Who hasn’t dreamed of working and traveling? There’s no better way to enjoy youth and enrich ourselves! If you hate routines, if you want to live an exciting life or if you are migrating and you need to start doing something to survive while you find a formal job according to your profession, continue reading. Here we have some popular ways to make money on the side while you get to know the whole globe!
Of course, the choices will vary depending on your skills, experience, availability and expectations. Take a look at the different options so you can try different things.
Teach English. This is probably the most popular job when it comes to working and traveling. You can find tons of Teaching English jobs on the web, and you can choose to do it online or in-class. Sometimes, if you are a native speaker, recruiters won’t ask you for a certification, so this can be useful if you are looking for extra income while moving temporarily. But if you want to take it seriously, it is recommended that you obtain a TESOL certification, because, with one of these, you can obtain better jobs and better payments. If you speak any other language you can always make it work too. Being a teacher is an excellent option even if you have other types of skills. You can teach music, dance, photography, etc., or you can also be an instructor for any sport that you know, such as surfing, scuba diving, yoga or pilates!
Work in a Resort, Hotel/Hostel or even selling timeshares. The touristic sector always hires people from any nationality to work in the reception, in the restaurant, in the cleaning department or in the entertainment department. Again, if you are a native English speaker, you have very good chances to work in the touristic sector of any country, and if you feel like you have the gift to sell EVERYTHING, you can try selling timeshares or other special promotions. That will usually mean extra income for every timeshare or promotion that you sell.
Be a travel Blogger (or any kind of blogger). It is very common these days, as social networks such as Facebook and Instagram give the opportunity to share photos, videos or any post with everyone. The trick is to have a lot of followers, and the money comes from the publicity that the companies can do with you, or with your site. YouTube is starting to become very popular too, but instead of bloggers, users are called “YouTubers”. Being a blogger is something like being a celebrity, but you won’t need a contract or a manager to start making money.
Try housesitting or babysitting. This is a pretty good idea if you are looking for extra income when you are traveling, and it is kind of easy because you just have to take care of a house (if the owners are outside for vacation, work, etc.), old people or children. Keep in mind, the job is not about sitting and watching T.V. or eating Cheetos while you keep an eye on things. You’ll have a duty with the house, the person or the baby/kid you are taking care of, so you need to really be responsible for your work.
Be a bartender or work in a cafe shop/restaurant. Bars and restaurants or cafes are another sectors where you can work while traveling, and if you have a bartender certification or a cooking course, you’ll be preferred. Bartending is a job that is usually done at nights, so the good part is that you can have the days off to do any other activity. On the contrary, cafe shops and restaurants have an extended schedule so the shifts are varied, and you can choose the one that you like the most, depending on the availability too.
Design websites. If you have this profession, you have a very good chance to work online as you travel. The pay tends to be really good, and it is a job that can be done from home, no matter where you live. Once you have your client list, you just have to do a very good job so they can recommend you to their friends and partners. You won’t even need to look for new customers if you move to another place. Anyways, there are a lot of jobs posted online to look for one as a web designer if you need it.
Work in the Construction field. Mostly for men, but women too, construction jobs are found EVERYWHERE, and you don’t need the experience to start doing one. You’ll need to be strong, because construction jobs are about charging, digging, mixing, etc., maybe in the sun or any type of extreme weather. Yes, the payment is really good, but it is kind of hard.
Give yourself a chance and start having a great experience! It does not matter the reason why you are looking for a job while traveling, just choose to do something you’ll enjoy as much as your trip!