Travelling and taking in what the world has to offer may well be high on a lot of agendas, however for most it is impossible to simply give up work to travel the world.
My cousin, on his gap year became a seasonal worker picking fruit in Australia for extra pocket money, however if you wish to properly fund your travels, let’s have a look at how to make money whilst travelling…
The internet is mostly readily available worldwide and is a great way for travellers to earn money and fund their adventures.
Start a travel blog
What better way to record your travel memories than to start a travel blog. Not only will it keep friends and family on top of where you are and your adventures, but it can also be a source of income. All you really need is your laptop and camera whilst travelling, though if you expect to be based in a location for a while and would prefer to set up a work base, then looking into co working office space maybe worthwhile. It will also give you the opportunity to network, work alongside others in the space, bounce ideas around and make new friends in the process.
Become a freelancer
If you have specialist skills, do not let these go to waste whilst travelling! Sites such as Freelancer showcase lots of work opportunities for skilled freelancers all over the world – you could be sat in flexible office space in Liverpool but be working with a company based in Japan on website development work! With fast and secure payments for work completed, this is a great idea for not only earning money but keeps your mind ticking over too!
If you find amazing products whilst on your travels that you believe other’s maybe interested in? Then why not sell them on auction sites such as Ebay or your own online store (you will need to set up a website for this!). If you make handmade arts and craft items, check out the possibility of renting a stall at a local market.
Become a travel writer
You do not necessarily need your own travel blog for this as there is always work for decent travel writers to feature their work on websites and online magazines. Research your favoured publication and their requirements before you pitch to them, if you can add amazing travel photography, your chances of work are even better. If this is an avenue you wish to pursue, then this Wanderlust article on becoming a travel writer is a must read!
If you wish to take a break from the internet whilst travelling, then funds still can be made! Become a tour guide, work as a bartender, surfing instructor – if you have a skill, then this will most certainly be able to be utilised.
Do you have suggestions on how to make money whilst travelling? How do you fund your adventures whilst travelling?