Funding travel can be expensive and when you are on the road long enough your cash flow will eventually dry up leaving you in desperate need of a job.
That thought makes you shudder, you can’t imagine going back to your old job. Don’t let panic sink in, there is still hope yet. Check out these jobs that will inject your bank with cash and give you a change of pace.
Running pub crawls is a blast. You get paid commissions, get free entry and free drinks and get to meet cool new people every night. The downfall? You could end up sleeping your days away.
Temping is a great way to get a short-term job and constantly have a change of scenery. Recruiters are happy to work around your needs, so if you want to work 3 days a week they are happy to help you find that position if you want 2-week placements to keep your environment changing, they can do that too.
Not for the faint of heart. If you are scared of bugs or can’t put in a hard long (early morning) days work then this isn’t for you. On the other hand, if you don’t mind these things, or are trying to get your 88 days to stay in Australia for a second year, farms are generally out of town enough that you don’t have anywhere to spend your money so can be a great way to fluff up your pockets.
Depending on where you are going, teaching English as a foreign language is a great option. It’s a cool job and you could pick up the local language in the process.
There are plenty of places around the world that welcome ski staff from around the world, to name a couple; Canada, Japan, and Switzerland. Ski seasons are great with all sorts of jobs including shuttle driving, pro shop staff, and ski or snowboard instructing.
You can pick up work as a crew member on sailboats all around the world. This is a great way to see the world and meet new people. You can also develop new skills and make some money. If you get seasick I wouldn’t advise you take this path.
You may have left bartending jobs and may or may not be keen to get back behind a bar, but when working away bartending can be a great way to supplement cash.
There are various types of tours you can do, a friend of ours did Kayaking tours, another did rice field foot tours. It’s a different way for you to learn about the place you are currently in while banking your cheques.
Work For Accommodation
Now, if your money is starting to run thin, but you really aren’t ready for a paid position yet, you can work for accommodation to offset your outgoing expenses.
If you have access to the internet and a laptop you can freelance write. There are plenty of places that will pay for your work. Just don’t forget to run it through Grammarly if you are a little rusty.
You can live with a host family and earn an income working as an au pair just about anywhere in the world. You will typically care for children in the mornings and after school (unless children are younger). You will also be in charge of cooking, cleaning and possible pet care.
If you have the qualifications to do things like teach scuba diving you can do it anywhere there is water. Take advantage of your training and enjoy it!
Fundraising is a great way to get paid to travel! Although it is door-to-door ‘sales’ you get to work with amazing groups, your transportation and hotels are usually covered, and you make good money.