Travel is always on the mind for some of us.

If you’ve been travelling before, whether it’s for a couple of weeks or even a couple of months, you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s so easy to catch the travel bug.

However, what if there was a way to leave your boring 9-5 job and travel while earning money as you go? In theory, you could travel indefinitely!

Well, if you’ve read the title of this article, you’ll know that I’m about to tell you some of the best ways you can do this so let’s jump straight into it!

Become a Freelancer

This is perhaps the most common way that people are making money around the world, at home and travelling, is to become a freelancer.

Using job-hunting platforms like Upwork and People Per Hour, you can find jobs for businesses and individuals around the world, from writing blogs to designing logos and everything in between.

Write Reviews

If you’re okay with taking a laptop with you abroad, there’s always the possibility to write reviews for websites like Best British Essays.

In these roles, you’ll be paid to write reviews on websites that you experience, helping customers all over the world find the best service or products for them.

Become an Editor

Consider how many blogs there are online, in all industries. A quick Google search suggests that there were 152 million blogs online back in 2013, so this figure will be far beyond on this now we’re in 2018. Luckily for you, all these blogs need editors.

“Editing is where you’ll be sent a folder of blog posts by your employer. You then need to go through and make sure all the information and sentences make sense, sending back any edits you think should be made to make the content sound better, allowing you to work in your own time, working as much or as little as you please,” shares Michael Balter, an editor for

Become an Academic Writer

Many students love the idea of travelling after they have left education and before they join the world of work. However, earning while travelling is a great way to experience the world and gain experience through working.

Becoming an academic writer means you can earn while using the skills you learnt in education. For example, if you’re a psychology student, there are a tonne of services out there, like the ones listed by the HuffingtonPost, that cater for psychology students who need help with their assignments.

Seasonal Farm Worker

This is perhaps one of the oldest and most traditional ways of earning money while travelling. If you’re able to plan your trip and match up your travels with fruit picking season, there are a tonne of opportunities abroad that await you.

Simply search online for the country that you’re visiting, followed by ‘fruit picking jobs’ to find somewhere to suit you. However, many places are starting to change their way of working and offer free food and accommodation instead of paying, but this can help you save money long-term.

Become an Au Pair

Although age is a concern when it comes to au pairing, it’s still a popular form of earning money while you travel. Within this kind of role, you’ll be able to live in a house, eating and drinking as part of a family.

When the parents go off to work, you’ll be in charge of looking after the children and carrying out day to day running tasks of the house. This is a great way to get paid, meet new people and see the real side of the country you’re visiting.

Jennifer Scott


Jennifer works as online editor at Top Canadian Writers. Also, she is a business developer that works in different areas of education, technology, security and various types of online marketing.

Prior to business developing Jennifer was consultant at Deloitte, and managed security services provider and developer of a wide range of security solutions.