5 Ways to Make Money Online While Traveling 2024

Updated: March 22, 2020

5 Ways to Make Money Online While Traveling 2024

Everyone deserves to travel and see more of the world that they live in, but not everyone gets this chance.

If you aren’t restricted by money there’s probably a good chance you’re restricted by time (your job) That’s where the flexibility of working online can free you from some of those restrictions.

In this piece, we explore some of the legitimate ways to make money online while traveling.

  1. Blogging

Blogging is one of the most flexible online businesses that anyone can get into. Of course, there are a lot of blogs out there, but not everyone out there has your kind of voice and experience, which is what makes you stand out from the rest.

If you have something that you believe you can share, your blog is the best place to do so. 

It would even make sense to create a travel blog where you detail your travel experiences, mention where you have been to, mention what you can do there and much more. If managed properly, this blog could start paying for your other travel adventurers.

Some of the ways to make money via blogging are to:

  • Offer ad spaces directly on your website
  • Run google ads on your blog (Google Adsense)
  • Become an affiliate marketer (List of the best rated 2024 affiliate programs)
  • Sell a product on your blog. This could be your eBook, a course you have created, etc

Related : Learn how to make your own blog website (step-by-step) in 30 minutes

  1. Freelancing

Depending on the kind of job you do, you might have developed some skills that may be offered to clients over the internet, no matter where you are in the world. This is the place of freelancing.

For digital nomads, making money via this move won’t cost anything extra on their part. All they have to do is dial down on the number of clients that they have to work with or the deliverables that they are expected to turn in.

If you had a regular job, though, you might have to seek out some clients who you can offer your services to during your travels.

The best thing about freelancing is that you don’t have to offer directly what you had been doing in the office. You could be a doctor and opt to become a data entry person for an agency. That won’t make you the same amount you get in the office, no doubt, but it could pay for that next cup of coffee.

You can check out sites like Fiverr, Freelancer and Upwork.

  1. Sell Wares

The internet has made it possible for you to set up shop in just a couple of minutes and start selling stuff. 

The best part about this is that you don’t need to have physical stock of the items that you are selling before you can get them out to the buyers. All you have to do is have a link to the direct manufacturer/ supplier of these products act as an intermediary to the buyer and make your money on top of it.

At the end of the day, you are acting in the capacity of a glorified middleman, and you are making your cool cash on the side.

By so doing, you don’t even have to deal with inventory, sales tracking, order tracking and all that. You leave all that to the supplier while you only have to connect with the buyer.

The good news is that this kind of business could start as being a side thing on your travels but you end up building it enough that it scales into something bigger.

To get started with these, you can choose to sell stuff on eBay, Amazon or your website/blog.

  1. Sell Photos

If you know how to take good photos (editing is a plus skill here), you can make a pretty buck online.

Chances are that everywhere in the world has some spectacular sights. Even if they are not so alluring, you can take beautiful shots of them and edit them to be amazing. When you are done, there are a lot of online channels to sell your photos on.

You can go to Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, and Foap, among others, to get started.

  1. Day Trading

Before we go ahead, we have to tell you that this is not for everyone. It also requires not just training and learning, but skills too, to make it as a day trader. If you believe you have what it takes, though, day trading is one of the most lucrative ways to make money when you are on the move.

No matter where you are in the world, you can analyze your charts, set up your trades, set your stop losses and go about having fun for the day. As long as you have an internet connection and an internet-enabled device, that is.

Check out Investopedia for training tips.

Wrap Up

If you think working online is something you may be interested in, these methods are a good place to start. I recommend #1 and #2. All of them can provide an extra stream of income that also offers the flexibility of working from home or while traveling.

Related : Learn how to make your own blog website (step-by-step) in 30 minutes

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