Tips for working while you travel

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Tips for working while you travel

Nearly everybody dreams of travelling the world someday, but you might be one of those people who thinks that your bank account just won’t allow it. However, we’re here to tell you, with the utmost respect, that you’re very much mistaken. Jetting off across the globe to far flung destinations can get pretty expensive, but that doesn’t mean that you have to rule out the possibility of seeing the world just yet. There are plenty of things you can do and plans you can put in place to ensure that you’ve always got money in your wallet as well as stamps on your passport. So, with that in mind, here are just a few of our top tips for working while you travel.

Work remotely

Whether you run your own blog, write online reviews for a company, do some freelance copywriting or find a company that will allow you to do some remote admin work for them; there are plenty or working opportunities to be had from the comfort of your own laptop. All you need to do is ensure that, whether you’re staying in a city centre hotel or a remote wilderness retreat, you have access to a secure and reliable Wi-Fi connection.

Bar work

No matter where you go in the world, there are always going to be bars or restaurants that need an extra pair of hands from time to time. Places like this tend to be pretty flexible and are used to seeing staff come and go, so it’s normally quite easy to get a part-time job for a while. Be honest with them and explain that you’re travelling and just want to save up a bit more cash before moving on again in a few weeks or so and they should be fairly understanding and helpful, not to mention appreciative!

Teach English

A great way to earn some money whilst travelling is by teaching English to different communities as you go. It can be incredibly rewarding for you, but is also a great way of exploring and getting a deeper insight into different cultures and ways of life. One of the best and most popular ways to get qualified is by doing a TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Once completed, you’ll also have the option to teach back in the UK too.

Be prepared

There’s no telling what working opportunities might fall into place when you’re on your travels. But that means that you need to be ready to act quickly and not miss a great opportunity. The best way to do this is to be prepared and anticipate any offers or chances coming your way. Different countries have different rules about foreigners working on their soil, especially if you’re just travelling on a tourist visa. Be sure to do plenty researching before heading to a new destination and get yourself the necessary working visa and any paperwork that you might need to secure yourself the right job.

Working while travelling doesn’t need to be a burden. It’s an exciting experience which allows you to get out there and explore – and, more importantly, stay out there if you want to!

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Jessica Foreman is a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle based writing. She has developed her skills on projects surrounding The British Broadcasting Company, and running a print and online based magazine whilst at university. She is currently looking towards starting her Masters in Mobile and Personal Communications as well as broadening her horizons through travelling.