How to make money while traveling the world

How to make money while traveling the world

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Many of us have dreams of traveling the world. However, the number one thing that stops most people from traveling the world is MONEY.

Not surprising, right? Traveling the world often means that cash will be spent. I don’t know of anyone who has been able to travel the world without a single dollar in their pocket along with not working as well.  It’s either you will need to have money saved, or you will need to make money while you are traveling.

There are many ways to make money while you are traveling:

Become a waitress, waiter, host, bartender, etc.

There are so many restaurant jobs out there that you may be able to try. If you plan on staying in a city for a little bit, then you may be able to find a restaurant job to fit you and your lifestyle.

Teach English.

I have seen and heard of many people traveling and moving to a new country and teaching English. Usually it requires that you have some sort of college degree and a teaching certification.

Work on a farm.

There are many farms out there that will hire you for short periods of time for cash. Or they might hire you in exchange for room and board.

Make money online.

There are many ways to make money online while you are traveling. You could start a blog, become a freelancer writer, web designer, and so on. It’s not the easiest way to begin, but after you gain experience, you may be able to book many more profitable jobs.

Here are other jobs that you may be able to find while traveling the world.

  1. House sit.
  2. Work at a resort.
  3. Work at a hostel.
  4. Work on a cruise ship.
  5. Help on a sailboat (or any type of boat).
  6. Translator.
  7. Photographer.
  8. Find an adventuresome job. There may be a park, zoo, zipline company and so on.
  9. Become a nanny.
  10. Personal shopper.
  11. Instructor.
  12. Tour guide.


What kind of job have you worked while traveling? What would you like to try?



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