So, you’re headed on a delightful and exciting trip to sample some of the cultural sights and sounds of the world with your nearest and dearest. All the bags are packed, you’ve been studying the travel guides and brochures and created your dream itinerary. Lucky you! But perhaps you’re having a little worry about money… all those iced coffees and restaurant dinners can soon put a hole in your pocket! Don’t worry, we’ve got you, with this handy guide to earning money while you travel!
1. Are you good with kids? Consider teaching your way around!
These days, there are a myriad of different schools and teaching styles available and looking for teachers just like you, regardless of your level of experience. What is even more exciting is that by only spending a relatively small amount of money on a short TEFL course, you can give your earnings a much needed boost. Don’t feel like studying? There are online tutoring services that are much more informal, where you can still earn $10-12 per hour. If you’re already a qualified teacher, hold onto your hat, you could see your earnings skyrocket up to the region of $40 per hour and more! China is a world of opportunity (and teaching jobs!) where you can find remote and in-person work.
2. Do you like following new remote working crazes? Try dropshipping!
This is a world of internet loopholes, servers and weblinks. It can take a little bit of time and effort to get yourself started in this crazy new online market, but the results can be more than worth it. Although the outcomes are not the same for everyone, it can be common for people willing to venture down this path to earn well. Dropshipping basically involves identifying a new and interesting product, and creating a quick way of marketing it to a new audience to make money, often using social media. There can be good and bad in this realm, including people who just want to make money without providing a good service. Think carefully before venturing down this path and choose wisely!
3. Have you got an eye for detail and want flexible working hours? Try moderating work!
This work can be rich and varied, with a variety of different forums on all the world of topics you can possibly imagine looking for people who can lend a hand to keep their forums under control. Work can range from helping users to remember the rules when disputes or tensions arise, all the way up to organising social events online for members to enjoy. The great thing about this work is that the timings are flexible, so you can concentrate on enjoying family time.
4. Are you technically minded? Try software developing!
It’s no secret by now that those who are lucky enough to be blessed with the skills required for developing apps and software are raking in the cash. Big time! It’s common for these jobs to help you bring in salaries within the 6-figure range (in $, with wages on the high end of the 5-figures for UK salaries), and due to the fact that there is currently a relative shortage of people available with the correct skills to match the sheer number of jobs available, you can even find positions where they are willing to train you! If you want to travel while you work, you can find companies with flexible working schedules and even try your hand at freelancing.
5. Have you got the gift of great organisational skills? Project management is calling!
This type of job requires you to know your way around all kinds of administrative software, so you better know how to manage your spreadsheets, emails and online meeting platforms before you think more seriously about taking a position in this area. Project management can be immensely satisfying: seeing a project from the infancy of its first vague thoughts, all the way to successful completion with a great team behind you. Because working life is essentially made up entirely of projects, you can find yourself working in a huge variety of areas giving you rich job satisfaction. Get your experience up with an agency, and you could go freelance, again meaning you can choose your working hours and holidays!
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