How To Fund Your Journey

 Image Credit: Pixabay

Image Credit: Pixabay

Whether you were too busy concentrating on your studies to get a job, or weren’t able to save enough money from your regular job you don’t have to let the issue of not having enough money stop you from traveling. In fact, lots of people are increasingly turning to working while they travel, to fund their journeys. Most people that have earned money by working during their holidays describe it as a great way to interact with the locals and make friends,  as well as being an honest and practical way to earn money.

If you don’t have any specialized skills…

Consider fruit-picking! Working as a fruit-picker requires nothing more than a capable body, and an industrious attitude. Fruit-picking opportunities abound in lots of countries, such as Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and France. Pay is normally negotiated based on how much you pick, or by the hour. There are no guarantees though, so do check with your employer beforehand. No prior experience is needed with fruit-picking, so you can just pick up a basket and get picking!

If you’re a good writer…

Try out freelance writing or travel blogging. Freelance writing involves pitching and writing articles for magazines, websites, and newspapers, wherever in the world you happen to be.  It is a rather hard industry to break into, so don’t expect to have your first few articles accepted automatically. Rather, try setting up a portfolio of freelancing work before you start traveling so you have some credentials to show to magazines and websites.

You’ve already decided to travel the world, so why not keep other people informed about your travels, while also earning money at the same time? Earning substantial amounts of money from blogging is not easy, but it is possible with a great work ethic and the right knowledge.

If you’re good with languages…

Being multilingual is a skill that is coveted by many, and you might be surprised at the number of people who are willing to pay to add another language to their vocabulary. Whether you know how to speak French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, or Dutch, you’re sure to find a customer that is willing to pay in order to learn it from you. If you’re not multilingual, then never fear; you can earn money by teaching English (or your native language) to foreign individuals, or at schools.

If you have experience in construction…

In today’s world, there is constant growth and change with exciting, new projects being built right now. If you have the necessary construction experience and would like to contribute to a city in your own unique way, think about signing up with a construction team in your dream location.

If you’re good with people…

If you love working with people and are interested in the hospitality industry, then working on a cruise liner, or in a resort or hostel would be a perfect option for you. Working on a cruise liner is a great way to work your way around the world, and meet new people at the same time. You will be required to work hard during sea days, but on port days you will be free to join the passengers in exploring whatever attractions the place you’re at has to offer. In resorts and hostels, you can find jobs that deal with cleaning, restaurant work, and reception work. In return, you can expect to earn good money, or maybe be offered a free bed for the duration of your stay.

If you do decide to work while you travel, you will come to realize that it’s not just a convenient way to earn money, but also a way to experience a different country from your own. You no longer take on the traditional tourist point of view and begin to experience a place as one of the locals.  No matter what your skills are, or how high your skill level, you too can become one of the entrepreneurial few who work their way around the world.