We’ve already established that you can make money while traveling the world by starting a blog, but what if running a blog isn’t your thing? Are you instead a kickass teacher? What about a born salesperson? Do you have experience working in a resort? Or do you dream of appearing on the big screen?
As luck would have it, there literally thousands of opportunities to consider which will allow you to make money while continuing to travel the world. You don’t have to be a blogger to do it!
We highly recommend Sharon Gourlay’s “How to Make Money From Blogging” – She details strategies for monetization and the exact methods she uses to make an annual $150,000 income.
English language skills are in high demand all around the world, and there are hundreds of wonderful jobs available for those looking to teach English abroad. Thousands of travelers are earning cash teaching English abroad everyday, and often you don’t need to be certified. You just need to be a native speaker.
Related: How to Find a Job Teaching in China
Day trading might not be for everyone, but it has the potential to earn you some really big bucks, and you get to be your own boss. Marcello from WanderingTrader.com is a great example of someone who is traveling the world, living off the cash earned from day trading.
Does the financial freedom sound appealing? Do your necessary research to learn “how to”, and then turn your Knowledge to Action.
You’re planning on traveling – chances are you’ll be staying in a hotel or hostel at some point along your trip. Why not get paid to review the hotels you’re already staying at?! You could learn how to start a travel blog and charge hotels for mentions on your site, or you could get paid to essentially be a secret shopper.
Hotel Confidential offers $25 per hotel review for four short clips of the property. And, if you’re on an extended trip, that cash can add up quickly!
Here’s a recent video I made which earned me $25.
Sell Your Services
Maybe you’re a great hairdresser, maybe you’re a great masseuse. Pick a popular hotel/hostel and ask to put up a sign.
Earl from Wandering Earl recalls meeting “a traveler who was doing this in Zagreb, Croatia and she was making $40 USD per day by advertising in 3 hostels. She would cut hair for a month, then travel for a month and repeat. Not bad at all.”
Consider which skills you have and sell yourself based on that. Are you a qualified scuba instructor? Can you drive a boat? Would you be able to lead walking tours of a destination? Find out which local tour operators need help and go from there.
There are a decent amount of bars throughout the world who are willing to pay ‘cash in hand’ to those with experience who are willing to stick around for a while. Same goes for small family run restaurants/cafes and hostels.
The best way to hear about these opportunities is by asking around, though you can also check out the local classifieds or community boards at local hostels or radio stations for businesses advertising for help.
Photography & Videography
If you’re great with a camera, consider making money by selling stock photographs/video footage.
Do some research to find out what kind of footage/photos are selling, and what they’re selling for, and start snapping away! All of our photography and video is shot on the Canon PowerShot SX50.
Act in Films & Television Overseas
Ever dream of appearing on the big screen? Land yourself an acting job by keeping track of casting calls for extra’s and stand in actors. Malachai of Itchy Feet Comic found himself in Berlin during the filming of George Clooney’s “Monuments Men”.
“I ran around in army getup for 24 hours” he said.
Resorts all over the world hire international staff for everything from front desk positions, waitressing and housekeeping, to jobs in the activity/entertainment department.
Some resorts at smaller and more isolated destinations like Australia’s Hamilton Island even offer 6 – 12 month contracts which include options for housing.
Also consider cruise ship employment.
These ideas are merely examples of the many ways anyone can earn money while traveling the world.
With some imagination and creativity the opportunities can be truly endless.
Know of any other ways to make money while traveling the world? Let us know!