Best Jobs to Make Money While You’re Traveling

  • Written by Diana Smith

Are you tempted to quit your boring office job and see what else the world has to offer but are worried about finances? Here’s a great idea: work while traveling! Today, you can find all sorts of amazing gigs wherever you are in the world. Here are some of the best ways you can make money to finance your traveling adventures.

Au pair

If you’re good with kids, why not get paid to take care of someone else’s little ones and get paid? If you become an au pair, you will get a room, food and a good weekly paycheck. Sure, you’ll have to spend a lot of time indoors watching kids, but most employers give weekend off and regular vacation time. That’s enough time for you to explore the destination.

Hostel work

Most hostels are in constant need of staff to welcome guests, clean and make reservations. If you’re just passing through, you can often trade a few hours of work for free lodging. Even if you’re not getting paid, you can still save money on free accommodation. Another great thing about hostel work is that you can stay as long as you like—a day, a week of a few months, depending on you and your employer.


Writing and traveling are a great mix. If you know your way around words, there are many ways you can turn your talent into profit. Travel blogging is a great career for all travelers since it allows you to write about your adventures, build your blog and even get sponsorships. You can also write articles and blog posts for other bloggers or online publications. This is a great way to gain experience, build your portfolio and get the sense of the job. And all you need for this career is your laptop, Internet connection and a good camera for photos.


Probably the easiest and most lucrative career you can pursue as a foreigner is teaching English. Teaching jobs are available everywhere, especially in East and Southeast Asia. However, for the best jobs, you will need to be certified. Luckily, you can always get a Monkey Tree TEFL certificate and start teaching English anywhere in the world. With a certificate, you can get the best jobs with flexible work hours, good pay and even some great bonuses.


If you’re looking for a job that pays cash and is always available, you might want to consider bartending. Best places to check out are usually located in party destinations or hostels since they have high turnover and steady work. If your destination offers working holiday visas, you have a great shot at getting such a job and still enjoying the beach and rich nightlife of the destination.

Tour guides

This is a serious career that’s perfect for adventurous people who can’t stand getting stuck in one place for too long. Tour companies are always looking for tour guides willing to travel with their guests. While the pay isn’t great, you will get all your expenses paid while traveling and meet all sorts of amazing people from all around the globe.

Cruise ship work

If you want to travel the world, but also earn good money, get plenty of work experience and create connections with many people, this might be a job for you. Cruise ships travel the world offering good pay, free accommodation and plenty of time to spend on the land in exchange for work on-board. While most easy, low-paying jobs go to people from developing countries, everyone can find plenty of openings to choose from. If you need some more tips, there are great articles on what life on cruise ships really looks like.

With these practical jobs, you can make your travel dreams a reality. With enough cash in your pocket, adventures never have to stop coming!

Travel Features

8 Best Kid-Friendly Places for Family Fun

Planning a family vacation with kids can be challenging but also very fun and entertaining. The world is an amazing place and it has a lot to offer. Of course, your goal is for everyone to have fu...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Family Travel: How To Choose The Best Accommodation

Traveling with family can be quite challenging at times, because, besides taking care of the kids, parents also need to find the perfect accommodation that suits everyone’s needs. Nowadays there a...

Chloe Taylor - avatar Chloe Taylor

How to survive during the pandemic lockdown

We have lost so many lives to the pandemic, one thing that concerns everyone right now is how to survive during the pandemic lockdown because there are restrictions on movement in almost every p...

Joseph Bracker - avatar Joseph Bracker


Having a world tour is one of the most amazing things one can have on their bucket list. If you are someone who is planning to travel the world to make memories and are seeking suggestions for the...

News Company - avatar News Company

Best Jobs to Make Money While You’re Traveling

Are you tempted to quit your boring office job and see what else the world has to offer but are worried about finances? Here’s a great idea: work while traveling! Today, you can find all sorts o...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Ways to stay in touch with your family when travelling

Afraid of losing touch with your loved ones when you travel? In this post, we offer you five super useful tools to stay in touch with your family and friends when you're on the road. Not being conn...

News Company - avatar News Company

5 Things to consider before choosing a hotel

Many hotels offer you a comfortable and welcoming environment as well as provides you with a list to choose according to your desire. Booking a hotel to enjoy a few days of exploring the sights and ...

News Company - avatar News Company


The United States has a lot to offer a person whether you are going for business or pleasure. As far as business goes, there is Silicon Valley, the hub of all things technology-related, and there ar...

News Company - avatar News Company

Tips to look good in Malibu

If you’re planning a trip to Malibu or relocating to this splendid Californian beach city, a wardrobe change is in order! In Malibu, you need to dress up like the Californian girls. The style revo...

News Company - avatar News Company

Health & Wellness

Dietary Changes to Manage High Blood Pressure

Dr Felix - avatar Dr Felix

High blood pressure is often called the silent killer since it quietly damages blood vessels but usually produces no symptoms until it has already caused severe health problems. Fortunately, med...

What to Consider When Buying Pre-Workout Supplements

News Company - avatar News Company

Every serious trainer knows the importance of using pre-training supplements. These products improve endurance, enhance focus, and promote muscle development. This explains why they are gaining tracti...

Treatment Options Available for Eye Floaters

Julian Carter - avatar Julian Carter

Have you experienced seeing shadows in your field of vision? They may look like tiny dots or string-like cobwebs that tend to disappear once you try to strain your eyesight. These irritating obs...

4 Ways To Deal With Anxiety at Home During Lockdown

News Company - avatar News Company

Having encapsulated the lives of more than 3 million people across the world, COVID 19 is having a major moment right now. Especially ever since the lockdown was initiated a few weeks back, a lo...

News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion