Its difficult to earn money while travelling, especially if you’re going where no one really knows you or the services you have to offer. These tips will help.
One of the downsides of travelling is that you tend to spend, not save. There are many ways to make money online, but this post is particular to earning while on a trip. What would make this better is if you were to earn money, so you feel better about spending it.
Five Ways to Earn Money While Travelling
1. Rent/Sublet Your Home
One way to earn money while travelling is to rent out your home if you will not be around for a couple of weeks. If you have property back home, you might consider putting a room or the entire home up as a rental. Airbnb could be a good option for short-term rentals, but this could be more difficult to manage than more permanent residents. Either way, this provides a passive income stream for your travels.
2. Offer Your Services Abroad
If you have a skill, it shouldn’t be limited to your home country. For example, if you design graphics, why not offer graphic design services where you are travelling to? Same goes for musicians and freelancers. A great way to earn money while travelling is offering your skills abroad – no ego attached.
Virtual freelance work can come in the form of photography, writing, or even by being a virtual assistant. To get these kinds of positions, I recommend signing up for courses with opportunity boards, networking at industry events, and keeping track of freelance work via Facebook groups.
3. Travel Sponsorships
Travel sponsorships are a way to Earn Money While Travelling – or rather for the whole trip. This often requires a strong social following like being an influencer, but even if you don’t have a lot of followers, you can market your other skills (like copywriting, photography, or video) to earn a spot on familiarization (“fam”) trips or other sponsorships.
No individuals or companies are willing to pay for your travels unless it is something that will also benefit them.
It takes careful planning and a good marketing strategy to convince sponsors to pay for your travel expenses. This means that you need to conceptualize a travel project and market it to potential sponsors. This post is a good place to start.
4. Host a Workshop
If you’re a leader in your field, you could gather interested people wherever you go for workshops. Video and photography are popular in this area, as are fitness and yoga. It’s a great way to teach a class on the go. And if you’re well established with a solid social following, you could even partner with local venues to host a retreat. Examples of workshops include: A photography workshop, a social media training, e.t.c.
Don’t be afraid to brainstorm.
5. Sell Your Stuff
So this actually has to do with if you have people who wanna buy what you would want to sell, but really, the sky is the limit here.
You could sell your ‘branded’ tshirt, bespoke jewellery (if that’s your thing), portrait’s and so much more. This is a major way to earn money while travelling.
It is a good idea to have those t-shirts already made and ready to go before leaving on your trip to save some production cost though.
Bonus tip – If you’re wondering how to get paid, I’d recommend you register now on Payoneer. They are global, and are the nicer version of Paypal, with as many years.
I hope these tips are enough to help you on your way. Happy travels.
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