Last Updated on November 9, 2018
Travel adventurers, it is time to discover how to make money while exploring new places and being the free-spirited version of yourself. Just a year ago, I came across a traveler from the Netherlands; he was just hanging around playing his little drum.
I started a conversation with him and found out that he travels from one country to another and makes enough money to eat, sleep, and even travel to another new destination.
Since then, I kept thinking and analyzing the capability of doing something similar. I made a quick research and found out some very interesting things. So, how do you feel about earning extra cash while traveling?
Make it a “workcation”
If your current job and the source of your “living” can be done online, then going on a vacation wouldn’t be more perfect. You will only need a working computer and a decent internet connection, and the rest is easy.
However, you may think that working may come in the way of having fun, but it is surely the most certain way to keep earning money as you travel around.
If you decided to go along with this idea, keep in mind to always find a good internet connection. Plus, make sure your earnings are easily accessible. The best way is to have a secure online account like PayPal, which is the greatest option for all travelers.
Work from Someone’s Home
Travelers have many chances to earn money, but one of the most popular accommodation options is housesitting.
Whether you take the job online or you work locally, working from a comfortable home will help you save a lot of money on accommodations, especially if you shop online and cooked for yourself.
However, the housesitting gigs won’t require much, they mostly need some care for a resident animal or some basic household upkeep.
Bartending or any other service jobs
Now imagine with me this scenario: traveling somewhere new during the tourist season, getting a job as a bartender (or any service job), then having enough time to explore the city by day and earning some good cash by night. Most of these jobs are easy to find and secure, whether in restaurants, bars or hotels.
Personally, I vote for working in a bar, especially the ones connected to hostels. Not only you will have a lot of fun, you may also be getting paid immediately because they pay “cash-in-hand”.
Profiting from your travels
This is, by far, the best way to earn money. I am not saying about a few dollars, I am talking about some serious cash. People now are obsessed with two things: traveling (unique, shocking cultures) and the internet. So why not combine the two by blogging OR vlogging. Let me explain:
Blogging or freelance writing is when you write about your travel experiences and publish them on your blog or a famous website and get paid for it. Vlogging, in the other hand, is when you take a camera and record anything unique and exciting, a few editing later, you can upload the video on YouTube.
A shocking title will definitely get you the audience, which means more views and more money. Again, you will only need a working camera, a computer, few editing skills, and a good internet connection.
You never know, you may get famous, too! There are a lot of people who started out like this, and now they have reached a whole new level of success and wealth.
However, the occasion may occur to need more money while traveling because sometimes, our budget and savings are not enough. So, keep these tips in your mind, or start working on them immediately. After all, traveling is the greatest gift you could give yourself.