If your dream is to travel to world and explore faraway places, then finding a job or career which you can do on the move is a great way to add a little extra money to your travelling fund. Whilst travelling is a wonderful way to learn new experiences and see the world, things such as food and accommodation can cause quite a lot of stress for travellers.
Having a reliable income whilst you’re travelling from here to there can help you massively and enable you to stay on the road for a little longer or indulge in some luxury from time to time.
There are certain jobs which are perfect to do whilst you are travelling and there has never been a better time to secure a job whilst you’re on the move. Having the financial freedom and flexibility to go and explore new places, as and when it suits you, is hugely rewarding. Remember, dreams don’t work unless you do, so here are 5 amazing jobs you can do whilst travelling.
If you’re an animal lover, then pet sitting is a great job to do whilst you are travelling. A lot of people who work 9-5 jobs and have pets, or families who are going on holiday, often struggle to secure pet care whilst they are at work and there has been a recent rise in apps offering pet sitting services.
This is a relatively stress-free and easy job, plus you get to spend time with cute pets all day! Whether it’s walking a dog twice a day, going into someones home to feed their cat or take a pet to the groomer, there are plenty of different things which you can do throughout the day and you can pick and choose and be as flexible as you like!
If English is your first language, then there are plenty of jobs available to teach in countries such as Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. There is often a huge demand for English teachers in these countries and as long as you are familiar with some basic teaching skills and concepts, then it is a relatively quick process and you’ll soon find yourself teaching others whilst earning money.
If travel is something that you are hoping to do for a few years, or as a break inbetween jobs, then becoming a language teacher is a great thing to add to your CV for future.
No matter where you are travelling, there will always be people looking for professional makeup artists. If you are travelling to European holiday hotspots, such as Greece and Spain, then you can make the most of the almost constant stream of holidaymakers who visit these destinations and want to look and feel amazing before they go out.
If you’re travelling further afield, such as to America or Australia, then you will likely find that there is a demand for hair and makeup artists in the cities too. This is a good job for if you are looking to build a base somewhere and stay in one or two places during your travelling stint. All you need is a good quality and durable portable makeup case and high-quality cosmetics and brushes.
Becoming an au pair is perhaps one of the most popular jobs for travellers and is one which is mostly in demand in European countries, such as France and Germany, but there are also jobs available all over the world.
It is recommended that you use a reputable agency to find your host family, as they will be able to perform the relevant checks and ensure you are suited. Many host families look for distinguishable assets, such as being fluent in languages, having a driving license and experience working with children, so if you have these, be sure to showcase them on your application!
If you’d rather stick to a more traditional job, then you can always look for freelance work within your current role or career. There are a lot of jobs where you don’t need to present within the traditional office environment and can instead work from wherever there is phone and internet connection.
You can ask your current job if there are freelancing opportunities available or you could set up on your own and offer services such as content writing, web design and recruitment advice wherever you set up base.