So you are a traveling enthusiast who is tired of sitting on a workstation for eight hours and wants to get rid of the monotony of life. But you fear losing your job? Don’t worry traveling is not a roadblock in your profession. In fact, it offers you a wider wiggle room to make money.
If you are a traveling enthusiast, then working while traveling can be the best combination. There can be nothing more tempting than traveling the world and make money along the way. In today’s digitally-driven world, it does not matter where you live, you can earn money with little efforts. All you need is laptop and internet connectivity.
Being myself a freelance writer, I can vouch for the viability for this profession. It's a great job and you can make a very good income from it. What particularly inspired me about this profession are the perks that it offers to you. Not only are you paid decently but you also get a chance to travel the world.
Apart from offering you stupendous earnings, it also gives you more control over your life. It breaks you free from the vicious cycle of 9-5 work, so you are able to pace your life according to your preferences. Now that you know the perks of nomadic life, let me share you some of the ways you can make good money while traveling:
1) Find Work on Freelancing Websites
With websites like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer, you have a big freelancing marketplace to grab jobs that you can manage during your trips. Therefore, the first step you can take is getting yourself registered on these websites. The different websites have different criterion to seek work and get paid.
Just like the job banks, these websites have search option that you can filter to find jobs that match your requirements. The registration process is fairly simple on majority of the websites and you can become their member just by filling out a registration form.
2) Start Blogging
Blogging is another profession you can take up to earn money while you travel the world. It is particularly a feasible option for digital nomads. So if you are a frequent traveler and want to share your experiences with the people, blogging can turn out to be a good gig. If you can write compelling posts and get a viewership, you can run advertisements on your blog and the money will start rolling.
Similarly, you can engage in affiliate marketing and get a portion from sale of every product. The criterion is very simple. You’ll be using links of products on your blog and if a reader clicks on link and make a purchase then you will get your commission.
Besides, it takes only few minutes to set up a blog. All you need to do is get a hosting service and register your domain. To get a free blogging service, you can sign up on WordPress and use its content management system (CMS) without paying any fee. However, there will be limitations in free blogging. For example, you will be restricted to publishing certain number of posts in a month. Likewise, you will not be able to install a plugin or theme.
3) Conduct Online Tuition
In this gig economy, everyone can make a living by doing a part-time employment. This shift in job market translated into higher employment opportunities for digital nomads. Just like you are reading this article to get knowledge about making money while traveling, people seek help of online experts to upskill themselves.
Let’s say you are a professional photographer who has an illustrious work portfolio. You can teach the shutterbugs about the various aspects of photography. For example, you can write an article or post a vlog where you can inform them about how to take photographs in different light settings.
Similarly, if you are a chef then you can share the different recipes of a cuisine. So while you are on a trip and you can’t find a job, you can sell your knowledge to people and earn money.
4) Post Videos on YouTube
YouTube is a big platform for the traveling enthusiast to sell their talent and skills. Whether you are a gifted musician or a gadget savvy, YouTube is the best podium to showcase your knowledge, skill or talent and get the rapid attention of the people.
A preponderance of people uses YouTube to share their experience about a product. I’ve myself posted many product reviews on YouTube. My writing skills help me with this gig. Since I can write, I create an article about the product before I take out my camcorder and make a video. It helps me organize my thoughts. After I finish writing, I list the strong and weak points about that particular product that I am going to share with the audience.
So if you have expert knowledge about something and want to educate people about it then YouTube will be your best bet. As a traveler, you can also consider sharing your experiences about a place. You can go a city and share the highlights of that particular city. Once the people start subscribing to your channel, you will start getting paid advertisement on your channel that will help you make good money.
In this time and age, it is cool to be a digital nomad. With the aforementioned tips, you can make a substantial amount of money while you are traveling. Hope these tips help you get the best out of your new gig and you can enjoy both your work and trip.
5) Sell Your Photography Skills
Do you have professional photography skills? If yes, then you can make a lucrative career as a freelance photographer. Being a veteran photographer, you can pitch yourself using your online portfolio that people can check to evaluate your expertise.
You can even set up a photo blog where you can put up the best shots of your journey. Similarly, you can click photos of the tourist attractions and sell them to travel bloggers. If people like your photos, they will buy them and you will make money.
The only thing you will need in this profession is astute marketing skills. Photography is a big industry and the market is saturated with many freelance photographers. So unless you have excellent marketing skills, it will be difficult for you to find some work.
6) Become a Digital Artist
The internet is your best option to earn money while traveling. Since the internet is a visual medium, you can get plenty of jobs related to audiovisuals. No matter if you are traveling to North America, Canada or Australia, you can get a copious amount of work in digital art. Whether it is about creating a logo, making a website, editing a video, adding sound effects (audio mixing), you can find an array of jobs to make money while you are on a trip.
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