Want to set out on an adventure around the world, but you are afraid your funds will run low? Worry no more. It’s actually pretty easy to earn money while traveling – provided you are willing to do your work that is! It may not always be large sums, but if you’re aiming for an authentic experience, you won’t need much anyway. Here are afew things to try (I already did!) when you need some cash during your journey.
If you’re reading this article, chances are that your English proficiency is pretty good. You might be surprised to hear that this is a highly sought-after skill in many countries overseas. You can teach English to both young children and mature students (usually learning for business purposes) for a decent wage. If you want to avoid making the kind of long-term commitment that a true teaching position often requires, you can instead offer your services as an independent tutor – you’ll likely still be able to command goodrates, but you’ll also have the freedom to get back on the road whenever you like.
Become an Etsy Entrepreneur
If you’re an artistic, hands-on kind of person, you can try selling small craft projects through Etsy. Make sure you choose items that you can easily make on the go, without too much special equipment. You can even get a leg up on your competition by incorporating unique materials and influences that you pick up on your travels into your craft work. This ensures that the finished products are something that almost no one else will have to offer.
Try Your Hand At Trading
If you have some seed money to start out with, you might see if you can make it grow with some smart online stock trading. This option is particularly nice because it’s very quick and easy, leaving you as much time as possible to enjoy relaxing and exploring. There’s some risk involved, though – if you’re not entirely sure of yourself yet, it might be a good idea to check out some courses from organizations like Learn To Trade to brush up on your skills.
Leverage the Gig Economy
The gig economy has its upsides and downsides, but if you’re looking for a bit of cash with little commitment, it can’t be beat. What you’ll be able to do will depend on what kind of resources you have at your disposal, but there’s a gig job for just about everyone. You can do general errands through companies like TaskRabbit, go on bike courier deliveries, offer maid services, drive for Uber ina car under a discounted lease – even rent out your house or apartment remotely through Airbnb (although you’ll need to find a regular cleaner to keep the space nice for you in that case). If you have particular skills, you can even try getting yourself somewhite-collar freelance work on sites like Upwork or PeoplePerHour.
Find a Temporary Job
This is a tried-and-true method of picking up some income on a trip around the world, and for good reason; it’s one of the safest bets out of all these possibilities. Hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues in tourist areas are generally very willing to take on people they know won’t stick around, and if it’s the busy season, you have a good chance of getting as many hours as you’d like to work. Many of these kinds of jobs are also tipped, further boosting your income.
With these ideas in your back pocket, money should be much less of aconcern during your excursions. Happy travels!