Who does not want to travel the world? After all, it is the dream of millions of people to explore the endless beauty of this planet.
But I know what is stopping you. Money, right?
Ugh! This annoys me the most when people give up on their dreams just for money.
Traveling is not a pursuit of the rich. Since ancient times, we have seen nomads visiting one place to another exploring the world around them. They never required millions to travel. So why do you?
Now I know you might say that the times are changed now. It’s not like the early 19th century when you can travel overseas with less than a penny in your pocket. Traveling does require money today. But it does not mean that without huge sums of it you cannot travel.
In this digital age, there are a number of ways with which you can travel with very little money and can earn some while traveling.
Sounds interesting? Yeah, Let’s get to it!
Freelancing jobs help you to earn money anytime, anywhere. They are location-independent jobs that you can do while sitting in any corner of the world. All you need is an internet connection and some dedicated hours. There are a lot of freelancing platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, etc. where you find some amazing jobs. There are clients from all across the world for whom you can work and earn money.
There is a huge demand for online coaching professionals. If you are an expert on any skill you can make money through teaching it to others. There are platforms like Udemy and Coursera where you can record and sell your own courses on a particular topic or skillset. It is a great way to build your personal brand and an engaging community online.
As a traveler, it is natural that you will click a lot of photos. But instead of limiting your photographs to memories only how about making them a source for earning as well. If you have good photography skills then you can become a freelance photographer. You can sell your images to websites like Shutterstock, 500 px, Etsy, etc. It is an easy and effective way of earning some extra side income from your travel.
Service At Hostels
Hostels are a great place to experiment with your money-making skills. You can offer your services such as massage, photography, yoga classes, cooking, etc. at hostels. It can help you to earn some money if you are short of cash. Try to find some creative ways to add value to the hostel’s existing services.
You can also sell things that you do not need anymore and gather some extra money from it. Platforms like eBay, Olx, etc. are a great way to sell used things online. Moreover, if you are a creative person you can think of other ways also. Making jewelry pieces, drawing portraits or paintings is a good option if you are handy in art and craft.
These are some of the methods that you can adopt to earn money while traveling. Apart from this, try to save as much as you can. Limit your expenses and look for cost-effective methods for traveling. For example, instead of booking a cab, you can do hitch-hiking. Look for cheap flight tickets and discounts on accommodation bookings.
With effective planning, you can save a lot of money and enjoy your travel at the same time. With practice, you can also become a master at earning while traveling. Try to look for creative and out of the box ideas for earning. Don’t let any opportunity slip out. Make the best out of each and every experience. And create beautiful stories for yourself traveling.