Need more money for travel? Here is a list of 10 ways to make extra money for your travel fund.
These money ideas are ways to make money immediately from your computer. So you can do these jobs on the side, after work or even while watching TV.
Check them out below.
Fill out paid surveys
Paid surveys are one of the best ways to make money immediately. How they work is you sign up to survey companies and then begin completing surveys. Every survey you complete, you get paid a few dollars typically, and sometimes as much as $10 – $15 per survey. It’s really that simple.
Here are some high paying survey companies to worth with:
Being paid to travel the world is a dream for just about anyone! Becoming a travel influencer takes a lot of work and time to build up a following before you can make money. But once you’ve put in the work, you can make a lot of money by working with all sorts of companies related to travel.
For example, you can get free hotel stays, free tours of countries by partnering with tourism boards and tour companies, free travel gear like backpacks, clothing, and photography equipment.
The best part is if you’re really good at Influencing and have a strong audience, you can be paid money on top of getting free stuff.
Start a travel blog and make money with affiliate marketing
Since we’re talking about travel, why not start a travel blog and make money using affiliate marketing! With your travel blog, you’ll naturally be talking about your destination, where you’re staying, what you’re eating, and the travel gear you’re using.
All of these things can make you money when you mention a brand or company. Affiliate marketing is when you promote a business products and services for a commission. For example, you could write a blog post about how you booked a car for your California road trip. You can link to the company you booked the car with, and anyone who clicks your link and books a car will earn you a referral commission.
Affiliate marketing and travel blogs go hand in hand very well, as we naturally talk and recommend products and services when we talk about travel. There are travel bloggers making a full time income with their blogs and they just travel around full time, Influencing with their blogs and Instagram, and Youtube too!
Writing is a very in demand skill because websites and companies need fresh content consistently. If you like writing, you should be able to get an online job writing since it’s such an in demand job.
The easiest way to find online jobs is through freelancing, which means you perform piece work tasks and get paid per task finished. A lot of these jobs lead to long term partnerships with companies and brands if they like your work.
Websites like upwork.com help freelancers (you) find business that need writers. You can check them out.
Sell your stuff on eBay
There is pretty much a 100% chance you have stuff you don’t need that has value. One of the best ways to make money fast for travel is to sell your stuff. Just get rid of as much as you can. Declutter your closet, basement, and anywhere else that accumulates stuff.
eBay is a very popular online market place to sell second hand stuff. There are many other platforms online you can explore. Craigslist and Kijiji are also good places where you can sell items locally for free as well.
Create an online course
If you are particularly skilled in a certain topic, consider teaching it for money. Online teaching platforms like Skillshare lets teachers (you) create video tutorials and you get paid when people enrol into your course and consume your content.
A few examples of courses you can teach are photography, writing, building apps, web designing, Instagram influencing, etc. If it’s a skill people want to learn, you’re pretty much able to create a course on it for money.
Self publish books on Amazon
Self publishing books is a very underrated way to make money. You can write a book on any topic for publishing on Amazon. Amazon has a self publishing network where you create digital books to sell on their platform. Amazon gets 30% of the price of the book sold (you determine the price) and you get the rest.
Your books don’t need to be big drawn out stories or super in depth guides. Mini books of 20-50 pages can sell very well for a few dollars. Getting a few dozen downloads a day will help you make a tremendous amount of money for travel quickly.
Freelance any skill you have online
I talked about freelancing your writing skills earlier, but actually you can freelance any skill you have – as long as there is a demand for it.
For example, you could do mundane tasks line inputting data or creating spreadsheets, or perform skilled work like editing HTML for websites or creating graphics for businesses.
There are many kinds of businesses that need all sorts of different tasks done – simple or technical. I mentioned a website upwork.com earlier, and that’s just one place to advertise your skills or look for jobs.
Sell stock photos online
Buying and selling stock photos online is big business. If you have a lot of photos sitting around or like the idea of making money selling photos you take, consider going into the stock photography game.
How you get paid selling photos online is generally either by getting paid per download of your photo, or you get paid one price for your photo and it can be downloaded as many times after that as needed.
Websites like istockphoto.com is a marketplace for buyers to find photos to purchase and sellers to sell their photos.
Teach English online
The demand to learn English worldwide is incredibly huge. Instead of moving to Asia (or wherever) to teach English, you can do it online from your computer at home. There are many many companies that help you find teaching jobs online. VIPKID is one of those companies. They can pay up to $22 an hour.