Do you wish you had more time or money to travel? Why not find ways to make money while traveling.
We've put together a list of 8 ways you can make money while traveling. Some of these are surprisingly easy!
8 ways to make money while traveling:
Discovering Airbnb really did change our lives. 5 years ago we rented our spare room out on Airbnb on a nightly basis, which some months fully covered our rent. Plus, when traveling, we would rent out our whole apartment, usually covering more than the cost of accommodation on our trip.
If you have a spare room or are heading out of town for the weekend, put your place up on Airbnb! It's a great way to bring in a second stream of income and you get to meet some pretty cool people in the process.
Whether you are an expert in a particular field or are able to do any type of admin work, you should consider online freelancing. Platforms like Freelancer, Upwork or Fiverr connect freelancers with businesses looking to get work done. Work can be found across dozens of fields including graphic design, web design, writing, consulting, translating, legal work, admin, marketing, etc.
Do your friends often come to you for advice on a particular topic? Is there something you know more about than most people? You can create an online class on SkillShare and be paid monthly for every student that takes your class. Skillshare classes fall into a wide variety of topics, including crafts, culinary, design, DIY, entrepreneurship, film, fashion, gaming, music, photography, technology, writing and creativity. It's a great way to give back to the community while being paid.
4. Online guides
Use the material you created for your online class above and create and online guide. It could be anything from travel and dining out to marketing and web design. Compile your knowledge into an online guide and sell it through your own website or Amazon.
5. Stock photos
Do you like to create videos or share your story visually? Create a YouTube channel and earn money when your viewers watch the ads on your video. Building your following won't happen instantly but if you put in the effort and focus on producing great content, you will watch your following grow over time.
This also requires a lot of time and effort to build up but if you're blogging about something you are passionate about, then it's an enjoyable process! There are three main ways ways to make money through blogging:
(1) Advertising - get paid by advertisers to have ads displayed on your website.
(2) Affiliate marketing - partner with a seller of goods or services to promote them through your website, using a unique url. You will receive a percentage of any sales that come form your site. Amazon has a very popular affiliate marketing program which we use on the Suitcase page of our website.
(3) Sponsored content - be paid by brands to put content on your blog related to their product of service.
8. Social media content creator
Almost every business today has social media accounts to manage and they all need content for them! Reach out to businesses and see if you can assist them with their social media accounts by creating content. It could be sourcing images, writing articles or curating content. You can even take it a step further and look after posting their content daily and engaging with their customers.
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