It might seem like you have to work long hours and do jobs you hate, to fund your passion for travel. However, you could use your love of travel to earn money, so it funds itself! Here are some fun ways you can combine work and travel.
Become a travel writer
If you love travelling, and know all the hidden secrets of specific areas, or are keen to explore and learn them, you could become a travel writer. You may have to start a little closer to home, writing about local holidays and day-trip locations. If you have a website, you can make it easier for people to find links to your work, and share testimonials from clients and other people you have worked with.
If you lack technical skills, you will need to hire professional help to create the framework for your website. A laravel development agency, such as Fastfwd can help with this, and their expertise extends beyond websites. They also have experience in building subscription platforms, order management software and much more.
Work as a street performer
If you have a talent that can be performed, such as singing, doing magic tricks or playing an instrument, you could become a street performer just about anywhere in the world if you apply for and are granted the relevant license. This is most suitable for anyone who is outgoing and doesn’t mind having an audience. Although it’s a big move to travel abroad to be a street performer, you can start closer to home to see if it suits you.
Take on seasonal work
If you’re not in permanent work, the advantage of this is being able to take on seasonal work. Many places in the UK and abroad will have more work, usually during the summer, but sometimes at other times of the year too. If you’re good with people, you have options. You could apply to work in bars, at fairgrounds, holiday parks or as a tour guide if you have in-depth knowledge of the specific area.
House sitting is another job you can do anywhere in the world. You will need to pass legal checks and be trustworthy. It saves money on the cost of a hotel and you are also paid. So, you might not get to explore the local area as much, because you will be required to spend a lot of time taking care of the house, but it’s unlikely you will be expected to stay there 24 hours a day. It’s also a cheap holiday.
Work at summer camps
If you like working with children, and have relevant qualifications, you could work at summer camps. You get to lead and take part in fun activities, make money, and it looks great on your CV. Many countries have summer camps, so you also get to see more of the world. You could also work whilst travelling anywhere, from acting as a tour guide in Rome, or assisting on the slopes on Norway ski holidays.
There are plenty of fun ways to make money while travelling. So you don’t have to stick to a 9-5 local job to pay for travel. You can be paid while travelling instead.