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There are many ways to earn while traveling and more and more people are taking advantage of globalization to match their passion for travel with the need to work for a living.

We have already talked about some online jobs that allow you to work from home - anywhere in the world - and even work for those who love to travel and to live while traveling.

But tips on this topic are never enough, so here are some more for you. 10 ways to earn while you travel and no longer have to choose between adventure and wallet.

10 ways to earn while traveling:

1. freelance online 2.

Being self-employed is easier than you think. With platforms like Upwork and FiverrInfact, you can apply for all kinds of jobs offered by clients from all over the world.

All you need to get started is a demonstrable skill in a fairly sought-after area.

Winning projects can be difficult, especially at first when you don't have a proven track record, but once you've done a bit of work and there are positive comments on your profile, hopefully you can find a steady stream of work.

Some of the most profitable fields in freelance work are web designers wanting development, internet research, data entry, graphic design, content writing, translation and L'....

2. Teaching a language

If you are fluent in English, teaching English as a foreign language is a great way to earn some money traveling: The demand for English lessons is huge all over the world!

If you are not a native speaker, it may be a good idea to take a course, such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), to increase your chances of finding a job.

Depending on the country you are in, you may be able to teach languages other than English, such as French, German, Spanish and, why not, maybe even Italian.

To inquire about the possibility of teaching a language, you can also contact local universities and libraries. Otherwise, you can register on language teaching websites and start teaching online.

There remains then another very viable alternative to travel cheaply and teach a language: go to a volunteer project in a school and propose yourself as a teacher in exchange for room and board. How do you do it? For example by starting with packers from around the world.

3. Teach something you are good at.

Of course, people just don't want to learn languages. Do you have a special skill that you think you can help someone learn?

Then why not ask around and/or advertise your services in the area (on supermarket bulletin boards, on social media or in newspapers) and teach your talent?

Maybe you play a musical instrument really well or you're a professional editor; whatever it is, there's probably someone out there trying to learn how to do what you already do so well.

Not only is it a great way to earn while traveling, it's alsoa way to meet new people, become more connected to the local community and make new friends.

4. Sell things you make yourself

If you are a creative person with good manual skills, it might be a good idea to bring some items to sell; for example if you know how to make handmade jewelry (especially profitable if you work with materials, such as shells and stones, that you find and don't have to buy), draw portraits or paint.

You could sell some of your creations at a local market in independent stores or at your accommodation to other travelers looking for unique souvenirs.

5. Offer to help out at a hostel

Hostels are a great place to stay and make some extra money because those who work in these structures (and the people who stay there) tend to be quite relaxed and open to new ideas.

Selling things you have made is just one of the many ways you could make some money staying in a hostel. You can even offer to do event planning, teach yoga, cook meals or even massage.

Again, use the talents you have to your advantage by earning while traveling: it will allow you to meet new people and enhance their travel experiences as well!

6. Sell photos taken by you

If you have significant photography skills, you can consider becoming a freelance photographer and sell your photos on websites like Shutterstock, 500px and Etsy (where you can sell anything you've made yourself).

These sites charge a commission for what you sell, so you should be selling a lot of images to make decent amounts of money, but it can still be a quick and easy way to make some extra cash.

7. Be a street performer

Singing, playing an instrument, dancing, juggling, painting, portraying passersby... it all depends on what you know how to do. Whatever your skill, performing on the street can generate a lot of money, if you're in the right place at the right time.

However, before you start, check the laws of the city/town you are in to make sure you don't break any!

In most cases, you can't just start performing on the street and ask the audience for money without some sort of permesso. Once you know you are in good standing, you can begin.

8. Do seasonal work

If you are going to travel long term and stay in an area for at least a month or more, you may be able to find a seasonal job.

Picking fruit, working at summer youth camps, ski instructor during the winter or scuba instructor in warm destinations, selling goods at Christmas markets... these are just a few of your options, depending on the location and time of year.

The added benefit of some seasonal jobs is that your accommodation and at least one meal can also be part of your contract, which means you can save even more (and even then Packers of the World could prove to be a useful platform to look for).

9. Dog sitting and dog walking.

Sometimes people compare having a dog to having a child because these pets, like children, are completely dependent on their owners.

But people are like that today. committed that finding time to walk your dog three times a day can be a lot of work.

This is where I come into play as a dog sitter. If you love dogs and are looking for an easy way to earn money traveling, with one online search you can easily understand what the dog-sitting possibilities are where you are.

10. Respond to questionnaires and market research.

While you won't make a lot of money, you can earn some pocket money by completing online surveys and testing new products (with the added bonus of being able to keep all those samples!).

However, be careful: not all websites are legitimate and you may never get paid. Some reputable companies are, for example, Swagbucks, Toluna and Opinion Outpost.

Doing this kind of work requires a minimum level of time and effort, which means that in the meantime you can concentrate on what you really want to do: enjoy your travels!

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