Making Money While You Travel
After reading online about all the different travel bloggers that have succeeded in quitting their 9-5 desk jobs in favour of travelling the world, you’d be fooled into thinking that these travellers have piles of money to fund their year long trips.
But there are also a number of ways you can earn money as you travel to help fund your trip and pay for you to keep extending your holiday.
Travel writing is one of the most popular and also one of the most time consuming of options but here are a number of tips to help you survive as a travel writer during your next trip.
Most people think this is the ultimate job, getting paid to travel. Considered by many as the ultimate travel job, writing for online publications or even writing for your own site, can help you buy your next pint of beer.
Sites such as Gapyearescape.com and Aussienomad.com have been set up by travellers who started writing about their journeys online and both have grown into successful online businesses. If you can pull yourself away from the beach to head to an internet cafe several times a week, you should soon start to build up a lot of content. The more you write, the more likely you site is going to get found. And in turn, once you’ve got lots of visitors, advertisers want to pay to put their products in front of your readers.
So, once you’ve started a site that’s getting noticed, you might find it easier to update your site with photos. You may find that these are much more popular for with your audience. If you find that you’ve got a hidden photographers eye and you may be able to make some money by selling your images.
There are a number of stock photography sites where you are able to sell your images via their platform This is a great way to keep reaping the rewards after a single input of effort.
With the increasing popularity of video sites such as YouTube, anybody with a camera can become an online superstar. There are a number of travel videos that have become viral and gone crazy and with video blogs becoming more easier to create, you may even be able to sell your sites to bigger travel and tourism sites.
If you don’t want the hassle of hosting and maintaining your own site, there are a number of online sites that are begging for your stories and you can simply upload your content to their site. You may be able to make some money from a shared revenue scheme. They bring the visitors to their site and it’s your job to keep them entertained.
There are plenty of ways you can make money while you’re travelling and it’s so much easier to start a small business online, you don’t have worry about creating a 20-page business plan or needing hundreds of pounds to invest in office space.