5 Ways To Make Money While Traveling
If you’re reading this post, you probably have the travel bug. Like me, you love the idea of flying off to a new place, meeting new people, and exploring the world. The only problem is financing this expensive hobby of ours! While, it is possible to travel on a budget, there are still significant costs involved.
One of the best ways to counterbalance this is by making money along the way. You can earn some cash as you travel, and keep funding your epic adventure. No matter where you visit, there are always new ways to make money. Today, I’ll show you some of my favourites.
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- Freelancing – The freelance life is certainly one of the more liberating options out there. It gives you the chance to set your own hours, and work as much or little as you want. That’s great when traveling, as you can balance your work between trips. Perhaps your could become a freelance writer, and work on the road. Take it from a freelance writer, this is entirely possible! Maybe you have some skills with graphic design. As long as there’s an internet connection, you can work!
- Bar or waitressing work – Wherever you are in the world, you are never short of simple short-term jobs. Bars are always going to need tending, and tables waited. As you travel through the bigger cities, carry a resume with you, and hand it in around town. Spend a few weeks earning the money you need to carry on. It’s a great way to temporarily build up your travel funds again.
- Seasonal work – All across the world, there are seasonal jobs available to travelers. Whether it’s strawberry picking, flower picking, or working on the farm, there is always seasonal work to be found. Best of all, you get to spend your time outdoors, and your fellow workers are almost always travelers. It’s a friendly atmosphere, though the work is often long and tiring. You can handle a couple of weeks though, right? And then it’s on to somewhere else!
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- Instructor or guide – There are always visitors and tourists willing to pay good money to be shown the local area. You can sign up as a guide, and help people discover your favourite travel area. You can also extend this idea to instructing. For example, take a look at these ski instructor courses, and see if it’s a good option for you. Similarly, you could teach people how to climb mountains or surf. What are your skills, and how could you profit from them?
- Blogging – If you love to write, and perhaps have dreams of becoming a travel writer, start a blog. It’s easier than ever, and you can monetize the website to help cover travel costs. A little advertising or affiliate marketing can help buy your next train ticket or cover your hostel bill.
Don’t let money hold you back from the nomadic lifestyle. There are always ways to make money on the road. Are there any readers out there earning while traveling? We’d love to hear from you.