There are few things in life that will change you as profoundly as working and traveling abroad. If you’re young and inexperienced, however, finding enough cash to allow you to travel comfortably can be a challenge. Other people can pay for the plane tickets and other processing fees but will have difficulty financing their stay. Others will simply find their employment is not sufficient enough for the lifestyle that they want to enjoy. A few may find that they simply have too much free time and they’d like to do something productive with it.
Whatever your motive for wanting an extra income, students, expats, and backpackers alike will find that there are always opportunities to make a buck on the side. Here are a few tried and tested ways to make extra cash overseas.
Teach English or other languages
English as a second language (ESL) instructors are in high demand in many of the world’s fastest developing countries, especially in Asia. As these countries’ economies improve, more and more people are finding out that a mastery of English is necessary to gain access to the world market. Instructors in other world languages are also in demand, particularly French, Spanish, and German.
Find seasonal work
Developed countries with large agricultural industries such as the United States and Australia will tend to have fruit and vegetable-picking jobs available, depending on the area and time of year. Bars and restaurants at tourist hotspots will also likely have temporary openings for service people, bartenders, and gophers to pass flyers, depending on