Traveling requires one to spend money so we can stay on the road without any glitch. We might go for few weeks vacation and set aside a strict budget so it does not screw up. Saving money while traveling is another good way to stretch your pocket deeper while keeping an eye on your budget.
But how if you could earn back the fraction of your money while traveling? It’s possible to earn while you travel. Of course it won’t make you rich, but in fact, help fund your travel and keep you longer on the road. If you are really budget wise traveler then there an abundance of opportunities to earn even while you travel.
1. Working Holiday Visa
Have you been on Gap year? Working holiday visa is a famous scheme for young travelers from certain countries to work and travel at the same time. It gives the opportunity to stay longer and explore a country for a year or longer depends on the countries offering the visa.
People who are aged between 18-35 years old are able to apply for this visa. The most popular countries for working holiday is where the first language is English. Australia, New Zealand, and Canada is some of the most popular countries for working holiday makers.
Click here to check if your country are eligible for working holiday visa
2. Freelance Online
Freelancing online can earn you some bucks while on-the-go. If you can write an article for a blog, design a logo, edit an article, manage a social media account or anything that can be offered as digital work, you definitely could earn money while traveling.
Interested in freelancing and starting an online income? Check this article
How to make Money Online for Beginners
3. Work on Cruise Ship
This is not for everyone, but the reward can be amazing. Imagine working while traveling around the world on a cruise ship.
Many cruise ship hires people to work in their deck. You have the chance to network with the crew on board. There is good e-book by Wandering Earl working on a cruise ship that you may want to check. Earl is a seasoned traveler on the shoe-string budget and has worked on a cruise ship extensively while traveling the world.
You may find some vacancies at the job boards here as well
4. Design, Maintain and Monetize A Website
Creating a blog on anything that you are passionate about can be used to earn some money. It takes time built and grows a site but over the time you will find an opportunity to monetize it. While it’s not easy to maintain a site while traveling, but it will definitely help fund your travel.
5. Take an Internationally Recognized Skilled Trade
Do you have special trade skills that you could offer people as a service? These are some of the things that you could do to earn while traveling:
⦁ Diving (PADI) – If you have diving certification, you can use this to teach people. Most common place for diving is in Thailand, Indonesia or Australia where you teach people for standard fees. Read the FAQ
⦁ Carpentry – Are you a skilled handyman? You could probably work your way around to offer an establishment for some building work, with a contract for few months in one place. Carpentry and building skills are well in demand all over the world. If you have the right qualification combined with an experience, you can easily find a work anywhere.
⦁ Hairstylist – Another way to earn money if you are a traveling in some countries when going to a barber or salon is considered expensive; especially for young travelers and backpackers. If you have a skill working in a salon or barber shop, use the opportunity to offer a haircut for backpackers in hostels.
⦁ Yoga – Yoga is common nowadays that you can teach other people by taking up a course and get certified. Another way to earn money while traveling. Yoga Nomads is an example how people travel by teaching yoga.
⦁ Chef/Cook – If you have graduated with a culinary degree, why not bring your skills all around the world? While it may not be necessary to have a qualification, but having an experience working as a cook can earn you money by teaching others or offering your expertise in cafes’ or restaurant.
6. Busking / Street Performance
I’m pretty sure you have seen lots of people doing the street performance. Use your great talent by playing music, drawing or even doing a stand-up comedy. Entertain your public audience and earn some money for your next travel.
7. Work as an Au Pair
Great with kids? You could work as an AuPair and spend a lovely time with families in another country. This can be a really fun way to travel, you got to meet new people, learn the country’s culture, being part of the family, play with their children and yet get all the comfort of home while being miles away from your house. And the best thing, you get paid too.
You may find the opportunities here
8. Teach English
Teaching English is most common among native speakers to use the opportunity to travel and earn money. There are plenty of opportunities in Asia like South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia or in South America to teach English. While it’s good to have a TEFL qualification to land a job, but it’s not a must in some countries like Vietnam or Thailand to start teaching English.
9. Working in Hostel
Working is hostel is another way to fund your travel. Mostly offers you accommodation instead of money, but we all know that accommodation is the biggest money we spend while traveling. In exchange for your time and energy, get free accommodation in return. This is how you can save money while traveling.
♦ There is no reason to say that you can’t earn while traveling, it is possible and people has done that before. Have you tried any of this job on-the-go? Let me know your thoughts! ♦