Making Money While You Travel

Everyone who has the opportunity to travel should do so, no matter what. Travel is the chance to see the world, meet new people, and experience places and locations that you'd never typically be able to. What happens, however, if the travel bug bites you too hard? What happens if you want to extend your trip until you've seen everything?

Getting bitten by the travel bug is natural, and you'd be surprised how many people decide to ditch their return flight and see where the world takes them. But during all of this, you need the money, and making money while traveling can be a challenge. But it's not impossible.

Sell Your Skills

If you've got any kind of skill, then you can take the free time you have while traveling, and there will be plenty of that, to write, draw, or compose, or make whatever you please and then sell it.

Selling homemade crafts as you move through the country, especially to fellow backpackers, will help fund your days, even if you don't charge a lot. Likewise, you can also find remote freelance work, whether this is blog writing for clients, or graphic design, among a range of other options to help fund your adventures.

If you've not yet set off on your travels but feel like having a backup could help you through some tricky financial times, sources such as White Clay Learning can provide a crash course in drawing. If artistry isn't your thing, getting started on journaling or blogging will help you feel more comfortable when the time comes.

Teach Online

A lot of people end up teaching English when they travel, but while many people will join a local school in whichever city they decide to call home for a year or two, this isn't for everybody. For those who don't like to be tied down to any single place for the long haul, teaching online is an excellent compromise.

All you need is a laptop and a decent internet connection. There is a wide range of platforms online for you to explore, ranging from set lessons to a more conversational style that allows you to talk with adults all over the world who want to improve their English.

Find Employers or Volunteer

No matter where you are in the world, you'll always find someone from your home country looking to help a fellow compatriot out. From hostels to restaurants to hotels, and beyond, you can fund the next leg of your adventure by offering to work for a day, a week, or more.

Sometimes, there may be local laws against this, so while you'll be working, it may be in a volunteer capacity. However, with such a position, you'll at least get a free bed and maybe additional concessions, including complimentary breakfast or drinks, in return for you working the bar, reception, cleaning, or anything else that needs doing.

Funding the Next Destination and Beyond

If you find yourself continually itching to keep going along your travels, you'll need to find a way to make money. Thankfully, with the world as connected as it is right now, with no signs of it slowing down, there are plenty of opportunities for you to live, work, and travel anywhere you like.

1 comment

  1. It would be a good way to fund your travels, for sure. A lot of people want to travel but feel they can't afford it.