For people with wanderlust, one of the hardest things about working is that they’re always thinking about their next trip. It can be hard to focus and be productive when the only thing on your mind is packing your bag and getting on a plane again.
Yet, there’s never been a better time to be alive for people who love to travel than now. Thanks to working visa agreements between countries, and the internet, people can work all over the world now combining their love of travel with making a living. If you’re someone who loves to travel but also has bills to pay, then here are some job ideas for making money while on the road.
Regardless of where you are in the world, there will always be someone looking for a nanny. Becoming an au pair is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, and potentially even a new language, while getting paid to care for someone else’s children.
The first step is to decide which country you would like to visit. Once you’ve made your choice, research different au pair agencies in that area. Submit your resume, and create a profile that will catch the family’s eye.
Make sure that you highlight what you can offer a family that no one else can. The more unique and appealing you can make your profile, the more likely you are to find work quickly. One of the most appealing parts of working as an au pair is that in most cases, room and board is provided. That way, you don’t have to worry about finding an apartment, or dealing with foreign rental agreements!
One of the biggest trends we’ve seen over the last ten years is the emergence of travel blogging. People love to live vicariously through travelers who share photos and stories of their adventures abroad. Although starting a travel blog may not initially generate much income, the harder you work on it, and the more of a following you gather, the more you can pitch yourself to advertisers who want to associate themselves with a popular travel blog.
Depending on where you planning on visiting in the world, you may find that there is a high demand for learning English. As a native speaker, this can be particularly appealing to English schools. However, many schools require teaching credentials, and it may not be so easy to get a job simply because you’re a native speaker.
In that case, you may want to consider starting your own English-speaking business. This can be done in person, or thanks to the internet, can even be done by video. The nice part about doing video lessons is that you can move from country to country while still being able to teach your students.