I literally JUST saw an ad for a live-in dog walker in London, UK. The position entailed 25 flexible hours a week, and included room and board as well as $100 a week! Its the perfect situation for exploring a new city, especially one where accommodations are expensive.
English speakers are needed to greet tourists at hotels and resorts around the world, so if youre interested in the hospitality industry, that might be a good place to find a job. In the short term, you might be able to get free room and board at a local hostel in exchange for a few weeks of work at the front desk.
9. Food Industry
Foreigners living in countries around the world are willing to pay a premium for familiar food and drink. I know a few people who have made a living as chefs and bartenders around the world, or as restaurant managers. Another friend of mine worked as a wine expert at various vineyards in New Zealand for several months. If working in a restaurant sounds too stressful, a more flexible option would be to offer cooking classes to either expats or locals.
Many universities around the world offer scholarships for Masters or PhD programs, along with a small stipend and sometimes student housing. Although this stipend isnt usually enough to let you live in style, you can always supplement your income by tutoring other students.
There are a wide range of options for earning money while traveling abroad. Some jobs require you to stay in the area for a while, such as teaching jobs, whereas others are more flexible. Think about what skills you have to offer — many of them are likely to be as in demand abroad as they are at home or even more so.
7. Adventure Sports Instructor
If youre qualified to teach yoga, Pilates, tai chi, or another kind of fitness activity, you may be in demand as an instructor around the world. You might want to look into opening a studio in your home or offering classes at the local beach especially in popular tourist locations where people are looking for the Eat, Pray, Love experience. The great thing about offering classes on your own is that you can work on your own schedule, and youre not tied to a contract, allowing you to take off and travel whenever you want.
A friend of mine spent a year as a live-in nanny, or au pair, in Paris. If you love kids, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to live with a local family and learn local customs, while being able to travel on weekends. Au Pair International is one of many organizations that trains au pairs and matches them with families abroad.
Exploring the world can cost a pretty penny, but you can lower the cost of travel — and deepen your experience at each location — by doing side jobs along the way. Here are 10 ways to earn money while abroad.
3. Sell Stuff Online
5. Get a Stipend as a Student
Working with a tour company allows you to explore the local sights while being paid. If youre more active, leading bike tours might be a fun way to earn money while being a tourist.
1. Write About It
2. Work in Hospitality
Travel writing may not pay much to start, but if youre traveling in countries with a lower cost of living, it may be enough. At first, I was making $10 an article, but after I accumulated more experience, several websites offered me more. The best thing about travel writing is that you can do it from anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection, so youre not tied down to one place for long.