Business In Ghana

How A Trip To Accra Inspired Deijha To Trade Her 8 Year Career In NYC For A Food Truck Business In Ghana

A trip to Accra with a childhood friend back in 2015 is what sparked Deijha’s interest to relocate to Ghana. “When I first stepped off the plane, I was just so amazed by the welcoming atmosphere and just the culture,” she said.  Four years later,  Deijha decided to take a leap of faith and traded […]

Parker Diakite

What It Feels Like To Be A Black Man In Australia

What It Feels Like To Be A Black Man In Australia

Written by: Reis Armstrong First thing’s first – No one can hold a candle to the Black and Latino barbershops and beauty salons in America. Period. We’re the blueprint for what a standard hairstyle should be. The hardest thing about living in Australia is finding a good barber. It took me several failed attempts that […]

Travel Noire

Black Expat Update: ‘Leaving America Saved My Life’

Black Expat Update: ‘Leaving America Saved My Life’

A little over a year ago, we spoke with Florida native Craig Kingston, aka The Cheap God, on his decision to leave America and move to Southeast Asia. What made his story stand out to many of us, was the fact that he moved across the world with no job lined up. He started this […]

DeAnna Taylor