40 Jobs To Make a Living While Traveling
Many people would love to travel to exotic places while making an income. Today’s world is becoming more and more interconnected through digital technology, and the dream is becoming the reality for many. If you’re thinking about making the jump to a nomad lifestyle, consider these 40 jobs that can help you on your way.
1. English Teacher
Countries around the world are looking for qualified applicants to teach English to elementary and high school students.
Some sponsors can give you housing and food in return for looking after their children.
3. Foreign Service
You can join the military and be deployed overseas.
4. Online Business Owner
Opportunities are rife to sell a good or service online and become a successful digital nomad.
5. Freelance Writing
All you need to write and edit articles is a computer, so you can do it from any place you want.
6. Social Media Coordinator
The need for a strong social media presence is stronger than ever. You can manage clients’ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest pages from a beach or a boutique European café.
7. Street Vendor
There’s nothing wrong with doing a simple job like selling delicious food.
Audiences are willing to pay for a digital nomad who is talented at singing or playing an instrument.
9. Farm Work
If you enjoy the outdoors then you can help till the land and grow plants.
10. Travel Agent
If you know a specific area well, then you can plan vacations for tourists by recommending restaurants, museums and nature locations.
11. Tourism Marketing
You can help promote a tourist website by writing copy, managing accounts and creating promotional materials.
12. Tour Guide
From churches in Rome to museums in Paris, there are openings for well-spoken tour guides around the world.
13. Travel Blogger
You can create a blog to share your experiences with a readership. Readers love to know your opinion about the places you visited.
14. Online English Teacher
Schools, mainly from China, are seeking individuals who can teach students English through an online platform.
15. Cruise Ship Employee
Travel the open seas while providing good customer service.
16. Yacht Sailor
Yacht owners are looking for individuals who want to put their rig to good use and give tourists a personalized experience they won’t forget.
If you know a little bit of the local language then you can bartend drinks to the masses.
18. Online Translation
Digital nomads who are bi-lingual can be valuable employees. They can translate business documents, menus, blog posts, books and more.
19 .Hostel Employee
Hostels are constantly looking for short-term employees for front desk, housekeeping and maintenance jobs. Many nomads make a decent living traveling to different hostels around the world.
20. Yoga Instructor
Preach the power of yoga by teaching classes as well as Pilates, Zumba, dance and personal fitness classes.
21. Magazine Writer
If you know how to pitch stories to editors, you can make a decent income writing for news publications.
22. Massage Therapist
The best thing about being a massage therapist is that there is little talking and a lot of physical contact, which makes it perfect for travelers seeking employment.
23. Website and Graphic Design
The digital design market is booming, so anyone with the right skills can create logos, websites and promotional materials.
Day trading takes place online. Those with the proper know-how and who don’t mind losing money from time to time can make a good living.
25. Art Vendor
If you have your own product to sell, there’s nothing stopping you from hitting the streets. Jewelry, clothing and leather goods are popular options.
26. Festival Worker
Festivals are abundant over the summer. You can work as a side-stage act, food vendor, installation worker or ticket staffer.
27. Scuba Diving Instructor
Dive into the ocean and explore wildlife while helping others do the same.
28. Flight Attendant
Ditch the digital work in favor of a hands-on customer service role. There are plenty of airports hiring employees all over the globe.
29. Intergovernmental Worker
If you have a university degree and knowledge of a foreign language, you can apply to work for a government agency in a different country.
Digital photographers can upload their work to micro-stock sites or sell their images to private clients, magazines, brand campaigns, travel websites and publishing companies.
31. eCommerce Seller
You don’t need an actual storefront to sell goods. You can sell your wares through Amazon instead and become a professional eCommerce technology expert.
32. AirBNB Renter
If you rent out your home or apartment, then you can make a decent income. The trick is to automate the process so you can go where you want without worry.
33. Construction Worker
There are plenty of part-time opportunities in the construction business, which allows nomads to save up money to travel in the off-season.
34. Internet Poker
If you’re good with numbers and can keep calm under pressure, you can become a digital poker professional.
35. Peace Corps Worker
The money typically isn’t great, but the rewards are priceless when you decide to volunteer for the greater good.
Anyone can post digital content on Youtube.
37. Travel Nurse
Believe it or not, travel nurse agencies are popping up to help individuals work overseas.
38. Computer Programmer
The tech field is booming.
39. Virtual Assistant
There is little that virtual assistants can’t do remotely.
Those who have a specialized expertise can make a great living sharing it.