How to make money whilst travelling in Asia

You may be unlikely to visit a Southeast Asia hotspot like Vietnam in the near-term, even as the region continues to rebound from the Covid-19 outbreak.

Interestingly, the coronavirus has decimated tourism to the region, with the number of international visitors to Vietnam falling by 50% year-on-year during the first five months of 2020.

However, you may still be able to visit countries like Vietnam in some circumstances, allowing for a brief period of quarantine following your return to the UK.

If you do make such a trip, however, what are the best methods of earning money during your stay? Here are some ideas to keep in mind:

1. Teach English
While the island nation of England may be relatively small with a population of just over 67 million, there are more than 1.132 billion English speakers located throughout the world.

As the world's most spoken language, children in countries across the globe are taught English as a second dialect. This includes most Asian nations, and those located in the poorest regions are always looking for willing teachers who speak English as their first language.

While you may need a TEFL qualification to teach English in Southeast Asia, this can be obtained relatively easily prior to your trip. You may also need to commit to this endeavour for at least a year, so it may only be viable if you intend to stay in one place for an extended period of time.

2. Learn How to Trade the Forex Market
If you're looking for a more passive or flexible way of earning money online, you may need to seek out a viable alternative.

Forex trading offers a relevant case in point, as the emergence of online brokerage sites and mobile apps such as the MetaTrader 4 have broken down many of the historic barriers to entry that once hindered market access.

Not only this, but these platforms also enable you to access detailed analytical tools and make the most of automated risk management tools such as stop losses. This enables you to manage your trades successfully regardless of your location or the time of day, without requiring you to compromise on your daily travels.

3. Travel Blogging
If you're embarking on a true Southeast Asia adventure and have a penchant for words, you may want to consider generating income from a travel blog.

This simply requires you launch a blog site ahead of time, and then you simply need to create engaging and insightful content that hooks readers and provides them with genuinely impressive insight.

Over time, you should also look to monetise your site, either by selling paid ad space to relevant brands or inviting other voices to contribute to your blog for a small fee.

This can effectively create a fun diary of your travels, while creating a neat source of income that can sustain your adventures!

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