How to See the World and Make Money at the Same Time
Probably the biggest drawback for many people when they think about travelling the world is the cost of doing this. After all, few of us can afford to quit our job and head off on a globetrotting adventure without worrying about the cash aspect first of all.
The good news is that this is no longer a reason for staying at home. There are now many different ways to earn money while you travel the world and here are some of the best ones.
People all over the world want to learn English and if you are a native speaker it could be one of your most valuable skills. Your best option would be to get some TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualifications before you leave home. You won’t necessarily be restricted to teaching classrooms full of kids, as you might be hired by a company or by individual businesspeople instead.
If you are going to be in a developing country where life is cheap then working online could be your most lucrative approach. In this way you can earn pounds or dollars which go a very long way in the local economy. In fact, you might find that 3 or 4 hours work a day gets you by comfortably in some parts of the world. You could write travel blogs, send out marketing emails, fill out spreadsheets or do whatever other online freelancer work you can find.
Work in a Bar or Restaurant
One of the most popular types of job for travellers is that of working in a bar of restaurant. If you aren’t all that comfortable with the language of the country you are in then it is going to make sense to look for a job in a resort or other area where a lot of ex pats eat and dine.
If you’re travelling through countries like Spain and like the idea of getting some exercise when you are abroad you might enjoy fruit picking. This can be a surprisingly good way to earn cash in some countries while in others it won’t pay much at all, so it makes sense to investigate before you set your heart on this. If you want to blow away the cobwebs of years of studying or working in an office then this could the ideal way of doing it while seeing a local culture up close.
Teach Music or Dance or Whatever Else You Can Do
If you have a skill then this could be the time to use it. People all over the world want to learn how to dance, how to play the violin, how to surf and how to do anything else you are good at. In some places you can advertise your services online while in other countries you will need to print out some pieces of paper and stick then up in shops and hostels and anywhere else you can.
Become an Au Pair
Another way of earning money while you travel is by becoming an au pair. This is a job with a huge amount of responsibility and in some countries you might need to have some professional qualifications. It can be a very rewarding type of work and will allow you to live in a family situation in a foreign land as well.
Work in Tourism
Many travel agencies and other tourist oriented businesses like to get on board workers who can relate well to tourists from their own country. It would really help to be bilingual in this job but it may not always be completely necessary. Of course, as well as getting paid you will get to go on tours and see a lot of the country too.
Sell Time Shares
This last option might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it is worth considering. This is another area in which companies often look to recruit workers from the same countries as their potential customers. This means that you would be best giving this a try in a place where a lot of holidaymakers are from the same place as you. It can be a demanding role but it can also give you a good pay packet while you live the dream.