How to make money while you’re traveling

How to make money while you’re traveling


If you like to live a comfortable life, perhaps you have wondered how to earn money as you travel, how to afford a good trip, how to survive while you’re traveling. Surely these questions have been in the minds of many people who feel like leaving behind everything they’re doing in their current lives, grab their backpacks and go out to see the world.

We’ll take a look at several ways to earn money while you travel because life is a book and those who don’t travel have only read the first page.

How to earn money while you travel? Here are a few ways to earn money while you’re on the road.

  1. Work as a freelancer

If you know how to do some web design, writing, programming, illustrate, and several other skills, without a doubt there are platforms such as Fiverr or Geniuzz that will allow you to offer your services to people who are interested in them.

  1. Become a blogger

Create a blog about something you like. Starting is difficult and it won’t be so easy to make a living, you need to invest a lot of time and effort, but if it’s truly your passion and you think you have something to tell the world, a blog about a subject that you’re passionate about could be the answer. Remember to always be surrounded by people who help you and make you grow.

You will see it as an investment that will bring you benefits in return. Invest time in your blog and if, after a while, you see that you don’t have enough visitors regardless of how much you’ve written, you can always hire a consultant to give you advice about the path to follow in this arduous task.

  1. Affiliate marketing

It’s a very good way to generate income even though the competition can be quite numerous. You will need plenty of time in the beginning to investigate and having everything prepared, but once everything gets going, you can generate a passive income that will allow you to make your trips in a more comfortable way.

  1. Your own virtual store

If you have a product that you think people can use, this is your option, by creating a website or with your very own eBay or Amazon store you’ll be able to start selling your product and making money. It’s not enough to create a store and selling products on Amazon. Online commerce is quite an art. You must have several techniques and strategies to increase your sales, so if you’ve created an online store and you haven’t sold enough within six months, it might be because there’s something wrong with your strategy.

  1. Work remotely

Nowadays, thanks to the evolution of the internet, many of the jobs that exist today can be performed without the need of physically being in an office or factory, you can do these from anywhere in the world. It is advisable that, if you’re interested in this option, you look for a remote job in your country before you start traveling.

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  1. Hairdresser

That’s right. If you need money, you’re going to have to get a few pennies from wherever you can. While you’re traveling you can offer haircuts for a low price to other travelers that you meet during your adventures, for instance in the hostels of the zone where you are. It may sound extraordinary but there are people who have paid for their trips this way.

  1. Masseuse

Everyone has pains and contractures throughout their lives and a backpacker won’t be the exception! You can also offer your services to adventurers after a long and exhausting day of traveling, they will surely be delighted as long as you charge them a fair price.

  1. Design websites

Without a doubt, if you have web programming knowledge, it’s a very viable option today, since the internet is a world that grows quite quickly and every company needs to be in it. You can take the chance of being the first in offering this virtual presence to those companies who need it.

  1. Yoga instructor

Yoga is something that many people enjoy practicing. If you know this art, you can earn some extra money that will be very welcome when it comes to paying your expenses, for as long as you’re traveling.

  1. Surf instructor

Many travelers go to idyllic and paradisiac beaches just to feel the wind hit their faces. You will find many courses in the places you go and in which you could even become an instructor.

  1. Diving instructor

Do you have a certificate? If so, you have many diving destinations to travel to and find a job, from Egypt to Thailand, going through Australia or Hawaii, among many others.

  1. Photographer

If you have some knowledge about photography and you know what to do with a good camera in your hands, don’t think twice. Go out and explore the world and capture it in pictures for posterity. You’ll be able to sell your photographs to travel magazines, companies, and others.

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