Ways to Work While You Travel

Ways to Work While You Travel

Travel is as appealing as ever to many of us. But, unfortunately, we don’t all have the financial resources to set off around the world without having to worry about money. And that’s why so many people are now looking for ways to earn money and work as they travel. It’s something that certainly can be done, I’m proof of that. So even if it sounds tricky. Here are a few ideas that you should consider if you are thinking about setting off around the world.

Sell Your Services

If you have a particular niche area of expertise or a talent that can be delivered remotely or from wherever you are i the world, you should make the most of that and see if you can earn some money from it. It’s what lots of people do when they’re looking to make money while traveling and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it too.

So it’s time to start selling those services and then use that money to fund your future travels.

Work Online

Lots of people (like me) are able to work online as they travel, and this can be done in such a wide variety of ways. Use a good laptop like a Mac with all the best macOS Catalina features if you want to do this. I never leave home without my Mac it’s my lifeline and my main way of making money. There are lots of ways of making money online with just your laptop, so be sure to look into them as soon as possible. For some ideas check out this directory of remote opportunities.

Find Seasonal or Short-Term Work

In some instances, you’ll be able to find work at certain times of the year. Perhaps you’re in a tourist destination at the height of summer and there’s lots of demand for short-term workers in the tourist industry. It could be a great way for you to make money. Or you could work a manual job on a farm or something similar if there’s that kind of seasonal work available.

Do Your Old Job Remotely

Some people can even carry on doing their old job while they travel around. Lots of bosses allow their employees to work from home, and there’s no reason why they can’t let you work as you travel. If you’re not in the office but you’re able to work, what difference does it make if you’re working from home or working from a sun lounger by the side of a pool?

Teach English

As you travel, you’ll find out that lots of people around the world want to speak English. If it’s your first language, you’ll find that there are lots of opportunities for you to teach English to local people and you can even get paid for doing so. There are lot of these kinds of opportunities in Asia, especially, so make the most of them.

Lots of people are deciding to start working while they travel in order to fund longer trips. If that’s something that you’re interested in doing, you should most definitely consider some of the ideas we discussed above. It could be just what you need to keep your bank balance topped up as you see the world.

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then bookaway.com is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

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