Travelling is perhaps one of the most liberating things that you can do. However, it’s also something that we usually associate with holidays and leisure. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique ways to turn travelling into something that you can profit off of. To give you some advice, here are five ways that you can make a living while you travel.
Blogging is one of the more popular options when it comes to making a living on the go. This is because blogging can generally be done anywhere assuming you have an internet connection and a laptop computer. However, travelling gives you some major advantages when it comes to blogging because you always have content to write about. If you have a camera or even just a smartphone with you, you can also take plenty of amazing pictures to add to your blog posts to enhance them even further. You could write about travelling in general, or you could become a specialist blogger that focuses on culture, tradition, food or even hotels. Money from blogging will generally come from affiliate links or advertising revenue. It might take a while to start, but most blogs thrive off original content which your blog will be absolutely filled with if you love to travel and take photographs.
Become a Polyglot
Visiting different countries is a fantastic excuse to learn new languages and it actually gives you a huge advantage versus learning a foreign language in your own country. For instance, if you decide to Study Italian in Italy, then not only do you get teachers who are well-versed in the language, you also get to practice it in everyday life. Polyglots make excellent bloggers, but they are also fantastic for translating services which can be done in almost any country.
Become a Photographer
If you have a great camera, then taking pictures and selling them to stock photo websites is a fantastic way to make some cash. Becoming a professional photographer can be difficult. It takes a lot of work and a lot of practice, but you’ll have plenty to practice with if you travel on a regular basis. Depending on the quality of your photographs, you may also benefit from creating a portfolio, and some people may even ask you to take certain pictures for a price.
Become a Freelancer
Freelancer is an umbrella term for a wide variety of jobs, but the difference is that you can generally do them no matter where you are. For instance, photography and blogging count as freelance jobs that can be done almost anywhere. You can start freelancing in your home country before you decide to move out of the country. This will let you build up a portfolio and start working as soon as possible, and it will give you an idea of what it will be like to work from virtually any country in the world.
Become a Teacher
Lastly, you could also go the very common route of becoming a teacher. Most people that travel abroad to look for a job end up teaching their home language, but this requires some extensive knowledge in the foreign language as well. It’s not the most well-paying job, but it’s a perfect way to integrate with the community and learn more about a country if you plan to stay in the long term.