Have you ever dreamed of living on the road, in the air, on water, or all-of the above? Many of us have dreamed of becoming jet setters but wonder how to make a living without staying put! Well, here are some ways to travel the world WHILE making money at the same time!
This blog was inspired by the Wandering Earl article, “42 Ways You can Make Money and Travel the World”.
Most schools will require a Bachelor’s degree, and a certification. Make sure that the organization you choose for certification is accredited. Southeast Asia and Taiwan are known for guaranteed job placement, while Western Europe and Latin America have a reputation for being a bit harder to land a job in. Make sure to research the salaries paid in each destination.
An au pair is typically a young person between 18-30, who is single, and without children of their own, who travels to a foreign country for a specific period of time to live with a host family and help with childcare and light housework. In return, you will receive free room and board, plus a stipend. You will be able to explore the country you are in during your free time!
Web Based Freelance Work
If you have technical skills in computer programming, illustration, writing, marketing, consulting, legal work, engineering, or are able to do any type of administrative work, there are a lot of websites that you can sign up for to apply for freelance work. Some popular ones are Fivver, Upwork, and Toptal to name a few.
If you enjoy sales and are good at it, you can travel to destinations that have major resort areas, and find work selling international timeshares. Popular destinations include Greece, Thailand, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Resorts typically want salespeople who can relate to their potential customers, so you are likely to be selling to English speakers.
Working Holiday Visas
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ireland and Singapore a just a few of the many countries that offer holiday visas to foreigners, typically to younger travelers between the ages of 18 – 30. If you’re in that age range, the working holiday visa might be a great option to make money and travel. Depending on the country, you can stay there for up to one year and apply for work. This opens up your options for which type of work you would like to do while abroad!
This last idea is my personal favorite!
What if you can keep your current job or career, and still travel? If you are an employee, of course you need to speak to your boss to work out the details. And if you are self-employed, it may be even easier. I know I was inspired personally, by the book The 4-Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferris. https://fourhourworkweek.com/ Now, that may be a bit overzealous, but some common careers that allow you to work remotely include affiliate marketing, website design, translation work, and data entry.
Here are a few more of my favorites from the Wandering Earl article: blogging, working at a resort or hostel, house and pet sitting, teaching dance or yoga classes, tour guides, and working on a yacht or cruise ship!
So, remember, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-tzu