If becoming semi-retired or moving overseas is what you have in mind, you might be looking for a business you can do from anywhere. While starting a physical shop might not be a good idea, thanks to the improvements in communication technology, you can do loads of things online. In case you have always had a business and don’t know how to move your operations online, below you will find a couple of ideas to get you thinking.

Affiliate Marketing

The best thing about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to create your own product or website, and you can earn regular checks through the post anywhere in the world, or receive payments through PayPal or other electronic payment processing systems. There are a couple of affiliate networks that are suitable for people who are just starting up, with instant approval, great training, and fast payouts. You can also learn affiliate marketing through an online course or from blog posts.


If you would rather stay in sales, you have a lot of options to connect buyers with the product they have in mind, apart from affiliate marketing. You can create your online eBay store and get a dropshipping account with companies all over the world. This will take the hassle out of the deal, and you will still earn money from every sale, without having to pay for storage and posting items yourself.


Of course, if you are not afraid to take risks, you can put your financial knowledge and experience to good use by opening a trading account anywhere in the world. You will be able to choose from various options: trading futures, Forex, and stock market investments. At the end of the day, you will need a bit of money to start with, but you can start practicing using a demo account as long as you want to. Many online trading platforms provide you with basic training so you at least have some idea what you’re doing in the beginning.

Online Training

If you are coming from the education background, but don’t want to be tied to one place anymore, you can teach English as a second language, or just about any subject over the internet. There are plenty of companies looking for online tutors for foreign students, and you can even create a teaching platform with loads of resources and a class booking facility. You can hold your lessons on the beach or while traveling. You can also offer business coaching and tuition for kids; the opportunities are endless.

Information Products

Those who have a lot of business and life experience can cash in on the advice they can give other people. While you can make some money off your blog, the big money is in creating and selling your information products on the internet. You don’t have to deliver anything but a downloadable file or a membership access, and you can make money on autopilot. Today, however, videos do much better than eBooks and MP3 downloads.

Virtual Assistant Jobs

If you haven’t decided on what your true calling is yet, but would like to earn money while traveling the world, you can find virtual assistant jobs around the world. The internet is full of offers for individuals, no matter if they are coming from an accounting or admin background. If you are currently running a CPA firm, you can take your business overseas by setting up your online collaboration platform and delivering your services through the cloud.


In case you already have experience in writing and marketing, your obvious choice is becoming a copywriter. You will be able to help brands get noticed on the internet, and earn as much as two hundred dollars per assignment. While this marketplace is pretty crowded, and you will need to face a huge competition, you can start building a strong portfolio that will impress potential clients. The more languages you are proficient in the better chances you have to set up a copywriting business online.

Whether you are looking for a side hustle to complement your retirement pension after moving abroad, or want to support yourself while taking a career break and traveling the world, you can find plenty of business ideas presented by the latest internet technologies. Choose the one that matches your existing skill set and preferences, and allows you to do what you are set out to do after moving overseas. While the businesses will take time to earn a healthy profit, they are worth every hour you invest into building them.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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