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How to Make Money While Traveling the World

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If you long to travel the world but haven’t saved up a year’s worth of salary to do it, don’t despair. By becoming a digital nomad, you can bounce around the globe and make good money at the same time. How is it possible? By embracing remote working opportunities. Digital nomads are people who work remotely permanently and have the opportunity to see amazing places and meet exciting people. Here are some great ways to make money while traveling the world. 

Use Skype

This online communication tool from Microsoft makes a lot of things possible for digital nomads. It’s used worldwide, so it is the perfect tool to make money while traveling the world.  When you’re traveling, you can use Skype to launch an online business like being a life coach, a tutor, a music teacher, and many other possibilities.

Online Job Boards

There are many remote jobs out there, you just need to know how to find them. Online job boards are a great way to start. Some to check out include:

  • FlexJobs.com
  • Freelancer.com
  • DynamiteJobs.com
  • Talent.Hubstaff.com
  • WeWorkRemotely.com

These are just a few of the websites to look into. Check out our in-depth overview of the best job sites for people who want to work remotely here. 

Become a teacher

There are some great remote work opportunities for teachers. VIPKid let’s you teach kids English remotely. TakeLessons.com is a more flexible alternative that connects students and teachers to learn things like how to speak French, how to sing properly, or how to use WordPress. These meetups happen over Skype or Google Hangouts, so they can be done from anywhere in the world.

House Sitting

Many people are traveling the world working as caretakers of people’s homes. House sitting internationally allows you to live and travel at the same time. House sitting gigs can last anywhere from a week to a year, so it’s possible to just bounce from one house sitting job to another. Sites such as Care Guide’s HouseSitter.com offer great opportunities to essentially live for free. 

Start A Blog

Many people think that if you are a digital nomad, you have to be doing travel writing. That is simply not true, you can blog about whatever you are passionate about. You can monetize your blog in many ways, including affiliate programs, Google ads, and by selling ebooks or other digital products. To start a blog you will need a good idea, a strong internet connection, and some decent writing skills. 

Au Pair

Becoming an au pair is a great way to see the world and travel along with a family. If you love kids, there are many au pair and nanny opportunities that give you a stable job and a nice routine, as well as a place to stay. Although these jobs usually require a long-term commitment, it is an ideal way to get to know a foreign country intimately. Many families also travel extensively and rely on their au pairs to get them smoothly through worldwide travel with kids. 

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Sell arts and crafts

If you’re crafty, selling your creations are a good way to make money. You can set up an Etsy or Shopify site and get started very easily. Add a blog that has something to do with your art to drive more visitors to your site. Another option is to look for craft markets and boutiques while you are traveling who are willing to sell your wares. 

If you have wanderlust in your soul, what better solution than to earn money while you are traveling the world. Use a few of the above ideas and you could become a digital nomad for life.