Travelling is usually for people who want to take time out, to relax and just chill. However, there are also those who’d like to make a living while travelling.
It is possible for you to do the two things at once. However, not everybody is cut out to do two things at the same time as having to earn a living while travelling requires commitment. There are many ways in which you can make a living whilst on the move and if you are looking for inspiration check out our list of potential jobs we have put together for you below.
The only thing you are leaving behind is your house the moment you step out of your doorstep. One great job you could take on while travelling which will allow you to earn a living is by becoming an online tutor. All you need is a laptop and an active online connection. Therefore, you will need to keep a broadband stick or a pocket Wi-Fi with you. Finding tutors online is on trend right now, as long as you got what it takes to teach, you’d still be earning the bucks that you need regardless of where you are in the world.
This option is a no-brainer and a really easy one, providing you have the confidence to speak in front of a camera, tell your story, record it and upload it to the internet for the whole world to view. There are millions of vloggers out there who specialise in different genres, including travel. The main question is how you can earn money through vlogging?
There are several ways one can earn from travel vlogging. One, a client might ask you to travel around the world for their magazine or their website and you get paid for your efforts. Two, upload your videos to the world’s video hosting site YouTube and gain numerous subscribers and viewers and start making money by the ads Google puts in your videos via AdSense.
Freelancing is a great option as freelancing means that you have no permanent boss and you can do your thing whenever you feel like it or have the opportunity. Being able to freelance while travelling allows you to generate income which could help you continue travelling longer or even indefinitely. Now, the question is what are the best freelancing jobs you can do while travelling?
Blogging is a great and popular way for people to earn cash while travelling. As with vlogging, you must work hard on developing a loyal following and building viewer numbers. You may be approached by clients, asking you to write for them in exchange for cash or there are a number of websites where you can pitch and apply for freelancing jobs.
- Graphic/Web Designing
If you have some downtime in your travel schedule or have some free time on your hands. Why not spend it doing something that can fill your pockets. Graphic/web designing is regarded as an in-demand skill and there is a big need for it in the online world especially when it comes to advertising over social media. So if you have the necessary skills, why not try this option when you travel.
There are tons of other options when it comes to freelancing while travelling, especially if you are a talented writer. You just have to make yourself available to the many options.
Jobs of passion
- Street Performing/Busking
You want to travel, right? Sing and travel at the same time? Sing, travel and earn money? Perhaps busking is the right thing for you. Do you have the guts and talent to sing for a crowd in a busy street? This job requires you to have passion. How else would you draw the crowd towards you if you don’t have passion? The better and more entertaining you are, the more money you are likely to earn and who knows it could be a stepping stone to something bigger and better, you never know who could be in the crowd watching you.
A camera is a must-have piece of equipment you need when travelling as there is nothing more satisfying than being able to take pictures of your experiences. Ideally, a client will commission you to take photographs in exchange for money. Failing that, you could post the pictures you’ve taken from all your travels on your personal website and put them up for sale.
- Tour Guide
Providing you have a good knowledge of a place or you are a quick learner, this is a great option as you get to travel, meet new people along the way and get paid for the pleasure. It’s a win-win situation.
As you can see there are tons of jobs you can do while travelling plus many, many more. So hopefully there is something you could do in order to earn the cash you need to allow you to travel for as long as you would like. But be sure you’re happy with what you are doing, because what fun would it be if you ended up doing something you didn’t enjoy and it spoiling your travel experience.
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