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How to Travel and Work in Australia for an Extended Vacation

Many travelers dream of extending their vacation by working. Thanks to modern technology, this dream is readily achievable without migration assistance, the hassles of work visas, or the uncertainty of finding short term employment. One does not need to get lucky to have a travel job in Australia. Extended travel is possible by partaking in multiple forms of employment using modern technology. A traveler can teach a language online, write web content, become a Youtube affiliate, create a blog, flip items, or work at a hostel.

How to Travel and Work in Australia

How to Travel and Work in Australia

Teach Your Native Language Online

There is a huge demand for language tutors online. The requirements are that you must be able to speak a language, you have a working internet connection, and access to a Skype or another digital call platform. People will pay to have language partners (or conversation partners) at a rate of $10 per 30 minute lesson. If you are a skilled teacher, you can charge higher rates. Teaching online is an amazing opportunity because there is always someone in some part of the world interested in learning your language. Popular websites include italki, skimatalk, buddyschool, or self advertising using Craigs List.

Teach a Skill Online

Similar to language teachers, you can teach any skill you have developed using online platforms. These skills may be a musical instrument, knitting, or origami. You can set your own price and teach whenever you want. A popular website for teaching any skill is Juke Box Lessons.

Write Web Content

Content mills create web content. Have you ever read a “5 ways to blah, blah, blah” article? That was likely written by someone who produces web content as a part time job. There are many places that pay between $5-$10 per piece of web content. The advantage of writing web content is that your internet connection does not have to be perfect. This is great for someone who is traveling around Australia. You can try your luck on Textbroker, elance or fiverr.

Become a YouTube Affiliate

YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world. If you can produce great video content regularly, you may consider monetizing your YouTube account. A monetized account will allow you to make money through advertising on your videos. You can use websites like reddit and buzzfeed to generate large amounts of traffic to your channel. Due to the viral nature and short attention span of the internet, expect the money to come in waves.

Create a Blog and Advertise

Affiliate advertising on blogs is one of the oldest long term traveler tricks. You can create a travel blog about your experiences in Australia and generate a viewership that allows you to collect small amounts of money per post hit. One secret to gaining more money on your blog is using “click bait”, a method of generating more advertisement views by having to reader click through slides to view the material.

Flip Items

Flipping items in Australia is a fun way to generate money. It requires a good eye and a little bit of start-up cash. The best place to sell items is on eBay or Craigs List. You can carve out a niche in the marketplace and generate revenue while sustaining your travels.

Work at a Hostel

Hostels are full of travelers with the same mindset as you. They want to experience the local culture of Australia and create great memories. If you are friendly, personable, knowledgeable about local attraction and tours, then you can become an employee at a hoste as described in my french friend’s blog . Usually new employs will only be offered room and board for their services. More skilled employees, such as those who help with migration assistance, can typically earn a spot on the company payroll.

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