The Best Ways To Get Paid While Travelling The World

As the world continues to recover from the pandemic, the number of holidays abroad being taken by UK citizens is on its way back towards its pre-2020 numbers. But if you’re someone who’s been feeling cooped up for too long and wants to make up for lost time by taking a longer journey through parts of the world that you’ve always wanted to explore, you might need more than just a short holiday. If you’re desperate to spend more time experiencing new cultures and landscapes, then you may need to explore ways in which you could pay your way through an extended trip. Here are just a few ways in which you could look to make money even while away from home.

#1. Affiliate marketing

Perhaps you’d already be naturally inclined towards documenting your travels through blogging or social media? If so, you could potentially earn back some of those expenses by partnering with travel companies as an affiliate. In an arrangement like this, a blogger or influencer is typically offered a commission for each time that they find an opportunity to promote their partner’s services, which might be deals for flights, hotel rooms, activity organisation or similar. If you’ve got a way with words and the ability to reach an interested audience of followers, this could be a lucrative choice.

#2. Photography

Bringing a camera with you on your travels is an excellent idea anyway, so that you can immortalise your experiences and look back on them clearly long after you’ve come home. If you’ve got a good eye for the right shot, then this is something that you could leverage into a tidy income boost while you’re on the road.

Again, you could go down the route of partnering with a particular brand to photograph their products in particular locations or scenarios, but you could also look into uploading snaps onto stock photography websites. If you do, you’ll be able to enjoy some passive income every time that your images are purchased.

#3. Trading on the foreign exchange market

Thanks in part to the proliferation of easy-to-use tools to manage it, more and more people have been trying their hands at forex trading in recent years. This can be an attractive option for making money while travelling as, these days, all that you need to engage in some day trading is an internet connection and a working phone.

It’s worth noting that this won’t be a guaranteed source of income as it’s possible to lose money as well as earn it but, with some careful research and understanding of your options, there is plenty of opportunity here.

#4. Freelancing

If you’re packing a laptop for your journey then you already have the ability to do almost any kind of work on the go as a freelancer –creative tasks like writing, proofreading and graphic design are perhaps particularly suited to being done while on the go. If possible, line up a client or two before you depart so that you have a baseline but there is plenty of room to make enquiries while on the move.

What about you, how do you get paid whilst travelling the world? Feel free to share any tips & advice below!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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