What are some of the best sideline things to do for South Korea?
from Adam | September 2, 2020
At the moment, the thought of traveling to South Korea may seem fanciful, especially as the threat from Covid-19 remains great worldwide.
However, an average of around 140,000 Brits make this trip each year, many of whom wish to stay indefinitely as part of an exciting travel experience.
But how can you make money in South Korea whether you are an international traveler or a local resident? Here are some ideas to keep in mind!
There is still a great demand for teachers in Asia and South Korea, especially when it comes to helping students learn English as a second language.
This is a great option for international travelers as English is currently spoken by a whopping 1.132 billion people worldwide and is widely considered to be the most well-known second language in the world.
Even for locals, the demand for private tuition is growing in South Korea, which makes it relatively easy to identify students who need private tuition and are willing to pay for the service.
If you're having trouble finding students (and we can't imagine why you would) feel free to contact Craigslist or a similar online resource. This is safe, reliable, and widespread while it can unlock potential revenue between an average of $ 35 to $ 50 an hour.
Trade forex online
Regardless of your nationality and the reason you're in South Korea, online forex trading provides access to a potentially lucrative source of income.
Forex trading is arguably even more rewarding in Asia. An extended and high-volume trading session is held here, during which currencies such as the Chinese yuan, Japanese yen and Australian dollar are regularly bought and sold.
Even on a fundamental level, there are numerous apps and trading platforms that allow you to access the global forex market in real time, creating a passive income stream that sits comfortably next to your day job!
Acting and modeling
This is an especially viable option for travelers, largely due to the surprisingly high demand for foreigners in advertising, television, and film.
Interestingly, there are simply no barriers to entry in South Korea that might prevent you from engaging in these pastimes in your home country. In fact, agencies often run ads asking for the most general applicants, using keywords like "female", "white" and "foreign" to generate interest.
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, but in general, activities like acting and modeling are incredibly accessible in South Korea and similar countries.
Interestingly, the same principle applies to language work, with a huge demand for native speakers working on advertisements and marketing campaigns.