How to Make Money While Travelling in 2022

While the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across Europe, international borders remain open in various far-flung corners of the world. These include Southeast Asia, which is a popular destination for serious travellers who look to spend considerable amounts of their time overseas.

Of course, being a travelling nomad is still harder than ever before, particularly in light of the variable lockdown measures used to combat the spread of Covid-19 in different parts of the world.

However, this can still be a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle, especially if you’re able to seek out flexible and viable sources of income while on your travels. Here are some ideas to keep in mind:

1. Teaching, Fruit Picking and Bar Work


If you want to work in a way that enables you to connect with locals and engage with a nation’s culture, you’ll have to seek out manual job roles that require both time and considerable effort.

One of the best examples is working at a restaurant or bar, where you can choose flexible hours that don’t force you to compromise too much on your travel itinerary.

Similarly, you could consider seasonal fruit-picking jobs depending on your chosen destination and the time of year that you visit, although this is hard work that may not be suitable for everyone.

Finally, those visiting regions like Southeast Asia could consider teaching English as a second language. There remains a huge demand for teachers in such regions, although you may need to showcase some rudimentary teaching qualifications in some instances. You can also teach English in China either in person or online. There are many companies allowing you to do this especially if you are a graduate.

2. Make Money Online


In the digital age, of course, making money online is arguably the best way to go if you’re in the market for a flexible and relatively passive stream of income.

For example, you could create a travel blog to chart your journey and offer actionable advice to like-minded individuals, while creating lucrative ad space that also offers value to your audience.

Similarly, you can actually sell guest post space on your blog as it grows in popularity, as you look to target similarly authoritative voices with valuable content to share.

If you have an in-demand freelancing skill such as copywriting or web design, you could also promote and monetise this online and across a broad range of professional social networks (including LinkedIn).

3. Trade Currencies

If you’re keen to optimise your earning potential and free time as a traveller, you may want to consider seeking out passive income streams such as forex trading.

Available through interactive and accessible platforms such as the MetaTrader 5, you can trade highly liquid currencies with a significant amount of leverage and control disproportionately large positions as a result.

Of course, this type of income stream brings considerable risk too, so you can also incur disproportionately large losses due to the market’s innate volatility.

Knowledge is key here, and you’ll also need a strong sense of determinism to ensure that you understand the underlying laws that govern change in the marketplace.

*Collaborative post

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