Are you ready to get away from it all? Maybe you were one of the many people who stayed put and did a staycation in 2022, so now you’re ready to get on a plane? Perhaps you were one of the 55% who didn’t quite make it abroad and you want to change that in 2023?
Whatever stage you’re at, if you’re thinking of doing some serious travelling soon, it’s likely you’re working out how you’ll cover the cost of everything while you’re away. Whether you’re going for a few months or hoping to extend your stay, it’s important that you have a plan in place.
Here are some ideas to help you make money while you’re abroad.
Work for a travel company
When you’ve been abroad in the past, you’ll remember that there were holiday reps and tour guides who showed you around and go you from A to B. Why not try your hand at being a tour guide in the country you’re visiting?
Do some research into reputable travel companies and see what opportunities are available – you might find that as you plan your trip, you can head to the different countries that the travel company’s based in, transferring your role from one location to the next.
Fruit picking is a popular choice for travellers as it’s a seasonal role that can be picked up easily. Countries like Australia are well-prepared and have fruit picking operations that are designed for travellers who want to earn some cash while they’re in the country.
You might associate trading with people in suits, but trading is ideal for travellers as it can be done while you’re on the move, thanks to everything being accessible via mobile devices. Similarly, it can be accessed at different times of the day, thanks to different markets opening in different time zones.
If you’re already familiar with the markets, something like CFD trading could be the ideal option for you. If you’re new to trading, there are demo accounts where you can try it out before you do it for real.
Travel blogging can be both an indulgent means of capturing memories while you’re away and earning money to pay for your accommodation. If you enjoy writing, Ship 30 for 30 will walk you through this informative guide on how to start writing on medium, or you could start your own online account of life abroad with a basic site like WordPress which is easy to navigate.
Teach a language
Teaching English while you’re away can be a great way of getting to know the locals. Plus, it’s a great addition to your CV for when you get back to the UK.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have a plan in mind before you set off and always have a return ticket in place so you can get home if money runs out. By planning ahead, you could find that you can spend even more time away.