With travel restrictions lifting around the globe, now is the time to dust of the passport, grab a bag, and jet off. Whilst the cost of living has impacted virtually everyone’s back pockets, there are some easy ways you can earn money whilst travelling – and still feel like you’re exploring.
Bar or restaurant work
Hospitality is the pillar of the travel and tourism sector and it’s perhaps one of the easiest ways you can earn when on the move. Whether you find a local that you love and offer to be a glass collector, or you’re a bona fide barrister back in the UK, there will always be bar or restaurant work. And if you’re in a country that doesn’t speak English, it’s the perfect way to learn the language.
If you have experience looking after children, you could land yourself a gig au pairing. Whether it’s picking up the kids after school or families are in need of help over the holidays, it can be a lucrative way to earn extra money, whilst also getting to live like a local.
If you’d rather do something more numbers based and you already have a bit of investing knowledge, then online forex trading platforms are a great way to bolster the bank accounts.
Because forex markets are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, you can trade and make money.
If your company has embraced remote life, or you’re a freelancer, then becoming a fully-fledged digital nomad means you can earn money whilst travelling the globe. With countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Portugal, and Estonia launching their own digital nomad visas, the world really is your oyster.
The English language is the most studied language in the world, with an estimated 1.5 billion people currently learning it. It’s also reputed to be one of the hardest to learn as a non-native speaker because of all the idiosyncrasies.
If you’re looking to make money while backpacking, you can teach English as a foreign language as you go. Whether you’re part of an organisation like TEFL and undergo their teaching and training programs, or offer English lessons in a more informal setting, you’re sure to find plenty of people who are looking to improve their language skills.
As long as you make your classes fun and entertaining, you can’t go wrong!