After months of being locked up, sometimes for weeks on end without so much as a sniff of a foreign banknote or your passport, the UK as well as the rest of the world is finally starting to open up again and this is giving rise to what’s now known as “revenge travel”.
It might sound like a silly term, but the statistics don’t lie. Thousands upon thousands of global citizens are more determined than ever to escape from government forced lockdowns and social distancing, to far away shores and exotic spaces.
But the sweet injustice of it all. Right now when some of the best deals are to be had in travel, many Brits are not nearly close enough to financial recovery to take advantage of them.
So how can you take flight while still earning or supplementing your income?
REMOTE WORK AND THE “DIGITAL NOMAD”.
2020 will be the year that we all refer back to as the year the internet truly unlocked the potential of humanity. It may have served this purpose a little too well actually, as is evidenced by the growing number of empty office spaces all over Britain. But there is a staggeringly high amount of traditional office-based jobs that could be done from just about anywhere. A fact not lost on developing economies. The city of Cape Town in South Africa is just one of the top global destinations that is preparing to welcome hordes of people in the digital diaspora – so much so that they’re even proposing new visas to attract the global and upwardly mobile.
WHEN YOUR DOWNTIME COULD BECOME PAID TIME.
So it’s not ideal, working on holiday but if you find yourself in the position where you’re in desperate need of a break – but your bank balance won’t allow it, then it could be time to get skilled in some online money making. Stock trading, remote financial management and foreign exchange trading all provide the tech-savvy with an opportunity to earn money while being virtually anywhere in the world. With platforms like Metatrader 4 will help get you started.
WISH YOU WERE HERE.
Since you’re already “there”, don’t just send a digital postcard, write about it. All of it. There is a big demand for travel writers who have actually been to the places they’re writing about and if you’re smart, you’ll include links to restaurants, bars, tour operators, hotels and more and earn a commission from every click. Learn how to do all of this here.
WORKING HOLIDAYS FOR THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS (AND AMBITIOUS).
You may be feeling a little left out in the cold Post-Brexit and thinking that the world has shut down around you, but if you’re between 18 and 30 years old and hold a British Passport, then the world is closer than you may think. If you’re feeling the need to spread your wings and experience a whole new country for longer than your standard holiday (and earn an income while doing it) then you could consider applying for a working holiday visa. Different countries have different requirements but this is a wonderful way to get out and explore the world while earning.