Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean that you can't stop earning money and building your savings. Working holidays present fantastic experiences that typical vacations might not offer, including meeting new people, connecting with different cultures and discovering hidden places. The best part about a working holiday is that you can earn some extra cash to keep yourself financially afloat while exploring the world.
While working and travelling can be profitable and rewarding, you must know what you're getting into before signing up for any of these jobs. So, here's our breakdown of the best ways to continue earning money while on holiday, including:
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Visa Considerations
As a first consideration, you should always check your visa conditions before looking for work. Different countries have different visas depending on your nationality and status that may affect your eligibility to work while travelling. 
The best idea is to always check with the immigration department of the country where you are travelling to see if you are eligible to work. You can simply do this by sending an email with your name and visa type. If you aren’t sure which visa you have, you can also send your nationality, name, date of birth and age to the appropriate authorities. 

Work in a Hotel 

Working in a hostel is one of the best ways to earn money while on holiday. Hostels are often looking for a receptionist or housekeeper to help around the accommodation. The salary for working in a hostel varies between different companies and is often influenced by your length of stay. Most hotels also offer free accommodation as a perk of your contract, making this job even more attractive for travellers looking to build their savings quickly. 
Hostel environments are highly social and perfect for an extrovert looking to connect with people from various cultures. If working for an international company or brand sounds appealing, consider applying for jobs within hospitality chains, particularly those based around major cities where employees are always looking for new people. Check out Hostel Jobs to see if there are any hotel job opportunities in the cities you want to visit. 

Work as an Au Pair 

An Au Pair is a traveller who helps with housework or caring for children in exchange for free accommodation, food and money. The wage and working hours for an Au Pair varies from country to country. However, generally speaking, if you want to be an Au Pair in Europe you should expect around 300 euros per month for 25-30 hours a week.
Au Pairs are often required to cook several dinners per week, alongside completing light housework responsibilities and caring for kids (either young or old). In your time off, you are still free to explore your new home city and take trips to explore surrounding areas during the weekend. The best part is that by living with a family, you're connecting with locals who would know the top secret spots around the city. If this sounds like the job for you, aupairs.com can help you take that first step in planning your next holiday by connecting you with the perfect family. 

Tutor Online 

If living with a family isn't your jam, then consider signing up for online tutoring instead. There are several websites where candidates can sign up and browse jobs based on their expertise or location preferences. Like all jobs, most online tutoring companies will require you to submit an application with your education and previous experiences in tutoring, generally followed by an interview process. 
However, once completed, it means that you can work from wherever you are in the world. Working as an online teacher provides the freedom to work from anywhere in the world (with reliable wifi), and even if your holiday plans change at the last minute - it's completely flexible, so you can still take time out or off whenever necessary. For example, Cluey Learning is an online tutoring platform that is completely flexible with working hours, so you can enjoy your time off whenever you want. 

Freelance Digital Nomad

If teaching isn't quite enough for you, then consider working freelance instead! Working as a digital nomad involves doing any task that may require your skillset, including coding, writing, graphics design and more, within your own set of hours (and location). 
Working remotely means no restrictions on where contracts come from, but many people who choose this route use popular freelancing websites like Upwork or Freelancer to find jobs based on their expertise. Working as a digital nomad offers the ultimate freedom to travel around while still earning an income, and it's quickly becoming one of the most popular job choices for young travellers around the world.

Dog Sitting/Walking

Dog sitting and walking. One of the most popular ways to earn money while travelling is by taking care of other people’s pets in your free time. This can mean dog or cat sitting or working at a doggy daycare centre during your holiday. If you are an animal lover, this could be perfect for you! It's also an easy way for you to make money while travelling. 
The required qualifications are minimal, but if you have had experience working with animals before, it will help your chances of getting the job. You'll need to show that you can handle yourself around different types of dogs and cats and provide references about previous pet sitting jobs, which would highlight any skills required for this line of work. Trusted House Sitters is one of the many online platforms that connect you to people looking for someone to look after their cat or dog while they are away. 

Working in a Language School 

Depending on where you're travelling, there may be a language centre in the city looking for an English teacher. Working at a language school is another popular option when looking for ways to earn money while travelling as it provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in language tutoring. Furthermore, some language centres may offer you free classes in their native tongue as a bonus and help you dive further into the local culture! 
You'll need to be fluent or a native speaker in the language you want to teach and preferably have previous teaching experience. However, this is not always necessary. The language school may also require you to complete a test such as an essay to prove your language ability. There are plenty of online platforms that help you connect with local language centres, such as HelpX or WorkAway.

Working on a Farm

If the city life isn't for you when travelling, plenty of farmers are looking to host young travellers in exchange for labour! Working on a farm can be incredibly rewarding for people who love being outdoors and working with animals or growing food. Most farm work experiences will let you stay on the property for free and provide a stable income in exchange for your help. 
Farm work is an excellent choice if you're looking for jobs that don't require any previous experience or skills, as most farmers are happy to have the extra pair of willing hands to help out. WWOOF is the most popular platform for connecting travelling workers and farmers (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). 

Market Research/Surveys

Market research/doing surveys for money is a great way to make an income while on holiday. This will allow you to explore the country without having to worry about working somewhere that has no relevance to your degree or career path, and it can be done from anywhere! Most online paid survey platforms require you to complete multiple forms to earn points, which you can later cash in with virtual e-cards or PayPal. To start earning some cash through market research, sign up for Survey Junkie
Once you have joined this site, take part in their online survey panels (they're really quick) so that you get points which can later turn into real-life currency when redeeming them at Amazon vouchers or Paypal payments. The other thing that is great about this site is that they do not restrict you to just one survey a day, so if there are no surveys available when logging in at the moment, log back in tomorrow and start earning straight away.

Sell your Arts/Crafts

If you have a skillset in art and craft, you should consider continuing your creative work while travelling to help maintain an income. Selling your art or craft has become increasingly popular over recent years as people look for new ways of making extra cash without having to settle down somewhere permanently! In addition, this option allows travellers the flexibility to explore multiple locations before settling on one. 
To make money from selling your art or craft online - you can set up a shop with Etsy (this is free). Once you have an account here, start uploading photos of what you create and watch as people begin buying them!

Street Busking

Street busking is another option that also doesn't require any previous experience, although it does rely heavily on your ability to perform! If you love singing or playing an instrument, it's an excellent way to earn money while travelling (so long as the locals appreciate your style). Wages can vary day to day, as it is entirely dependable on the tips that you earn throughout the shift. 
Furthermore, some cities also have strict laws requiring you to register yourself as a busker before performing on the streets. For example, in Sydney (Australia), you must apply for a busking permit before performing on the streets. Therefore, it's always a good idea to check with the local government council if there are any administrative steps required to register yourself as a busker. 


Clara Rose