In today’s interconnected world no matter where you are you always have the option to earn a little more cash as you travel. If you have enough money to start your journey, but are worried about keeping afloat the longer you are away from home, there are a number of things you can do buffer your bank account. Learn how to earn money from your home while you travel below.
Do a spot of freelancing
The beauty of off-site freelancing is you can do you work anywhere you want – as long as there aren’t too many distractions that will prevent you from doing a good job. There are plenty of online freelancing sites like Upwork and PeoplePerHour, with a host of new jobs being posted every day in a variety of disciplines, from writing through to graphic design and more.
As you travel from place to place why not try to make some money off your creative skills? Any photos and videos you take of unique places could be sold onto news and entertainment outlets via outlets like Newsflare. Or upload your photos to Shutterstock where you can earn a percentage if your images are downloaded.
Get emergency funds
Sometimes when you are travelling you might need emergency financial help if you’ve run out of money, or even worse lost your cash and credit cards. Another easy way out this sort of situation is to apply for a quick loan that can get the money to you in no time. Always be sure you can afford to repay without defaulting and check the company is FCA registered before confirming.
Rent out your home
If you want to earn money from your property back home, then going the Airbnb route is a smart option. It gives you the flexibility to rent out your home for as long as you need while also providing a great source of income as you continue to travel. You set the price you’d like guests to pay and you can collect the money in your bank account without interrupting your plans.
Get into the hospitality sector
One of the most common ways to earn money from your home while travelling is to get a job nearby to where you are staying. It works best if you are planning on staying in one place for a few months as you can hold down a job as a waiter, bartender, barista or even a chef if you have the necessary skills. Save up your money and plan your next move then you can be on your way again.
Teach English abroad
This method takes a little more work and forward planning but it will give you all the freedom you need once you start to travel. Get yourself qualified on a TEFL course to ground yourself in what is expected of being an English teacher. You can then take this with you as you travel around the world, earning money teaching English as a foreign language and broadening your own horizons as you go.