Have you ever wondered how your friends from school or the people who run the leading travel blogs get to travel the world without seemingly have to work a conventional 9-5 job?
Well, whether you’re travelling alone, in a couple, with friends or as a family, thanks to modern technology, there are now so many methods you can use to earn money while you travel. This gives you an incredible opportunity to explore the world we live in, without being tied down to the typical restraints of a job.
Today, we’ll explore several of the tried and tested ways to make money while you’re travelling, helping you to live your dreams while exploring the world!
Become a Freelancer
Have you ever dreamt of working for yourself? If so, freelancing is definitely a viable option. The industry is booming, and the work has never been more accessible. If you’ve got a knack for writing blogs, creating websites, graphic designing or anything you can do with simply a laptop, you can freelance.
Become an English Teacher
If you’re planning on travelling for a long time and you want to earn a good wage, you could qualify to be an English teacher in your chosen destination. All you need to be able to do is speak fluent English! Okay, you’ll also need to qualify using a universal qualification, such as a TEFL degree.
However, this qualification can be effortlessly earnt online, all you have to is complete the course, and you’ll be ready to go. Then all you have to do is search the internet for English teaching jobs in your desired destination, apply for them and you’ll be ready to go!
You don’t have to stop there! Thanks to video conferencing platforms, such as Skype, you could even host 1-on-1 private lessons with students around the world or even set up your own classes in your travel destination. Once you’ve explored your chosen city, simply hand in your notice and move onto the next!
You may have heard of product reviewers. These far-off people who receive products from companies, test their worth and the experience and then give the company their feedback to improve their product.
But, have you ever thought that websites and online services need the same treatment? Fortunately, this is very achieving. Again, all you need is a laptop.
For example, using websites such as Best Australian Writers and Top Canadian Writers, you can find well-paid work reviewing online writing services for how good they are, helping consumers to make the right buying decisions for them.
Become a Tour Guide
English-speaking tour guides are always in high demand. English is one of the most universally spoken languages, and tour guide companies will be happy to have you on their side so you can clearly explain the highlights of a city.
In most cases, training will be provided once you physically reach the company and you’ll be giving a basic route around the city. It will pay to go around and learn the route yourself before taking out groups of people. The better you are, the more experience you’ll get and the more jobs like this you can secure.
Typically, the pay isn’t great, but a lot of companies will offer tip services where you can make up the rest. You’ll also be enjoying the delights of walking around a city while giving yourself a tour! Chinese and Spanish speakers are also in high demand!
Start a Travel Blog
The first thing you’ll want to know about travel blogs is that they don’t make money straight away and it can take time before you start to build up your follower count and then monetize your site. You’ll want to set up your blog before you begin your travels to start adding content to get you off the ground.
Once you start increasing your follower count, you can take off to your chosen destination and start blogging about your experiences, with the hopes of inspiring and educating people about the world they live in!
It can cost a little bit of money to set up but there is a tonne of online tutorials that can get you started, and once you’re set up, it’s down to your own creative passion.
Become an Academic Writer
There are so many students out there that simply don’t have time in their schedules to create their presentations and write their essays. In fact, this has become such a problem for students that academic writing services have boomed.
These are services that will create these assignments on behalf of the student’s, allowing them to achieve the grades they deserve, without having to cut out any of their extra curriculum activities.
However, to complete these writing tasks, these services need writers. If you’ve got a talent for writing about a certain subject or you’re a keen researcher, this could be the ideal job for you!
Sell Your Travel Photography
Selling travel photos, images and videos as you travel the world? This may seem like a far-off pipedream for some, but it’s actually more of a reality than you might think. All you need is a semi-decent camera and a knack for taking photos.
Once you’ve uploaded and edited your photos, there are several things you could do. You could create your own website and sell your content as prints, in photo coffee-table books or as postcards. Alternatively, you could use your photos as stock imagery and sell them online for companies who want to use them.
Using this method, you’ll be able to earn constant and regular income through commission, as long as your photos are good enough.
Try to look for unique angles in your shots and including shots with people, such as your family running down the beach or sitting around a restaurant table can also be beneficial since these kinds of photos are also in demand with holiday websites.