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10 ideas to travel the world and get paid

How to make money while traveling? Check out jobs you can do while traveling short- and long-term

Summer is coming, you want to travel the world but traveling requires money. You might have savings, but having a source of income while on the road would mean being able to travel longer. If that’s the case for you, Appjobs got you covered – here are some jobs that you can do in order to travel the world and still get paid!

Travel and make money online!

1. Work with online surveys

A popular way to travel the world and get paid is by undertaking an online job. One way to do this is to complete online surveys with platforms such as Hiving y Encuesta Junkie. The way it works is very straightforward – you create your profile, and get paid for filling out online surveys! If you’re interested in trying out some paid surveys, check out Encuesta Junkie available in the US y Canadá, as well as Hiving available in the US, Australia, the UK y Canadá.

With online survey platforms it usually matters where you’re from, but not where you are at this specific moment, so nothing stands in a way to fill out the surveys while on the go! Keep in mind that while surveys are pleasant and quick way of making money, the income from them will probably not be high and frequent enough for you to use it as a main source of income for when you’re away, but it will be a great side-hustle to combine that with other jobs.

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2. Become a virtual assistant

Travel the world and get paid - virtual assistant

Virtual assistant is a great example of a job that will allow you to travel the world and get paid. Being a virtual assistant is about completing tasks like making phone calls, booking hotels and restaurants or entering data – and all of it remotely, no matter where you are!

If you’re interested in becoming a virtual assistant, check out Manos elegantes available in many cities across the US such as Chicago, Filadelfia and more! Virtual assistant jobs are a great way to support yourself while travelling but keep in mind that it might be a good idea to find a gig before you leave for your journey.

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3. Freelance

If you want to travel the world while making money, you should definitely think about doing some trabajo autónomo. Freelancing platforms like Fiverr y Upwork offer gigs in many different areas like coding, designing, doing translations, accounting or working with social media and much much more. You can also find there many simpler tasks that don’t require much previous experience, so make sure the check out Fiverr, Upwork, Autónomo, Talento Hubstaff o PeoplePerHour before you go on your journey!

4. Get a passive income

If getting a passive income is within your reach, you should definitely think about it. Gigs like renting out your car or property when you’re not using them could earn you a substantial amount of money, possibly even enough to keep you afloat while your travel! Of course for some jobs like renting out a car or a property you might need someone’s help to make it work while you’re gone, which could mean involving a friend or a family member or arranging for the keys to be picked up and dropped off at a nearby cafe you can trust.

One way of getting a passive income could be to rent out your property with platforms like Airbnb, 9pisos, available in many places around the globe. Another way of getting a passive income for your travels could be by renting out your car with the app called Turo available in the US or even renting out your parking space.

If you want to know which ones of these jobs are available in your area, find job offers from your city on ¡Appjobs!!

5. Get paid to travel and take photos

Travel the world and get paid - photography

If you have a good quality camera or smartphone camera, you might want to look into selling your photos while travelling! With Byrd you can travel the world and get paid for photos you took of newsworthy events and occasions. Byrd is available in many parts of the world, including Australia, Canadá, the US and many more. As long as you’re close to something interesting happening, you can sell your photos from wherever you are in the world!

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Earn money during road trips

6. Deliver packages

Travel the world and get paid - package delivery

If you plan on taking a big road trip, this one is perfect for you! Using a platform like Roadie you could get the money you need for the journey while on the go. The way it works is that you mark where and where you will go as well as where can you stop, and you’ll get notified once delivery gigs become available on that route. All you need is to make sure you have enough space in your car to transport the packages and you’re good to go!

If you plan on staying somewhere longer…

Your money making prospects become a bit broader if you plan on travelling with longer stays in each place. Keep in mind that if you plan on travel and work abroad, you might need to meet requirements specific for the country, so read the offer carefully first!

7. Babysitting jobs

If you have babysitting experience, then you could use babysitting gigs to make money while travelling the world. Getting a babysitting job in a new city or new country might not be very easy, but if you have the babysitting experience and you’re staying in the place long enough it might be the solution for you!

There are many platforms for babysitting jobs – check out the offers from Sitter, Atención, UrbanSitter, Sittercity and more. If you’re interested in a babysitting job, look for a babysitting jobs category in your city on Appjobs!

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8. Pet-sitting and dog walking

If you love animals, you might want to give a go to pet-sitting or dog walking gigs. One option is a dog walking and pet-sitting service called Rover, available in many cities across the US, including Seattle, Sacramento, San José y Denver, as well as Canadá y Australia. Other platforms to look for include Petbacker, Atención, Pawshake and many more available in many different parts of the world. If you want to find out which pet-sitting jobs are available in the city you’re going to go to, visit Appjobs and look for a pet-sitting and walking jobs category.

9. Working in the hospitality industry

This one is to all of you who are travelling to the UK! If you want to work as a barista, chef, receptionist, bartender, forklift driver or any other of the jobs related to the hospitality industry, check out apps like Syft o Rota. With these platforms you can find a gig for yourself within a wide range of professions, allowing you to get the money you need for travels flexibly, and on your own schedule.

Both of those platforms are available in the UK. Syft is available in Londres, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds y Birmingham. For Rota look in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Londres y Glasgow.

10. Working as a housekeeper

Taking a cleaning job could be a fast and flexible way for you to travel the world and get paid! The good news is also that if you’re interested in getting a cleaning job, there are many options available – some of the big ones are services like Housekeeper, Ayuda (available in Europe) and Atención. There are many more cleaning platforms, and which one are available to you will depend on a country, so to find the ones that work for you look for cleaning jobs category in the city you’re heading to on Appjobs!

Start traveling the world and getting paid

As you can see, there are many options available when it comes to making money while travelling the world. It’s always better to do some research on the city or country you’re planning to visit. Before you go, check what you need to know about working with app-based jobs!

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Paulina Bajorowicz se unió a Appjobs en noviembre de 2018 y ahora es la especialista en marketing de contenidos. Gestiona el blog de Appjobs y los canales de las redes sociales, coordina las actividades de divulgación y coopera con periodistas y creadores de contenidos en torno a la economía colaborativa.