We’ve all seen those lucky people who get to travel indefinitely, making money on the road and having adventures around the world without having to go home and work and save. So how do they do it? Believe it or not, earning money while travelling is easier than you may think, so here are a few way different ways you can earn money while you’re on the road:
Take your job with you
Many people assume that in order to galavant around the world, they’ll need to quit their job for good. But if you’re a valued member of your team and you can already work from home, there’s no reason why you can’t keep working for your current company and simply keep working from home….in another country.
Before you approach your boss, have a plan for how you can make it work. Maybe you can attend all meetings via video conference, or you’re happy to commit to working the same hours, even with the time difference? Think about all the possible objections your boss will have, and be prepared to walk if they’re not prepared to compromise.
Use your skills
If you have left your job, there’s no reason why you can’t still use your skills to make some cash on the road. If you’ve been writing software, designing websites, copywriting, or a similar job that can be done remotely, it may be time to launch your own business. Ideally, you want to do this while you’re still working at home, so you can get your portfolio sorted and begin reaching out to clients while you still have money at home. Plenty of people have started businesses abroad though, you may just need to find a cheap spot in Southeast Asia where you can get some serious work done for a few months.
Did you can you can earn money while actually having a good time? This may sound crazy to people who have ditched their stodgy office, but if you already like gambling, you can take your passion online and potentially earn some serious cash while also enjoying yourself.
Find a job overseas
Depending on the country you’re from, you’ll find that there are many different visas available which can allow you to actually work and live in a new country. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK all have reciprocal Youth Mobility Visas, so if you’re under 30 (35 for some countries), you can go ahead and find a job once you’re already overseas.
You’ll need to apply for your visa before you leave your home country in most cases, and the embassy will want to see that you have enough money to support yourself before you find a job. This is a great way to make sure you don’t run out of cash though, and you’ll also be able to spend more time meeting and hanging out with locals.