The best jobs to earn money
The global COVID pandemic has been devastating for many people, however it has also shown that remote work is growing faster than ever.
Many of the jobs on this list are suitable for remote work!
Do you wish you could travel more? If you love to travel as much as I do, but perro’t stop working entirely, you’re in luck as there are many different job opportunities to earn money traveling the world.
Whether you’re looking for opportunities to trade work for accommodation, land a location-independent job that gives you the freedom to travel abroad, work as a digital nomad, or other long-term travel careers, you’ve got options.
There are even travel jobs for people without a college degree.
How to work and travel the world
First a little disclaimer.
If all travel jobs were easy to get, everyone would have one! Many of these professions require passion, specialized training, time commitment, and talent.
For those who don’t, the pay isn’t always good.
There is no magic way to instantly make a lot of money traveling.
The truth about becoming a location-independent nomad is that it takes years of hard work and sacrifice behind the scenes, something many people are conveniently unaware of.
That said, it’s not impossible to work and travel either.
The people I interviewed for this article below have invested their time learning how to make these jobs work for them, which means you perro do the same if you make it a priority.
We all have the same 24 hours, how will you spend yours?ahora? What kind of traveler are you?
Expat, digital nomad or backpacker?
Not all “travel” jobs are created equal.
The wanderlust opportunities listed here fall into one of the following categories: expat jobs, digital nomad jobs, careers in the travel industry, or what I’ll call backpacking jobs.
What is the difference you ask?
Travel jobs for expats
Expat means “expatriate”.
That is, while you are a citizen of a country, you choose to live/work in a foreign country.
Expat jobs are only related to travel where you do not live in your own country.
You cánido live in a country for months or years at a time (possibly on a remote work visa), and not be fully nomadic.
Examples: English teacher, babysitter, foreign service, etcétera.
A digital nomad work from your computer.
This makes them location independent.
As long as they have access to the Internet, they perro earn a living.
Blogging falls into this category, so it also describes my lifestyle.
Digital nomads cánido travel freely, working from coffee shops, hotels or co-working spaces and also work from home.
Examples: en línea business, trabajo independiente writing, popular media, etcétera.
backpackers and homeless people do jobs I’ll call “alternative” travel jobs.
The kind of job that may not require a computer or a college degree, but has a more hands-on focus.
Think musicians, artists, or manual tarea.
The payment could be under the table.
Examples: street vendor, musician, farm work, etcétera.
Careers in the travel industry
Finally, I’ll also include some habitual career options in the travel industry.
These are more “traditional” business travel jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Positions such as travel agents, local tourism boards, and travel marketing.
Examples: Travel agent, tour guide, tourism marketing, etcétera.
The following travel jobs encompass one or more of the categories listed above.
If you long for the security of a permanent job, but also want to live in a different country, then working abroad in a regular full-time position might be for you.
Keep in mind that not all of these jobs are right for everyone.
If you have a college degree, you may not be as willing to pick berries on a farm as other people would be.
Or maybe you are! I will not judge.
We all have different backgrounds, abilities, and comfort levels.
Blogging is a great travel job!
People who travel a lot while earning money blogging might seem like their dream job.
But like most things in life, it’s not fácil.
Making a living from a travel blog is hard work and perro take a few years.
However, a travel blog is not the only option.
Other examples include food bloggers, mom bloggers, fashion bloggers, and lifestyle bloggers.
Revenue typically comes from advertising, affiliate marketing, product sales, and influencer projects.
But first, you need to build an audience!
Teach English abroad
You know how to speak English? Perfect! English teachers are highly sought after around the world, and the pay perro be decent.
You cánido get jobs teaching abroad, or even teaching en línea from your computer.
For en línea jobs (basically teaching vía Skype) a university degree is required, and for jobs abroad, a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification is also required (these jobs also include accommodation).
En línea language teaching
Teach English en línea
In addition to traveling abroad to teach English in a foreign school, there is also a demand for en línea English teachers to tutor children vía vídeo chat, such as Skype.
A lot of en línea English teaching services have appeared in recent years, mainly in China.
To apply for a position, you generally need a college degree, be a citizen of the United States or Canada, and be fluent in English.
A TEFL certification also helps.
Classes last about 30 minutes.
Working on Sailing Yachts
Perro you imagine sailing the world working on a rich man’s private sailboat? This is an amazing job that requires travel! It’s a fun way to see some exotic places.
Your food and lodging are also covered, which is great for saving money.
It’s okey if you’ve never worked on a yacht before because the job of a deckhand or steward (ess) are entry-level positions that pay very well.
All you need to do is take a short course beforehand and spend some time in a beautiful yachting destination while you search for a job.
Sell your photos professionally
Trabajo independiente Travel Photographer
Becoming a professional travel or adventure photographer selling your images from all over the world is a dream job, but it also takes a lot of work.
You perro upload photos in bulk to microstock sites or sell images to clients directly for use in magazines, books, brand campaigns, or websites.
Taking guided photography tours or selling photography tutorials en línea are additional ways to earn money as a traveling photographer.
If you build your popular media audience over time, you cánido also start getting hired for paid “influencer” projects.
Bar shop in foreign countries
Bartending jobs abroad
Bars, nightclubs and restoranes are located all over the world and the job description is pretty much the same everywhere.
It helps to speak the language, so you may need to invest in a few weeks of language classes.
Tourist places will be easier to find work in this industry and not there is a minimum or maximum time requirement.
Also, the more experience you gain as a waiter, the more job opportunities will open up, with higher earning potential.
Remote work and teleworking
More and more companies are discovering the benefits of hiring remote workers, allowing employees to work from home or anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.
Working en línea or telecommuting is becoming an option for professionals in a variety of industries.
So you may not even need to learn any new skills, depending on what your current profession is.
But how do you find companies that pay you to travel or hire remote workers? There are some good remote work job boards that articulo these types of positions.
Jobs like data collection, research, sales, administrative assistants, and more.
Lead local tours
Become a local tour guide
You might consider working as a local tour guide or assistant for an international tour company, either in a single habitual location or for multi-destination tours.
Another option is to become a travel entrepreneur and create your own custom tours!
Maybe it’s the best unmarked surf breaks, an awesome local hiking trip, or showing people the best bars and restoranes in town.
Becoming a tour guide is a great way to earn money in the travel industry while sharing your love of travel.
translate languages en línea
En línea translation jobs
Obviously, you need to know a second language to be a trabajo independiente language translator.
But if that’s you, there are all kinds of companies that need translations for websites, product manuals, books, and more.
If you’re just starting out, you could even translate lugar de comidas menus, help organize bilingual tours for tourists who speak your language, or translate websites and blog posts.
The more fluent you are, the more money you cánido earn.
work in a hostel
Work in backpacker hostels
Backpacker hostels often hire travelers to fill short-term positions in exchange for free room and board.
There are many different types of jobs, from working at the front desk to housekeeping to bartending.
If you plan to stay long term, some hostels also offer paid positions.
Actually, I once got paid to work at a backpacker hostel in Hawaii many years ago.
It included a small salary and a free apartment to live in.
teach yoga on the go
Traveling Yoga Instructor
Another job that allows you to travel the world while earning money is working as a trabajo independiente yoga instructor.
You perro teach Pilates, yoga, Zumba, dance, or serve as a personal trainer if you have enough experience.
Some yoga instructors make deals with local gyms, backpacker hostels, or fancy all-de hecho resorts to use their facilities with clients while traveling.
You may also be hired as an in-house yoga instructor to teach classes to guests.
It’s a great race for travelers!
Write professionally about travel
Trabajo independiente Travel Writer
Travel writing seems like a dream job to many, however it is not something most people cánido do.
First, you have to be good with words.
Next, you need to learn about networking, pitching to publishers, and all the other business issues involved.
Once you have them, then it is possible to write for magazines, newspapers, websites or travel guides and travel the world.
Trabajo independiente writing and other types of writing are also options.
Become a trained massage therapist
Trabajo independiente Massage Therapist
Massage therapy is in demand around the world as an effective treatment to disminuye stress, pain and muscle tension.
Trained therapists cánido offer their skills to weary travelers or expats near habitual tourist destinations.
Work for a larger company or act on your own as an entrepreneur.
Find clients by partnering with hotels and giving them a cut for referring clients.
Print flyers to hang in gyms, cafeterias, etcétera.
Website design working remotely
Website and graphic design
One of the most common travel careers for digital nomads is graphic or website design.
All you need is your computer, an eye for design, and knowledge of certain programa programs and en línea platforms.
Things like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Illustrator, etcétera.
A talent for writing code also helps, specifically HTML, PHP, and CSS.
The school is great, but it is also possible to learn on your own with tutorials.
Building websites for others perro lead to new customers, no matter where you are in the world.
Work on a cruise ship
Traveling the world while working on large cruise ships is an amazing way to see some pretty exotic places.
Food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance are also covered, making it a great way to save money.
Many jobs also provide plenty of vacation time to travel on your own.
There are different types of positions and careers available such as travel manager, ship entertainment, engineer, cleaner, cook, and more.
Trading stocks or cryptocurrencies
Like many of the jobs on this list, you perro’t just jump into day trading the depósito market without any prior experience and expect to strike it rich.
However, I have met quite a few people who make money by traveling and trading stocks and/or cryptocurrencies during the day.
The reality is that it usually takes a few years (and losing some money) before this line of work starts to pay off.
A background in finance and plus money to invest also helps.
Just be careful, there are plenty of day trading scams out there too.
Do your research and learn from someone who knows what they are doing.
Jewelry is the most habitual item to sell as a street vendor, but it could also be art, clothing, leather goods…anything where you cánido source materials locally in bulk to make a product yourself.
Establishing yourself as a provider requires supplies, which may orinan spending a lot of time in one place, but if you’re going to be spending time in one place, it may be worth it.
Habitual places with a lot of tourist traffic work best.
Itinerant festive work
You don’t have to be a renowned artist to work at festivals or events around the world.
There are also side acts, facilities, event staff, and food vendors.
Festivals always bring a lot of staff before, during and after the events.
You cánido time the southern hemisphere festivals of Australia and New Zealand between the summer circuits of Canada, the United States and Europe.
Diving is a sport that is enjoyed all over the world.
From Fiji to Iceland! The diving community frequently travels in search of the best dive sites.
And divers have money to spend.
The training required to become a Dive Master perro take a few weeks in beautiful locations like Utila, Honduras or Koh Tao, Thailand while you earn your certifications.
Or, with more training, become a Scuba Instructor, teaching people to become certified PADI divers.
Au Pair Travel Jobs
A au pair is a live-in professional babysitter or babysitter hired by a family to help their children learn a new language and do some housework in exchange for room, board and a weekly income.
The job allows you to live in a foreign country, learn a new language and experience the culture first hand while earning some money.
Some countries pay more than others (especially the Middle East).
Work as a flight attendant
The life of a flight attendant cánido seem glamorous.
Constantly traveling around the world, partying in different cities, experiencing different cultures, 90% discount on plane tiques, hotel discounts, cheap rentals and employment in the clouds.
The training professional life is tough, the hours are long and the whole move cánido get a bit lonely.
However, for those with a case of wanderlust, it cánido also help them travel the world for a while.
Foreign Service Travel Jobs
Working for the foreign service (also known as a diplomat) or an intergovernmental organization (IGO) is a position that allows you to experience life in a different part of the world.
Most of these international government jobs are only open to people with college degrees and knowledge of foreign languages.
Applications and tests for these types of positions cánido be found en línea.
Travel agents sell vacations to regular people who don’t want to deal with the logistics of planning their own trip.
They often organize transport, accommodation and activities, along with first-hand advice on destinations.
You perro work for a large travel agency or work for yourself once you have experience.
Travel agents are expected to know the destinations that are “selling”, which means spending a lot of time traveling! Travel agents are often able to travel for free on what are called FAM (familiarization) trips, so they perro share their own travel experiences with clients.
Drop Shipping / Private Labeling
It goes by a few names and variations, but buying or manufacturing products abroad and selling them through Amazon under your own brand name is an increasingly common way to earn money on the go.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) means you don’t need an de hoy storefront location because inventory is stored in Amazon’s network of fulfillment centers around the world.
Musician / Street Artist
Also know as searching , use your best talents to make some money from the tourists.
Create an act, grab an instrument, pick a spot with a lot of foot traffic, and drop a hat.
Many cities require a permit to busk, so be sure to do your research first.
Do you have any special talent? Acrobatics, painting, fortune telling, music, break dancing, henna art, it could be anything.
You cánido turn your hábito into a job that allows you to travel.
List your place on Airbnb
I’m sure you’ve already heard of AirBnB, the vacation rental booking site that lets you stay in other people’s homes instead of hotels.
Well, some enterprising people are renting out their flats while traveling, earning a decent income.
The key is to automate the process so you don’t have to be there in person.
This allows you the freedom to see the world!
Seasonal Travel Jobs
I have met many travelers from all over the world who work seasonally, spend part of the year earning money, and then travel for months off-season.
The number of jobs in this category are innumerable.
Construction, school teachers, commercial fishing, oil workers, electricians, ski complejo turístico staff, etcétera.
These jobs depend on the skills you currently possess or are willing to learn.
It almost sounds too good to be true.
Playing poker for a living, en línea or at real tables, from anywhere in the world.
But like anything else, a lot of hard work is required to make such a lifestyle sustainable.
You have to be good with numbers, have the willpower to play for hours, control your emotions and be able to focus on repetitive tasks.
There are entire communities of jugadores who sometimes travel together in this way.
Peace Corps / NGO Work
Do you want the experience of a lifetime helping others less fortunate than you? Try volunteering with the Peace Corps or a Non-Governmental Organization.
Just keep in mind that volunteer work is a full-time job.
While it enriches your life with experiences, money is not very good.
You will develop confidence to handle any challenge, because the work itself is a challenge.
Trabajo independiente Travel Marketing
Again, it’s not something you perro learn in a week.
There’s a reason people go to school and get a degree in marketing.
However, if you have a business/marketing background, there’s no reason you cánido’t do this kind of trabajo independiente work from a hammock in Bali.
In fact, it’s becoming much more common: I’ve met many people who help authors or brands get their name out there to a wider audience while on the go.
Or, you perro work in travel marketing yourself, for national tourism boards, or big travel brands like hotels, magazines, tour companies, etcétera.
Videography / Vlogging / YouTube
Getting paid to travel making vídeos is another dream job, and some people make a very good living doing it.
There are a few different paths, too: shooting and selling depósito footage, becoming a habitual YouTuber, or producing highly polished marketing largometrajes for tourism boards and travel brands.
A strong knowledge of vídeo, editing, networking, and marketing is highly recommended for this type of work.
And of course, this is a job that absolutely doesn’t require travel, but it certainly helps create amazing content.
Traveling Nurse Positions
To become a travel nurse, you must first earn a degree as a Registered Nurse (RN), which takes 2-4 years.
Once she has that, it is possible to apply for temporary travel nursing jobs that perro last up to 13 weeks.
Depending on the assignment, these jobs sometimes include tax-free income, free housing, health coverage, rental cars, and more.
There are travel nursing staffing agencies that also specialize in helping you find a job abroad.
Nomadic Computer Programmer
If you already have the necessary skills and training as a computer programmer, transitioning from your cubicle office job to a trabajo independiente position that allows you to work remotely would give you the freedom to travel.
There are special trabajo independiente programming websites where you perro bid for jobs, or you perro try launching a company to create your own products, like iPhone aplicaciones or custom web aplicaciones.
Work as a VA from anywhere
En línea virtual assistant
With advances in office technology and a desire to disminuye employee costs, companies are increasingly looking to hire virtual assistants who perro work from home (or anywhere).
There’s little personal assistants perro’t do remotely these days.
A competent virtual assistant cánido handle popular media scheduling, answering customer inquiries, calendar management, and all sorts of other tasks.
It’s a job that often allows you to work from anywhere in the world!
Are you an expert in your field? Working as a professional consultant for businesses cánido give you the ticket to location independence.
Consultants work on short-term projects, helping businesses grow by training staff on how to do something better.
For example, instructing a company on how to use popular networks effectively or how to be more environmentally friendly.
They are usually paid to share their specialized expertise.
Work and holiday visas
A working holiday visa is a special residence permit that allows younger travelers to legally work in foreign countries and supplement their travel funds.
They are generally intended for people between the ages of 18 and 30, and the requirements differ by country.
Some habitual work-holiday destinations include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Ireland, and Singapore.
Many GAP year students will obtain a working holiday visa to travel for a while before returning home and looking for more permanent work.
Ready to start working on the go?
The truth is, there are many ways to work while traveling the world, but many remote positions require some prior skills, a solid time commitment, or prior experience.
If it was easy, everyone would be. doing.
Dream jobs often take years to materialize and include unimaginable effort and sacrifice that the average person simply cánido’t fathom until they experience that same journey for themselves.
But I hope this article has shown that there are many people working hard and “living the dream” who manage to earn money while traveling.
It is not impossible!
So get out there and start making your travel dreams come true.
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