There is nothing as good as traveling, working and making money at the same time. Not only will you make work and make money as you travel, but you’ll get an opportunity to experience and explore travel in a way most others won’t plus you won’t have to worry about spending your savings.
Travelling should not be a barrier to making money because there is no law that states that you cannot earn money while you travel. If you do it right, you can make money while traveling instead of spending your savings on travelling.
With a stable Wi-Fi and the right communication tools, working from your laptop is one of the easiest ways of making money while traveling.
Undoubtedly, you can work hard at home and save up money, spend it all on a whirlwind trip around the world, then come back with nothing and save it all up again, however it is wise that you make money while on that trip, at least you make extra cash you can fall back to after your travel.
Here are three creative ways you can make money while travelling:
START A TRAVEL BLOG/VLOG
Travel blogging is one of the creative options to make money while you explore the world, but it requires hard work and consistency and you won’t make money overnight. Get yourself a domain name, set up your blog, choose a nice theme, then begin publishing quality articles that people want to read. Market your blog through social media sites and network with other travel bloggers out there. There is no precise formula for success, but once you’ve built enough traffic you can make money through Google ads, affiliate schemes and private advertisers.
ENGAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
The age of digital media, social media and the internet creates a ton of opportunities for photographers to make money even while they travel. If you want to be successful in it, you must learn to expand your horizon and be creative.
The wonderful thing about travel is that there are so many photo opportunities of landmarks, people, food, lifestyle and panorama. If you’re a growing photographer and have the ability to capture stunning and mind blowing photos, then you can make money by selling your photos to publications.
Having basic knowledge on soft skills such as web development, software programming, content writing, graphic designs or engineering consultant is a great way to earn cash as you explore the world.
All you need to do is have access to your portfolio online or put your profile up on Upwork so you can grab opportunities as they arrive. Make necessary connections through social media groups and communities and get referrals for freelancing jobs.
If you have a way with words and you are good at writing, many online travel magazines will pay for your writing. You can also make money as a copywriter writing articles, press releases and web content for freelance websites.
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg and there are plenty of job opportunities out there while you travel. You could get a diving instructor’s license, work in a trade or even become a tour guide for the summer.
Think about the skills and talent you possess and how you can utilize them to make money while travelling.
Some people fall into a job by accident because they were in the right place at the right time, whilst sometimes people land a job by enquiring in advance, whichever way you find yourself, it’s wise to make money even while you explore the world.