Workers of the World #9

Workers of the World #9

Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world

Various & General Working Abroad
42 Ways You Can Make Money and Travel the World
Wandering Earl thinks up three and a half dozen ways to work your way around the world.

Work on a Cruise Ship and See the World
Rachael Taft, who has worked, studied, volunteered and travelled in 29 countries, describes some of the roles to be had at sea.

Teaching in Korea In Depth: Pros, Cons and What You Need to Know
If at first you don’t succeed in creating a one-stop resource for people looking to teach in South Korea, try, try again.

How to Find a Job Working in the Greek Islands
Turner Barr recommends a strong liver and a tolerance for Australians named Chad as the basic requirements for finding summer work in the Greek tourist industry.

Teaching English
8 Questions You Keep Asking About Teaching ESL Overseas
Despite ten years in the job, Sally Thelen is astonished people keep bugging her for advice on teaching English abroad.

Chat With an Expat – TalkTalking English with a Mug of Mare’s Milk in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
JR Riel puts the questions to his friend Scott Muehlbauer on living and teaching in Mongolia.

You Look Very Terrible, Miss Mary: Unsolicited Advice for the Laowai
MaryAnne Oxendale is told she is having a bad hair day.

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Being an ALT
George is currently an Assistant Language Teacher in Kyushu, Japan. Here’s why.

What You Need to Know to Teach English on Location in South America
James Burt is a writer and ESL teacher currently based out of La Plata, Argentina.

Being an Older Non-Korean Korean in Korea
The experiences of an older foreign but Korean teacher in Korea put to video.

Why I Avoided Teaching English Abroad And Why You Shouldn’t Too
The reality of teaching English as a study abroad student in Beijing.

Au Pairs & Nannies
So You Want to be a Yachting Nanny?
Do you enjoy being pooped, peed or puked on? But at sea? Then we have just the job for you.

Writing, Blogging & Photography
How I Got Fired from the Job I Invented
Turner Barr causes a bit of a stir.

A Couple Travelers By The Numbers: May’13 Income – $9036.3
Vicky and Dave post their income.

The Globetrotter Girls Talk Sponsored Travel
Travel bloggers answer questions on getting freebies.

Exotic life for Aussie ‘Digital Nomads’
Three location independent workers describe their lifestyle to Australia’s The Age newspaper.

How to Stay Productive While Travelling
Advice from Kelly Dunning on how to manage the work life balance while on the move.

(The Truth About) How to Earn a Full Time Income From Travel Blogging
Runaway Jane injects a dose of reality into the expectations of those thinking this travel blogging lark is easy.

Digial Nomad Resources
Jolly useful links if you’re looking to quit your job and earn a living with your lapytop.

YouToo can earn £100,000 on YouTube
Rebecca Ratcliffe investigates how people make a living making videos.

One Year as a Digital Nomad: Do You Have What it Takes?
Well, do you?

Travel Blog SOLD
Christy and Kali remove their photo and rewrite the ‘about us’ page as they hand over the reins of their travel blog to a buyer.

The Answer to Your 7 Biggest Location Independent Problems
Seven questions and seven solutions to working from wherever takes your fancy.

The Practicalities of Being a Digital Nomad Part 1: Insurance, Health, Banking & Retirement
Erin and Simon write a post on the practicalities of becoming a digital nomad.

Chiang Mai – A Digital Nomad Review
Chiang Mai has a reputation as the world’s ‘unofficial blogging capital’. Jean Galea investigates whether the reality matches the hype.

Where to live in Chiang Mai Map Included
If you do decide to come and work in Chiang Mai then this map and guide can help with picking your favoured part of the city to live in.

So How Can I Earn Enough Money to Travel the World?
Theodora provides advice on which skills can be used to create a location independent work thing income.

9 Things I’ve Learned in 8 Years as a Nomad
Amy Scott passes on the just over one thing a year she has discovered since leaving San Francisco for Lima.

69 Travel Blogging Tips From the Top Travel Bloggers
From what to blog, through design and social media, to motivation and making money, some people with computers give out their advice.

Running a Business
Amsha Website Launch & Life Plans (For Now)
Laura launches her business selling accessories made by artisans in Kenya and Rwanda.

Film Extra
A Day as an Extra on the Tsunami Film, The Impossible
Though he didn’t realise it at the time, for the past ten years James Clark has been using method acting techniques for his role of sitting in front of a computer in a Hollywood film about the 2004 Boxing Day disaster.

Fruit Picking & Farm Work
The Day I… Did a Shit in a Broccoli Field
Jonny Blair enjoyed his farming days in Tasmania but some days were more crap than others.

Volunteering & Gap Year
When Travelling, Be Very Careful Where You Volunteer
Andrea and John warn that sometimes volunteering in a poor country can do more harm than good.

10 Years Ago Today – Cambodia
Tash reflects back to her time in Cambodia as a volunteer for Youth Ambassadors for Development.

Why Pay to Volunteer
Daniel Quilter argues the case for paying to volunteer.

Voluntourism: Sometimes it Works – Part II
The second part of Bert Archer’s investigation into the complicated world of voluntourism.

Volunteering in Thailand: Our 2nd Volunteering Experience
A volunteer helps a retired teacher who had set up a classroom in his house to help local children develop their English.

Filling in the Gap
Despite being obsessed with travel, Stephen Ferdinando uses his gap year to worm his way into the media.

Indo needs you: Volunteering in Bintan, Indonesia
Avoid throngs of drunk Aussies in Bali and head to the remote island of Bintan where you can give something back to the local communities

Episode Slice #40: Volunteering Abroad – What You Need to Know
A video of Katie Boyer, Volunteer Abroad Director of Go Overseas answering questions on volunteering.

Peace Corps for Couples Part 2: The Interview
Part two of Monkey Brewster’s series on applying to volunteer as a couple with the Peace Corps.

WWOOFing & Organic  Farms
Bright Stars and Woodsmoke: A Week on a Farm in Thailand
Naomi Alyssa cleared bamboo, carved posts, cut steps and built supports in northern Thailand.

A Week-In-The-Life of Tony: WWOOFing on A Tuscan Farm
Tony’s decision to quit his job in finance and travel the world with his wife, Meg, led them to a Tuscan Farm.

House Sitting & Home Exchange
My Housesitting Guide
Talon has looked after homes in a few countries now. This is part one of his guide.

All About House Sitting
Regulars of this column, the Hecks, put together a big Pinterest board of house sitting articles.

How to Become a House Sitter and Never Pay for Accommodation
Dalene and Pete Heck spread the house sitting word via Nomadic Matt’s site.

House Sitting in New Zealand: Borrowing a Kiwi Burrow
Charli and Ben have looked after eleven homes since leaving the UK, including this one on the other side of the world.

Preparing for Guests Aboard a Megayacht Can Be Stressful for the Crew (but fun, too!)
There is a lot of pressure on the crew before a yacht owner or group of yacht-charter guests comes aboard for a trip. But as a yacht stewardess, Julie found the team-wide commotion to be exhilarating…

Study Abroad & International Exchanges
Top 100 International Exchange & Experience Blogs 2012
A big list.

How to Study Abroad in Argentina for Cheap
Natalie Southwick, who recently answered our questions on living in Bogotá, did her clichéd study abroad semester during her junior year of college.

For categorised links from all issues of Workers of the World, please see our Blogger’s Guides to Working Abroad

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Cornelius Aesop

    Thanks for the mention! I’ll have a few more Peace Corps tips on all the steps soon as my wife and I are finishing up our medical clearance and heading out in January.

    1. Shane

      Good luck in January. Feel free to post links to your articles here and I will add them to future editions of this column.

  2. Amy Scott

    Thanks for the mention! I’m actually coming up on my nine-year anniversary of location independence; I might have to write an update post. 🙂

    1. Shane

      Nine years is very impressive. Let us know if you do an update.

  3. Jessica Wray

    Thanks for including my link! Hopefully it helps someone 🙂

    1. Shane

      I’m sure it will, especially as you provided plently of great resources for those looking to teach in Korea too.

  4. Hi,

    The post you’ve linked to on my site is actually a guest post by Charli from You might want to amend the blurb to reflect this. 🙂



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