If you’ve ever been bitten by the travel bug you know how exciting the whole process can be. From arranging who to go with, the destination, planning the details of the journey from flights to accommodation, even shopping for clothes to wear on your travels. When you don’t have the funds to pay for your current dream holiday though that’s all it can remain, a dream. Fortunately, there are ways around this to help fund adventures all around the world.
Freelance on the Go
Freelance work is an incredible way of earning money on your own terms. Want to travel around the world? You can! It is possible to go see the sights, enjoy a hot or cold climate, and meet the locals while being a freelancer. I’ve heard a number of times that sites like Upwork and Fiverr are great platforms for freelancers and those seeking freelancers. What’s great about these websites is that the work you complete and the money you earn is protected, so if someone attempts to get away without paying, you’ll still receive the money you’ve worked for.
Whether you’re good at proofreading or you are skilled in graphic design, you could easily sign yourself up to one of these websites and earn yourself some money whilst travelling.
Invest for a Steady Return
Sometimes to make money you will need to invest money. This also applies to funding your travelling bug. An investment in property, for example, would give you a steady return to spend on travelling. Not only would you have a place to stay when you’re in the area, but can easily rent the property out for the rest of the year.
Of course, you’d need to make sure that you have the money to invest in the first place. If you were to say, search Kuala Lumpur new house for sale, you could find a decent priced property to help bring in a nice return for your travels.
Work While Travelling
We’ve talked about freelancing, but that’s not the only kind of work that you can do while travelling. You can find jobs in many destinations including waitressing, bar work or even working as a tour guide. This may even keep you in one place for longer than anticipated, give you the chance to explore the area more thoroughly and give you the chance to save for future destinations.
Many jobs abroad are often only available during tourists season too, so you may find that you’re working during the summer and then able to travel to other destinations during the winter.
Find a Job That Takes you Around the World
There are many jobs that may require you to travel the world as part of your contract. Whether that be for business meetings or to make new connections, it’s not impossible to find a company that’s willing to pay for your travelling expenses. I’ve heard of people working as nannies and travelling around the world to some amazing places.
Alternatively, you could apply for a job on a cruise ship and travel the world that way. Not only would you be making money while seeing the world, but you’d have a free place to stay with food and drink included.
Try House Sitting
A great of travelling around the world is by house sitting for holidaymakers. Many people need their homes to still function while they’re away and are happy for you to stay there and keep an eye on things – for free! While you might not necessarily make any money for this kind of thing, the flip side is you don’t have to worry about the cost of accommodation. All you’d have to do is keep the home clean, feed pets (if any), and oversee any maintenance such as pool cleaners (most instances this means overseeing a machine doing most of the hard work) and gardeners.
Plus, during your stay, you could find something that would make you money. Whether that be a job in the local town or you try your hand at freelancing, you could make money as well as having completely free accommodation!
As you can see, there are many ways to fund your adventures around our wonderful planet that don’t necessarily take much effort or research from you.
Do you have any tips to help other’s fund their dream holiday?
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