Financial Travel Tip #42: Earning Income by Online Tutoring

by Nora on August 18, 2012


One of the stumbling points for anybody who wants to travel full-time or long-term is how to make it financially sustainable. If you earn money on the road, your options for location independent careers are a teensy bit limited, and/or require some creativity.


Travel writing is usually the first thing people think of, but it’s a somewhat saturated market, and frankly, not everybody can (or should) write.



Another potential stream of income that can be earned location independently is through online tutoring. Using online tools like file sharing, interactive whiteboard applications, chat, and instant messaging, you can correspond with your student(s) about pretty much anything.

No really – anything! If somebody wants to learn it, it can be taught online. From helping students with their studies, to tutoring languages, to even teaching musical instruments – if you have an area of expertise that people want to learn more about, you can teach it online.


You can become a tutor for an existing online tutoring firm, or you can start your own business. This depends on what you want to teach, the market for it, and your entrepreneurial desires.


Are your creative juices flowing? Starting your own online tutoring business doesn’t have to be expensive, as seen here:

Make Your Dream Career a Reality for Less Than $100


And here is some more information on online tutoring as an additional stream of income:

Extra Income Opportunity: Online Tutoring


Other Ways to Earn Income on the Road

Did you know there are dozens of ways to earn money while traveling? Scroll through this list to get some ideas:



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1 The Local Traveler NS August 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

ThaNk you for your tip, I wouldn’t have thought of online tutoring. Please keep the great content coming.


2 theprofessionalhobo August 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

@Local Traveler – Thanks! Glad you enjoyed this Financial Travel Tip. Stay tuned….I’ve got lots more up my sleeve! 🙂


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