Whether you are traveling for work or for a vacation, you would certainly like the idea of making some money when you are on a flight or a bus. Yes, you read it right! It’s entirely possible to make money when you are traveling. The following are some of the best ways to go about it:
Freelance writing is more prevalent than you think. In fact, as many as 55 million US workers are part of the gig economy today! While you don’t have to fully dedicate yourself to this dynamic working culture, you can certainly capitalize on it when the opportunity presents itself. For instance, when you have to get through a long flight, then you can simply open your laptop and get to writing blogs, content for web pages, eBooks, etc. There is a slew of platforms like Freelancer.com and Upwork.com where you can find well-paying gigs for different kinds of work.
If you really want to try freelance writing, then it’s a good idea to create a portfolio with articles/copy that highlight your strongest points. Also, you can get work and high pay more easily if you are able to find a niche about which you have tons of experience and knowledge.
Influencers are social media personalities who have massive fan bases which is why when they promote a product or service, then it gets publicized across a large demographic with a positive appeal. Travel influencers are personalities who focus mainly on travel content. For instance, Rahul Sharma is one of the most popular travel bloggers in India which is Inside Out With Rahul Yuvi (you can read more about him in an interview here).
If you travel frequently and love to explore new cultures, cuisines, and people, then you too can become a travel influencer. You can launch a blog, start a YouTube channel, or even create a new Instagram account where you can share your travel memories with others. Once you have gained some popularity, you may start receiving partnership offers from different travel businesses.
Did you know that you are carrying a portable casino in your pocket? Yep, that smartphone you are carrying can also be your instant casino where you can play all your favorite games like poker, roulette, etc. and win real money! There are all kinds of interesting websites/apps that offer a wide range of games with huge payouts. For instance, you can visit sevenjackpots.com to find about the popular casino websites in India i.e. the ones that accept and pay in Indian currency. It’s also a great place to know about the popular promotions and offers that you can benefit from.
Are you knowledgeable about a particular subject or skill? If your answer is “yes”, then you can teach it to others when traveling and earn money. There are several things that you can teach to students and ambitious working professionals around the world- mathematics, software programming, web designing, etc. Of course, you need to have a camera and a mic but that can be easily arranged if you are carrying a laptop. In fact, you may also get it to work with your smartphone and an app like Skype.
There are many websites where you can find tutoring work- Chegg Tutors, Tutor.com, Ulessy, and Buddy School.
Many people like to take photos when they go to new countries and locations so that they can reflect on the moments they get to spend there. However, you can also use your photography skills to make some money too.
Websites like Shutterstock and Etsy are always looking for high-quality and high-resolution photos of locations, products, landmarks, etc. So, all you have to do is to keep your DSLR camera handy and use your creativity to capture some of the most unique photos that other users may want to use for their websites, blogs, etc.
As you can see, traveling can be a fun experience but it can also be an opportunity for making some decent amount of money. So, when you are traveling to your next dream destination next time, try to apply the methods shared above and see how you can be productive even when are en route.