Do you have grand ambitions to travel the world, see the sights and soak up some new cultures, but have no idea how you are going to finance it all? Well, you need to know that it’s not impossible! There are some jobs out there that not only give you the freedom to travel, but actually require you to travel, and there are jobs that you can do from anywhere a laptop can be set up. Here’s our guide to some of the best jobs you can do to make money whilst you travel.
Secured work is great for people who like to have steady work and are not looking to move around too much or don’t want the risk of not having any work. Some of these jobs don’t always need to you have a professional qualification and some companies even provide you with training and certifications when you work for them. A good way to start thinking about what you’d like to do is to look at your current skills and hobbies – you might be able to:
A good way to earn money and get to know a new culture is to spend some time teaching and more specifically, teaching English. For fluent speakers, teaching English abroad is a popular way to make money and there is a wide range of countries that have opportunities available. Have a look at GoAbroad for some useful advice and some job postings.
Do you have a sport that you love? You might be good at surfing, climbing, martial arts or even scuba diving or really, any popular sport. If you are, you should consider travelling abroad and teaching your sport to others. Some may need a certification (like scuba diving) to become an instructor, but as with teaching a language, you might be able to join a fast-track course or gain accreditation whilst you work.
Are you into really knowing the place you are staying in and like to meet new people? Then you should consider becoming a tour guide! You’ll be able to put all your new found knowledge about your new home to good use and make some money too. By becoming a freelance guide you can sign up with agencies that will send work your way, which can be a few tours a day in the busy periods. You don’t have to be an absolute expert, but you need to know enough about the popular tourist attractions, a few uncommon facts that your guests won’t have heard before and be confident in your delivery!
If you are looking for more freedom and want to see many different places without necessarily having a schedule then online working is your best bet. By working remotely you’ll allow yourself all the flexibility that you lose with an office job, but there can be risks. You have to make sure you have a way of securing new clients or at least making sure you get enough work to cover your period of travel. Popular nomadic jobs are:
- Virtual Assistants
- Writer and editors
- Video Editing
- Translating or Transcribing
Of course, the best way of making sure you have enough money on the road is to get on top of your finances before you leave! Using a Monese account gives you the flexibility to easily set up a UK current account (which you can use to get paid by your employer), a contactless card that can be used anywhere that accepts Visa and great money transfer rates.