6 Super Simple Ways to Make Money While Travelling or House Sitting

If you want to travel full-time as a house sitter, you might need to find work that fits YOUR schedule!

As a house sitter, you can certainly earn a decent living.

But they are so many other ways to earn a great income while traveling.

Below you will see ways we used to earn an income while traveling and house sitting. Not only that we have gone out to our huge community of house sitters and discover all the ways they earn while house sitting.

You’re not going to find such a comprehensive list anywhere else! They are some exciting ideas in here, that even we didn’t think of it!

So let’s see if these ways to make money while traveling will work for you!

Become a Transcriber

If you’re looking for remote work with flexible hours, becoming an online transcriber or transcriptionist could be a good fit.

If you’re experienced in typing fast and accurately, then this job shouldn’t be too difficult. The thing is that you also don’t need any expensive equipment to complete transcription tasks. All you need is a computer or a laptop.

So, what exactly does a typical transcribing or transcription job involve? A transcriber listens to audio and types out the entire dialogue as precisely as possible.

It is also critical that the final product includes the correct words, be properly punctuated, and contain no spelling errors. And the great thing about transcription jobs is that there are a lot of people who need things transcribed.

Professionals, for example, may require someone to write out a text form of a meeting. And journalists may not have enough time to type up their audio interviews into scripts.


Are you interested in learning how to become a proofreader? If you’re looking to increase your earnings while enjoying the freedom to work from any location, becoming a proofreader is an excellent option. It is perfect if you have a have an eye for detail and a passion for ensuring written material is error-free.

There are many types of proof reading work such as; General proofreading for documents, Academic proofreading for scholarly papers, Business proofreading for reports, Website proofreading for online content, Legal proofreading for legal documents, Medical proofreading for healthcare materials, Technical proofreading for manuals, Creative writing proofreading for creative content, Resume/CV proofreading for job applications, and Marketing proofreading for promotional materials. editing others’ content, making it an ideal choice for book lovers.

Teach English Online

You’ve probably seen those jobs that involve traveling to a foreign country to teach English in their local schools. However, did you know that you can teach English from wherever you are to students from all over the world?

That’s right, all you need is a decent webcam, a laptop or desktop computer, and a stable internet connection. And, of course, you’ll need to have good English speaking and writing skills to be able to teach. 

Some services don’t require you to have an official certificate to teach others. However, if you do require one, it’s not that expensive to obtain one. Here are some of the certificates that you may want to look into obtaining: 

  • TEFL
  • TESL

And if you don’t want to pay for official certification, then you can also look into getting an EFSET certificate. This is an official certification that’s free to get your hands on. However, it’s not guaranteed that all English teaching services will accept it.

Open Up a Small Business

Are you a creative person? Do you like making things? If so, you can easily open up your own small business from wherever you are.

You can start up and run a small business from just about anywhere nowadays. There are also so many sites that you can use to run your online store. For example, Etsy is a very popular choice that many people use today.

You can practically sell anything that you want to on sites like Etsy. Anything from clothes to jewelry and even virtual or digital products. For example, you can even create and sell your own digital PDF printable documents online.

These are very popular as digital products can be delivered immediately and neither seller nor buyers will have to worry about shipping costs or delivery times. 

Become a Translator

Are you multilingual? And are you fluent in more than one language? Then you can try to obtain an online job as a language translator.

This field of remote work is similar to transcription jobs, as it provides you with very flexible working hours. This way, you can get some work done whenever you find a quiet moment between your house sitting responsibilities and other tasks. 

Online translation jobs are very text-heavy. This means that your language skills for this second language must include the ability to write it fluently and accurately.

More often than not, if this second language is not your native language, then you will almost always need a degree or official certification to demonstrate that you are fluent in it.

Make Your Own Online Course

Another passive sort of income that you might like to try to earn some extra income is creating and selling your online courses.

Taking courses online is far more efficient and convenient than attending classes in person.

The great thing about developing online courses is that they can cover any topic or field of study. Everyone is always eager to learn new things.

Furthermore, eLearning is significantly less expensive. Especially when compared to booking in-person classes, let alone enrolling in a university course.

The amazing thing that distinguishes this income opportunity from the others on our list is that once you’ve created and finalized your online course, you won’t have to do much more work. Instead, you can simply collect your earnings with each new student who invests in your course.

As you can see, there are many ways for you to make some extra money even while you’re busy house sitting for others. We understand that you may feel like you have a little too much time on your hands.

Which you’re bound to have in between carrying out the responsibilities that come with taking care of someone else’s house. 

Whatever your skill sets are, there are a plethora of different things you can do remotely to supplement your income from your house sitting job.

We hope that our little list has given you some ideas and that you are now motivated to teach, sell, or find some other ways to put your other skills to good use.

Author: Britt

I am Britt. I have been house-sitting and pet-sitting for the past 7 years. I have cared for 25 dogs, 35 cats 1 turtle, and 1 rabbit over 80+ houses in 15 countries.

The opportunity to experience different homes, cultures, and communities has been extraordinary.

Through house-sitting platforms like Aussie House Sitters and Trusted House Sitters, I’ve connected with homeowners seeking reliable sitters. This unique way of living has allowed me to save money on accommodation, explore new cultures and meet new people.

Being a member of these platforms has broadened my horizons and opened doors to short- and long-term house-sitting jobs. I’ve found joy in providing excellent pet care and ensuring the home is well-maintained.

I get many questions about how to start as a housesitter, so if you have any questions, please reach out! I want everyone to enjoy this incredible lifestyle as well!

You can read more about Jay and me here!

Or connect with me on Facebook or in our house-sitting community on Facebook.

House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence
Me (Britt) House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence, France

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