These days, everyone wants to travel the world. But unless you’re wealthy, you probably don’t have the money for a backpacking trip in Central America or a motorcycling trip across Laos. Not everyone with wanderlust has a trust fund or is an influencer, and that’s why you need to make money as you travel–so you can fund your passion.
When you have some extra cash, you’ll be able to do all the things you want and even travel for longer than you had originally planned. Here’s a list of creative ways to make money as you explore the world.
1. Look for Work
If you plan to spend a significant amount of time abroad, you can get a working holiday visa. The visa allows you to see and experience new cultures, and you can live and travel to different countries. You can travel to new places, earn money, and save for the next adventure.
Most working holiday visa programs allow you to live in another country and get a nonprofessional job for a short period ( 6-24 months). And the good news is if you enjoy living in a certain country, you can stay for longer than you would if you had a regular tourist visa.
Countries that participate in working holiday visa programs see it as a way to promote long-term tourism and cultural awareness. The visa allows you to move abroad and make money. You can travel and take a break from your daily life or think about your career path. Each country has its own guidelines, but most require applicants to be 18 to 30 years old.
2. Rent Your Car
Don’t leave your car in your garage or at the airport parking to gather dust. People are always looking for a good car to rent, so make the most of the opportunity. You’ll earn a few hundred bucks doing nothing!
Turo, a car sharing site, does what Airbnb does for homes–it allows you to rent your car. According to the company, you can cover your car lease payments by sharing your car just 9 days per month. You’re also covered by Turo’s CA$2 million insurance policy and get guidance every step of the way. If you want to make more money, you can get your own commercial rental insurance.
If you have to travel urgently, you can look for auto money title loans online and get a quick loan. You can pay the loan and get your car when you get back home.
3. Sell Goods and Services Online
You can sell almost anything online: your talent, crafts, and even mementos. Fiverr.com lets you sell services for $5 or more. You can edit videos, do web development, impersonate a celebrity, or produce video messages–the options are endless.
You can also sell things that you come across during your trip. Shop around small markets for handmade products and sell them online. You can also find freelance work on sites like Upwork. The site is filled with many job opportunities: web design, bookkeeping, customer support, advertising, and writing.