Everyone wants to travel, but the hurdle most people face while travelling is money. Have you ever thought about how you will get by while you are travelling? You are not alone. People who travel frequently usually do not just rely on one source of income. And this multiple cash flow gives them the opportunity for a long duration of time. Following are the tips you can use to travel and not run out of cash.
Are you skillful?
Are you a master of many crafts? If you are, then you should utilize this skill to make some money. It is a great way to make extra money while teaching people what you already know. You might be a good photographer, you might know how to edit pictures like a pro, or you might be good at playing a musical instrument. All these skills can come in handy while looking for extra cash. It is not only a great way of making money but also making some friends along the way. Meeting all these locals can make your travel experience more authentic.
Are you creative?
Are you a creative person? If the answer to this question is yes, then how about you earn some cash by selling goods to the locals of the country you are visiting. You might be good at drawing and painting or, your creativity might lie in the art of jewellery making or artwork by locally sourced items. You can sell your creative pieces in local’s markets, or you can sell them to your fellow travellers as well.
Sell things online
You can pretty much sell anything online now a days. This can help earn some extra cash on the side. You can sell your work which will give you an advantage. However, if you cannot do this then, how about you visit the local market? Here you can purchase their handcrafted things and sell them online. Handmade things are usually a big hit with online buyers. The best place to sell these things is the good old eBay.
Sell your photos
Are you a skilled photographer? You can use this skill to earn some extra money. There are chances that you are already recording your travel through photos and videos, then why not sell them to make some extra cash. Although, you might be using a great phone. But it is unlikely that their quality will be as good as the pictures taken from a professional camera. So keep that in mind. The best places you can sell your photos are 500px., Shutterstock or Adobe Stock.
Get a seasonal job
As the name suggests, these jobs depend on what season you are travelling to your desired destination. It is a fantastic option if you are travelling to Australia, as this is very popular there. Summer jobs have a variety of range. You can become a tour guide, park ranger and what not. Other than that, winter jobs can be guided to a ski resort or can include hospitality. Spring and fall jobs can be along the line of fruit picking. These jobs don’t only have a decent pay grade but sometimes depending upon where you are working you can get accommodation instead of money and sometimes these places can reward with at least one meal a day. It is a good idea for people travelling on a budget. For example, to find such jobs, you can Google “fruit picking jobs in (country)”, which will help you.
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Work at a bar or restaurant
There is a big chance that many of you must have worked in the first industry for their first pay checks. You can be a bartender, waiter or even a dishwasher that will provide you with a decent amount of cash. Plus, being a bartender or waiter can earn you some extra tips as well. But there are some things that you need to keep in mind if you are planning on availing yourself of this opportunity, you must know some basic phrases of the language of the country you are planning on visiting. Also, you will need some legal certificates for serving alcohol so, make sure you are aware of all the policies. Make sure you have made copies of your resume to pass while you are travelling, and that you are available to work ASAP as these jobs go out like hotcakes.
Become a home-sitter
You won’t be making money; you will be saving the cost of accommodation while home sitting. Home sitting is when you look after someone house when they are away. Home sitters are in demand for a wide variety of reasons. The most popular reason is if they have pets. More reasons include your home-sitter needs someone to collect mail, ward off thieves, or take care of the house. Home sitting can also be a unique experience as you live in a house, and that’s as comfortable as you can get on a journey. You can look for house sitting opportunities on TrustedHouseSitters and Nomador.
Offer your services
Hostels are one of my most favourite places for staying while you are vacationing. This way you will get the chance to meet some interesting people with remarkable stories. You can also find and interact with other travellers. They are not just budget-friendly accommodations, but you can also earn some cash from them. Hostels are always looking to hire help, like tending the front desk or cleaning. It’s also easy to apply for these jobs; go to the front desk and ask if they are looking for help around the hostel. You can also organize events, teach a fitness class or cook a meal.
These are some of the easiest ways to earn some money while travelling and not worrying about running out of cash mid adventure. I know that most of these are short term jobs, but through these, you can meet some interesting locals, and that will only make your travelling more fun and authentic. I hope these tips help you. Have fun! XX