With the travel industry booming following a slump during Covid-19, you’re not alone if you too are dreaming of travelling the world and broadening your horizons. But with the cost of living rising across the board, you may be wondering whether you can actually afford to realise your dreams and head off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
One way to overcome this potential hurdle is by planning to work while you travel. Not sure whether it’s for you? Keep reading to find out whether you should work abroad, and if so, what should you be doing or some extra cash.
Should I work whilst travelling?
Working while travelling can be a great idea if you don’t have enough money to see you through your whole journey. If your financial situation is going to mean cutting your dream trip short, then it’s a good idea to work while you’re out there.
How can I make money while travelling?
If you’ve decided that working while you travel is right for you, the good news is that there are several ways you can make money on the move. Some ways include:
- Teaching a language
One of the easiest jobs for English speakers is getting a job teaching a language. Teaching jobs are in demand around the world, so you’ll likely walk into a job with ease. As well as flexible hours and good pay, many teaching jobs offer excellent bonuses too.
2. Work in a restaurant or bar
There will always be a need for restaurant and bar staff! Bars and restaurants at party destinations near hostels are the best places to start as they have a high staff turnover and are almost always looking to hire. If you can bear the unsociable hours, working in this environment can be genuine fun.
3. Do some online work
If you’re looking for a flexible job that you can do from your hotel room, one great way to make money is through online activities such as spread betting. By learning how to speculate on financial markets (such as the Forex market), you can earn some quick cash to tide you over.
What are the benefits of working whilst abroad?
As well as earning some much-needed cash, the benefits of working abroad can be tremendous. Not only does working abroad get you out of your comfort zone, but it also helps improve your confidence and allows you to learn new skills that can be invaluable when you return home.
Will you give it a go?