I had written a post on How to Save up for your travel fund some time back. Following those tips can help you to start off as a traveler but what if you run out of money while you are on the road? Or if you make an impulsive decision to go on hike which was not part of your schedule and you see that you don’t have enough money to go through with it? You can always find yourself in such cash crunch situations while you are traveling.
However there are many ways to make money while traveling. The below mentioned methods are tried and tested successfully by many travelers around the world. If you are new to traveling then you may want to keep the below tips in mind.
There are many websites out there where you can find freelance jobs based on your skill set. Fiverr.com and Upwork.com are such websites where you can find a wide variety of freelance jobs. There are millions of jobs posted every day and you can easily find something that suits you. I am basically hunting writing jobs all the time.
This is one way to make money off your experiences, though not an easy one for sure. It takes a lot of time and effort to really make an income from your blog. But if you start today then it could be a useful source of income down the road. Affiliate links and Ads can generate a steady flow of cash as your blog grows. It also serves as a portfolio when you are trying to work with travel brands and companies.
Internet Casino Games
Playing internet casino games online from anywhere in the world? That does sound too good to be true. All you need is a laptop and reliable internet. But like anything else, it requires lots of hard work to make things work. If you are smart, get the game psychology right and really take the time to master it, then you should really try your hand on this one. Also make sure that you do not gamble away all your money and keep a portion aside for poker.
I am still exploring this option but if you have a good eye for photos, you can go for this. You can post your photos for sale in various websites. You can also approach travel magazines who keep a collection of stock photos.
Teach a language:
Teaching English is probably the easiest thing any native English speaker could do in a foreign country. The demand for English speakers is quite high in Asian countries. Also there is a great demand for German and Spanish speakers as well. This is a good way to maintain your travel lifestyle as you are not required to work full time. Depending on the country you’ll be teaching in and the program you choose, you might receive a TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA certificate which is a certification you need to have before you can begin your teaching career overseas.
Post your videos on Youtube, grow your following and monetize your videos. Try your hand at Vlogging which is the best way to grow a following on Youtube. Take part in contests. GoPro competitions give away a good amount every year in prize money to winners. Such competitions also provide you a stage to promote yourself so that you can reach more brands and companies. Create Video Ads and Brochures for Local Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions and get paid.
Work At Backpacker Hostels
Backpacker hostels are the go-to place for anyone who is traveling on a budget. And the best part of staying at a hostel is that you can always negotiate some deal with the hostel owner to give you a bed in exchange for your services like cooking or managing the reception. That is a good way to save some cash on accommodation. And there are a few hostels that will pay you if you are planning to stay long term, which is an added bonus.
Use your best talents to make some money from tourists. Pick up an instrument and drop a hat at the busiest spot in the city. There are a few cities which demand permits for busking. Always do your research beforehand. Acrobatics, painting, music, break dancing, henna art, it could be anything. Time to show off those talents and make some money.
If you are someone with good administrative and organizational skills, then you should probably try this option out. It may be difficult to get your first client, but you can start small at a lower rate and climb your way up. If you are really good at what you do then you will be approached by many simply by word of mouth. This is a job which can be done remotely and that is an added advantage for full time travelers.
In fact, the options to make money while traveling are infinite. At the end, it all comes down to how creative you are. So get out of your comfort zone, switch ON the Survival Mode and let the creativity flow.
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