How To Run Your Home Business While Traveling The World

As an entrepreneur, traveling the world seems like a pipe dream. When considering the massive amount to do every day,  as well as maintaining our health and social life, it can be a pretty daunting task to muster up the courage to pack up and leave. However, if you can believe it or not, doing just that will not only help fulfill your career, but your lifestyle as well.

According to Forbes, there are over 28 million small businesses in the U.S. right now, which begs the question: how many of them do think are traveling? Furthermore, how many do think are using travel as a means to increase sales and partnerships? This practice actually isn’t as hard as you might imagine, all it takes is a little bit of a knowledge base and discipline. Which, is precisely what I’m going to show you how to achieve. Check it out below:

Focus On What You Know

While you’re looking to travel the world, it’s important to remember to stay grounded in what you know, as well as how these elements will help with your business’s growth. These are practices you’ve probably already been going strong with but can be explored more by the benefit of traveling. And whether you consider yourself a guru in the art or not, social media is an excellent place to start.

Social media will be one of the biggest strong suits to your marketing efforts as you travel. Not only will you be able to showcase to your audience the types of experiences you’re after but you’ll additionally provide yourself with content that will make others want to see what you’re all about. In honing in on these inbound efforts, try to search around for the best hashtags for Instagram, as well as what geolocation tags might be most advantageous. Because as Hootsuite notes, with over 500 million users (and 80% of them coming from outside the U.S.) this is the perfect chance to attract new customers from abroad. Remember, when it comes to traveling, the name of the game is to maximize your general audience, which can be a great learning tool as well.

Learn About Your Customers

Even if not every person you meet in your ventures is the ideal candidate for your product, it’s still incredibly beneficial to chat with as many folks as you can. This will help you learn not only your current customer base but additional markets you may not have thought of or tapped into yet. Plus, as a small business owner, feedback is the bread and butter to how you can improve upon your goods or service, so don’t be afraid to reach out to those you connect with about your work.

If you’d like to make your travels more geared towards the markets you’re currently serving, look through where your customers are coming from, and why these locations make sense. These insights can help you gain key points into why people are buying your product there, as well as the commonalities to how these places relate to other potential towns or cities. While I’m not saying your entire trip should solely be about market research, it’s certainly a pretty advantageous position to be in. After all, a big driver to any of us traveling is to explore not just a new place, but about ourselves as well.

Explore As Much As You Can

As exploration is at the heart of traveling, this is the perfect opportunity to search for new ideas and inspiration. Whether it be trying to decide on the best pre theatre dinner in NYC or exploring the coastline of Maine, try to find places that you feel as though will be good teachers to your soul. I know that might sound high-minded, but it’s the honest intention why many of us choose to venture out. The more you admit it, the more fruitful your endeavors will be.

Make a list of the places that you want to go to, and what you want to learn from them. Additionally, search around in seeing the types of other businesses in your industry that might be beneficial to meet up with. Plenty of the best partners are going to come from personal interactions, as putting a face to the name will provide both an emotional and physical bond to your company. Finally, remember to have fun with this in making the most out of your experience. This is widely considered a once in a lifetime opportunity, and as an entrepreneur, one you should definitely take advantage.

As most of us have our hearts set on traveling, there’s no shame in taking your business remote for a while. Not only will you provide yourself with an incredible experience, but it will be one that will help both you and your business grow. Which, begs the question: what’s stopping you from booking that next plane ticket?

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  1. Laura Collins says:

    This is interesting reading making money while traveling

  2. Cynthia R says:

    I’ve been thinking of starting a little side business as a reseller, heard it was a great way to make some extra money.