10 Ways To Make A Living In A Foreign Country. The life of a foreigner is never an easy one. Apart from xenophobic attacks, foreign nationals also have financial constrains. It’s not easy to get a job, but one needs to survive. The following jobs can be a source of income while you are still waiting for that right job.
1. Teach English
This is the easiest type of job to get for native English speakers. Teaching jobs are incredibly abundant around the world. When in doubt, find a teaching job. They pay well, the hours are flexible, many many countries offer huge bonuses, and some schools.
If you’re looking for a way to make money using skills that you already have, then look into tutoring. You can either tutor face-to-face or online via video. Though you won’t become a millionaire overnight, you can earn enough money to fund your full-time travel life.
3. Be An Au Pair
Do you love kids? Take care of someone else’s! You’ll get room, board, and a weekly paycheck. You’ll have to be around a lot to watch the kids, but you’ll normally get the weekends off and some vacation time to explore the country! There are some popular websites for finding au pair jobs.
4. Get Seasonal Work
Move with the seasons and work in ski resorts, as a camping guide, on boats, in bars or restaurants, whatever. There are many options, wherever there’s a big tourist season, you’ll find a big demand for temporary labor. Make sure you get to your destination well before the season starts to secure a job.
5. Work In A Restaurant
In many restaurants, waitstaff, busboys, and dishwashers are always in demand, since people come and go from those jobs very frequently. These jobs are easy to get, especially in popular backpacking and party destinations, as well as large cities.
6. Find An Online Job
Being able to work online is every long-term travellers dream! The dream of being able to make money from your laptop anywhere in the world get’s a lot of people excited. The reality is, you’ll have to invest some time to building your skill set if you want to start making money online
7. Work On A Cruise Ship
There are many different jobs you can do on a cruise ship including cooking, deck hand, performing, engineer and more. These jobs generally offer free accommodation, food and travel insurance. If you don’t mind spending long periods of time on a ship and like travelling to exotic places, then working on a cruise ship might be the perfect job for you.
8. Use Your Skills
Use your existing skills and talents to find work. Teach people how to play music or how to dance, cut hair, offer business consulting, cook for people, use whatever skills you have to find a job. Don’t be shy. Be creative! Websites like Craigslist and Gumtree are two places to advertise your abilities and find work.
9. Take Whatever You Can Find
You can always trade your labor for pay. There are a lot of short-term jobs around the world, jobs that you can get on the fly. If you’re willing to work a few hours each day in exchange for room, board, and extra cash, you will always find something you can do.
While these jobs don’t pay, you’ll save money on room and board, which will keep you on the road longer. Plus, you’ll be doing something good. Win-win! When you arrive at a destination, find volunteer opportunities where your time (and money) can help the most.