Leaving the comforts of home can be very scary and of course the first problem you’re going to need to solve is how to make money. Well there are several ways around this. They all require a fair bit of effort but the rewards are well worth it. Being able to travel the world is a luxury that most can’t, won’t or don’t make time to do so take advantage while you can. It’ll change your life.



Transcription work  like TranscribemeScribe REVThey all have their pros and cons but generally you can earn around $5 an hour. Do you have excellent typing, hearing and grammar? This might be for you. Grab a beer and sit on the beach and earn a little cash while you’re at it.

Find out how fast you type here.

Some countries have backpacker websites that offer up some cash jobs. For Australia try this one. You can also check out hostel ad boards and their local swap websites: America, Canada, Australia etc. for cash jobs.  

Of course there is the obvious: A working holiday visa. A surprising amount of countries offer them usually depending on your age and your wealth. Check out my post on working holidays specifically in Australia here.

Have a marketable skill ? Freelance! Check out Upwork or Work Market. As long as you’re certified in the country you plan on working, go nuts. Not a plumber? Don’t worry check out the writing and transcribing sections, there’s something for everyone.

Do you have a teachable skill? Music, cookery, languages? Try Lessons and Take lessons. How neat is it that you can be anywhere in the world and teach your skills for cash. It’s magic.

Teach english abroad! Get certified at home for cheap online. Try TESOL or TEFL. Groupon occasionally has deals for thee online courses as well. Following that head to countries like Thailand, Cambodia etc. and make a difference in kids lives while travelling!

Online survey sites like Swagbucks, Offernation etc. Make sure they’re legitimate by searching online for payment proofs, don’t pay any joining fees, find out how and when you can be paid out, and generally just use reputable sites. A lot of surveys require specific criteria so don’t be discouraged if you don’t complete as many as you begin. The bonus with Swagbucks is you get $’s for watching videos and searching online as well.



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As you can see there are tons of ways to make money abroad and this isn’t all of them. Remember, they all take a bit of time and some need to be planned at home before you go so make sure you do your research. Don’t forget have fun on your holidays as well. Don’t get so caught up in making money that you forget to enjoy your travels!

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