Have you ever wished to explore the world but just couldn’t afford it? You are not alone. A lot of travel lovers don’t have the chance to pursue their passion because of the cost of travelling. Even if you can save on ticket money and accommodation, quitting your job and exploring the world with nothing but a backpack is not for the faint of the heart.
A lot of people think that making money while travelling sounds too good to be true. It is not easy, but quite doable if you know where to start. Travel bloggers usually quit their regular jobs when they decide to explore the world. Whether it is a phase or what you want to do for the rest of your life, you can still make some cash while gaining experience and meeting new people.
Here are some ideas that most travel bloggers use to secure money while they are travelling.
- Work on your social media presence. Before you can make money while travelling, you will have to spend money and effort on your online persona. People want to feel that you are an expert. This applies to future sponsors and readers.
- Consider paid marketing campaigns. Contact various service providers and offer to market for their products and services if they can pay for your trip. These will include airlines, restaurants, and luggage and clothing manufacturers. Don’t go overboard with it. Take it slow and soon enough, clients will be approaching you.
- Think about affiliate marketing. This is some kind of passive income that you don’t have to worry about. All you have to do is to set it up once and the money will keep on coming on its own. Work on building your website to guarantee enough traffic that would generate a good amount of income.
- Work as a freelancer. You don’t have to stick to a certain place to write a column in an online blog or magazine. You can also post your live videos from all over the world. Sponsors would want to be mentioned in one of them. Write about your travel experience. People would love to read about your adventures at different destinations.
- Sell your photographs. A picture speaks more than a thousand words. Enrich your social media content with epic pictures taken at various destinations. Soon enough, agencies and websites will be asking for your permission and paying for your pictures.
- You can work as a consultant or mentor. When you travel to different countries, you become some sort of expert who knows how to deal with different people. Set up your own workshops or seminars about dealing with cultural differences, exploring the world, and helping refugees. It takes time but soon you will have your fans who are going to book your workshops in advance.
There is so much that you can do if you like travelling. Just think about what you do best and you’ll be able to come up with something. You might not get it right at first but we live to learn, don’t we?