5 ways to earn – while you travel
Here are the top options you can opt if you love traveling and want to earn at the same time . You can either be a influencer or a blogger or tour guide.
Become an Influencer
An influencer is a title/job that became popular with the development of social media. It is someone that people listen to and who can influence their mindset and action.
And you could also become one.
When you are traveling , you will need equipment: clothing, gear, transportation… How about contacting brands providing these and offering to be ambassadors for them?
They will be more inclined to sign a deal with you if you already boast a decent audience on social media. Consider contacting smaller brands who need exposure just as much as you, they’ll be easier to convince.
If you’ve stayed long enough at your destination to know your way around, put your knowledge to good use and become a tour guide!
The first possibility is to ask for a job at the local tourism office.
When you are traveling around, spot the tourists and offer to show them around. This way, you won’t have to pay a commission to an agency and you’ll get your almighty dollars (or other currency) right away!
Reveal your favorite spots along with your tips and hacks for them not to be scammed like typical tourists.
There are one of my favorite places to stay the night because you will get to meet other travelers from everywhere and build yourself a network of interesting people.
But hostels are also a great way to earn some hard cash! Some new staff is often needed even for a few hours only.
In exchange for taking care of the front desk or cleaning, you can expect at least a free lodging.
If travel blogger seems like the dream job, it’s actually extremely hard. Before reaching the point when you can travel around as you want, you will have to put in a lot of work.
Although writing about your adventures is great, it won’t bring in any money if only your mom and uncle read about it.
You need to get a decent amount of traffic to monetize your content.
Once you’ve reached this point, one way to do it is through affiliate marketing: add links to your content redirecting clickers to a page where they can buy something.
If they do purchase the item after clicking through your link, you get a commission. You can strike such deal with Amazon, Awin or Bluehost for instance.
I have friends who went on a volunteer exchange in India and ended up playing in a Bollywood movie.
Just because they were Europeans and they needed European extras for one scene. They were just walking on the streets of Bombay when a man asked them if they were free for the afternoon.
By the end of the day, they were on the path to stardom in India! That’s how fast it can happen in countries where you look different.
You can also give yourself some help and reach out to local agencies organizing castings. My friends were lucky, but after all my trips, it never happened to me.