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The perfect jobs you can do while exploring the world

17 May The perfect jobs you can do while exploring the world

If you’re looking for a job while out traveling, you may find it reaffirming that there is a lot for you to do.

While it’s uncommon to do so, for people that want to make their trips last the longest, all the while getting more money to push forward into their tour; for instance, if you’re planning to travel all of Europe, you may want to make some money on the side to keep that tour going strong.

Here are a few jobs to do while travelling:

  • Getting regular ol’ jobs while travelling

It’s really not uncommon for someone to get a regular job while vacationing just to make some money on the side to help with some of the bills. Regular jobs may include bartending, being a waiter, kitchen work, cleaning work, construction work and load lifting.

Advantages:

There really isn’t a lot of movement with these regular kinds of jobs and there are consistent routines as well. For travelers, this can mean stability while working. You can also be hired on the spot for a lot of jobs and it’s very consistent overall.

Disadvantages:

Getting hired on-spot may be difficult without a work visa, and it’s extremely difficult to get hired with holiday visas. You’ll also have to put down roots which makes it harder to travel.

  • Being a school teacher

If you speak good English, then you may want to become an English teacher while you’re traveling. English is relatively simpler to do and isn’t a technical subject. Otherwise, if you have mastery over other subjects, then that could work too.

Advantages:

It’s a very enjoyable job. Not only do you get to see people daily, interact with the local people and meet people; if you’re the outdoorsy person, you can connect with your co-workers and travel to places that are unknown to most travelers.

Disadvantages:

This is a full-time job with full requirements such as networking, visas, contracts, certification for teaching, research and more. International English teachers speak a lot of about the long hours and a lot of sketchy contract problems they have.

  • Nanny

There will always be kids that need taking care of, no matter where you are in the world! It may also be just a case of the parents wanting to expose their children to the nanny’s language. If you like taking care of children and living with a family, you can make a good amount of money and get paid while doing it.

Advantages:

You really don’t need a lot of experience to be a Nanny. It’s a stable job, it may be hard work, but you will not be in the harsh sun all day.

Disadvantages:

It can be one of the bets or the worst jobs. While you do need visas, networking, language requirement, an agency for payment agencies, etc. IF you get a good home, then being a nanny can be the best vacation job you have.

  • Work online!

It’s simple enough and a lot of people do it already! Working online is perhaps the best and most convenient way to earn money. Not only do you work at your behest, but you can also work while lying in bed, during the daytime (or nighttime), or whenever you want to (considering there aren’t time constraints). You can work online as a freelancer, blogger, vlogger, online tutor and virtual assistant.

Advantages:

Consistent, easy to do and you don’t really need any sort of working permission to work online.

Disadvantages:

You either need to already be set up as a freelancer or have a job that can allow you to work online.

At the end of the day, when you’re traveling, there are quite a lot of ways you can actually make money. It just depends on what you’re good at and what you’re.

 

 

 

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4 Comments
  • Hallie
    Posted at 00:20h, 23 May Reply

    There’s a lot of seasonal work as well if you don’t mind picking fruit or being labor a bit. More time to travel. These are good options if you’re from one of the countries that is native English. In Korea, for example, you can only be a ESL teacher if you’re from the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and maybe a couple more, but it’s quite limited really. It is how I started my adventuring abroad though and is great if you’ve got the specs.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 10:40h, 23 May Reply

    These are some excellent tips, and you give the realities of the pros and cons. I’m trying to make it as a freelance digital nomad, and it’s not easy! Though I still prefer it over being a nanny or a teacher. I’d be terrible at both those professions!

  • Cori
    Posted at 12:18h, 23 May Reply

    My backup plan is always to get a job teaching English somewhere. I spent a couple years volunteering as an ELL tutor while I was in NYC to get an idea of what it would involve and how I’d like it and it was a great experience. I know so many people who’ve taught English abroad and most of them had a great experience, you just have to be careful what organizations you work through.

  • Cat
    Posted at 21:25h, 23 May Reply

    Great list of jobs for those who would like to travel! I know a lot of teachers or traveling nurses whose job make it easier to travel. Also, housesitting is another option!

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