Found this online and I thought:
"Oh please oh please I wish that was me interpreting on Google's Hangouts."
But down here the internet speed is still a few years behind the rest of you and at what we pay, it's still doesn't have an upload speed that could sustain interpreting yet. Someday...but until then what kind of work can a person do living away from the country of their birth?
Here in Nicaragua I've come across a few different things and I'm ready to share them with those of you considering the move down here. You want to live down here, but you're afraid to make a move and be completely dependent on your savings. Makes sense. We've been taught to 'count the cost.' Only a crazy person moves away from their current job without a plan.
*See a picture of what crazy looks like here.
The three options you have were discussed in a previous post here but I wanted to add a few more personal details on the things I've found out doing a little more digging.
Teaching English - You can teach English online via various online agencies. The most popular is Open English. Something to be considered however is that there are a number of Universities that will permit you to work on a part-time basis. If you don't feel comfortable with a standardized curriculum don't sweat it, often the conversational classes need the most help. They are always looking for native speakers to help the locals gain mastery.
What if you've got other skills? Have you considered a virtual job?
There are more options than I have time to discuss so I'll just send you right to the source.
Here are a couple I've heard good things about:
In summary, here's how they work:
You fill out a profile. You select your fields of interest. You bid for jobs. That's it! If someone likes you and your bid they'll offer you an interview and then make you a job offer. Once the offer has been accepted you've got yourself a job. The kinds of jobs they offer can be anything from a one time thing to steady work indefinitely.
Does it only matter how much you make? There are sites that offer all services for one set price. That way there's no confusion about how much someone is expecting to get or willing to pay. If that's the case check out these sites:
I have a job on Odesk and I like it a lot so far. The pay is good and will sustain me down here for awhile. I'd like get a couple more hours but we're talking an average of 5 hours a week at the most and I can pioneer down here indefinitely!
Moving to where the need is greater, not looking so bad after all, is it?