Traveling the world is something everyone should do. Sadly, the most common reason why people abandon their travel dreams is because of the financial implications. From international flight costs to accommodation, activities, insurance, food, and drink – it all adds up. And fast.

However, did you know that you could, in fact, earn money whilst you’re abroad? You’d still have to pay for the initial cost of your trip, but you could fund the rest of your travels and even stay overseas for longer if you chose to find a job and work. Want to know more? Read on for how you can earn money during your gap year and fund your travels with these employment ideas.

Copywriting (remotely)

A copywriter is someone who writes content for websites, blogs, and other materials used in advertising and marketing. The great thing about this role is that it can be done from anywhere in the world! All you’ll need is a laptop, a good internet connection as well as proofreading and plagiarism checking software – go to for the latest in plagiarism programs. To work as a freelance copywriter, you don’t necessarily need a degree or a vast amount of experience. However, good language and writing skills are essential.

Teach holidaymakers water sports

Do you love being on the water? From kayaking to paddle boarding, jet skiing, or surfing, these kinds of jobs are available in abundance at popular beach resorts and you can become an instructor in just a few short weeks. It’s the perfect way to combine your passion for water sports and an income! 

Holiday resort work

Holiday resorts are always looking to fill vital roles, especially when the busier months of the season arrive. You’ll find a huge range of potential jobs available, from working in the hotel creche to working behind the bar, cleaning rooms, or working in guest services. You’ll get to meet people from all over the world and earn a decent wage.

Work on a cruise ship

Want to earn some money, see the world, and have your travel and accommodation covered at the same time? If so, then working on a cruise ship could be for you. Cruise ships need a huge number of people to keep them going, from working in onboard shops, restaurants and cinemas, to lifeguards, personal trainers, and even as part of the entertainment crew. You’ll meet friends for life and make some incredible memories along the way.

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