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Matador sits at the intersection of travel and career, with many on our staff and in our community working as location-independent professionals. Using their experiences, we’ve produced guides to help you select, initiate, and advance careers that support and even enable your travels.

Most of the articles below discuss strategies on how to break free of the 9-to-5 cubicle gig and use your writing, photography, filmmaking, and other skills to fund your travels.

You’ll also find practical advice, such as how to make travel look good on a resume and whether a career break is the right move for you.

Get a job you hate, and you'll feel nothing but freedom when you leave.
How long we work per day isn’t what's important.
Convey your experiences in a way that makes you a viable product.
You'll learn some valuable things about people in this line of work.
Paying people to do stuff has never been easier or more precarious.
I've learned a few things about what it's really like to be a freelance writer.
We set unachievable goals, cling to unrealistic expectations, and make unhealthy choices.
Helping these sites continue to make money means helping them help us.
When I’m running a Kickstarter project, it’s pretty much all I can think about.
If you're looking for a job surely you'll recognize at least a few of these feelings...
Now paychecks are as regular as we want if we’re willing to put in the work.
You’ll see everything from the godsend to the creep to the asshole.
People who hire us usually do so because they can’t afford in-house workers.
You need to make sure you put in the time to do all these things in your profiles.
“Which one is better, oDesk or Elance?” These are the answers.
I can make a living writing a gratuitous amount of newsletters and "About Us" pages.
You have to make freelancing into a full-time job, even when it isn’t.
There will be a lot of uncertainty once you transition into freelancing.
As “my own boss,” I don’t have to ask myself if I can start work at 11:30 am.
As Ira Glass himself said, we're living in a golden age for audio producers.
If you do work on the road, your tools are what allow you live “freely.”