For almost two years now, travel has been off the cards for many of us. This has largely been the result of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic. As the virus has rapidly spread around the world, governments in the majority of countries have had to close their borders in a bid to minimize the spread of the virus. As lockdown, social isolation and social distancing measures have been in place, many of us have barely left our own houses, never mind our own countries.
If you’re a person struck with wanderlust, this has probably been a difficult and disappointing time for you. Any trips you may have had planned have likely been canceled or significantly postponed and you’re probably itching to get away. Now, as vaccines are being rolled out around the world, life is starting to resume as normal. Travel is becoming increasingly possible and you’re probably rearing and ready to go when it comes to getting away. Now, for some, a week or two long trip will do. But if you want to get away for longer, you may need to work while you’re away to keep yourself afloat on your extended travels. Here are some tips on how to achieve this.
Of course, the easiest way to make money while traveling is to freelance in a skill that you simply need a laptop for. There are all sorts of skills that can allow you to do this, such as copywriting, graphic design, website development, accounting, and more. All you need to do is build up a client base and you’ll be able to complete your work anywhere with an internet connection.
Pick Up a Skill That Is Useful in Holiday Destinations
If you’re going to be visiting popular holiday destinations or tourist hotspots, it could be worth picking up a skill that you can use to make money in these places. There are certain skills that tend to be more in demand and that you can make a more stable income from. Most holiday destinations have bars, so picking up bartending skills could be useful. Unique skills like being able to drive a helicopter could allow you to work in beauty spots like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls or locations like Las Vegas. Taking helicopter flight school training could gain you a significant income.
Consider Local Jobs
Planning on staying in the same spot for a while? Consider local jobs. Of course, you’re going to need to learn the local language pretty well to secure these roles. Retail jobs, barista jobs, waiting staff and other roles often don’t require much experience or qualifications and can provide you with a more stable stream of income while you’re away.
Of course, you’re going to need to check out rules and regulations on working in different countries before getting started. But hopefully, some of the above advice can give you some insight into getting a job while you travel to support and sustain yourself as you go!