Hands up if you want to see the world?
Alright, now hands up if you can afford it?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Most of us would love to hop on a plane to anywhere. But thanks to our bank accounts, we have to settle for dreaming about it.
But what if I told you there were ways to actually make money while you travel?
In this article, I’ll show you some of the best income opportunities for world travelers on a budget.
Be A Good Influence
One of the hottest marketing trends these days is influencer marketing.
This isn’t a new idea: companies have been paying radio and television stars to promote their products and services to their listeners and viewers as long as the media have existed.
And with more and more people using ad blockers on their computers, advertisers are desperate to reach customers through the content they’re already following.
Companies are paying people to promote their products through social media, and so far, it seems to be working.
Even if you’re not a celebrity, you might have a killer social media following. If you’re constantly raking in the likes on Instagram, or if you have thousands of Facebook friends, you might be a good candidate for an influencer.
You could even make your travel photos pay for themselves.
Blog About It
If you haven’t heard, blogging is a great way to make some money.
Most ways to monetize a blog depend largely on your traffic, and there’s no better way to bring in traffic than creating great content that people actually want to see.
And you know what people love? Travelling.
Blog about your travel experiences. Do you have a crazy story about a market in Pakistan? Have you found some foolproof tricks for getting cheap plane tickets?
Let the people know!
Whether you monetize through affiliate marketing or banner ads, great content will get it seen.
Make your content shareable to maximize your reach. Build up a following, and soon, your travel stories will be buying you lunch.
Travel Like It’s Your Job
Most people would much rather travel than work.
But what if you could do both?
There are a number of income opportunities that won’t only let you travel to your dream destination, they’ll pay you for it.
Do you have a passion for connecting with the land? Connect with WWOOF to work for farmers in your destination of choice (New Zealand and Italy are popular choices).
Dream about living in Paris? Get a job as an au pere.
Speaking English is an in-demand trait almost everywhere. Many countries are eager for native English teachers. And you don’t even need to speak the language.
If your wanderlust is a bit too restless to stay in one place for months at a time, you can work on a cruise ship, on a private yacht, or as a flight attendant. These jobs allow you to visit a variety of locales constantly.
Income Opportunities Galore!
Travel is one of the best ways to get out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons. And these money making tips are just the tip of the iceberg.
So get out there and see the world! You might just make some money doing it.