Travelling around the world is usually on the wish list of everyone. However, very few can achieve this as much as they would love to. Usually, money and time due to working full time are the main limitations. But how about if you could make a living when travelling? Or in the current climate with the Coronavirus, work from home?

If you are looking for the ultimate way to work remote, thanks to modern technology there are now lots of jobs and careers that are flexible to allow to make money from your laptop, tablet or phone. Full time, and also part time positions are available and some can include amazing salaries.

Depending on your experience, qualifications or training you might be able to apply for online freelance jobs with local and international companies, or go independently and work for yourself. 

View our ultimate list of the best ways you can make money online, from home or whilst travelling the world...


1. Get TEFL Certified & Teach English Online

By taking an online TEFL course you will get a recognised lifetime qualification allowing you to work all around the world. A TEFL course gives you knowledge and skills to work as a language instructor online or anywhere in the world. This can seem daunting but once you pick up the basics of language instruction you will be a pro within no time.

Becoming an English teacher is a popular option with anyone looking to live and work abroad or make money online via your home. Due to the Coronavirus, lots of people are now teaching English online which is a great way to earn money online.

And once the lockdown is over, there are teaching jobs available worldwide allowing you to get paid and work abroad. Popular destinations include China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Dubai, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil just to name a few. 


2. Write for One World 365

We are always keen to hear from people interested in becoming travel writers. Whether you have experience or are totally new to travel writing we seek people to write articles all year round. Read more information about becoming a travel writer for One World 365.


3. Start a Blog

You could start your own blog, whether that be travel, lifestyle or any subject really. You might be able to get free things, paid sponsorship and money from affiliate sales and banners. All you need is a phone, tablet or computer and you can keep it updated anywhere in the world. Some companies will even pay for you to go on trips and experiences.


4. Sell Your Travel Photographs

Have a keen eye for a great photo? There are lots of agencies and companies offering money for travel photography. Some websites allow you to upload images and then people can purchase them. If you have an online portfilio or blog sometimes companies will contact you to buy the right to use images.


5. Become a YouTuber

Becoming a YouTuber is becoming increasingly popular, you need some flair and charisma and this can guarantee an income whilst you shoot videos whilst you travel. Thousands of people are now making money from YouTube in the travel and lifestyle area. Although difficult to make money straight away, and also to build a following, this can be the dream online job. 


6. Make Money Selling Video Content Online

Are you confident being infront of the camera? Uscreen is a Video on Demand (VOD) platform enabling you to sell videos and build subscriptions online. Uscreen has a diverse range of users from startups, entrepreneurs, educators, fitness & lifestyle gurus and travellers & entertainers.

You can sign up and make money from your online videos from anywhere in the world. Uscreen features online tutorials and has powerful branding tools giving you the ability to edit and improve your videos. You can upload your videos quickly to start earning money and there is also 24/7 customer support available.


7. Learn to Code

If you study coding, lots of people need websites and design experts, and you only need an internet connection to be able to work from anywhere in the world. It will take you a few months to learn the basics but if you take a course (many can be taken online) you will soon pick up new skills. This job is getting more and more popular.


8. Designer

Designing has creativity in its roots and there’s no way that we can or should avoid this. The more your mind is encouraged and challenged with visual stimuli, the more experiences your mind will have to create from. If your creativity is on fire, then all you need is the occasional fast Wi-Fi connection to video conference your clients to keep them satisfied. If you are lacking experience you might like to view paid IT internships abroad.


9. Developer

Around 11 million professional developers were employed worldwide and, with the arrival of the Cloud and the boom of mobile devices, this number is very likely to increase. For any software development, all you need is knowledge, ideas, and a good internet connection. Therefore, developers have great opportunities for working from home or on the road, as long as your client is secure in the knowledge that they can rely on you meeting deadlines. 


10. Journalist/Copywriter/Blogger

Journalism has a greater quality should the topic derive from your passion. Therefore, travelling to the core place of the topic would very likely fulfil both your work objective and your travel desire. There is currently a huge demand of digital copywriters and bloggers, in particular, with freelance roles available at many leading travel websites if you send your CVs out with examples attached of your work. If you would like to work abroad as a blogger then write for One World 365.


11. Community Manager

As with Journalists, the opportunities for Community Managers are clearly favourable in the current job market; there are over 80 digital communities with more than a million users each. On top of that, Social Media is currently in a boom for any company that is looking for positioning in the market, yet employing someone full-time may be beyond their budgets if they are a smaller business. It’s not difficult to imagine yourself managing community accounts of several companies whilst getting to know the world.


12. Translator

If you truly want to throw yourself into a different culture, then it’s likely that you’ll become fluent at the local language; especially if you have an idea or plan to go travelling in South America or somewhere similar. Living abroad can help you develop your second language, especially if you book a language course which will help perfectly when positioning yourself as a freelance translator either from or into English. You could also take a TEFL certification course and apply for teaching jobs abroad.


13. Sell Things Online

Websites like ebay are providing incomes for thousands of people, you just need to find the right thing to sell.


14. Sales & PR

If you have a passion for sales then you can get a well paying job anywhere in the world, even online or via the telephone. Sales roles can usually be done freelance as long as you have access to the internet and phone. Telemarketing is a popular area where you can find employment. You can also get sales roles on the road, for example in tourism selling tickets to clubs, entertainment or activities. 


15. Private Instructor

Have any skills or experience in a certain area? For example you could instruct maths, science or language over the internet. Lots of people currenty earn money utilising their skills and teaching students to help them learn and improve.  


16. Translator / Interpreter

Do you have a passion for languages? Are you able to converse in more than one language? You could find work as a translator or interpreter. Roles can be found over the internet via agencies or in person depending on your destination. Starting out can be difficult


17. Stocks & Shares

Become an investor and make money through trading. This is quite high risk, but if you don't mind living dangerously, this could make you a lot of money.


18. Gambling

Okay, we don't really recommend this as the chances of making and not losing money is slim. But some people are able to hit the jackpot and make money through online gambling. Whether it be poker tournaments, slots or betting on sporting events, if you are lucky, you could win big. Is it worth the risk though?


19. Online Gamer

Are you passionate about video games? Some companies pay people to test new games! This might sound like a dream, and it could be if you love gaming!


20. Online Surveys

Some companies pay people to take online surneys. This might not be the best paying option on our list, but if you are keen to earn some more money in your spare time then this is a flexible way to make a little bit extra on the side.

Hopefully this article has given you some ideas of how you can earn money whilst on your travels, contact us if you think we have missed any ways you can get paid.


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