You love traveling, but you need money to travel. So, how do you come up with the cash you need to travel the world—or just travel at all. We’ll let you in on a little secret: you can make money while traveling. You’re probably thinking, “How can I possibly make money while traveling?”
Here are four ways you you can make money while traveling:
Want to adopt a 'digital nomad' lifestyle? You can, thanks to freelancing platforms such as Fiverr and Upwork. You can apply for jobs from anywhere in the world and get hired by individuals or the world’s top brands. However, to be successful, you must have a marketable skill, like web design, writing, coding, or graphic design. You can start applying for small projects at first, and once you build your reputation, you can apply for bigger projects.
Teach a Language
If you're fluent in English, you can teach it as a foreign language. The demand for English tutors around the world is high. If English is your native language, you're very lucky because schools and individuals prefer to employ people whose mother tongue is English. To increase your chances of finding work, you can take an English course, like TEFL.
If you speak a different language, you can still find work. If you’re a native French speaker, locate the Alliance Française in the country you’re in and inquire about work. Try the Goethe Institute if you speak German. You can also create an account on sites like verbling.com and tandem.net and start teaching online.
Take Great Pictures and Sell Them
Did you know you can make use of your impressive photography skills while travelling? You can! Take awesome pictures of your holiday destination and upload them to sites like Shutterstock, istock, and Alamy, and 500px. iStock pays 15% to 45% for Photos, Videos, and Illustrations. Shutterstock’s rates range between 25 and 38 cents for images. As you can see, you have to sell a lot of images to make a decent amount of money. But these sites offer a quick way to make some extra cash. And when you’re traveling the world, every little bit helps.
Make Things to Sell
If you can make things with your hands, you can make money. You can make art pieces, crafts, draw portraits, or paint. This can be a profitable venture if you can get the raw materials for free rather than buy. You can sell your products in independent stores, at the local market or online (on sites like Etsy). You can also sell them to your fellow travelers who want unique souvenirs to take back home. Carry some of your supplies with you when you’re traveling because you never know when you’ll need them.
If you have to travel urgently, you can search “title pawn near me” to find a reputable lender. You can get the loan in one day if you meet all the qualifications. But keep in mind that you’ll have to repay it in 30 days--and that’s where making money as you travel comes in.
Disclaimer: This article is a paid post.