Just imagine how would it feel having a job where your check-in and check-out time is as per your will. Work for one week in the Bahamas and then in Europe the next. Of course, it is a dream job we all want. Guess what? You don’t have to just imagine this anymore. With access to the Internet almost everywhere, it has become easier for travelers to earn money while seeing the world. Depending on your skills and how much time you are willing to give, it is not impossible for you to fund your travel expenses no matter how long you want to do it. Every year, scores of young people travel to continental Europe and beyond with only a modest amount of money in the bank and still make a success of their endeavors. You can do that too!
Here we provide you the list of ways you can make money traveling.
One of the fastest and productive ways to make money while traveling is writing a travel blog for your personal site or other travel sites. Of course, doing this will improve your writing skills and help you have a better perception of the country you are traveling. With enough time and effort, you can earn an income from a blog. However, unlike writing articles for other websites, starting your own website requires a bigger investment of both time and money.
But, if you are consistent and are able to grow your audience, you can earn an income. Many successful blogs get at least $1,000 on a monthly basis through ad revenue, sponsored content and online sales. Moreover, many people will get to read about your travel experience. Isn’t that great?
Be a Travel Photographer
Agreed, It is not easy to get started as a travel photographer, but you also don’t have to be the most talented to succeed! All you need is a decent camera and a good eye to click amazing pictures. But how to learn basics, google and youtube will get you covered on this. Now, there is isn’t anything you can’t learn from the internet. All that is required is the will to do so. Though, one of famous travel photographer Brendan Van Son who makes $2000 per month says “the wealthiest travel photographers in the world these days are not necessarily the best photographers, but the ones who are the best at marketing themselves.”
Walk one step at a time and in some time, you’ll be an expert in your passion or should I say work!
One of the easier ways to make a decent income is on Youtube. If you are a social media parasite who loves to share their story visually, Youtube is the best platform. Like blogging or affiliate marketing, Youtube requires two things to spend: A lot of time and energy. With a little practice, you can easily shoot, edit and upload the videos while you travel. With some marketing and a little luck, you might soon have a nice income.
However, it is easier to make a decent income on YouTube than from click-based ads on blogs, but you do need to really have a passion for it to ensure that it shows in your videos.
As you can see, if you really want to change your life to begin traveling full-time – it’s a completely viable option! It will require some sweat and hard work, but everything great in life often does.
Another great way to make money from blogging is Affiliate marketing but it is not passively dependent on blogging, so you don’t have to be a blogger to be a good affiliate marketer.
There must be a question in your mind affiliate marketing? Well, it is one of the oldest forms of marketing wherein you refer someone to any online product and when that person buys the product based on your recommendation, you receive a commission. It’s not as difficult as it sounds:
So, you don’t actually have to have a blog for affiliate marketing – but it obviously helps. You can promote your links on Facebook or Twitter, but having a big following and a large readership is important for this kind of money-making.
A tried and true way to see the world while making money is teaching English overseas. There are multiple sites where you can locate opportunities like this. Usually, most positions often require a certificate (ESL, TEFL, TESOL etc.), and a bachelor’s degree. Moreover, these courses cost less than $300. But if you have a specific job in mind, check to see what kind of certificate is expected.
Tip: Simply offer your services independently wherever you travel. You might even avoid the necessity of a work visa if you trade for room and board. Always check local laws to be sure.
Work On Cruise Ships
The best part of this job is that you can visit the most remote places in the world while having a full-time job with a pretty high salary. However, it must be also mentioned that this work is physically difficult, so compare all pros and cons before going on a cruise. If you aren’t too bothered what you do or where you go, a cruise might be the perfect option for you.
One of the best ways to earn online while traveling is being a web developer. Nowadays, a lot of companies, both big and small, need websites and developer services. Most companies prefer to hire freelancers online as it is cheaper for them to do so. And, for a developer, you can earn major bucks or trade your services for free hotel stays and travel tours.
These days, many long-term travelers fund their adventures through this online profession. You can do the same thing but only if you have optimum knowledge and experience.