There are a variety of jobs where you can travel either to the job abroad or with a company who will pay you to travel to various destinations around the globe. One of the most common and accessible jobs is teaching a foreign language abroad. Doing this requires some training in some circumstances which are offered through TEFL courses.
If you work well with children and know a second language you could work abroad as an Au Pair (child carer). Au Pairs are typically invited to live with a host family abroad and earn a small living wage together with their room and board. You will help look after children while their parents are at work and also offer help with school work. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in another culture and develop and other language while travelling abroad. Take a look at this website for more information.
Work on a cruise liner. Although you will be spending lot of time on the cruise liner itself and out at sea, this job will allow you to travel and work simultaneously, allowing you to visit various countries. You also get your accommodation and food included! Work on a cruise ship may involve services such as waiters, bar staff, cleaners shop staff and managers. You can also work on a cruise ship as an entertainer depending on your skills. Learn more about working on a cruise ship through Cruise Line Jobs.
Flight attendants get to travel the world and earn money at the same time. Your length of stop over will vary and you may only get a short glimpse of a country before jumping back on your flight, but this is easily one of the most accessible travel jobs available. Perks include travel discounts for you and your family. It may not be an ‘easy’ ride and your work patterns can be erratic but if you can cope with all that it’s a great way to earn a living and travel the world. See how to become a flight attendant for more information.
If you want to make a massive impact in people’s lives you can become an international aid worker. Aid workers visit countries which are in dire circumstances or which are struggling with health care, education or famine. Learn more about this role from The British Red Cross. You will need a strong desire to help those in need and ideally a background in health, agriculture or education.
Various other jobs and careers also offer opportunities to travel which are less obvious. Jobs such as TV extras work, acting and even sales jobs can offer the opportunity to travel with the right company. All these jobs allow you travel but what if you would like a job you can do around your travelling agenda rather than the other way round?
Labor jobs which often involve things like fruit and vegetable picking are often use by students on their year out to help pay their way around the world. See this website for picking jobs around the world.
If your strawberry picking days are over you might consider turning your laptop into business generating tool. May people already travel the world with their sole source of income as their laptops. Internet businesses can include selling things via drop shipping, buying and selling, affiliate marketing and pay-per-click advertising. You will need to develop some new skills if you are unfamiliar with how affiliate marketing works. By building a website and selling digital products and website memberships, you can earn a good living while travelling the world. Get an online education here and build your own internet business.
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