We would all love to earn money while traveling and it seems like it is something very hard to do for most people, but in fact it is not.
To help you understand I will give you 10 best ways on how to earn money while traveling. I have be doing this while I still had a 9 to 5 job over the years.
Now that I do not have a 9-5 it has become what I am all consumed in doing and in fact I am writing this while I am traveling Asia.
I want to first say you can not do this overnight however if you are willing to work hard and follow the things I tell you today you can travel the world too or even more than me.
Before we start you may be interested in checking out my #1 way of I make money online to help me with traveling.
1. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is by the far the best way to make money while traveling and anyone can do this.
Affiliate marketing is basically where you promote a company that you like or product and if people buy it you get a commission for your work.
Without a doubt this needs a lot of skill but once you have mastered it can give you a recurring income for a lifetime as long as the internet is still there.
To do this you will need a lot of training to be good so I do recommend that you get proper training which will help you.
You can also join affilorama which is basically kind of the same as wealthy affiliate but more expensive than wealthy affiliate.
2. Offer services with what you are good at
Do you have any talent of skill that you can utilize?
Talented has been so understand over the years and this is still happening right now. But the funny thing is that talent can make you very wealthy.
Being a christian I can only point to scripture which talks about this Proverb 18:16 ” A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringth him before the great men”.
This highlights the importance of using your gift to serve others.
However, having said this remember that if you do not serve your gift in a smart way then nothing will happen for you.
So what do I mean by this?
I am sure you have seen people who are very talented but poor or failing to make ends meet this happens almost daily.
The key to making this work for you is to develop systems around your talent and find best paying ways to help you leverage your gift.
For example if you are a singer you can develop a course which you will help people who are struggling and with the internet on your finger tips you can make your course big and it can pay you monthly.
Unlike before now there are companies online which help you do this easily like….
So find what you are good and and develop systems and here are some systems you can develop:
- Workshops online
- Courses online
- Be a personal trainer online.
- Create e books
3. Trade online
Trading online is another best way to make sure you have an extra income and I have talked about this on my article 20 best ways to making extra money after work.
Now the mistake most people do when they start trading is they think it is a quick rich scheme and trade their money without proper knowledge of using risk management.
This is a huge mistake that everyone makes when starting ( I know I used to do that). So if that is not done things would be way better.
In fact it could lead you to make a lot of money.
Again having said that Forex is one of the most riskiest businesses to get into because you can literally lose huge amount within minutes because of the volatility of the market.
4. Start a unique and unexplored YouTube niche vlog
We all know how you may want to be the next YouTube star and get paid millions right?
Although this is so possible however it is also super challenging and requires a lot of work on your part.
This is the reason why most people give up on making money on YouTube after years of trying.
Well I want to tell you that there are ways that you can leverage YouTube subscribers and views and NO this is not by paying for some dodgy services to get fake subscriptions or likes.
This is a legit way that most top YouTubers talk about and that is finding a niche that is unique and leveraging it and becoming an authority.
5. Rent your house while you are away
Here is another great way to have some extra cash while traveling and that is to rent out your house while you are traveling.
Now you do not have to do this when you are already thinking of traveling however this you can do this while you are still at home.
For example if you have extra rooms outside you can rent them out to people.
The reason I say do this while you are at home is because it is good to have someone you trust in your house look after the house while paying rent for you.
Having someone pay rent for you while you are traveling is like you have extra cash while you are away even if it is just a bit.
I have a met a lot of travelers who do this custom and it works quiet well. It is similar to couch sitting.
6. Work in a cruise ship
Working in the cruise is one of the most neglect yet great gigs to have when you are looking to see the world and meet different people.
Although being in a cruise ship for so many hours can be a bit hectic but you will still be traveling and meeting new people.
I have never tried working there but I have friends who have done that and did this for a year as a career break so now they have the experience of traveling.
7. Do hospitality
Hospitality has always been the first way I have known of traveling the world easily and in fact I nearly wanted to do this career in 2009 when I was in matric.
Hospitality is broad but the main thing people do is they become chefs whereby they go and cook at different hotels all around the world.
8. Be a travel blogger
Here is another way to be a digital nomad and will allow you to travel the world with no restrictions. This to me is one of the simplest way to make money while traveling.
However, this is hard to build at the beginning and it can take at least a year to build and start having passive income.
The reason I say this is simple is that you just need to be consistent with your content.
Being a travel blogger you need to do this if you have traveled well before or you are a constant traveler.
This the reason for this is that you will need to write about places you have actually been to or are going to.
How else do you write good engaging content if you do not know anything about a specific place?
I can hear you saying RESEARCHING ABOUT IT.
Yes you are right however nothing can actually beat experience as this can make you more of an authority.
If you are intereted in being a travel blogger and how to succeed with it you can check out my article How to make money as a travel blogger.
Or alternatively you can join a free community which will help you learn how to make money as a travel blogger practically.
9. Tour guide
Being a tour guide is actually similar to being a travel blog as far as the amount of experience of traveling that you need to have.
The only difference with being that a tour guide will work long hour and will normally a boss to report to in some way or another.
The reason I say that you need travel experience is that you will need to show this to the people that you will apply to or rather the company you will apply to.
Having said here are some key things you will need to show when you apply to companies to being a tourist:
- Show interpersonal skills
- Show that you are well traveled.
- research the company you are applying for (this is obvious I know)
- Visit a lot of travel exhibitions (to show how much interest you have for traveling)
Learning how to earn money while traveling can be done in so many ways and most ways need patience and hard work.
Earning while traveling will, without a doubt, require you to have enormous discipline as this can make or break your desires as most of the ways require this.
The ways to do this that I recommend are :
- Starting a travel blog
- Affiliate marketing
- Being a travel blogger
- Tour guide
- Do hospitality
- Trade online
- Offer services with your talent
- Rent your cruise ship
- Rent your house while you are away.
All you have to do is choose what you enjoy doing and focus on it for at least a year while you build your experience.
No path is great, however it depends on your passion.
I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope it was helpful. If you have any questions or comments to add you are more than welcome to leave them below.