7 Ways To Make Money While You Travel

Can’t afford to quit your job and start traveling? No problem! Why don’t you find a job that allows you to indulge your travel bug instead? Making money while you travel is actually much easier than you might think. Here are seven jobs that are great for the wanderlusters among you.

1. Teach English.

If you’re a native English speaker, this is a very lucrative option. A college degree and certification will definitely get you better-paying jobs but in many cases, they’re not necessary. Travel to places like Brazil, Japan, Spain, South Korea and many more as an English teacher. Dave’s ESL Cafe is a good place to start looking for more information.

2. Work as an au pair.

Like kids? Why not look for an au pair position? You will be a nanny but some jobs may also involve a bit of light housework. Most clients are usually located in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA and several European countries. Find out more at the International Au Pair Association.

3. Go on a working holiday.

For those aged between 18 and 30, many countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have agreements that allow their citizens to live and work abroad in each other’s countries. Getting one of these working holiday visas allows you to work and travel in a foreign country for a year or two. Find out more from your country’s immigration or foreign affairs office.

4. Become a flight attendant.

As a flight attendant for an international airline, traveling will become an essential part of your life. Plus, you’ll likely get access to airfare discounts! Get in touch with airline HR departments to find out what the recruitment process is for flight attendant roles.

5. Start farming.

You may not be a farmer – but if a farming job such as fruit picking or milking cows allows you to experience a new country, it’s worth a shot, isn’t it? Some places offer paid work while others (such as WWOOF opportunities) offer free board and food in return for help around the farm.

6. Work on a cruise ship.

Cruise ship employees often make good money AND get to see the world. Also, it’s not a bad career choice as you gain a lot of experience and meet and work with people from everywhere. Refer to the career pages of major cruise ship operators for more information on how to apply for employment.

7. Freelance.

If you have a skill that clients are willing to hire for, freelancing might be a very lucrative option. Skills like web development, designing, writing, social media marketing and more are very much in demand. You can work from anywhere that has Internet. A platform like Upwork is a great place to advertise your skills and start looking for some potential clients.

Have you had a job that made you an income while you traveled? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Radhika Basuthakur

Can’t afford to quit your job and start traveling? No problem! Why don’t you find a job that allows you to indulge your travel bug instead? Making money while you travel is actually much easier than you might think. Here are seven jobs that are great for the wanderlusters among you.

1. Teach English.

If you’re a native English speaker, this is a very lucrative option. A college degree and certification will definitely get you better-paying jobs but in many cases, they’re not necessary. Travel to places like Brazil, Japan, Spain, South Korea and many more as an English teacher. Dave’s ESL Cafe is a good place to start looking for more information.

2. Work as an au pair.

Like kids? Why not look for an au pair position? You will be a nanny but some jobs may also involve a bit of light housework. Most clients are usually located in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA and several European countries. Find out more at the International Au Pair Association.

3. Go on a working holiday.

For those aged between 18 and 30, many countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have agreements that allow their citizens to live and work abroad in each other’s countries. Getting one of these working holiday visas allows you to work and travel in a foreign country for a year or two. Find out more from your country’s immigration or foreign affairs office.

4. Become a flight attendant.

As a flight attendant for an international airline, traveling will become an essential part of your life. Plus, you’ll likely get access to airfare discounts! Get in touch with airline HR departments to find out what the recruitment process is for flight attendant roles.

5. Start farming.

You may not be a farmer – but if a farming job such as fruit picking or milking cows allows you to experience a new country, it’s worth a shot, isn’t it? Some places offer paid work while others (such as WWOOF opportunities) offer free board and food in return for help around the farm.

6. Work on a cruise ship.

Cruise ship employees often make good money AND get to see the world. Also, it’s not a bad career choice as you gain a lot of experience and meet and work with people from everywhere. Refer to the career pages of major cruise ship operators for more information on how to apply for employment.

7. Freelance.

If you have a skill that clients are willing to hire for, freelancing might be a very lucrative option. Skills like web development, designing, writing, social media marketing and more are very much in demand. You can work from anywhere that has Internet. A platform like Upwork is a great place to advertise your skills and start looking for some potential clients.

Have you had a job that made you an income while you traveled? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Radhika Basuthakur

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