11 Jul 7 Amazing Ideas to Make Money While Traveling
Editor’s Note: We’d like to thank our guest blogger, Winona Chandler, for her insightful contribution to our blog. Check her bio on the bottom so you can keep up with what she’s writing and working on!
Traveling is expensive, and this creates a roadblock for many people who want to see more of the world. If you want to enjoy experiences beyond your backyard, you need to be able to fund that venture. Making money while you’re traveling makes your trip a little less leisurely, but more important than anything else, it makes that trip financially feasible.
- Work in Tourism
The whole reason you want to travel is to experience the most unique aspects of different parts of the world. That’s why everyone travels. If you’re going to an area that sees a lot of tourism, you can always work in the tourism industry. By becoming a tour guide or even a travel agent, you’ll be able to acquaint yourself with popular landmarks and destinations, putting a little bit of cash in your pocket at the same time.
- Become a Travel Blogger
People who can’t travel like to live vicariously through others. Travel blogs are vastly popular – especially if they include a lot of pictures and videos. If you can constantly update a travel blog that provides valuable content based on your experience, you can easily profit off of the ad revenue. Becoming a profitable blogger is easier said than done – expect to put a lot of hard work into it. Most people forget that blogging can become a legitimate career and should be treated as such.
- Take Your Hobby With You
Do you make something or offer a service? Most crafts and trades are useful in many parts of the world. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a master woodworker or an expert knitter – people will probably appreciate what you do no matter where you go. Your skills follow you no matter where you are, and it never hurts to offer them to the locals.
- Join a Freelance Platform
Copywriting is one of the most popular forms of freelancing. All you need to be able to do is write competently on a subject. There’s a niche for everything, and a lot of prominent figures in those niches are looking for writers to create content for their websites. If you’re able to crank out a few hundred words about a specific topic, you can freelance from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection and a few hours a day to sit down at your laptop.
- Use Your Expertise
Get yourself a guest spot. Do you work a prominent career back home? Are you an expert in your field? You can become a guest lecturer at career events or on college campuses. You can educate young students or professionals about how their kind of work is used in different parts of the world. Share your perspective and help budding experts grow.
- Pick a Job That Allows You To Travel
Working with a startup or becoming a brand ambassador can send you all over the world. Some companies need work done in specific countries, but they also want someone who can report back to their main offices when they’re done. A lot of the time, your travel expenses will be fully reimbursed by the employer who is sending you overseas. You’re traveling for free and keeping your profits. All you have to do is search Gumtree for one of these career opportunities.
- Be an English Speaker Almost Anywhere
If you’re an English speaker in almost any part of the world where English isn’t the most commonly used language, there’s always something for you to do. Tutoring, interpreting, working for businesses that cater to people that travel from English speaking countries, or translating advertising copy for multinational brands are always possibilities. If you can help people from other countries break down language barriers, they’ll be happy to have you.
No matter how you decide to make money while you’re traveling, you should be sure that you have an opportunity lined up (or at least several viable options) before you arrive. The last thing you want to do is get to your destination and discover shortly after that your plans won’t work out. Always be forward thinking.
About the Author: Winona Chandler is a blogger based in Sydney, writing for several online magazines and gaining experience in digital marketing. With a background in IT administration, she likes to cover tech and startup topics. She loves to travel and discover new cuisines.Better Business Travel!