So you decided to travel the world? If you are planning for a long trip, you will likely need a source of cash. Sure you can live on your savings but having an extra income stream will make your travel experience so much more comfortable. So, how can bartending help you pay for your trip? Easy, just master the technique to get a bartender job everywhere you travel to. This is how you do it.
1- Keep in mind that for this to work you must travel to destinations that offer a potential work. This doesn't[t mean your trip should be reduced to Las Vegas and Miami but you must at least consider staying at hostels with a bar so you can consistently have a potential job option. 2- Master the basic bartending knowledge. Learn how to mix a cocktail, the different types of beer and how to use the most important tools such as strainers and shakers. This will make it much easier for managers to give you a shot. 3- Go apply to as many bars as necessary. Make it clear that you are only working temporarily so they won't have to go through the hassle of formally hiring you. If you are having a hard time getting hired just tell the next manager you talk with that you will not even ask for a wage, just for what you make in tips. However be careful to only do this in bars with enough volume of guests or you will finish your night without a cent. Also always demand payment in cash at the end of the night, you are vulnerable working informally so you must protect yourself from being exploited by an abusive employer.
It might be hard in the beginning but the more bartending experience you get under your belt the easier it will become.