Stuck? Start Here
So you want to work abroad but don’t know where to start, or even who we are and how we can help?
PAYAway is just the tip of a small group of interlinked websites and blogs put together by two backpackers that themselves work their way around the world. We fund our travels working online but we also save money by working with hostels or volunteering.
Over the years we have helped thousands of people follow their dreams and work abroad. Some of the jobs we have helped our readers to find have been marvellous experiences in themselves, while others have been crap but they paid for food, accommodation and onward tickets.
When we are on the move we often meet people who could use a helping hand, and when not travelling we spend a lot of time online trying to find useful ideas and suggestions that we can pass on to you. However we find what we find the results are our sites.
A great place to start is our big page of ways to get paid to travel. If you have no idea what you want to do one of the 600+ suggestions randomly listed there might set you on your way to financing your global travels.
For a bit more order read the Overseas Job Centre, our guide for finding and arranging your own work abroad, either in advance or on the spot. Topics covered include Tourism, Catering & Hospitality, Ski Resort Jobs, Teaching English, Au Pair & Nannying, Summer Camps, and Farm Work. Each category is backed up by our massive directory of working abroad links. We are also collating a pictorial guide to working and travellling overseas on our Pinterest boards.
Real vacancies abroad
We frequently get sent CVs or are asked for a job by people who think we are an agency of some sort. We’re not, but rather than not be able to help we are collecting larger employers and helpful organisations in the Overseas Job Centre, particularly those that can help you find work abroad now. This will complement our Jobs Abroad Bulletin (JAB), the place we put all the current vacancies sent to us by employers. We can also send you the latest jobs posted to our boards if you sign up to our email newsletter.
Our daily blog
The Working Traveller blog mixes up our own travel experiences and photos, and other travel features, with ideas and tips for working abroad. We also put current jobs we have spotted on other websites in our JobSpy section and share first hand articles by working travellers in our Workers of the World Weekly column. Every once in a while we collate these into our Blogger's Guides.
Starting with a small number of countries and projects we intend to grow our Free or Cheap Volunteer Work Abroad site into a resource for grassroots NGOs and volunteer projects to find a helping hand and for travellers to locate inexpensive options to offer their skills and muscle without suffering a financial penalty for doing so.
Join us on twitter or facebook where we frequently share useful things we find on working abroad, gap years, travelling the world and living abroad. Alternatively, visit out Work Abroad Wall to find a number of helpful twitter searches in one place. For first hand advice and answers to your working abroad questions we can also point you in the direction of our Work Abroad Experts.