Unfortunately, I’m no digital nomad *sad face*. I don’t have any fancy computer skills to be an app developer or graphic designer nor do I specialise in social media or marketing so what do I do that allows me to keep travelling?
The answer to that is seasonal and “normal” jobs. I pick a place to be my base for a couple of months where I’ll work temporary jobs that cover my living costs and allow me to save a little.
Before I left on my travels I had a good paying job which allowed me to save quite a substantial amount. Although this number has dropped as I’ve been travelling for over a year now, I always recommend having a set amount left untouched for emergencies or just for some peace of mind you’ll be coming home to something.
So without further ado behold my travel jobs!
Okay, I’ll just start off by saying BEST JOB EVER! I literally get paid to play with dogs all day, yep, I get paid for that. It also gets me a get out of jail free card when my boyfriend ask’s me to go to the gym as on busy days I’m walking on average 20kms!
A normal day consists of driving the work van around and picking up doggies for their walks, either private or group walks where I have up to six dogs at a time. We either head to hiking trails or dog parks for an hour before I need to drop them back home and pick up the next group.
It’s a great way to stay in shape and explore new areas around town. The company also offers cat care and boarding when owners are away.
At the moment I am working for a professional dog walking company although I will also be offering pet and house sitting services as we travel around.
My second job is working as a waiter and hostess at an Indian Restaurant in town. Servers in Alberta are on the minimum wage, however, tips, tips, tips! As a good friend of mine say’s “tip life is the good life”. I’ve set all my tip money aside to be my “summer fun” money. Whitewater rafting here I come!
What job’s did you pick up on your travels?