If you’re a naturally nomadic person who loves to travel and desires to travel across the country or the world, whether that be RV cross country traveling in the United States or flying from one country to the next, you’re probably going to need to find some ways you can earn a steady income while on the go.
Here are some creative ways you can make money while traveling:
One of the best things about freelancing is you can work literally wherever and whenever you want so long as you set aside the time to get projects done and have a reliable internet connection.
Whether it be freelance writing, graphic design, website design, voice acting, SEO work, search engine evaluation, social media marketing, or so on, there’s really no limit to the number of different jobs you can do online. Know what your abilities are, and then use your skills to earn cash.
Run A Travel Blog
Travel blogs are among the most popular types of blogs that are out there. You can literally make money just by writing about where you go and the food you eat.
There are two ways to earn money through a travel blog: ad revenue and affiliate links. In the case of the latter, you can link to things such as your flight book sites or hotel booking sites. Whenever a visitor to your website clicks the link and then purchases the product or service you’ve linked to, you will earn a small but meaningful commission (usually around 5-10%).
Create and Monetize Travel Videos
You can further take the travel blog example by filming your travel adventures in addition to photographing and writing about them.
Post these travel videos and then monetize them so you can make ad revenue. You can also direct visitors of your blog to your YouTube channel in order to gain traffic.
You want your videos to be high quality so be sure to get plenty of practice in with filming and editing. Once you do, a YouTube channel can be a nice way to make passive income while traveling.
Work As A Travel Photographer
There are two things you need to be good at it to make money as a travel photographer: photography and marketing.
You must have a decent camera, a good eye, and a natural passion/talent for photography to build your reputation. But you also need to market yourself effectively, because often it’s not the best photographers who get work, but rather the best marketers.
Publish Kindle Books
Finally, one of the easiest ways to make passive income is through publishing eBooks to Amazon’s Kindle Store. You can publish books in literally any niche and work on building up your pen name as your personal brand to attract customers. You could even sell them from your own website if you used the platform from FastSpring. That would make it easier for authors to sell digital copies of their books.
Your books also don’t have to be very long and can be as short as 20-30 pages. Just be sure that they provide the reader with value, and as with travel photography, you have to know how to market yourself to be successful at it.
Making Money While Traveling
These are just five of the many different ways you can make a living while traveling the world or across the country.