Traveling can be a wonderful way to completely submerge yourself in another lifestyle and experience the world. Finding the funds throughout those travels, though, can seem intimidating at first. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can do just that!
1. Be an ESL Teacher
One easy method to make money while in other countries is to teach English as a second language and the many teachers one comes across while traveling in SE Asia are a good proof of that. It may require you to have a license for some positions.
2. Agricultural Work
Seasonal agricultural workers are found all across the globe. It’s often that travelers get temporary jobs gathering produce on a farm, only to move on when it’s time to leave again. It may not be the easiest work every time, but it will bring satisfaction you can only gain by having done a hard day’s work.
3. Blog Your Adventures
Lifestyle or travel blogging is another great way to make money off of your travels. One can do this by either finding a job with a blog that already exists or by creating one of your own.
Once it starts getting traction (ie. traffic and engagement), you can register in places such as Get Blogged that connect brands with bloggers, start applying to assignments to get the word out about their products and services and earn an income while doing so. Have a look at our media kit to see some of the brands and DMOs we have partnered up with throughout the years.
4. Become an Au Pair
An au pair is similar to a nanny who accompanies a family while they travel. This job involves taking care of the family’s children throughout the trip but also allows some free time to do a little solo exploring. Often, costs are paid by the family, and the au pair is given a stipend as payment for their work.
Related read: Au Pair in Switzerland
5. Teach Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is an amazing experience that also happens to be done, most commonly, is tropical destinations. Scuba diving destinations like the Caribbean, Central America, and Australia usually top the list. Becoming a licensed scuba teacher would allow you to take these skills to an area where people scuba dive, making that a very marketable skill.
6. Work as a Freelancer
Find a freelancing website and use your writing skills! If you want to put your academic writing skills to the test, you can even work with one of the many writing services out there providing essay writer help to students. Many websites help freelancers find clients and host jobs in any field imaginable. A good way to get steady work, while also creating your own hours.
7. Travel Writing
Similar to blogging in some respects, this type of writing is a trade all its own. Travel writing is less concerned with documenting a person’s own experiences and more so describing the location that they traveled to. These are usually for magazines, brochures, or advertisements.
Some may think that bartending is too stationary of a job to work with the constant movement of a traveler. Many tourist destinations, however, frequently hire travelers to work as bartenders, if they have prior experience. Those bars will hire the traveler for the duration of their stay. Plus, the traveler gets paid out in cash!
9. Working as a Guide
If you plan on being in an area for a bit of time, consider becoming a tour guide. You can make easy money by showing tourists the highlights of an area. This can be done through a company or done a solo for those that have a good lay of the area.
10. Work in a Tech Field
This one requires a bit more experience than the others. If the flexibility to travel is very important to you, then consider acquiring skills in a tech field. Working certain tech jobs such as web design only requires access to a computer. This makes them perfect for people who frequently travel. As long as you can access a computer, you’ll never be away from work!
Exploring the world is an excellent way to learn about cultures and see amazing things. While the idea of taking off on a worldwide trip may sound enticing, you’ll have to figure out how it’s going to be financed. By picking up one of these skills, you’ll be able to go wherever you want and still earn a wage.
Good article but I think it is not possible to work as a guide in foreign countries. For example, in Morocco, you cannot work as a guide if you don’t have authorization. some people can work as fake guides, but often they get into trouble with the police.
I think the same for other countries because each country preserves its history and heritage. Therefore, they won’t allow foreigners to present it to other foreigners.