How do you make enough money to travel the world?
How do you make money whilst travelling?
How can you afford to travel?
What's your job?
How do you make money online?
Or something similar, so this post will answer these questions and, more importantly, give you some ideas as to how you can start weaselling your own way out of the rat race!
What you will get from this post
- How we are currently making money
- How we got to this point
- Ways we've made money in the past
- Ways you can make money online
How we make enough money to travel the world
The answer is pretty simple: we social media influencers.
We basically use our blog (travellingweasels.com), our YouTube channel (youtube.com/travellingweasels) and our Instagram (instagram.com/travellingweasels) to generate enough income (and more) to finance our travels.
We work with brands who want to build a relationship with our followers. We could be making ten times the amount we are making, but we only ever work with brands we have personally tried and love otherwise we'd have no integrity.
Ways we make money online:
- Sponsored Campaigns - promote a brand/company on our website, YouTube channel and/or social media channels
- Instagram takeovers - take over a brand/company's Instagram account for a few days to increase their engagement
- Photo and Video Sales
- Brand Ambassadorship - similar to sponsored campaigns, but involves a free product or two as well.
- Affiliate marketing - through awin/affiliate window we link to websites we believe in, and if the website makes a sale we get a percentage of the profit (at no extra cost to the customer)
- Adverts - on YouTube and our website
Live broadcasting - this is our latest project, broadcasting ourselves live on YouTube and YouNow. It's a great way for us to connect with our fans and we get paid to do it too!
We also make a passive side-income by selling our own ebooks. I wrote a house sitting guide and Tanbay wrote about how to move to England (for Germans).
Making money as Social Media Influencers is a dream come true for us - we work how we want, when we want, we get to travel and we get to spend all our time together.
Travel bloggers and social media influencers can make a lot of money. We've even met a millionaire whose does what we're doing (though admittedly he's doing it a lot better than we are)!
But we would be lying if we pretended this happens overnight. It took us two years to get to the point we're at now.
So how did we get here? And more importantly, how can you get there?
How to make a living travelling the world
First things first, and something people are very surprised to find out:
But generally speaking, for people who are from the USA, Canada, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand life will be a lot cheaper for you if you live in South East Asia, South America or Eastern Europe. It's just a fact. Living costs are soo much cheaper there! Keep that in mind.
- Teaching English
- Helping with maths homework
- Reviewing music
- Proof reading
- Reviewing products
Use these websites to make enough money to cover your accommodation costs (if there are any), travel costs, insurance and food. Spend the rest of your time focussing on finding your way to become financially and geographically independent!
We're Laura and Tanbay, a British/German couple who have successfully weaselled our way out of the rat-race and want you to do the same! We also want to make it clear that we sometimes use “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to our readers.