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15 Unexpected Ways to Earn Money While Traveling Around the World

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If you can’t stop thinking about traveling the world, then you will know what an exciting experience it can be. You may think the world is your oyster and that you have a lot of opportunities right at your doorstep. Many people rarely think about generating some income while abroad. To help you out, we put together 15 simple ways to earn money while traveling. 

3 Advance Your Career and Education While Working Aboard 

Just because you are traveling the world doesn’t mean you have to throw your career prospects out of the window. Sometimes traveling can be a great way for you to expand your horizons, and you can even further your career at the same time. There are so many online courses out there for you to choose from, and when you sign up, you find that you can study in your own time. You could sign up with a business management associate course online, or you can even try to find other related courses.

Get a Holiday Visa

France, Singapore, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada give visitors the chance to get a holiday visa. This is one of the best options you have if you want to make money while traveling. You can stay in the country for up to a year and apply for as many jobs as you want.

Teach Your Native Language

Teaching your native language as a private tutor or at a local school is a great and effortless way to interact with people and earn some cash. 

Work Remotely 

It doesn’t matter whether you have a keen interest in website design or whether you are interested in programming because there are plenty of websites out there for you to take advantage of; and some of them pay by the hour. When choosing a site to sign up with, make sure that the site is reputable and that you can transfer your paycheck right to your bank. Some online payment providers do not operate in certain countries; be sure to ask first how you can have access to your funds. 

 Offer Your Services as a Website Designer

If you know how to build a website, then this can be a great source of income and you can take your work abroad with you. You may even want to offer to improve people’s sites. You can contact a few companies to see if you can offer them your services. As long as you have a laptop and a good internet connection, there is no reason you can’t take your work with you wherever you go.

2 Travel Blogging

Travel blogging is the ideal way for you to generate an income while doing what you love.  in mind that it can be time consuming, but if you want some extra cash, then it is the way to go. 

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is on high demand, even for those with no experience. If you know nothing about the topic or if you just don’t know where to start, you can easily sign up with a website focused on helping beginners to get started. 

Sell Some Goods Online

One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Set up an eBay, Amazon, or Etsy seller account and listen to your bank account going cha-ching

Day Trading

Day trading is not for everyone, but there are people out there who earn a huge living while traveling by doing it. You need to be careful when you are day trading to avoid a volatile market.

Work Few Hours a Day in a Hostel


Some hostels across the world will hire people to work a few hours each day. You can even ask them to give you a bed for the night rather than giving you a wage, too. This is ideal if you don’t want to take too much time out of your day, and it also gives you complete freedom where you want to go next.

House Sitting

You probably won’t earn money but at least you’re not spending it doing house sitting. By looking after someone else’s house, you can get free accommodation. — which is great if you want to cut down the expense of traveling.

1 Staying in a Resort? Get a Part-Time Job

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If you are not really into selling, you have nothing to worry about; there are so many other opportunities out there. Resorts often hire people from across the world seasonally. You may work at the front desk, in the restaurant world, or even in the entertainment division. Either way, the best thing about this position is that it gives you flexibility and the positions are often temporary. 

Sell Timeshares

If sales is one of your strong skills,  it will be easy for you to travel while making a living. Selling timeshares in Greece, Mexico or even Thailand at major resorts can generate you a lot of money. 

Certified Masseuse Service

If you are a certified masseuse, it is very easy for you to make money as a personal massage therapist. Travelers often are on the lookout for a good massage, so don’t be afraid to offer your services.

Put a Hat On and Enjoy while Fruit Picking

If being out in the sun is not a problem for you, why not grab a basket and start picking some fruit? This gig is great for backpackers, especially if you are traveling to Australia. Usually, you will get paid for every kilo of fruit that you pick, and sometimes you can even rent a room at the location.

The article was originally published on Dreams In Heels by Olga Maria.

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