It’s no secret that when you’re travelling, you have to do so on a budget. It can be difficult to sustain yourself, especially if you’re out on the road for a prolonged period of time. Many millenials run into this problem while they’re in far flung places, far from home.

If you’re planning on travelling for more than a month, chances are, you’re going to have to work while you’re out and about in the world broadening your horizons. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. And these are ways that I’ve earned money while I have been away.

Freelance Writing

This blog started as a way for me to express myself, but more and more, it became about earning money to see beautiful places around the world. If a company is looking for a review of their hotel or a trvael company wants someone to promote their experience, they will often pay for a well written piece about what it is that they’re offering.

Of course, it’s hard to get people to come to you when you want to be paid to experience new and exciting things, so you have to put yourself out there and offer to write blog posts and features for companies. You might even have to do it for free for a while, but if you work hard and are determined, good things will come to you. You can even write something and try to sell it to travel magazines.

Manual Labour

This always seems to be a big one for those who travel to Australia. It’s no secret that it’s hard to gt a visa to stay in Australia for a long time without a job. Because of this, a lot of young travellers turn to manual labour, which is needed in abundance in Australia.

I’ve known people who have worked picking oranges, milking cows, building houses and god knows what else, just so they could stay a little longer in the beautiful country that is Australia.

There are programmes that seek to help young people get a working visa and a job in Australia and if it’s your first time travelling out there, I’d definitely recommend them to get your feet planted out there.

Entry Level Jobs

In  tourist destinations that see a lot of westerners come through, local businesses are crying out for people who speak perfect English and can communicate effectively with their Western customers.

Coffee shops, bars, restaurants, big name shops, they all want someone with perfect English and insider knowledge of the Westerner to help propel their business to new heights with those that will be spending money in their store or business.

To be honest, it’s not even that hard to get in at these sort of places. In my experience, you pretty much just walk in the door and go ‘HEY! I speak English, hire me!’ and if they need someone, they will take you.

Sell Your Photos

If you’re travelling to beautiful places, it’s likely you’re going to have some amazing photos to share with the world.

There are companies out there that thrive on real-life, amateur photos to add to their collection.

If it’s better than your standard snap, get it out in the world and see if anyone wants to take you up on your offer of stunning photos from around the world.


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