Earning money while you travel
Wouldn’t you like to travel the world? In fact allot of people do, and in this day and age it is possible! The only thing stopping you from doing this is usually personal finance. The best way to travel the world is to be filthy rich, but you might be just like me, and you’re not loaded with dough.
So what can you do?
First things first assess your current situation today. Traveling the world doesn’t have to be that expensive, it comes down to what you are fine with. You can go for motels and living with locals instead of expensive hotels. So asses what you need money wise today and I will bring you some alternatives for sustained traveling below.
I have tried a handful of these ideas and some are general ideas that might steer you in the right direction.
1. Online jobs
If you have skills in writing, marketing, web design or any freelance sort of thing you’re in for a treat. Use those skills to get a freelance job or set up an online business.
I would check places like Elance and Upwrok for the freelancer part. These sites gets you in touch with clients willing to pay you money for various services, and most importantly it’s online.
Now don’t pack your bags just jet. Start out making money before you travel to build up a reputation so you don’t run out of money when you’re on the other side of the globe. That way you can assess how much money you can earn, and how time consuming it would be.
2. Local jobs
If you don’t mind staying at a spot for a few months you might wane look into getting jobs locally and working abroad. For example bars, restaurants and so on. While the pay might not be awesome it still should be enough for you to enjoy yourself in a brand new country.
3. Travel blog
This is one of the most reason popular things to do. This can be hard to start off but if you can pull it off your have the best of all worlds. You can use channels like Youtube, Instagram or as the title says a blog.
Get a bunch of spectators viewing your daily adventures abroad, and start monetizing this by promoting products or contacting firms directly for sponsorship. You have to document your travels, managing the business so it’s not work free. But in the way I see it this is the most exciting way to travel the world. Not only do you get to travel the world, but you get too share that with a huge audience.
4. Street performance
You like to perform and you’re good at it! Why not travel the world while doing it. You have to perform good enough to earn some money and it might not be the most luxury life style, but people are doing it and if you have the skills why not go for it. The most common way is usually a guitar and a microphone, but there is allot of other alternatives use your imagination!
5. Au Pair
This option is for those of you who don’t mind staying in a new country for a bit and simultaneously working. It can also be a great way to getting in touch with the locals way of life. I highly recommend researching thoroughly here, because there defiantly some contracts and pitfalls in this category.
6. Tour guide
Are you charming, funny and like people? Try being a tour guide, in the day you get to chat to new tourist and in the night you can explore the region on your own.
6. Filthy rich
Get so rich that you don’t have to worry about travel cost. I don’t have any guidance in this one, but if you do… make sure to call me!
I hope this gave you some ideas on have to finance your travels and explore the world while you can (life is short). Do some extra research, there might be more ways to go about it.