Vacations are what keeps our physical and mental state sane after long hours and stressful days at work. What do you say in generating some cash as you travel around? Yes, you can get the best of both worlds.
Today, work-life balance is a lot easier to attain than ever before. Many people earn their living by the beach or in a Parisian café—working while traveling. And for those who have been behind their desks for eight or more hours per week, you, too, can feed your wanderlust.
Albeit exciting to leave your 9-to-5 life and start anew wherever you want to discover, the reality is saltier than it seems. Traveling isn’t expensive. In fact, you can take on an adventure on a limited budget—traveling can be cheap. What’s undeniable, however, is that you need a stable source of income to sustain the lifestyle you aim for.
Read on to learn the terrific ways you can make a living while roaming the edges of world!
Blogging and freelance writing
When it comes to making money online, this monetizing skill is a no-brainer. Blogging, guest posting, and any type of freelance-writing work is a good, easy, and a steady way to earn money. Although, you shouldn’t expect a large sum to show the fruits of your labor at the beginning.
There are a handful of mediums to help you find freelance writing gigs out there. Try them out and learn the craft. Since you’re already out there witnessing the beauty that Mother Nature holds, start a blog and become the writer you’ve always wanted to be.
Teach your skills
Are you good at playing instruments? Are you a dancer? A budding photographer perhaps? Do you have any skills you can teach people who want to learn? Put up a sign outside the your hostel (ask for permission first), or advertise online to market your skills and earn money from it.
Lots of companies are on the looking out for skilled and brilliant people who can make or enhance the user experience, user interface, and overall design on their website. If you happen to be one of those talented people that best suits this type of job, then make yourself known. Web designers can earn a reasonable income from this occupation, higher even for established web designers.
Say you’re travelling far from your home country, and you find yourself in a non-native, English-speaking land. What to do? You have the perfect opportunity to become a language teacher. Of course, this also applies to native speakers of languages across the globe.
You can offer your services as a private tutor, teach in school or even the virtual classroom. Some language schools may want to see a certificate of being able to teach (e.g. CELTA or TEFL), while others could be satisfied that you’re a native speaker with a university degree and work experience that may benefit their students.
You can sell your shots to companies or media outlets, get projects online from Craigslist and other similar sites, or you can post your images on stock photo agencies. One way or another, your photographs could generate you cash.
Sell your craft
If you have a crafty heart, you can sell your items on websites like Amazon, Etsy, and ebay. Additionally, create an inventory before you head out to start selling your unwanted items online, such as old books you no longer open or old clothes you no longer wear. and as per your craft, you can sell key chains, personalized greeting cards, pottery.
Are you a magician? A musician? Do you have a talent that you can make the most of as a money-generating machine? Busy shopping streets, smokey bars, hostels or hotels are all possible venues to entertain locals and tourists alike. There are success stories of individuals being discovered while performing for the masses.
You’re far from home, and that means your house or rental is available for accommodations. There are a lot of travelers who live in rented homes (some owners are travelers as well), and it’s a good gig to earn extra money each month.
Social Media mogul
If you’re into Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and all other social media platforms that brands and companies use to connect with their followers, you may find yourself fit for a position in this field.
You must be great at creating original content and curating posts to go live on a company’s social media accounts. You need to interact with people and increase engagement. If you think you’re up to par and have social-media savvy, this is the job for you.
Can you recommend other ways travelers can make money on the road? Share it with us!
Chie Suarez sails from the PH and enjoys travelling with her family and dog. She found her passion for travelling quite late and writes for Kims Luxury Accomodation & Romantic Getaways in Toowoon Bay, NSW, Australia.