So, it’s always been your dream to travel. But, maybe you don’t have the money to take time off of work.
Maybe you want to go to England, or you just want to see the world.
Either way, coming up with the funds to do so can be rather tricky.
So, you may be asking: “What are some ways that I can make money while traveling?”
1 Become a Micro Influencer!
Now, you may be asking: “What is a micro influencer?”
The simple answer? A micro influencer is someone who has between 1,500 and 100,000 followers on any social media platform. Typically micro influencers are sponsored by companies that pay to get their products promoted.
Once this job begins to make you money, you can take it anywhere you’re going. Because, as a micro influencer, you’re the product of your main “brand”.
You can be a micro influencer by doing things like:
- Starting a podcast
- Becoming an Instagram or social media model
- Beginning a YouTube channel
- Writing your own blog
- And many more!
Bonus tip: There are lots of people who love travel photos. If you target an audience that loves travel pictures and is interested in the lives of those in other places, you could go really far.
Unfortunately, this job can take anywhere from weeks to years to succeed at. Also, being a micro influencer can be stressful. When your brand relies strictly on how much people like you and “follow” your content, your self-esteem can take a real hit.
2 Become a Freelancer
Here’s the deal, if you really want to make money to fund your life and traveling, becoming a freelancer is a great option.
There are tons of sites that are willing to pay for someone to write a blog post, or other item. If you have a specific niche, like “traveling”, there are also lots of blogs and magazines that are looking for people to write constant articles for them other than guest posts.
Of course, there are lots of other ways to be a freelancer (i.e. through drawing, motivational speaking, etc.)
3 Become an Uber or Lyft Driver
When you travel, you can take your work with you! If you love road tripping, you can take your vehicle with you and drive people around for a few hours during your trip.
Obviously this solution has limits depending on where you’re traveling. And what country you’re traveling to. But, it is a great option.
Some people make around $257 for only 14 hours of work through Uber and Lyft. This can be a great solution if you’re looking for a road trip and some side money.
4 Work For Food Delivery
Like Uber and Lyft, food delivery services are also a top-notch solution for those who want to road trip to curb their “travel bug”.
Services like Postmates and DoorDash can get you quick cash while you spend time driving around your favorite location.
Though, like Uber and Lyft. This job depends on the place you want to visit and what vehicles you have access to while visiting.
5 Become a Home Shopper
Home shopping for people is another huge trend. There are many people nowadays that hate going to the store and shopping so they hop on an app. Burpy is currently a big home-shop app that looks for people to work for them.
But, you can also go on other websites where people personally “vet” and hire their own personal shopper.
6 Find a Temporary Job Where You Want to Travel
If you’re traveling out of the country, you can always get a temporary working visa and find a temporary job in the country of your choice.
If you want to stay in your chosen travel location for a few months, this really is the best option. You can still have fun seeing the sights of the country while also getting steady money.
This option can definitely lessen your stress when it comes to not knowing how to fund your travels.
7 Be Creative!
If you find that you’re a creative type that really enjoys making a certain product, use that to make money!
You can make tons of things such as:
- Stuffed Animals
- And many other things!
If you find something that you’re great at making, your options are truly endless.
If you find a way to transport your new business. You can make money anywhere you go and market it on a site like Etsy.
Making Money While Traveling: Understanding Funding
Traveling can get extremely expensive. Finding ways to fund your traveling needs can be difficult. But, if you’re determined, it is possible.
Luckily, once you find something that works to fund your travels, you can do great things!
Don’t underestimate your determination and don’t give up on your dreams!