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17 Ways To Earn A Living While Traveling

17 Ways To Earn A Living While Traveling

You look at all the celebrities which get away with travelling and you think they have the best job in the world. And it is true, to a certain extent: Anthony Bourdain gets to taste the cultures and seems to always have a great time, Andrew Zimmern does the same thing and enjoys himself, while motorcycle addict Charley Boorman is always smiling and laughing at something.

All these guys seem to have a great time travelling, but they are all celebrities and earn from making these documentaries.

How can you, the average woman/student/man who wants to see the world before getting married can survive on the road. What are the ways to earn a living while traveling?

First, you need to know there are plenty of options for you, so if you don’t like your country or your city, just listen to that old saying (“You’re not a tree, if you don’t like where you are: move “) and hit the road. Before you do it, read this article and find out the best ways to earn a living while traveling.

Teach English as a foreign language

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    Teaching your maternal language shouldn’t be too hard, so you can earn a living while traveling by letting others know your own culture, by your language. If you are not a native English, things can be a little tougher, but you can still teach English if you really want to; all you need to do is pass some exams or find a place where they will accept you as a non-native. Another way to earn a living while traveling is to teach a popular language as a second language to children. In Asia, for example, you can teach English even f you are a Romanian or a Hungarian, while in African countries you get away by teaching French.

    Teach anything

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      If you have a certain talent, you can teach it to others. For example, you can teach dancing or playing an instrument in a foreign country.

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      Peace Corps

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        Sounds like commitment and it does require two full years of voluntary work, but it gets you there and pays for your accommodation, so it is a valid way to earn a living while traveling. Moreover, you get to play the hero role and can brag about it when you return home.

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        Organic Farms Worker

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          Work at WWOOFWWOOF (World Wide Organization of Organic Farms) provide accommodation and free meals to travelers in exchange for farm work. The working hours are between 4 and 6, so you have the rest of the day for yourself and you can explore, write, blog and do whatever you want to do.

          Work and Holiday

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            Work and HolidayOn the same basis as Work and Travel, the program offers attracting opportunities, but they are only worth a shot if you have a great resume, as the competition is really high.

            Hotel Business

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              Working as a seasonal hotel clerk or anything else in the tourism business can have many advantages, two of them being you get to have paid accommodation and free meals, plus you get to know a lot of other tourists, from all the world.

              Bartender/Hostess/Restaurant Officer

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                Working in a club, restaurant or other catering business can bring you some extra cash – actually, some plenty of cash, as you work for tips. Depending on which country you are, this can be great. And like in the hotel business, you get to know a lot of other travelers while you earn a living while traveling.

                Freelancing

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                  Working from home can let you travel at any time, provided that you make enough money to support the travel costs and you manage to keep up the good work while on the road. There are many copywriters, photographers and social media specialists who earn a living while traveling with the help of a laptop and an internet connection, so give it a try.

                  Travel Guide

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                    You know some people are paid to travel and talk about it in front of others? Yeah, it’s a dream come true and it is called travel guide. The tourism companies will pay you to guide other people. In other words, you will travel free and talk about the country you are in at the moment for your payment.

                    Work on a cruise ship

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                      This is another way to be paid while you travel. Meals and accommodation are included, but so is the sea sickness, so you should first try a short cruise and see how things go, before you attempt to earn a living while traveling.

                      Get sponsored

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                        Remember those guys I’ve talked about in the heading? They get sponsors to sign their bills. If you are really great in your field or really lucky, you can earn a living while traveling by relying on your photography talent or on your blogging skills.

                        Be an Extra at Bollywood

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                          Being an extra might not be really glam job, if you think of Oprah’s audience, for example, but what if you could act next to Aishwarya Rai? Acting in films and commercials overseas is a great way to earn a living while traveling, as many film production houses look for people who look life a foreigner. For example, in Asia, you would make some cash as the only Caucasian to show up at the auditions.

                          Housesitting

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                            Houses also need someone to look for them when the “parents” are travelling, so why not earn a living while traveling by baby-sitting a house. You probably won’t be paid, but you get to enjoy the high life for a couple of days, months, even years. Usually the people who look for someone to watch their house by living inside it, or in the garden are rich and ready to set sail for long periods, so you can turn this into a real lifestyle.;

                            Sitting with anyone

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                              Apart from houses, babies and pets also need a caregiver and in developed countries you can easily find someone hiring. For a baby, you do need some skills and you may be required to have a degree in foreign languages or medicine, but a pet only needs long walks, food, water and love, so you can earn a living while traveling by walking dogs.

                              Pet Groomer

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                                Speaking of dogs, you can also learn to cut them. If you are skilled and can cut a dog for a show, you can make good tips, but average dogs also need to be cut and groomed and many people prefer to call the groomer to their house – all you need is a steady hand and a good cutting machine. And you should be a natural with pets.

                                Massage Technician

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                                  Massagers work for tips and can change their place of work easily, so you can get hired at a hotel or as a freelancer.

                                  Match Two of These

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                                    As I said in the first items, you can manage to find a job which requires you to work on part-time basis, leaving the rest of the day free. So you can also pair a couple of these job opportunities to earn a living while traveling. For example, you can work in WWOOF or house sit and keep a traveling blog.

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                                    Last Updated on April 19, 2021

                                    40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                    40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                    Ever had those moments where you really wanted to eat something delicious and healthy but didn’t have the financials means to do so? Whether you’re a student or parent, this compilation of 40 great, healthy, and inexpensive recipes will make every night special and help you get fit! No more meals where you have to force the food down! It’s time to make that budget your best friend and turn it into great recipes. Enjoy!

                                    1. Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells ($3.56 per serving)

                                    Is there a better way to end the day than a Fish Taco dinner filled with protein and nutrients and is easy on the wallet? This recipe calls for a boys’ or girls’ night in front of a good movie or game.

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                                      2. Mini-Meatball Noodle Soup ($3.43 per serving)

                                      We’ve heard of the delicious spaghetti and meatballs recipes, but imagine having that same meatball goodness in a soup? It’s like Christmas in a bowl. Healthy, warm, and only $3.43 per serving.

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                                        3. Spaghetti and (Vegan) Meatballs ($2.13 per serving)

                                        Now it’s time to look at the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but with a little twist: vegan meatballs. This way, you can enjoy the Italian tradition without adding on the extra calories. I’m sold!

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                                          4. Kabocha Squash and Lentils ($3.12 per serving)

                                          Absolutely delicious way to end the day with a Kabocha Squash and lentils dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that you can actually make many other things from the mixture, from dips to full-on meals. All under $5 per serving.

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                                            5. Baked Coconut Lentils ($0.91 per serving)

                                            Coconuts are always a good idea, but it doesn’t have to be eaten only for dessert or breakfast. With this great recipe, you can now eat a lunch or dinner filled proteins and a coconut twist. Yum!

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                                              6. Easy Marinated Roasted Chicken ($3.40 per serving)

                                              We love chicken and at less than $5 per serving, we are in heaven with this recipe. Add some vegetables and rice on the side and you’ve got yourself a full meal!

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                                                7. Organic Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin ($2.36 per serving)

                                                This is absolutely divine. You get in your healthy greens and your fat macros with this great recipe. Takes only a few minutes to make and it’s easy on the wallet. Bon Appetite!

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                                                  8. Beef Pot Roast ($3.22 per serving)

                                                  One word: perfect. This meal will warm your insides and fill you up with the high protein content.

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                                                    9. Fajita-Style Quesadillas ($0.43 per serving)

                                                    If you want to eat Mexican tonight but want to stay in your budget, this Quesadilla recipe is your best friend. It’s tasty and filled with healthy ingredients for less than a dollar per serving.

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                                                      10. Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream ($2.82 per serving)

                                                      Another great lunch idea for the busy days ahead. Prep this in the morning or the night before and you’ve got yourself a healthy and cheap lunch meal!

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                                                        11. Beef and Black Bean Chili ($1.36 per serving)

                                                        Might not look like much, but this amazing chili is actually extremely healthy for you. The protein from the beef and the carbs from the black beans will fill you up in no time, and keep you full for a long period of time. Delicious and warm, just right for the winter!

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                                                          12. Crispy Fish and Peppers ($2.18 per serving)

                                                          Amazing recipe for anyone looking to change up their meals while keeping their macros in check and not going overboard on spending. Satisfies your crunch tooth (see what I did there?) and gives you all the protein you need to stay full and lean.

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                                                            13. Vegetarian Gumbo ($1.50 per serving)

                                                            You have the perfect macro mix here with the carbs, fats, and proteins. At less than $5 per serving, you’ve got yourself a meal that will last for the whole week!

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                                                              14. Mexican White Bean Soup ($0.99 per serving)

                                                              With the cold weather creeping in, it’s not a surprise that soups are coming back in style. This great Mexican White Bean Soup dish will keep you warm for winter without making a hole in your pocket.

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                                                                15. Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro ($0.38 per serving)

                                                                Mangoes make every dish a little bit sweeter, which is why we absolutely love this recipe. A normal rice and bean dish might be a little meh, but add the sugary taste of mangoes and you’ve got yourself a party!

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                                                                  16. Bean Burritos ($0.71 per serving)

                                                                  If you’re having people over tonight and don’t want to spend too much time or money on food, this dish is a great option! You can even cut up the burritos into pieces and make finger foods while everyone’s watching the game or gossiping.

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                                                                    17. Five-Spice Beef Kabobs ($2.43 per serving)

                                                                    The spices in this recipes add a delicious twist to the beef kabobs, which is definitely worth trying!

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                                                                      18. Cornmeal Crusted Pork ($1.92 per serving)

                                                                      If you like the fried crunch but want to opt for a healthier alternative, cornmeal is your man. This healthy recipe will satisfy all your fried desires without making you pop open your pant’s button.

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                                                                        19. Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad ($2.57 per serving)

                                                                        Easy to do, extremely healthy, and super delicious. A must-try!

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                                                                          20. Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                          I can’t believe how cheap this meal is, especially for all the nutrients it contains. You can make a big pot on Sunday night and divide it into small portions to last you a whole week.

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                                                                            21. Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                            Craving pasta but not sure what to top it off with? How about smoky mushrooms with a twist?

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                                                                              22. White Bean Tuna Salad ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                              You can add this White Bean Tuna Salad in your sandwich or just eat it as-is for a quick lunch on a busy day.

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                                                                                23. Sausage Eggwiches ($0.80 per serving)

                                                                                Who says you have to eat fast food to get an eggwich? This delicious recipe will give you an amazingly healthy eggwich for less than a dollar per portion. Can you say Breakfast?

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                                                                                  24. Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad ($1.17 per serving)

                                                                                  Great snack to add to a movie-night with friends. You don’t have to use chemically-processed salsas anymore, you can now use this homemade salad for your chip dips.

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                                                                                    25. Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce ($2.24 per serving)

                                                                                    Italians always knew how to make carbs look good! This delicious Gnocchi recipe will give your lunch a whole new meaning. Easy to make and only $2.24 per serving.

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                                                                                      26. Vegetable Lasagna ($1.73 per serving)

                                                                                      If you were looking for a healthy lasagna, you’ve just found it. At under $5 per serving, you can fill yourself up right away without putting on the extra calories.

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                                                                                        27. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps ($2.05 per serving)

                                                                                        Don’t know what to make for lunch this week? How about delicious chicken wraps with a healthy ranch? This recipe will make all your lunches, even the quick ones, healthy and colorful.

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                                                                                          28. Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                          A dish that has quinoa and brussel sprouts can’t be unhealthy, it just can’t, which is why this dish is one to keep in the books. Easy to make, healthy, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

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                                                                                            29. Butternut Squash Chili ($1.04 per serving)

                                                                                            You don’t need meat to make chili now that you have this recipe! It’s 100% healthy, filling, and smells absolutely delicious.

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                                                                                              30. Fast Shrimp Bisque ($2.03 per serving)

                                                                                              Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to do it right, and this fast shrimp bisque is a great recipe to try if you’re in the mood for some seafood!

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                                                                                                31. Chicken-Noodle Casserole ($0.98 per serving)

                                                                                                Looks divine doesn’t it? This super easy to make dish will satisfy all your taste buds without burning a hole in your wallet or adding a few extra numbers on the scale.

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                                                                                                  32. Burrito Cups ($1.18 per serving)

                                                                                                  Entertaining someone tonight and don’t know what to make as appetizers? These burrito cups are a great alternative to chips or other greasy finger foods. All you need to enjoy it is a spoon and a cup.

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                                                                                                    33. Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta ($2.45 per serving)

                                                                                                    Another impressive shrimp recipe under $5 per serving. The lemon-dill twist adds a great taste to the dish.

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                                                                                                      34. Potato Frittata ($0.87 per serving)

                                                                                                      If you want to eat potatoes for breakfast but still want it to be healthy, this is the recipe for you. At under a dollar per serving, this potato frittata will make you see potatoes in a whole new light.

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                                                                                                        35. Grilled Pork and Pineapple ($2.67 per serving)

                                                                                                        Meat and fruits? Oh, yes. The juiciness of the pork mixed with the liquid sugar in the pineapple will make you wish you knew about it sooner.

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                                                                                                          36. Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops ($2.15 per serving)

                                                                                                          Another splendid recipe mixing sweet and salty for a healthy meal. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering.

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                                                                                                            37. Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry ($2 per serving)

                                                                                                            You can add this healthy stir-fry to any dish as a side or amply enjoy it as-is for lunch or dinner. You can even make a wrap sandwich out of it if you’re in a rush to eat.

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                                                                                                              38. Herbed Salmon ($2.49 per serving)

                                                                                                              Salmon contains a healthy dose of fats that will boost your metabolism, lower inflammation, and make you happier. At under $5 per serving, need I say more?

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                                                                                                                39. Five-Spice Pork Kabobs ($1.96 per serving)

                                                                                                                Exquisite recipe under $5 per serving that will most definitely awe everyone at your dinner party.

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                                                                                                                  40. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                  You don’t have to eat sweet potatoes alone anymore with this flavorful recipe.

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                                                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Featured Photo Credit: 5 Dollar Dinners via 5dollardinners.com

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