So many people dream of traveling these days. Why wouldn’t they? Travel has become much more accessible, affordable, and a common hobby for people of all ages and nationalities. The only problem that remains is financing such a trip. Not many have enough savings to keep traveling for months without getting into debt. So, how do people do that? How can so many world travelers see the world without worrying about money? They work, of course! Or, they find other ways to finance their trips. Let’s see some common examples.
Let’s start with the most popular way to sponsor your trip. Blogging or Vlogging, depending on the platform you choose, can be a nice way to get creative while earning money. Of course, the last part won’t be happening any time soon. Sometimes, blogs can start bringing minimal profits after a year or two of doing them. Sometimes, it can take you a few months. The more followers on social media you already have, the more it can help.
However, don’t treat blogging as an easy way to earn while traveling. It’s far from the truth. Blogging will require constant input, like frequent posts, updates on your travel status, cool pictures of the places you visit, etc. Overall, it’s a lot of work. You will have to learn basic writing or videography skills, create a content plan, and communicate with your audience pretty much every day.
Yet, it will pay off nicely if you become successful, grow a large audience, and attract investors and sponsors to your blog.
You have probably already researched the idea of a digital nomadic lifestyle. These are people who choose to migrate to other countries (seasonally or permanently) while working remotely on their computers. There are lots of options to become one of such nomads. First, you need to choose an area of expertise. The biggest demand on the market right now is for developers, graphic designers, and content writers. But, of course, the demand is never as big as the competition itself, so keep that in mind.
Still, you can choose to take some programming courses, master programs like Figma or Adobe Illustrator, or try writing for different blogs or academic services like WritePaperForMe. All these options are widely popular and available to any newbie. Just pick one depending on your interests or skills, and work on it for a year or so. Build the foundation, gain the customer base, and get confident in your abilities before starting your adventures abroad.
Now, many people choose to teach others while traveling. There are several ways to approach this job. First, if you are qualified to teach certain skills abroad, apply for various jobs in the countries you want to visit. For instance, an international certificate in languages or music is quite enough to teach in summer camps and maybe even schools.
On the other hand, you start a tutoring business or teach kids remotely. Lastly, you can find students in the country you visit by advertising your services online. Depending on the type of your skills, how good you are at it, and how rare your talents are, you may predict the student flow and the money they’ll bring.
Sell arts and crafts
If you are an artist who can’t live without creating crafts, how about selling them during your travels? Any artist should know how to feed themselves. You can draw people’s portraits, create unique accessories or decorations, or paint murals. You may be a good writer. So, try to pitch your stories online, offer help with travel guides on popular blogs, or contact sites like speedypaper.com to learn how they choose their writers. Perhaps, your education and experience will be enough to help students with their essays. Overall, you must know what you have to offer as an artist and how much it can pay you.