Envision a life where every single day is a vacation. You're doing exactly what you want to do, in the exact place you want to visit. We all dream of that life, but most of us aren't willing to take the leap to get there, mainly due to finances. And understandably so, the notion of eating ramen noodles day-in day-out is less than luxurious (I know, I did it when I live out west as a ski bum.)
But if you’re really up for the challenge, there are numerous jobs that you can score while trekking across this beautiful planet of ours. Below are 10 ways you can make money abroad.
Freelance Translator | Latin Abroad
Maria, a Puerto Rican, uses her knowledge in both English and Spanish to translate various projects — from restaurant menus to long essays. She’s not very picky, as long as she can fund her passion to sprinkle “Latin spice around the world.”
Yoga Teacher | Two Monkeys Travel Group
Kach and Jonathan Howe first met as soul searchers in Laos in 2013, each trying to find their own paths after quitting their 9 to 5 jobs. A few months later, they're a couple ready to take on the world. First stop was India, where they learned yoga and Ayurveda massage, skills that have proven worthy in their journey across seven continents.
Teach English | Miss Adventure Travel
Native English speakers are wanted outside North America, as long as you have a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification. Jessica at Miss Adventure Travel not only found a second home in Thailand but has also trained fellow adventurers to follow her footsteps.
Instructor or Guide | Adventure Junkies
Think traveling with kids isn't possible? Josh at Travel with Benderhas been traveling with his two young kids Mia and Caius since 2012 — proof that having a family is just another adventure. They get by with the father’s knack for computers and the kids’ adorable way of viewing their journey.
Day Trading | Wandering Trader
This takes a lot of knowledge and skill, but if you got it, then you have no reason to lock yourself in a boring room while doing it. Marcello at Wandering Traderhas earned a lot of money and now runs a number of companies, all via his laptop while working overlooking some of the world’s best views.
Front Desk Clerk at Backpacker Hostels | Travel Dave
Dalene and Pete at Hecktic Travels trek accross the world by taking house sitting jobs — maintaining properties, taking care of pets, and doing a few errands here and there. It’s a perfect arrangement for the couple who enjoys slow travels and prefers to really get to know each community they visit, on a slim budget.
Au Pair | Ashley Abroad
Get a free room, board and weekly income by taking care of a few kids and teaching them a foreign language. For advice, ask Ashley at Ashley Abroad, who kicked off her life full of adventures by being an au pair in Paris.
We hope some of these have inspired you! Know of more ways to make money abroad? Leave us a comment below!
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