Saving money for travelling is a challenge, but what if I tell you it is possible to recoup some of it if you employ these simple hacks while travelling? Yes, there are many ways to make money while travel, whether it is short term or long term.
For short-term travel
1) Rent your place while you’re gone
Make sure you have a reliable friend or family member ready to receive your renters and answer any questions or deal with any issues in your absence. Airbnb and TripAdvisor are examples of websites that offer services for renting your house with their Vacation Home Rental services.
One doesn’t need a large repertoire to perform on the street, because people keep moving all the time. Make a quick buck by showing off your love for music or poetry in a safe public square or street.
3) Sell souvenirs from travels
Find products on your travels that are totally unique and/or inexpensive that you can bring home and sell. People always love such cool stuff from places they haven’t visited before. This is suggested for those who have an eye for interesting things and are good at marketing them.
4) Get paid for your road trip
With Roadie, you can be a courier for packages from one part of the US to another. The perfect thing would be to plan your road trip according to the delivery gig.
5) Rent your car out
Flightcar, Turo and Getaround offer services where members get a free parking, a car wash, and get paid if their car is rented out. They let people who park their vehicles at the airport rent out their vehicles to other such travelers seeking a vehicle in that town.
For long-term travel
1) Become an Au Pair
For everyone who loves kids, this is the perfect job. You can settle into a community and take care of a family’s children for a year or more. Services by Go Au Pair have been a success since around 30 years, and it has listings in 8 countries including the US.
2) Work part-time
If the local language is not a problem for you, working at a retail outlet or a food joint is a lucrative option. Make sure your visa allows this, though! Working on farms in the harvest season is another option.
3) Sell your talent online
It is amazing to know what all services people require, and are ready to sell. Video editing, web designing, impersonating, mimicry, puppetry, ventriloquism are some of the numerous services sold and required online. Check out fiverr.com.
4) Find work at a hostel
Not very high paying, but working at a hostel can be fun. Hostels are often staffed by travelers. Consequently they are often looking for staff. And guess what, they often provide rooms for staff.
5) Tutor or teach English
Tutoring can be a short-term thing, but teaching English as a second language is a long-term commitment. This is an amazing option in all European and Asian countries.