Before you go traveling, if you’re something like me, you always want to have money for at least a month to keep you afloat. And obviously, I’m not talking about weekend trips for clearing your head or even two-week vacation packages, but rather longer trips abroad. Month, two, maybe a lot longer.
If you’re sort of a digital nomad like me, it doesn’t really matter were you are, you can still do your job from wherever you are as long as you have access to a computer and reliable internet connection. But the thing is that being in your computer all the time while travelling isn’t such a fun thing to do. So at least for me I usually try to mix things up a big. And when I say that I’m not talking about going out every once in a while as well, we do that in addition to everything anyway. What I am talking about is doing some side jobs or just keeping your options open for random money opportunities. Here’s just some of them what I have done so far.
Working in a bar
Usually, if you’re an outgoing person (well, or simply drink a lot), you go out a lot, and you find many people you know in various bars and cafeterias. And those places often need temporary staff to help them out. So just to get away from your computer, you can sometimes just keep your eyes and ears open for different temp opportunities in the places you go to a lot. And usually in those places they don’t care about your experience, your CV, or anything else. They know you’re an okay person (assuming you are), and they are happy to welcome you to their company. I haven’t personally done it a lot, but I have done it a few times in my life.
Be open to random money
Usually when I’m traveling I also buy lottery tickets for those random winnings. It might not happen, but as they say, if you don’t play, you can’t win. So if you’re interested, buy USA Powerball tickets online or you can also opt in for some of your local lotteries. Just try not to spend too much on them as it should be a cheap ‘just-in-case-you-win’ option.
Just to get out of your comfort zone inside your laptop, you can also go for something rather random. For example you can become a local cruise sales rep, or why not pick grapes for a week, or become a bar promoter on the street. Just a few options depending on where you are traveling.
The main thing is just a to keep your mind open to new opportunities. And not for the sake of earning more money, but just to earn money in different ways, and spend less time looking at your computer screen.