Does the thought of traveling the world excite you? Have you always wanted to see foreign places, experience other cultures, and meet interesting people?
Traveling the world is a luxury most of us can’t afford. Even if we have the time to travel, the next thing holding us back is money. With bills, rent, and student loans to worry about, travelling may be the last thing you want to spend your money on right now.
If only you got paid as you travel! Wouldn’t that be a dream?
Traveling the world and earning money at the same time is not only possible, it's easy.
What if I told you, you could. And that it’s not only possible to travel the world and earn money at the same time… but that it’s actually easy!
Here are 8 ways you can earn money while travelling:
1. Sell Your Photos
Travel Photographers make money by selling their photos online. With decent photography skills, a camera, and a creative mind, you can sell your travel photos and make a quick buck. There are two ways to do this:
First, you can create your own website and sell your photos from it. With your own website, you can decide how you’re going to sell, how the photos will be displayed, and how you will be paid.
Second, you can use other online platforms to help sell your photos. I highly recommend these sites if you’re just a starting photographer and don’t have a huge following yet. Here are a few online platforms you should check out:
Shutterstock is one of the many great online platforms you can use to sell your photos.
2. Work as a Virtual Assistant
If you are patient, organized and love helping people grow their business, you can try your hand as virtual assistant and work remotely. Because this job doesn’t require you to be in an office daily, you’ll have more time to travel and see the world. Jobs that are not location dependent are great ways to generate income while travelling.
Virtual Assistants have time and freedom to travel the world and work from anywhere.
However, don’t think it’s going to be easy. First, you need to build skills if you haven’t worked on any similar jobs before.
Here Are a Few Of the Many Kinds Of Virtual Assistants:
- 1Blogger’s virtual assistant - assist your client with writing, editing, and posting blog content.
- 2Social media assistant - help free up a client’s time by managing their social media presence.
- 3Real estate virtual assistant - handles listings, ads, and sending messages to potential renters.
- 4Virtual research assistant - do various administrative tasks, manage emails and phone calls, accounting, billing, and various HR duties.
I highly recommend checking out the VA Handbook for the best virtual assistant training and resources.
3. Teach Courses Online
Teaching online courses is both lucrative and fulfilling profession that allows you to travel at the same time.
Teaching has always been a fulfilling profession. Now, thanks to technology, you can teach in your own room, online, and in the manner you think your students will learn best. You’ll also be able to charge the price you think you deserve. And the best part of this is, you can be located anywhere in the world. This makes travelling possible as an online teacher.
Teaching can be a lucrative career once you build up your reputation. Interested in becoming an online teacher?
Here are a few good resources to help you get started:
- 1Questions to guide you before you start teaching online.
- 2A book to help you design and teach online courses.
- 3Here’s a free online classroom you can use to teach.
4. Find a Remote Job
If you’re not ready to leave corporate life and still want to work for a company, you can try applying for a remote job.
Remote jobs are work done away from the office which means you can work anywhere you like, travel to any places you want, and still be able to keep your day job. Unlike freelancing, remote jobs are often full-time jobs where you have to submit work based on the weekly and daily quotas.You will still have regular paychecks and employee benefits but with less freedom to plan your daily schedule.
With a remote job you can work anywhere you like, travel to any places you want, and still be able to keep your day job.
5. Start Several Passive Income Streams
Another way of funding your travels and making money while you go from place to place is through starting several passive income businesses. Passive income projects require little work once you’ve established them to a certain level. They will keep generating money without you having to work on them on a daily basis. Here are some of the best passive income options today:
Passive income projects will keep generating money without you having to work on them on a daily basis.
6. Work Online
Use your digital skills to work in design, marketing, and writing jobs online. As a freelancer, you set your own hours and work days. By not getting tied to a desk job, you can travel easily from one country to another. There are many remote jobs out there, you just need know where to look.
Ready to work remotely? Check out these remote-only job boards:
Freelancing allows you to set your "office" anywhere, anytime.
Use your video editing skills, charm, and appeal to create videos people will love to watch again and again. Vloggers earn money through the help of video streaming sites like YouTube or Vimeo, with some even making millions of dollars every year.
Travel vloggers get paid to travel and document their experiences in different countries and places. Like building a blog or starting your own business, money doesn’t come as soon as you start vlogging. It can take some time to build up your audience, but the end result is more than worth it.
Some vloggers make millions of dollars every year!