Posted on April 28, 2016
Traveling is good for the soul, but it can wreak havoc on your wallet. You don’t need a lot of money to start fulfilling your lust for travel, of course, but it sure helps to have something to fall back on while you’re out and about in the world.
The problem is, it’s near impossible to account for everything that’ll happen on a trip when you’re at the budgeting stage. If you find your travel funds dropping faster than you expected, follow these four tips on how a digital nomad such as yourself can start replenishing your bank balance.
1. Sell pictures on microstock websites – You don’t need to be a professional to take some stunning photos of the places you visit. With a bit of research and practice, you can easily learn how to optimize your pictures using Photoshop or Lightroom and selling them on microstock websites.
2. Create a consistent and unique travel vlog – Don’t limit yourself to static images and words. Head over to YouTube, pick up a few tips on how to make a good travel video, and start your own travel vlog. Some microstock websites also accept stock videos, so you can stand to make even more money per location you travel to.
3. Write about it – Share your adventures (and misadventures!) on the road by putting them to paper. You can start a travel blog and monetize it using Google Ads or just do freelance writing for popular travel websites. If you’re going for the latter, learning how to pitch an article idea is a good start.
4. Play for it – Online casino games are international; you can now even play against live dealers online to help you hone your skills, as long as you have a solid internet connection. Just remember to keep a very close eye on your bankroll! Unless you’re playing at the level of the hardcore players on this list who play anything from poker to blackjack to roulette, then don’t bet everything you have on one hand or one throw of the dice, or you may never play again competitively.
With a camera, a laptop, and an internet connection, you can pretty much continue traveling forever (or until your feet hurt) while making money along the way.
More tips to follow in my future articles!
Safe travels to all of you 🙂