10 Ways To Make Money While You Travel


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The biggest obstacle standing in the way of most people’s travel dreams is money or rather lack of it. As much as we may enjoy going on vacation, there's no denying that it can be costly. You can only save up so much cash and, unfortunately, as soon as you hit the road, this starts to disappear quite quickly. This can make long-term travel plans particularly difficult to realize. The clear remedy to this issue is to make money while you’re away. Despite what many believe, this is possible, and there are many ideas to choose from, but here are just ten to get you started.

1. Rent Out Your House
While you’re off exploring the world, your house is going to be left unoccupied for quite some time. Not only is this incredibly risky, but it’s also quite a big waste, as you’ll still have to pay your rent or mortgage, even though you’re not at home. Rather than ask a friend or neighbor to check in on your property, you could try renting it out. With Airbnb and similar sites, you can list your home quickly and easily, as well as sets any rules that you want house guests to follow.

2. Look After Little Ones
For those with experience taking care of children, becoming an au pair is a great way to nab yourself a free bed and board. Although many don’t, some positions give you a bit of extra money on the side too. However, you should be careful about what you sign up to do. After all, if you want to see the world, then you don’t want to be stuck in a house looking after children for seven days a week. It’s also important that you use a trusted agency to find your work.

3. Write For Travel Sites
Writing for a travel site is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make money while on the road. Doing this will not only improve your writing skills but give you a better perception of the places you visit too. There are a number of sites willing to pay good money for unique and good quality articles, but, if there are already travel blogs that you’re fond of, then try contacting them to see if they’re after submissions. The worst they’re going to say is no, after all.

4. Start Your Own Blog
It is more than possible to earn a decent income running your own blog. However, unlike writing for other websites, starting your own requires a much bigger investment, both of time and money. If you don’t fancy writing about your travels, then consider doing so about your other interests instead. With the advice at https://origympersonaltrainercourses.co.uk/blog/how-to-get-traffic-to-my-personal-trainer-website, you can learn to drive traffic to a personal training site. As long as you’re interested in the blog you write, someone will be interested in reading it.

5. Sell Your Vacation Snaps
Although it’s important to live in the moment and see your vacation destination with your own two eyes, most of us can’t resist snapping a few pictures now and then, especially of particularly interesting sites. If you have a pretty good camera and some photographic talent, you could sell the snaps that you take to stock image sites, such as Shutterstock. When images are approved, you earn royalties every time that they’re used, making you anything from pennies to hundreds.

6. Hire Out Your Vehicle
Unless you’re taking your car with you on vacation, you’re probably planning to keep it at the airport or back at home. Rather than leave it to collect dust, or, worse still, pay the extortionate airport car parking fees, you should consider hiring it out. Using a car rental site, you can do this easily, with the make, model, and age of your vehicle all being factors impacting how much you can charge. However much this is, it’s sure to be more than you would have made otherwise.

7. Perform In The Street
When you’re a talented singer, actor, dancer, or artist, you can show off your skills almost anywhere. This means that you can charge people for them almost anywhere too. With that in mind, you should consider becoming a street performer. All you need to do to find an audience is hunt for somewhere quite busy, like the area around popular tourist attractions. However, before you go ahead and put on a show, you should do some research and get to know the local laws.

8. Become A Tour Guide
Visiting somewhere new is always an adventure, but, now and then, you’ll come across a country or area that you want to see again and again. If you’ve visited your vacation spot quite a few times, then you probably know a lot about it by now. Rather than leaving all this knowledge in your head, you should share it with other tourists by becoming a tour guide. For help on how to do this, check out https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/get-paid-to-travel-become-a-tour-leader/.

9. Open Your Own Store
While there will be some limitations on what you can sell on the road, it’s more than possible to start your own little store. From paintings to jewelry, there are plenty of things that you could sell, either on the street or in markets and craft fairs. You could even open your own online shop, posting your goods to people all over the world from wherever you are in the world. There are sites, like Etsy, that let you do this easily, or you could sell through your own website or blog.

10. Teach An English Class
Even if you have no other sellable skills, being fluent in English gives you a great opportunity to make money while traveling.There are many non-English speaking countries out there, that are more than willing to pay a fair wage for English teachers, especially in Asia. Although it is possible to become a short-term tutor, if you fall in love with your vacation destination, you could stay there for some time and make a career out of teaching English.

Traveling the world can be costly, but, with these tips, you can make money while doing so instead.

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