What jobs could I get in a rural/remote setting?
June 26, 2011 8:16 AM Subscribe
Leaving the big bad city *for good*: with my set of professional skills, what jobs could I undertake from home, if I were to move to a very rural setting?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
[anon because don't want my current boss to stumble on this question]
For the past few years, I have been thinking about leaving the city and settle somewhere rural, back in France. This will not happen for a few years, but I am starting to think about the kind of jobs which will be available to me in a rural village or very small town once I move.
Me: last 20s. My skills/profile: Have 3 years experience working for a politics website, and 4 years working as an editor for a section of a national daily newspaper. I am fully bilingual, French/English. I am good at editing, writing and translating (and understanding social media, working on CMS, SEO, the works). Keeping my job would sadly not be a possibility.
My partner works as a media analyst.
Apart from this, we'd be open at trying our hands at almost anything, I would guess, from starting a business to run a BnB to telecommute to most jobs involving online work.
One caveat: we're not loaded *at all* (so buying a hotel is out of the question!), and we're working hard to save for a deposit (which is why the move won't happen for a few years).