Sometimes you need to bulk up your wallet while you are traveling the world. Whether you’re looking to top up your savings or earn a good income, there are plenty of options to earn some extra money while on the road, depending on how long you are traveling for.
This is often the go-to for travelers looking to make some extra money on the side while still being able to enjoy themselves. Working as a bartender is a great way to meet people and the perks can be quite good, depending on where you attain employment. You may get free meals or free drinks or maybe whatever you purchase will be highly discounted. You may even get free or cheap accommodation! This type of work is more suited to outgoing people who don’t mind a bit of hard work and having a chat with the patrons.
2. Content writing
This is quite a popular option for people who are on the go a lot. You can do this job anywhere that has an internet connection be it your hotel room or down by the pool or at a local bar or restaurant. There are plenty of content writing jobs all over the internet with a massive array of topics to cover. There is always going to be something you can find to write about that you may be interested in or knowledgeable about. Some of the jobs can pay quite well but it also depends on how much you write as you are often paid by the word.
3. Invest in the stock market
With all the current technology trends these days there is no reason you can’t get into the stock market and buy US shares, no matter where you are in the world. If you are already savvy with the stock market, then this can be quite a lucrative option. This may not be for everyone but for those who are traveling long-term, this is one of the many options you can try. Make sure you have the correct apps installed on your phone so you can see how your stocks are performing any time of day, any day of the week, and in any country you are in.
4. Fruit picking
This is another popular job among backpackers, especially in countries like Australia. Farmers have almost come to rely on travelers looking for seasonal work as they look to replenish their savings so they can keep up their traveling lifestyle. Expect to work hard in this job especially if you want to be paid decently. There are often shortages of people willing to do this kind of work so if you are keen on doing something like this, you will likely not have a lack of options.
5. Teach English online
This is one of the most common jobs people do when traveling extensively. Many schools are looking for people to teach English online and the good thing is you often don’t need that many qualifications. Just being a native English speaker can be enough. You want to make sure that you have a decent internet connection and make sure you are aware of time zone differences. Always set your alarm before a session. There are also many different age groups and skill levels you can teach to, so that is something to keep in mind when looking for a job.