How to earn money as you travel

Posted by admin on 27 September 2018

Get the best of both worlds by earning as you explore

If you earn while you travel your adventures can go on for as long as you want. Forget sticking to strict budgets, staying in hostels and only flying economy. When you have enough money coming in, you can afford to make better travel choices. And who doesn’t want to upgrade? Not only that but making money as you travel means that there is no time limit on how long you can travel for. Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t!

In the age of modern-day technology and global internet connection, your office could be a chalet in the Alps or a bar in enchanting Saigon. Provided that you have a laptop, the world of online working is your oyster. So, how do you go about making enough money to sustain your travelling lifestyle?

Blogging

Believe it or not, keeping a travel blog can end up earning you a tidy sum from advertising each month. Once you have built your website, started to upload content and share it on social media, you will start to attract an audience. This audience will be revisiting your site to find out your latest news, which is where advertising comes in. Companies will pay to advertise to your following on your blog through sponsored blog posts, Instagram features, or newsletter mentions.

Not bad! You can also build up partnerships with brands through your blog and social media platforms. This is where a business will form a long-term partnership (also known as an ambassadorship) with you so that you will write blog posts and promote giveaways for them. Companies can also provide you with affiliate tracking links, which pay you a small commission if people follow your link and order a product from them.

Vlogging

The arrival of YouTube in 2005 opened up a world of opportunities to aspiring filmmakers, presenters, actors, and vloggers. Anyone with a half decent phone camera and an internet connection was suddenly able to upload videos of themselves and share them with a global audience. But, getting thousands of views isn’t as simple as putting a video online and hoping for the best, particularly when it comes to travel vlogs. The key is in keeping a consistently good quality in your videos as well as projecting your personality to your viewers; after all, it’s you they are going to want to keep watching. Once you have an audience, you can earn money by becoming a YouTube partner, which enables you to monetize your videos.

All you need is a phone to get your vlogging journey started

If you already have a vlog and are finding it difficult to get the traffic you want, there are plenty of ways to improve your vlogging technique to boost your ratings and get your name out there. One of the best ways is to have a strong unique selling point, such as The Reciprocals who are travel vloggers who also happen to be twins. Find your USP and work it! Great vloggers can also earn money by advertising products and arranging deals with companies to help generate sales.

Sell digital products

Digital products can be anything from books, music files and software, to images and templates. Basically, anything that can be stored in a digital format. If you are good with words and love researching the places that you’re visiting, writing eBook travel guides or books about traveling on a budget are a great way to bring in extra money while you’re on the move. Musicians can create digital music files for people to use on their videos and websites, while designers could create clothing patterns to sell.

Travellers who have a particular interest, or who specialise in an area, could create an online course for people to sign up to, while photographers can get royalties for their images on certain sites. Graphic designers and artists might want to try their hand at creating downloadable resumé templates or offer their services on websites like Fiverr to create logos and branding for small businesses. As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can get started with earning money as you travel. There are no limits to how much you can make, but don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

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