Earn Money While Travelling

Earn Money While Travelling

Travelling is an enriching experience, and what if you could not only explore Australia but also earn an income while doing so? In this article, we will delve into the various methods you can use to make money while travelling in Australia.

Remote Work and Freelancing

The labour situation generated by the pandemic opened up possibilities of engaging in remote working solutions and taking up other work opportunities to supplement the income.

Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Embrace the digital nomad lifestyle by working remotely while travelling. Many companies now offer flexible work options, allowing you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Explore job opportunities in fields such as writing, graphic design, programming, virtual assistance, marketing, and consulting.

Freelancing Platforms

Join freelancing platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer, or Fiverr to offer your skills and services to a global client base. Build an engaging profile, highlight your portfolio, and actively seek out projects that match your skills and experience.

Online Teaching and Tutoring

If you have a knack for teaching, consider becoming an online tutor or English language instructor. Platforms like VIPKid, Teachable, and iTalki connect you with students worldwide, allowing you to teach and earn income while travelling.

Blogging and Content Creation

Blogs and various classes of audiovisual content have been made possible with strong internet connections, allowing online users to access volumes of material in a few clicks. 

Travel Blogging

Start a travel blog and document your adventures, experiences, and travel tips. Monetise your blog through affiliate marketing, sponsored content, advertising, and partnerships with travel brands. Build a loyal audience and create engaging content to attract advertisers and sponsors.

YouTube and Vlogging

YouTube’s video-sharing functions have invited opportunities to make video journals of any experiences. Through a dedicated channel, your videos can share stunning visuals, provide travel advice, and showcase local culture. As your channel grows, monetise your content through advertising, brand collaborations, and sponsored videos; YouTube allows for such via its Partner Programme, with certain ads placed at specific timestamps in the video.

Social Media Influencing

Leverage your social media presence to collaborate with brands and promote products or services related to travel. Develop a strong personal brand and engage with your audience; part of that engagement may include a chance for paid partnerships with tourism boards, hotels, and travel companies.

One starting idea will be to book a stay with the accommodations provider like a regular customer and discuss the services and amenities. The management may be approached to collaborate as long as you demonstrate the financial capacity to pay for your stay (and prevent a repeat of the controversy that hounded a British beauty influencer’s attempt to book a stay with a certain Irish inn and pay for it with “shoutouts.”). In another aspect, if you were invited to a paid vacation with the accommodation provider, you must state in a disclaimer that you came in as a guest of the company.

Hospitality and Tourism

The chance to travel lends itself the space for cultural immersion and here are some notable ideas to make it happen:

Work in Hospitality

Seek employment opportunities in the hospitality industry, such as hotels, hostels, resorts, and restaurants. Positions like front desk staff, bartenders, servers, or tour guides are often available, especially in popular tourist destinations.

House Sitting

Offer your services as a house sitter, taking care of someone’s property and pets while they are away. House-sitting platforms like TrustedHousesitters connect homeowners with reliable sitters, allowing you to stay in unique locations for free while earning some income.

Tour Guiding

If you have in-depth knowledge of specific locations or attractions, consider becoming a tour guide. Join local tour companies or create your own guided tours, providing unique and personalised experiences for travellers.

Creative Ventures

Travelling can offer ways to be creative about the places you’ve gone to. 

Photography and Stock Images

If you have a passion for photography, sell your travel images through stock photography websites like Shutterstock or Adobe Stock. Alternatively, offer your photography services to individuals or businesses for events or marketing purposes; these may require some serious investment in gear, such as a good DSLR camera and premium photo editing software.

Arts and Crafts

If you have artistic skills, create and sell handmade crafts or artwork. Set up an online store on platforms like Etsy or participate in local markets and fairs to showcase and sell your creations.

Performances and Busking

If you have a talent for music, street performances, or entertaining, consider busking in popular tourist areas. Check local regulations and obtain necessary permits to perform legally while earning income through tips or CD sales.

Work Exchanges and Volunteering

Some travellers may want to contribute to their host destination.

Work Exchanges

Join work exchange programmes like Workaway or HelpX, where you can work a few hours a day in exchange for accommodation and meals. Engage in a variety of tasks, such as farming, gardening, hostel management, or eco-projects, while immersing yourself in the local culture and reducing your travel expenses.


Contribute your time and skills to meaningful projects or organisations as a volunteer. Help with conservation efforts, community development, or social initiatives. Volunteering not only allows you to give back but also provides opportunities to connect with local communities and gain unique experiences.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

The title refers to the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms community or WWOOF, where you can work on organic farms in exchange for accommodation, meals, and learning about sustainable farming practices. The Australian chapter, in particular, offers free meals and lodging in return for working four to six hours a day (maximum 38 hours a week).

Monetised Travel Skills

Travelling may be a side profession if done correctly, with some notable skills below:

Travel Writing and Photography

Submit your travel stories and photographs to travel magazines, websites, or blogs that pay for quality content. Develop your writing and photography skills to create compelling narratives and captivating visuals.

Travel Consultancy

Share your expertise and experiences by offering travel consultancy services. Help others plan their trips, provide recommendations on destinations, accommodations, and activities, and offer personalised travel itineraries.

Travel Coaching or Workshops

If you have extensive travel knowledge and skills, consider offering coaching or workshops to aspiring travellers. Guide them through the planning process, share tips for budgeting, safety, and cultural sensitivity, and inspire them to embark on their own adventures.


Travelling in Australia doesn’t have to be an expense. By exploring the various methods of earning an income while travelling, you can turn your journey into a financially sustainable and fulfilling experience. With careful planning, determination, and a willingness to embrace new opportunities, you can create a travel lifestyle that not only fulfils your wanderlust but also supports your financial goals.

DISCLAIMER:  This article is for informational purposes only and may not constitute official travel advice. 2 Ezi has no business interests with any company mentioned in the article.

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