How To Make Money While Travelling The World
Travelling is an expensive hobby. Even if you cut corners around the flights, hotels, and food, it costs way high for most people to afford very often. However, you weren’t made to just look at the world where you were born. It is for you to explore, get lost and found in.
So if you’re a fan of travelling, then you must know how important it is to have a secondary source of income to save money for those big trips. Here we help you out by making it one easy for you: Making money WHILE you travel. That’s hitting two birds with one stone.
English is a global language. Most importantly, a language excessively used in the corporate world. Therefore, English teachers are never out of demand. If you are travelling to any of the non-English-speaking countries like the Netherlands, Finland, China, India to name a few then teaching English is a great way to earn money. Teaching is a great option if you plan to stay in the country for a few months. It is also a fantastic way to know the local people and their culture. However, the prerequisites to getting a teaching job and the earnings from it may vary from country to country. Some sites for getting a teaching job abroad are Dave’s ESL Cafe, Transition Abroad, Tefl.net, Serious Teachers.
Selling Photos and Videos
Since you will be travelling, you will most likely document your journey in videos or photos. Why not use them as a source of your income? Now if you are a beginner, you can use more familiar platforms like Instagram, YouTube, TikTok. However, if you are a professional photographer or videographer you can go for sites like Adobe Stock, 500px, Foap, Shutterstock. You can also take part in GoPro Awards. It is a never-ending award where you can feature any type of picture you like and get cash rewards.
Writing E-books and Blogs
If videos and photos are not your cups of tea, you can try writing. Travel blogging is a very popular form of writing where you can share your experiences related to different places and cultures, give tips and tricks to others who want to travel or write about any place you like. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to just writing about travelling. You can write about any topic you find interesting. The same way you can write an EBook for some passive income. The best part is that once you build your audience, you may get paid travel opportunities where you agree to some deliverables in return for an all-expenses-paid trip. To start your blog, you can use WordPress.com, Wix.com, Blogger.com.
This is not a new form of marketing, but online businesses have made affiliate marketing more popular than ever. In affiliate marketing, you select a product or company you like and market their product. For every sale you make you get a share of the revenue. This is a fun way to earn money and also improve your marketing skills. It can also be added to your resume in the future if you ever want to get a corporate job. You can sell products through social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook. You can also use this as an opportunity to interact with the locals in a foreign country. But be careful about what you are selling and how you are selling it. You don’t want to do anything annoying, offensive, or worse, illegal in a foreign country.
The internet has allowed people to work from anywhere. Freelancing offers a million job opportunities for people who want to work for themselves rather than a company. The work is generally for a short time. The freelancer works for clients from a remote place. This means that there is a new client and a new project to work on frequently. If you are someone who gets bored doing the same thing, freelancing will give you a chance to meet new people and work on fun things while also earning money from it. You can work as a freelance digital marketer, creative writer, web developer, graphic designer to name a few. Some of the popular freelancing sites are Writezillas, Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer.
Finding jobs that require you to travel
This one is a little trickier than the rest of the options. What we mean here is that you can find jobs like being a flight attendant, an extra in a movie or a musician. A part of these jobs is the requirement to travel to different places. So why is it tricky then? This is because it will be difficult to find time to explore places while you are working than to work while you are exploring places. In simpler words, these are more demanding jobs that will require more time commitment, training, and skills. Also, these jobs are very limited in number and are often difficult to get. But if you have the opportunity and the skills, try giving these jobs a shot.
Our suggestion is to combine a few of the above options so that you have diverse sources of income. So, go out, explore the world and be safe.