There is a good chance that these questions have already crossed your mind (they all cross our minds one way or another!) and there is also a good chance that you will never find any answers. So you may never have taken the first step to embark on a journey and with time you probably wonder if you will ever succeed in fulfilling your dreams of travel.
On my blog I tend to repeat often that it is quite easy to travel while earning money. But a few days ago I realized that maybe I should give you some concrete examples, so that’s why I wrote this article. I want to help you answer the questions asked above.
Are you ready? So here is a list of ways to earn money while traveling!
These few ways of earning money while traveling are just a sample of the many techniques that exist, if you know other ways feel free to send them to me in the comments and I will add them at the end of the article in you Citing!
Info: The sites I mention below are mostly in English but are references in their field, I really suggest you take a look.
Go around the world without money:
In this article I want to give you ideas of work on the road but I would like to start by breaking a myth. It is quite possible to travel without money. My first travels are proof of that.
Translate menus or other signs:
It may seem silly to you but many people make money walking around different parts of the world while offering their services to correct and translate placards and menus in French (or any other languages that are mastered) to The attention of foreigners. I met a guy in Thailand who took 10 euros for correction work and he accumulated about 20 a week. A good way to earn 800 euros a month.
In most cases you will not touch money but you will live an unforgettable experience by saving money on housing and food which amounts to being paid! There is no need to spend a lot of money to volunteer on a site because there are many local organizations in all the countries that will be happy to have you. There are two good internet sites that exist for this: GrassrootsVolunteering.org and IndependentVolunteer.org.
Nicolas talks about his experience in International volunteering in this article.
Exchange work against Hosting:
Just go look at the listings offered by HelpX.net and you’ll be ready to pack your bag in the second. If you agree to work a few hours a day in exchange for a room, half board and sometimes even a little cash, there is no limit in the job opportunities. There is also the site WWOOF.org which specializes in working in organic farms.
Working in a youth hostel
Youth hostels often look for new members for their staff who agree to work a few hours a day either at the reception or in the housekeeping team or even both in exchange for a bed for the night. A good way to save money.
Freelance work for websites:
Whether you have training or skills in web design, programming, illustration, writing, marketing, consulting, law, engineering or capable of performing any administrative work you should go to sites like Odesk.com. These are platforms that allow to connect freelancers with companies that have missions to carry out. Even if you are from another training, go for a ride on these sites that offer freelance work in dozens of different fields.
Play in movies or local series:
Bollywood at BombayAllez in Mumbai, stand on a street corner in the Colaba district or go to a youth hostel and you will be very quickly moved by someone from the film industry who will suggest you to be featured in a Bollywodien film.
I myself played in an Indian daily series, I mention it in this article about my trip to India! You won’t win millions, but we’ll see you on the big screen. For the record, it works much better if you’re a girl.
Working and travelling: the Working holiday visa:
Countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and since February 18, 2011 Argentina has offered this type of visa to foreigners aged 18 to 30 years in general.
If you are in this age range, the working holiday visa is surely the best way to earn money while traveling. It allows you to stay up to 12 months in a country and apply for the job you want. Yes it’s really a great deal to earn a living on the other side of the world.
Fruit picking or Fruitpicker:
Go out in the sun, grab a basket and pick fruit. This option is very common for travelers/backpackers who pass through Australia. The salary received is the number of kilos of fruit picked, the lodging, the half-board or even the three.
The Travel Blog:
Blogging for Voyager doesn’t become a millionaire with a travel blog. But if you need money to fund your trip, while keeping your family and the world informed of your adventures, starting a travel blog can be an excellent solution.
You do not have to create a travel blog on the pretext that you are travelling. Whatever your main focus is, maybe it’s a topic to start your blog. There is always a way to make money with a blog, whatever the subject. You just have to really know how to invest in what you do.
My friend Fabien, from the travel blog at the end of language, teaches the art of easily learning a foreign language via his book that it is possible to buy on Amazon! You can see a preview of his guest article to learn a foreign language!
Sell goods Online:
Have you discovered local products that might please others? Do you manufacture objects you want to sell? You can create your website or set up a shop on EBay or any other online sales site and start selling your products.
The success of your sales will obviously depend on many settings but once again, if you are willing to take online courses to learn how to sell your products to the right people, you can continue to travel a little thanks to your sales (even if they are few).
In India I met a Frenchman who bought posters of films Bollywood to 1 euro and sold them in France more than 25 euros!
Wrapping it up!!!
I hope that you must have learned something from this article. If you have any other way to earn money while traveling the world then don’t hesitate to share it with us.