The Digital Nomad: Six Ways to Earn Money While Traveling

Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Want to extend your worldwide romp indefinitely? There are ways to make money, even when your address on your employment application is TBD. Read on for six of our favorite options to not only fund your taste for travel, but actually work hand-in-hand with it.

Teach English
First, you’ll need to be certified, but after that the world is your oyster. Some places in the Middle East and Southeast Asia will even cover your housing costs and transportation. Or, you can teach online and work from anywhere you please.

Get a working holiday visa
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 30, look into a working holiday visa. They’re good for up to a year and typically cover pretty much any job you want in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ireland and Singapore.

Start a travel blog
If you like to write and can take a decent picture or two, a travel blog should be on your radar as a potential income producer. It will take time to build up readership, but you could eventually parlay your web presence into sponsored travel and also make income off of affiliate links.

Sell your photography
You could end up with a steady stream of income by licensing your photos for commercial use or selling them to publications.

Some skills (like yoga or scuba) require fairly extensive certifications and training courses, but others just require a little interest and ability and they’re one of the most reliable ways to make income while traveling. You could also partner with a local business like a restaurant or bar where they pay you to hold a dance or yoga class at their location because it will bring them extra business.

Think outside the box
Flip houses. Day trade. If you have a computer and a reliable internet connection (and maybe an investor pal or two), there’s really no limit to ways of making money when your address is inconsistent.

What’d we miss? Leave us your favorite making-money-while-traveling tips in the comments below!

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