5 Ways to Make Money While Traveling

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Do you dream about traveling around the world? Are you traveling now and wish you could make money doing what you love? How amazing would that be!

Here are 5 ways to start making money while you travel:


1. Travel Blogging 

Starting a blog is free and a great a way to earn money, make connections, and document your unique experience traveling. Travel bloggers have the potential to earn up to $5,000 in a month, and some experienced bloggers earn up to $8,000 in a month. Angie Nelson, creator of “The Work at Home Wife” blog, shares her expertise on earning money while traveling and blogging across the country.

“Become a travel blogger and make money sharing your adventures. You can make money as an affiliate marketer while sharing your recommendations. You may even be able to pick up a few sponsors interested in partnering with your unique voice” Angie Nelson, The Work at Home Wife (Follow her on Twitter).

2. Find Freelance Work 

Freelance jobs are probably the most common means of offering virtual services. Sites like Upwork and Freelancer allow individuals to offer their services to small business owners. If you have talents in the field of web development, writing, graphic design, language translation, social media strategy, or photography (just to name a few), then working as a freelancer is a great solution to bring in additional cash.

Simply creating amazing content, like vacation photos or videos, and selling them for online use can lead to some income! Mary Walton, writer for Student Universe, shares how to sell your content in her article, “7 Ways to Make Money While Traveling.”  (Follow Student Universe on Twitter).

“If you’re traveling, you’re probably taking some amazing photos on your trip. If you’re short on cash, why not sell them to Shutterstock.com and Istockphoto.com? There’s a lot of websites that sell the use of photos to people who need them, such as bloggers, website designers, and more. All you have to do is set up an account, upload your pictures, and let them earn you money. There’s also a huge market for videos, so remember to get rolling if you find yourself anywhere exciting” Mary Walton, Student Universe.

3. Working Abroad Opportunities 

You don’t have to quit your job to start exploring the world – see if your company offers working abroad opportunities for their employees. Without having to move entirely, you may be able to work overseas on a project time basis. Search for jobs that incorporate travel time requirements so your work and travel life can happily merge together. You may also find a job while traveling on your own time! Who knows what the world has in store for you…

4. Performing Part-Time Remote Jobs

Part time remote jobs could be your means of earning money for your purchases and souvenirs. You could get paid for taking online surveys or for working as a transcriptionist at sites like Transcribe Anywhere.

“Tutoring can pay pretty well and doesn’t always require a degree or certificate. Helping students here and abroad learn English as a Second Language, or ESL, is often open to anyone willing to tutor by video chat. Transcription is an option if you have great listening and typing skills. You will need to upload and download files, however, so a reliable and fast internet connection would be necessary” Angie Nelson, The Work at Home Wife (Follow her on Twitter).

5. Managing Social Media Channels

This goes hand-in-hand with blogging. Learn to promote yourself via social media channels and let the world see the creative content you can produce. This will entice others to want to collaborate and work with you. Gain followers and post to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to spread the word about who you are and what you can offer.

“If you’re seeing the world, you should be telling people about it. This will take some set up work before you go, but if you do it it’ll pay off. Pick a theme for your blog and stick to it, and you’ll be sure to get the readers pouring in. EasyWordCount.com will help you keep track of how long your blog posts are. Buzzsumo helps you promote your posts by finding what keywords are working for your topic, and Yoast helps you keep track of how you’re using SEO in your content” Mary Walton, Student Universe.


Many people aspire to travel more, but are often too busy with jobs, home life, and figure that it is not a financially feasible option. With these tips, enjoy exploring the world care free, knowing that there are always money-making opportunities so you can do what you love to do.

Happy travels!