Traveling is a great way to discover new cultures, languages, and ways of living. Especially Europe, as it consists of many wildly different countries within a relatively short distance of each other. But traveling can be expensive. Luckily, a new way of traveling is gaining popularity: work while you travel. Here are 5 jobs you can have while traveling around Europe.
Becoming an online teacher or tutor is gaining popularity among people who want to work and travel at the same time because it provides so many opportunities. There are children all over the world that need education, so there is no shortage in jobs. You can be an online teacher in your own language and country, or you can become an international teacher if you speak English or another secondary language.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language, also known as TEFL, is another great option if you want to teach online. The beauty of teaching online is that you can work from anywhere you want. Want to go sightseeing in Italy? No problem. How about France? There’s a reason why so many people choose teach English in France with all that good weather, amazing food and wine, rich history and culture, great fashion and beautiful nature.
As the job title says, being a virtual assistant means you assist people online with their day-to-day workload. Just as with being an online teacher, working as a virtual assistant gives you the opportunity to work wherever you are.
With many people growing frustrated with losing time as they manage day-to-day tasks such as answering emails, planning appointments, or entering data, the rise of virtual assistants is no surprise.
Virtual assistants need the ability to multitask and have great organizational skills. As long as you do your job well, your boss probably won’t even notice if you travel around Europe for a while.
Writer, editor, or proofreader
Do you love language? Then a job as a writer, editor, or proofreader is perfect for you. Post-pandemic, employees are able to work more outside the classic office environment. Occupations like that of a writer, editor, or proofreader are a good example. As long as you have a laptop and a decent internet connection, you are theoretically good to go.
You can work as a writer, editor, or proofreader as an employee with a company or as a freelancer. As a freelancer, you have complete freedom of when and on what you work. The disadvantage is that you are also completely responsible for your own finances.
Working as an employee means you’ll probably have to abide by some rules when it comes to when and where you work, but this can work just as well as long as you maintain a good relationship with your boss. If your company is non-European, be sure to check beforehand if it’s okay to travel to Europe in regard to taxes and other factors
Digital graphic designer
With more and more content appearing online, the job opportunities for a digital graphic designer are endless. Companies are always looking for creative people to boost their online presence with innovative or beautiful marketing campaigns.
But the opportunities don’t end there: self-publishing writers need attention-grabbing book covers, technical website builders also want a beautiful website, and there is never a shortage of people looking for online art. The only thing you need to become a digital graphic designer is a laptop, a creative mind, and some excellent Adobe skills. Just like working as a writer, editoror proofreader, you can work either as a freelancer or as an employee with a company.
Coders and programmers are highly sought-after everywhere in the world. Helpfully, you can find many online courses (both paid and free) to teach yourself how to code. If teach-it-yourself is not your thing, there are also many schools offering classes and degrees in computer science, programming, and coding.
The job can be done entirely online, so whether you work on a freelance basis or with a company in another country, you can work from anywhere in the world (if your company gives you permission, of course).
While the above-mentioned jobs all require a laptop and stable internet connection, being a flight attendant is the odd one out. This role gives you the possibility to travel around Europe. This means you won’t have to spend money on transportation and lodging, but you’re not free to choose your own destinations. Nor are you free to choose how long you stay in a certain country or city.
The best parts of being a flight attendant is that you get the security of a stable income, have reasonable hours because everything in Europe is so close by, and still get to discover other countries and cultures.
Bonus tip: If you are a European resident, you have the right to work in any European country. This means you can easily take a temporary job as a bartender, waitress, lifeguard, or farm hand in whichever country you are at the moment. The pay won’t be great, but sometimes it includes free lodging, and you’ll have a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and make new friends.
Some European countries also have working holiday visas for non-European citizens, but you’ll have to meet specific requirements and obtaining a visa for one country won’t allow you to work in other European countries.
Traveling around Europe is a great way to enrich your life with new culture, language, and friends. If you want to travel longer and don’t have a big savings account, working while traveling might be a good solution for you.
There are many jobs you can do while traveling, such as being an online teacher, virtual assistant, writer, editor or proofreader, graphic designer, programmer, or a flight attendant. And if you fall in love with Europe and wish to move, here are six things to consider.