Musicians can find a little travel work, but unless you know more than a “G” chord, doing so isn’t easy! At the least, you’ll probably get a few free drinks.
There are other options. All long-term travelers are looking for ways to make their trips sustainable. Blogging isn’t an easy way to get there…but until you become Insta-famous, there are ways to earn money on the road.
Teaching English, fruit picking, bar/cafe work, TEFL, and a lot of seasonal jobs keep backpacking travelers on the road indefinitely. Some become divemasters and decide to make a life of the islands. Watch out: it’s harder work than it sounds!
Many backpackers in Southeast Asia end up in Australia at the end of their trips to take advantage of the generous working holiday visa.