Travelling is something that we should all experience at one point of our lives. One of the biggest things that holds a lot of people back if they are deciding to go travelling is money. There’s no two ways about it, travelling is expensive. But, what if we could tell you that you could travel without having any money in your account?
Although this may be a really scary notion, lots of people actually go travelling without having any money saved up. There are so many jobs and money-making techniques available to those of us who have wanderlust! Here are some of the best ways to make money whilst you travel…
If you’re passionate about writing and keep a journal, then writing could be the perfect way that you make money. Travel writing is a very great niche to tap into, if you are exploring the depths of a local village or you are climbing to the top of a mountain, the chances are that people are going to want to hear about it.
You can either start your own travel blog before you descend on your adventures across the world and charge for guest posts and advertising, or you can reach out to well-known travel publications and let them know that you are interested in writing for them.
Creating a travel blog is a long process and you will need to do a lot of leg work before you set of travelling. In order to drum up enough buzz to have people advertising their things on your blog, or asking for guest posts, you need to make sure that you have a large audience. Start by writing about other travels you may have had, use lots of visuals and pictures and start sharing this on social media. The more of a following you have, the more money you can earn through advertising!
Outreaching to lots of well-known travel publications is also a long process, it often requires a submission of your recently published work. This helps the publications to see whether your writing style would be a good fit for their audience. It’s also a good idea to think about what you can provide to these publications above any other applicant. Are you going somewhere unusual? Are you trying to accomplish something special? Anything that will give you a competitive edge can be a huge selling point. Once you have been published on a website such as National Geographic, for example, the sky is your limit!
Vlogging is so easy to do and you can achieve the camera shots you want from your smartphone. Vlogging is all about getting people to become invested in your adventure. From this you can receive sponsorship from many different companies.
Websites such as YouTube are a great vlogging platform and can help you to make a really healthy sum for your travels. If this plan falls through, at least you will have a visual journal to look back on.
There are hundreds of different freelance avenues you can venture down when you are travelling the world. Whether you decide to put your qualifications into practice, or whether you decide to try something new, you will be surprised how many businesses are open to freelancers.
If you’ve always fancied yourself as a scuba diving instructor, or a skiing instructor, then why not go for it? Seasonal work is readily available for anybody who is willing to try.
There are lots of different things that you can do, such as working on a chalet, or being a pool runner in a far off destination. Do your research and get into contact with as many agencies as you can to help you to fund your travels as you go.
If you feel settled enough in one destination, you may even find yourself wanting to relocate there! Trying to become a citizen can be a tricky decision to make. There are certain things that need to be considered. For example, if you want to relocate to the UK, you may have to complete the life in the UK test then you may have to work your way through the british naturalisation process.