You might have heard that it’s possible to make a living from Travelling but you are not sure exactly what it entails. For most people it means something totally different. I am one of the lucky ones that enjoys working from my own home while I travel. What does that mean? It means I get to make some extra money!
It all started when I discovered something I’d never heard of before. That Traveling can be a lucrative business. A few years ago there was an online travel magazine that had been around for a few years. The number of readership was low and the profit margins were not that good. I decided to take this opportunity to make some more money by creating articles for them and, before I knew it, I was making a nice little chunk of change each month. Even if you only travel once a year you could still make money!
Traveling and working from home isn’t as unusual as you might think. If you have a computer and access to the internet you can make money just about anywhere you go. You can make money working from your car! I did that for several years until I found a way to combine it with something I enjoyed so much.
One way to make money while travelling is to write articles. There are thousands of places on the web where you can sell your articles for a small fee. It is a good way to get your feet wet, build your portfolio and practice your writing skills. I advise you to join a freelance website so that you make money from your articles in the same way as you make money from your travels.
Traveling can bring you into contact with people you wouldn’t normally have crossed paths with. Travelling brings people together from all over the world which can often lead to business being made. Travelling can also help you to develop your skills in a specific area. If you are a photographer perhaps putting together some short term projects will give you the experience you need to go on to create a career in this field.
As a traveller you may also find employment opportunities offering travel coaching. This is another way to work while travelling. Many people think that the money they make whilst working from a hotel or other location is much higher than the money they can make from teaching others how to get their business off the ground. This is a misconception as there are many coaches who offer training for very little money.
One very popular and profitable way of making money whilst travelling is by setting up your own business. This can be extremely difficult as the industry is so competitive. The best way to overcome this problem is to set up your own website. There are plenty of free websites that you can use so setting one up won’t be a problem.
With a bit of effort and determination you should be able to make a living from travelling. There are plenty of people who have been successful at this so remember that there is never a reason why you cannot succeed. Just do not give up if it doesn’t happen immediately. Keep looking until you find that perfect travel opportunity.
It will be very easy to make money by taking up a job in a place where there is a shortage of people to do the same job. For example a hotel in Europe has recently been refurbished. This has created a huge shortage of hotel staff and many businesses have struggled financially as a result. You could fill the shoes of these hotels owners and therefore create your own successful business.
Another way to make money whilst travelling is to start a small business. This requires that you have some contacts in the local market. It is very easy to find people who are willing to start their own business by using the internet. You then approach them and offer them a commission on any sales that they make.
Your own experience will also be valuable when trying to make a living from travelling. If you know a lot about Kenya and are used to helping people get to the hospital then you could offer your services as a medical escort. This will require that you make sure that you leave the patients in safe hands and that you pick up the patients in an appropriate manner. This will allow you to enjoy the process of travelling even more.