Are you heading out on the road soon on an exciting backpacking trip around far flung and unique new places and you’re trying to think of ways to make money on the road to help pay for things such as the occasional beer, food or accommodation? Travelling on a budget can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. With so many great ways to make some side cash on the road, there has never been a better time to take off on a long, life changing trip.
Freelancing is fast becoming one of the hottest ways to make money, what with general employment insecurity in many places making freelancing more appealing to both employers and employees. Do you have a skill such as SEO writing, coding for video games, amazing IT skills, even office skills such as filling in spreadsheets or providing administrative support? These are all things that can be freelanced out, amongst others. Check out sites like People Per Hour, Fiverr, Upwork and Vrtsk and see how you can put some of your skills to work for you while you’re on the road – especially when you’re in those in between times when nothing much happens, like waiting for flights or buses.
Playing Online Casino Games or Betting
Playing online casino games can be a great way to win some extra spending money for your travels, especially if there is no deposit required to play which makes it essentially risk free. Online betting can likewise be a great way to make some money on the road and betting sites can offer bets on a whole host of things from various sports to other things like baby names for high profile celebrities like when Prince William’s children were born, so even if you don’t know the ins and outs of a sport enough to be comfortable betting on a sport, there’s other things they sometimes offer odds on!
Tutoring – Depending on Location and Skill
Are you a native English speaker? If you are and you’re going to be staying in a non-English speaking country for awhile, you might be able to trade your skills in the English language for things such as free rooms, services and more if not for cash payments. Tutoring local kids can be a great way to make some extra money on the side (or avoid paying for accommodations). A lot of people have tutored children of families running guesthouses in exchange for free rooms, so this can be a really useful way to cut down on expenses. Not only that, but tutoring in this way often doesn’t require anything special aside from being a native (or fluent) speaker.
There you have a couple of great suggestions for making some extra money while travelling to help you pay for those expenses on the road such as accommodation and food. With so many options out there these days, it can be a great way to help prolong those travels without having to delve too deeply into your savings. So pack your bags and hit the road – the world is waiting for you!