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7 Ways To Make Money While Travelling

Want to make money while you’re travelling? Of course you do. We all do. In fact, according to FlexJobs’ annual survey wanting to travel is number four in the top reasons people work. So it makes sense to try roll the two of ’em into one.

Whether you’re a digital nomad who wants to try new ways of remote working, or you’re happy to pick fruit and veg for a summer if it means you get to see somewhere new, there’s plenty of options to make money on the road.

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1. Writing

Remote freelance writing jobs are some of the best ways to make money and travel at the same time. Whether you’re a tech journalist or a travel writer, you’ll need a portfolio of some published work to get started. Find the niche you’re good at and ask to guest post on some blogs so you can then start to make money online.

2. English teacher

You can either get a short-term contract in a school or language center in the city you plan to spend some time in, or teach English online. Some companies to teach English online for include VIPKID, Gogokid, QkidsEF Education First, DaDa, and Magic Ears.

You’ll earn around $14-$22 an hour, but you might need to invest some time and money in a TEFL course first.

3. Seasonal hospitality/fruit and veg worker

Your best bet for this is in large agricultural countries such as Australia, where seasonal vegetable and fruit workers are in high demand each summer. Hospitality workers can find work in busy cities and resort towns in season.

4. Airbnb your apartment

This is a simple way to make money while you’re travelling. See how much money you could make by becoming a host here.  Some practical things to think about is installing KeySafe Lock Boxes outside your place and making sure you have reliable cleaners to clean your home in between guests.

5. Customer Support

An online customer support job typically includes answering customer questions and supporting customers through live chats, emails, or phone calls; providing general customer service; and sending customer feedback to the company you’re working for. Keep an eye on for upcoming openings for this kind of role.

6. Virtual Assistant

This is one of the most popular part-time remote jobs. Virtual assistants perform all sorts of helpful tasks, from admin to technical work. You might be asked for your help with writing e-mails, making calls, scheduling appointments, posting on social media, arranging travel tickets and more. Have a look on Upwork for this.

7. Your current job… but do it remotely!

Obviously this won’t be an option for all jobs, but if you spend a lot of time working from an office then you might be able to switch to a remote base. A handy company, Remote Year, actually has a special team who will help you pitch your new nomad working plan to your boss.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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