Many people start their adventure, catch the travel bug and never want to return! The thirst for exploring runs deep and if this is the case for you, you will be wanting to find out how to make money while you travel! There are so many opportunities to combine work and travel, you just have to find one that suits you!
Working Holiday Visa
If you are under 30 years old then there are often a lot of opportunities for you to get a working holiday visa. A great site to look at to see where you are eligible to work is AnyworkAnywhere. Put in your country of residence and it will show you a list of where you can work! Find out what you need to do to apply for the work visa you want and get on to it straight away! You can often work in a country for a year and then get a holiday visa so you can finally explore the place as well. This is a great way to extend travel and ensure that your money will last as long as it can.
Teaching English can be a great way to earn money while you travel and really get to know a local community. Complete a TEFL course online, either before you travel or while you are traveling and then apply for jobs. Sometimes you can even do this online, you need to ensure you have a solid internet connection, however.
Make sure the TEFL course you do is legitimate with good reviews. We recommend checking out International TEFL Academy to find the best one for you.
If you have any skills in regards to Graphic Design, Creating Websites, Content Writing, Photography etc then offer your skills as a freelancer. These types of jobs will mean you can work from anywhere in the world, providing you have an internet connection. It is often a great way to supplement income when you are traveling, sometimes even providing you enough income to travel full time. It can take some time to build up a profile and get regular customers but it will definitely be worth it.
Try advertising your skills of UpWork, Fiverr or Freelancer. Another one to try is 99 designs, for this one you compete in design contests and get feedback as clients choose the one they think is the best. If you have a way with words then try Freelance Writing Gigs. There are so many sites available so try to find one that best serves your talents and start there.
Work on a Cruise Ship
If you want to combine work and travel then consider getting a job on a cruise ship. It is a way of learning new skills, meeting new friends and living a totally different lifestyle than you are used to.
The work is long and hard however so you need to be prepared for this. The cruise ship is a full time operation so you can expect hours off rather than days. You will experience things that you will not get to experience any other way however and it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You will get to get off at different ports so you will be exploring new places that often you would not if you were traveling around on a tight budget. Try checking out these sites:
The best thing is that you live on board so your spending will be absolute minimum, leaving you plenty of time to save!
Look for seasonal work where possible. Work in a ski field in Canada or work picking fruit in the New Zealand summer. Often you will work hard and earn enough money to travel through the next season. If you get a job doing something you love, you can combine the work with play and then travel after. You will meet great friends and have amazing experiences.
This is not always the easiest way to make money, however, if you are passionate and driven there is definitely a possibility that you can create a blog that will help support your addiction to travel. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about travel, it can be about anything you are passionate about! Have a look at Nomadic Matts superstar blogging course if you are truly interested. You will get information from the best in the business and give yourself the best chance of success
Again, this is not for everyone, but if you have a lot of experience and/or a yoga teacher qualification than your chance of getting a job while traveling is high. There are often hotels/resorts looking for yoga teachers so this could be a great opportunity for you.
If you are truly interested in becoming a yoga teacher, there are retreats in many countries where you can affordably learn the skill necessary to become a teacher.
Getting a job as a flight attendant is a great way to get paid to see the world. If you are able to secure a job as a long haul flight attendant then you will get to see so much! Often you will have a multi-day stopover in a destination which allows you enough time to explore and relax before flying home again. If you are working for a large airline such as Emirates or Qantas then you could have the possibility of moving to a new country also.
It is possible to get a job as an Au Pair while you are traveling. Often your room and food will be provided and also a wage. This can be a great way to get to know a place locally and earn some money while you travel.
Test Websites and Apps
While this won’t make you insanely rich, it is an easy way to make some extra money as you travel. Sign up for User Testing and give your thoughts out loud to how well a website or apps are working and make some extra money. You can earn around $10 per 20 Minute session.
Work in a Hostel
As you are traveling, sometimes it is possible to find paid work in a hostel. You might able to find a receptionist, night manager or cleaning position. Working in a hostel is a great way to earn some money, meet new people and hear all about the country you are in. When you are ready to leave you will be full of ideas of where to go and what to see!