According to a recent report in the Daily Mail, there has been a huge rise in the number of young British travellers working abroad with half leaving due to the ‘bad’ jobs market. Whether you’re looking to work abroad for the same reason or wish to travel the world for an adventure, below are some ideas to help you make extra money while travelling:
Become an Au Pair
Although you’ll need to fund your flights and initial travelling costs (which can easily be done with logbook loans from CCP ), becoming an au pair or a nanny is a great way to make money if you have experience working with children. You will have a host family who you will live with in exchange for a room, board and a small salary. As well as looking after the family, you’ll also get the time to socialise and explore the area.
Freelancing or tutoring
Depending on your skills and type of job you have done previously, you may be able to offer your services while you’re on the go. For example, if your skills lie within writing, web development, consulting or even languages, you may be able to pass on your knowledge and benefit from the cash. Make as many connections as you can and ask if they can refer you.
If you don’t mind a bit of physical labour and enjoy working outside all day, a fantastic way to make extra money is by picking fruit. Across the world, extra workers are needed in the orchards when harvest time comes to help pick the huge amount of produce.
While it’s not easy to earn a massive income, if you have enough time to build up a large following well before you go, you may be able to earn a fair amount. This is also a fantastic way of keeping a diary and sharing your adventures with your family, not to mention providing travel insight for your followers. Working with advertisers is a great way of earning some easy cash; they’ll only be keen if you can prove you have a strong following. Whilst travelling, you may even get paid to review restaurants, hotels and experiences in return for featuring them on your blog.
Rent out your home
If you’re a home owner, why not rent out your house while you’re away and pocket the income? This can be hugely beneficial if you’re planning on travelling for a long period of time. Money.co.uk has a useful guide about the steps to take when renting out your home.
Get a waiting/bar job
If you’re travelling the very touristy areas, the most popular types of jobs are those in hospitality. Although there will be a lot of competition, you have a better chance if you are able to speak multiple languages. This type of role will give you the best of both worlds as you get to travel, experience the nightlife and meet new people.