9 Ways To Make Money While Traveling

9 Ways To Make Money While Traveling

Recently, I published the article 5 Tips For Managing a Job And Working On The Road. Today, we will be talking about the many different ways you can make money while traveling.

I love being able to travel and work. Being location independent is something that I never thought would be possible for me until just a few years ago. I can gladly say that it is just as great as I thought it would be.

If you are interested in earning a living while traveling, there are many ways to make this dream a reality.

Below are 10 different ways to make money while traveling:

1. Start a blog.

Blogging is definitely not a way to get rich quick, but it can be a great way to travel and earn a living once you start making some money. Some may never make enough money off their blog to live off of, whereas others seem to get it right from the very beginning.

Read How To Start a Blog on WordPress on my main website, Making Sense of Cents. Also, if you are interested in blogging, check out my monthly income report $13,673 December Income – My Monthly Online Income Report and 2014 Wrap Up.

Another way to make money that is related to this is if you have a Twitter account, Facebook account, blog, etc.

IZEA is a company I used a lot when I first started blogging. If you already have a blog or social media accounts such as Twitter, then signing up for Izea is a great way to make some extra money. All you have to do is sign up and wait for opportunities to come your way. It’s easy, but if you have any questions just shoot me an email and I can try my best to help you out.

With Izea, you are getting paid for whenever a company wants to advertise themselves through your blog and/or social media accounts (such as your Twitter account). You get paid electronically, and they always pay. They partner with big name companies such as Marriott, Netflix, Walmart, Kraft, Lego, and more. It’s an EASY way to make money through your blog, so I highly recommend you check Izea out.

Click here to sign up for Izea. It is free to join and free to use.

2. Become a website designer.

I’m not skilled enough to become a website designer, but I know many others who do this and make a great living. This can be a great way to travel the world while making money because you are not tied down to a specific place in order to earn an income.

3. Staff write for a living.

If you do not want to start a blog of your own but you still are interested in writing online, then you may want to look into star writing for another website. This can be a great way to be location independent because you won’t be dependent on whether or not your blog is successful, and you don’t need to build one from the ground up (however, it is helpful to have a blog of your own if you are looking for clients).

Related article: How To Find A Writing Job.

4. Virtual assist for others.

There are many things you can do for others and all you need is your laptop and an internet connection. I know a few people who have virtual assistants across the globe and are able to run a successful business. This could be you!

5. Teach English in another country.

I have a few friends who have taught English in other countries such as China and South Korea. There are schools in many countries all over the world that offer this great opportunity to be able to travel and make a living.

Of course, when teaching English, you will be required to put down roots for at least a little bit. This is because you will have to teach the language for usually at least six months to one year. There’s nothing wrong with that though as you can really learn about the country you are in and the surrounding countries all while making a decent income.

Different countries have different requirements when it comes to teaching English in their country. A country such as South Korea requires that you have a four-year degree, whereas some countries just ask that you have a TEFL certification.

6. Work at a hostel, resort, etc.

Like with teaching English, working at a hostel or a resort would mean that you would have to stay in a certain location for a designated amount of time. However, doing this may allow you to travel around the world while earning money. You might just work long enough to get you to your next destination, or you might find that you love a certain city and stay for a longer period of time than you originally thought you would.

Some places will even allow you to do work in exchange for a free stay. An example of this may be working the front desk at a hostel while you are staying there.

7. Become a cruise ship employee.

With many cruise lines, your housing and food are covered by the cruise ship company which can make traveling this way very affordable. You usually have to sign a contract, and it can be hard to do this if you have a family. However, if you are single and ready to travel the world, then working on a cruise ship can be a great way to earn a living and see the world.

8. Create passive income.

Having passive income while traveling may be one of your best options. This way you won’t feel tied down to work and can truly enjoy every place you are visiting.

Related article: Sources of Passive Income.

9. Find an Au Pair job.

There are many families out there who are looking for an au pair. You can make some money, and have room and board provided for while traveling the world.

For this job, some of your tasks might include:

  • Watching the children;
  • Cooking meals for them;
  • Taking them to and from school;
  • Assisting them with homework and studying;
  • Cleaning up;
  • And more!

Are you interested in working while traveling? Why or why not?

What other ways can a person make money while traveling?


9 Ways To Make Money While Traveling — 15 Comments

  1. I quite like the idea of teaching English while travelling abroad as it allows you to be flexible, whilst earning income and learning more about the culture of the countries you are visiting. A rare win-win-win!! 🙂

  2. I’m a big fan of location independent work. Mr. FW is a software engineer and he can choose to freelance from anywhere, which is something he’s done in the past and probably will again in the future. Technology has really made geography a much less critical component of work!

  3. I was an Au Pair in Paris! I totally worked under the table. I got free: housing, phone card, some food, and a metro card. Sadly, I lost half of my weight and looked like I was starving by the end of the 6 months.

  4. This is a good list. I just took my blog “professional”ish a few months back and am looking into becoming a virtual assistant and staff writer, but for the moment I’m trying to really tie down some “work hours”. With a husband who works full time and goes to school full time, combined with two kids ages three and under, I need to get other aspects of my life under control first.

  5. I really need to kick up my staff writing! I have some serious goals to meet!! I’m trying to convince my sister to leave her secure pre-school teaching job and take a job for a year as an au pair somewhere.

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