Ways to Earn Money While Travelling
Reaching your late teens or early twenties and having a mid-youth crisis isn’t unheard of. As millennials, nothing has come to us cheap and we find ourselves stuck in a rut of 9 til 5 routines with little or no money. It’s what usually leads us to thinking, “There’s got to be more out there for me…” But the biggest obstacle between us and going on the biggest adventures of our lifetimes lies with financial struggle. But it doesn’t have to be this way…
Travelling doesn’t mean you have to take out a huge loan or save up for 10 years. You might not be aware, but there are great ways to earn money while travelling
Sell What You Don’t Need
If you are serious about travelling and plan on doing a lot of it, there’s more than likely a few personal belongings you own currently that aren’t going to be much use for you on the road. Things like furniture, televisions, and old clothing you no longer wear is a good start. Either sell those items before you jet off, or while you’re on the road!
If you’re musically talented then busking is always appreciated all over the world and is a nice little money maker if you find the right locations. Just make sure you check that aren’t stealing someone else’s spot and check legal requirements.
Work for Accommodation
Should you be travelling by foot and depend of hostels and private room rentals to survive, many places offer accommodation and meals in exchange for work. Places like farms, ranches, and environmental clean ups often have this option! It’s a great way to travel and see the world and gain hands-on experience while feeling like you’re getting it all for free.
Become a Travel Writer/Blogger
Sounds easier said than done, but if you have a spark for creative writing then there any many online publications that love travel content written by real life travelers. Even better if you have yourself a decent camera to take some scenic shots to accompany your written work.
If you are good with your hands or have an artistic flair, perhaps you can sell your own little creations on the road. Paintings, knitting pieces, drawings, figurines, the list is endless! People love unique pieces of art and see them as collectibles.
Hotels, Bars, and Restaurants
Waiters/waitresses are always needed. On your travels you can be sure that you will come across a number of places as such that have job openings for temporary bar staff. This is a great way to earn a little cash before moving onto your next destination.