How to Make Money Abroad

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world? You most certainly have! But a long trip might cost you a fortune, right? As a matter of fact, it shouldn’t and it won’t! has compiled a list of ways Nigerians can actually earn money while continuing to hit the road.

Le tour du monde en 80 secondes

Around the world in 80 seconds. Directed by Romain Pergeaux & Alex Profit. A project done in only 3 weeks. This route is a tribute to the famous Jules Verne’s book “Le tour du monde en 80 jours”.

Getting started

Before you buy a one-way ticket and board the plane that will take you far away from home, there are a couple of things you need to consider. First of all, you should know where you’re planning to go. Your destination will also determine your starting budget.

Packing BagsWhen packing your bags – opt for taking only necessities with you. Traveling with a lot of luggage will deprive you of mobility and might also be associated with higher expenses. In other words, don’t try to take your home with you, you won’t succeed anyway.

Tip: Before you board the plane, be sure to install software for travelers. Such apps, as and will help you with getting around, is useful for determining your route, and are good for finding a place to stay

Make Money AbroadWorking Abroad

Once you’ve successfully reached your destination, it’s time to start thinking about how you will fund your trip. Your starting budget might be enough for the first few weeks, but in the long run you’ll have to start working to afford your living abroad. As a matter of fact there are quite a few options for travelers.

Teach English to Make MoneyTeach English

If you’re a fluent speaker, there are always employment options for you in any country you choose. Advanced command of English grants you a chance to work as a part-time teacher or personal tutor. In Europe, such employment opportunities might be harder to find, but as a general rule – you will always be able to get at least a part-time job.


Another good way to afford your living abroad is to find a freelance job. It will allow you to receive a relatively stable income (depending on the amount and the nature of work you’ll do as a freelancer) and work from anywhere. All you need is laptop and Wi-Fi. Freelance options are available all across the globe. How much you will earn will depend greatly on your background and qualifications.

Tip: Browse to find the latest freelance job postings in Nigeria


This is just a kind of job you will find anywhere you go. It doesn’t require a lot of knowledge, although practical experience is always an asset. And the best thing about it is that you’ll get to meet a lot of people and will have a chance to make new friends which is vital in the new environment.

cruise ship workCruise Ship

Cruise ships regularly employ hundreds of staff members – from bartenders and waitresses to photographers and fitness coaches. Although, you will spend most of your time at sea and your workload might not be the easiest to handle, it’s still a good chance to travel the world as accommodation and meals are usually free.

Tip: To find the latest cruise ship jobs in Nigeria go to For international openings – follow the link.

Travel Book Writer

Did you know that some people actually get paid to travel the world? Such companies as Lonely Planet, frequently employ freelance writers to work for them in various parts of the world, compile lists of interesting places to visit, road maps and accommodation options. Following deadlines is obligatory. It might not be the easiest job you’ll find abroad, and it will require good English.

How To Make Money Selling Stock Photography

In this video, I discuss some of the ins and outs of Stock Photography. I explain what it is and how you can go about selling your images online through a stock agency. In the video, I mention that there will be some more Stock Photography resources on my website here: Also mentioned is the free Adobe Lightroom Training.

Selling Stock Photos

Are you a fan of photography? If so, there’s good news for you. There are quite a few companies that provide stock photo sharing services. They allow you to upload your images and once someone downloads them, you get your share of profit.

GuideLocal Guide

If you’re not afraid to perform on public, consider the option of getting employed as a local guide. You will need to learn the background of your destination, some history and hallmarks and might have to develop your own guide program, but other than that it’s a good way to make money abroad.


If you’re planning to leave your country in search of profit abroad, it’s definitely not an option for you. As a volunteer, you just won’t find any. But the good news is that your accommodation, meals and often the airplane tickets will be sponsored by your future employer. And those are the largest expenses you’ll have. Moreover, volunteering has always been an experience you can be proud of sharing.

NannyCaretaker (Nanny)

Just think about it. Millions of people across the globe are in need of care. For medical reasons, due to age or any other factors, there are old and young people who need attention. Openings in this area are always available worldwide. If you’re willing to sacrifice your time to make someone else’s living a little more fun and pleasure – search for a nanny job.

Farm WorkFarm Worker

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is willing to provide accommodation and food to travelers ready to work on a farm. You’ve got to be fit for physical labor, or at least willing to work around 4-6 hours/day. The best part of it is that you’ll have the rest of your day at your own disposal and can spend time exploring the surrounding areas, taking pictures and making new friends.


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