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Blog Home Life at Appen   •   May 30, 2019

Why Remote Jobs are the Perfect Source of Summer Income

Summer is the perfect season to take a vacation. The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and all the best travel destinations are lively and inviting. But for those who have a full-time job, balancing work and travel can be nearly impossible.

But if you have a remote job, you’re in luck. With a flexible schedule and the ability to work from anywhere, you can travel as much as you’d like. If you’ve been considering giving up your office job for a work-from-home position, we’ll give you a few good reasons to go remote this summer.

Traveling is expensive

Traveling is amazing, but it isn’t cheap. Even the most budget-friendly trips require you to spend some money. But remote jobs allow you to experience travel without missing out on earning cash. You can work while you’re on vacation, make some income, and still have plenty of time to enjoy your new surroundings.

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You won’t have to use any PTO or designated vacation days

One of the perks of having a traditional office job is the PTO you acquire, or your ability to take time off. These are typically limited to a week or two when you first start, and you’ll have to work for years before you can travel for a few weeks at a time.

But that isn’t the case when you work remotely. While it’s impossible to be online all the time, you can work from trains, planes, your hotel room, or even a beachside coffee shop and still return home rested and rejuvenated. You won’t have to wait for your vacation days to accrue to take the trip of your dreams.

Flexible schedules mean flexible days

Usually, you’ll have the freedom to create your own schedule when you work flexible jobs. That means you can enjoy summer to the fullest even if you don’t travel. You can wake up and take an early morning hike near your home, then work in the hot afternoon. Or, you can complete all your tasks early so you can spend your afternoon by the pool with your friends. You’ll enjoy summer a lot more when you have that much control.

Spend more time with your family

If you have children, you know that summer days are precious. They’ll want to be outside as much as possible and participate in seasonal activities. When you work remotely, you can take them to swimming lessons and summer camp without missing work. Plus, you can work your schedule around a family beach trip or something equally as special.

You control your income

Not only can you avoid losing money when you take a vacation, you can actually make extra income during the summer. Take on extra work or do some fill-in tasks for people who are enjoying a summer vacation. You might even earn enough to take your own (work-free) trip.

You can work on your goals

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Whether you’re hoping to take some classes, get into great shape, learn a new skill or eventually start your own business, working remote jobs can help you work on your goals this summer. Not having a lengthy commute and setting your own schedule means you’ll have more time to devote to whatever it is you need to work on.

You can sleep in

They don’t call them the “long, lazy days of summer” for nothing. Warmer nights often mean more social activities, which makes it easy to stay up late. Luckily, when you have a flexible job, you don’t have to wake up before you’re ready. This alone is reason enough to work from home.

 


Interested in exploring work-from-home jobs to supplement your summer income? Appen is hiring!

 

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