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11 Ways to Make a Good Living While Traveling the World

To be able to support yourself while visiting every corner of the planet is a dream that many people have. But what stops us from bringing our dream to life? Right. Money is the main barrier. Unfortuantely we can’t just leave our boring job, pack our bags, and set off to conquer the world. Or can we?

Bright Side will share with you 11 reliable ways that will help you to make a living while traveling.

11. English teacher

English teachers are in high demand, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. An added bonus is that it’s not necessary to have a degree in education or to speak the local language in order to teach English classes abroad.

In some serious schools, they may ask for a certificate proving that you have passed international tests, like the TESOL, TOEFL, and CELTA. And you should be able to live on the salary. For example, you can make up to $36,000 a year in Japan, and $45,000 a year in UAE.

Your potential earnings: from $1,000 to $5,000 a month.

Where to look:

  • Footprints Recruiting is the biggest international portal where you can find new openings and make a submission.
  • TEFLOnline is where you can take TOEFL test.

10. Cruise liner jobs

Working on a private yacht or a cruise liner is a good opportunity to see different countries and visit exotic places. Apart from that, you will be provided with free accomodations, full board, insurance and a hotel room in the country where the stop-overs are made. Crew members of big cruise liners also have an access to separate shops, internet-cafes, gyms and recreational rooms onboard.

There are different positions available: chef, stewardess, tour guide, photographer, engineer and many others. For certain positons you have to know at least one foreign language.

To join the crew, you need to establish a contract with one of the cruise companies and prepare all of the necessary documents. Usually, all of the your documents are paid for by the company, and your contract is valid for at least 6 months.

Your potential earnings: from $1,000 to $5,000 a month.

Where to look:

  • Cruiseshipjob, Allcruisejobs are international websites with openings on cruise liners.
  • You can also find openings on certain job seekers’ websites.

9. Blogger

Being a blogger is really popular, but it’s not that easy to earn money while traveling unless you have a lot of followers that comment, like, and share your posts to help your blog bring in money.

One of the most popular Instagram bloggers, Jack Morris, has around 3 million followers. In an interview, he talks about how he once received $9,000 for just one advertising post. Many bloggers advertise brands which provide them with free items and trips to different countries.

However, it’s not easy to achieve these numbers. It can take a few years to develop the blog and its subject, and there’s still no guarantee that it will be successful.

Your potential earnings: depends on the number of followers, the blog’s subject and its type.

Where to look: popular platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, or your own separate website.

8. Hostel jobs

Many hostels and small hotels are eager to hire foreigners for different jobs like cleaning services, housekeeping, guest relations, and airport transfers. Aside from salary, they provide their employees with free accommodations, sometimes with full board and insurance.

Of course, it’s not a dream job and the salary is also not big. But you will be able to meet new friends, experience the local culture, and visit interesting places.

Your potential earnings: from $0 (in exchange for accomodation and food) to $1,000.

Where to look:

  • GoAbroad is an international website where you can find job openings, internships and foreigners exhange programs.
  • It is also worth to have a look at popular international job seeking websites, such as Monster Jobs.

7. Flight attendant

Working on an airplane provides you with an opportunity to visit many countries and to make new friends. Plus, you’ll get up to a 90% discount on airline tickets, hotels, and car rentals for you and your family. Flight attendants also earn a very good salary ranging anywhere from $45,000 to $100,000 a year on average.

Sounds perfect! But there are some drawbacks. This job usually works you up to 80 hours a month and to get this position you will have to go through a rigorous selection process.

Your potential earnings: from $1,000 to $8,500 a month.

Where to look: visit airlines websites.

6. Buying things in different countries

In order to cover your trip expenses, you can make a deal with a certain shop (or an individual) in advance to bring back special items from the country you’re visiting. The shop will then get unique items to sell and you will get a bonus for delivery.

Some people buy things that are famous for their quality and origin, like Italian leather, Turkish ceramics, Chinese tea, and so on. They then sell the products online or sell them to retailers.

Your potential earnings: depends on the type and quantity of goods.

Where to look: agree with a shop, an individual, or sell online.

5. International courier

Many large internet shops use tourists as the delivery middleman in order to save shipping time.

  • A tourist who flies home can leave their personal information and information about their flight on a special website to connect with the internet shop. Then the shop will select a package that fits the details. Usually, it’s either gadgets or clothes. On arrival, the tourist is met by a company employee who provides payment for the goods and a bonus for the delivery which is transferred directly to your PayPal account.

If you travel by car, you can earn as a courier, as well. You can take a load and transport it to a neighboring city, which will cover some of your expenses.

Your potential earnings: depends on the size of the package and the number of items that you can carry. On average, it is from $35 to $615 per delivery.

Where to look:

  • GransJoy specilizes in souvenir delivery from different countries.
  • FedEx, DHL are websites of popular transportation companies.
  • Auto Driveaway, uShip are courier companies’ websites.

4. Bartender

Many clubs and restaurants hire international personnel. That’s why, by having bartending skills, you may get an excellent opportunity to visit different countries, exotic places, expensive parties, and make a lot of friends. Also, service personnel is usually provided with free accomodations, full board, and other bonuses.

Of course, you have to speak at least basic English and learn specific phrases in the language of the country you are travelling to for work.

Your potential earnings: from $500 to $2,000 a month.

Where to look: on local and international job seeking websites with the keyword “bartending”.

3. Remote work

If you have a laptop, internet connection, and a certain set of skills, then you can earn money wherever you are. Many companies prefer that their employees work on a remote basis. The most sought after professions are designers, programmers, managers, writers, and SMM specialists. Some employers even provide free remote training.

You may also agree with your current company that you will work remotely. But in this case, you will have to be a really valuable and irreplaceable specialist.

Your potential earnings: depends on the quantity of projects.

Where to look:

2. Au Pair

Au Pair is an international cultural exchange program which allows you to live with a host family, learn a new language, and experience a country’s lifestyle in general.

The specifics of the program are that the participant arrives and lives with a host family, as a family member. The program expenses, board, and salary are covered by the host family.

The participant will have to do some home chores, such as picking up kids from school, assisting in house cleaning, grocery shopping, and running different simple errands.

Your potential earnings: from $0 (in exchange for accomodations and food) to $1,500.

Where to look:

  • Apply at AuPair and AuPairWorld.
  • Use the services of special agencies which will help you in organizing all the documents needed to live and work abroad.

1. Traveling off bank account interest

One of the radical ways to leave everything behind is to literally sell everything you have, and put the money in your bank account. There are thousands people who have done exactly this: they sold their houses and cars, and moved abroad.

For example, if you sell your apartment in New York and put the money in a deposit account, you can then live comfortably in Bali or in Turkey just off the interest. You do have to be very careful in this instance and our advice is to use a few reliable banks simultaneously.

Your potential earnings: depends on the interest rate and the deposit amount. It’s worth calculating an expected amount you will need to live on in advance.

Where to look: you don’t need to work.

Do you have your own techniques on how to travel and earn a living at the same time? Let’s discuss in the comment section below.

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