We all know that saving money for traveling has always been a challenge, but what if we tell you that it is possible to recoup some of it if you employ certain simple hacks while traveling? Yes, there are various ways to make money while traveling, whether it is short term or long term.
FOR SHORT-TERM TRAVEL
Rent Your Apartment While You’re Traveling
Make sure you have a reliable friend or family member ready to receive your renters and answer any questions or deal with any issues in your absence. TripAdvisor and Airbnb are examples of websites that offer services for renting your house with their Vacation Home Rental services.
Sell Souvenirs From Travels
Find products on your travels that are totally unique and/or inexpensive that you can bring home and sell. People always love such cool stuff from places they haven’t visited before. This is suggested for those who have an eye for interesting things and are good at marketing them.
One doesn’t need a large repertoire to perform on the street, because people keep moving all the time. Make a quick buck by showing off your love for music or poetry in a safe public square or street.
FOR LONG-TERM TRAVEL
If the local language is not a problem for you, working at a retail outlet or a food joint is a lucrative option. Make sure your visa allows this, though! Working on farms in the harvest season is another option.
Find Work at a Hostel
Not very high paying, but working at a hostel can be fun. Hostels are often staffed by travelers. Consequently they are often looking for staff. And guess what, they often provide rooms for staff.
Put Your Talent for Sale Online
It is amazing to know what all services people require, and are ready to sell. Video editing, web designing, impersonating, mimicry, puppetry, crafting, ventriloquism are some of the numerous services sold and required online. Check out fiverr.com.
Tutor or Teach English or Other Languages
Tutoring can be a short-term thing, but teaching English as a second language is a long-term commitment. This is an amazing option in all European and Asian countries.
Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. I spent a large part of my youth traveling the world as a hippie. And what money did I have then? None. I barely had enough to pay for my fare. But I still consider those to have been the best years of my youth. The great lessons I learned has been precisely those that my journeys had taught me.” – Paulo Coelho