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Globe-Trotting: 6 Ways to Earn Money While Traveling Around the Globe

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If you’re anything like most people, you want to travel more but don’t have the money to do so, nor do you have enough vacation time from your job to do it. That’s where you’re at a crossroads… The wanderlust in you tells you to travel more but the sane person watching your finances tells you that you can’t afford it… what do you do? 

Well, you can do one of two things… You can do like most people and stay at your full-time job and only take vacations once or twice a year. Or you can follow your heart’s desire and travel the globe and see places you never thought you’d ever see in your lifetime. 

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Opting for the latter might feel a little scary at first but there’s no need to go into panic mode. There are great ways for you to travel the globe and make money while doing it. Once you know more, you’ll feel a lot more comfortable with the idea.

The Scariest Part About Traveling the Globe

When people are going back and forth in their minds about whether or not they should live a life of travel, they immediately become overwhelmed with anxiety and fear. It’s perfectly understandable because it’s a major life transition but once you can address and acknowledge what scares you the most about it, you can tackle that fear head-on.

Traveling brings about a lot of fears in people. According to lifehack.org, fear is the reason why a lot of people feel so dissatisfied with their lives, especially when it comes to traveling. 

For most people, the scariest part about living a life of travel is the aspect of money. How will you make money? What if you run out of money? How much will everything cost? Etc… Yes, those are definitely questions you need answers to but the funny thing is, money is the last thing to worry about because there are so many ways to make money while you’re traveling.

In fact, you can actually make more money while traveling the globe than you ever could working your 9 to 5 job… that’s the funny part that people find so hard to believe. Think of it like this… Because there are so many ways to make money while traveling, you’re going to start looking into multiple ways to have multiple streams of money coming in.

When working your full-time job at home, that job is your main source of income… it gets your bills paid and gives you a little to save and play around with. Because your full-time job gives you what you need, you never even stop to look at all the other ways you can make money too, even while living in your home.

Traveling just puts a fear in you that makes you actively look for multiple ways to earn money. Your full-time job gives you the security of not needing to, so you don’t. But the moment you make the decision to travel full-time, get ready to finally live the life you were meant to live.

Ways to Make Money While Globe-Trotting the World

Start an Online Business

Starting an online business is a great way to make money while traveling the globe. One of the biggest reasons why it’s so great is because of its earning potential.

Because online businesses are online, that means you can start it at any moment as long as you have access to the internet. To take a step back, most people give themselves at least a year to try and work and save up for their globe-trotting adventures. 

While they’re in that year of working and saving, they’ll also use that time to start their online business. It’s during this time that you’ll determine exactly what you want to sell, build your virtual store, and market your products to your target audience. 

That will be the perfect amount of time to grow your customer base. By the time you’re ready to see the world, you’ll have already produced a reliable source of monthly income.

House Sit

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House sitting is a way to make money simply by not having to spend money. As a house sitter, you typically aren’t paid. Where your compensation comes in is not having to pay for accommodations, which is the most expensive part of traveling.

People typically need house sitters for when they go out of town for an extended amount of time. The homeowners typically want you to watch over their homes and take care of their plants and pets… In exchange for that, you get to stay in a fully furnished home. That’s payment enough!

Work on a Farm

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If you’re not afraid to get your hands a little dirty, then seasonal work on a farm is the perfect route for you… and it can actually be pretty fun! Can you imagine what it would be like to work and learn about the “Pa-iwi” practice at Farmcradle? It would be like an agricultural dream come true!

Farms can be pretty hard to maintain for a single farmer and that’s why they specifically look for travelers with working holiday visas to help them out. Flowers, fruits, and vegetable picking are the most common farms that travelers work on.

Money is the most common form of payment but some farmers will offer accommodation as payment… it would be up to you which one you prefer.

Rent Your Home

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Similar to starting an online business, renting your home is also a great way to receive a monthly income. This is definitely a great option if you live in a home that’s already paid for. The money your renters would pay every month would go directly in your pockets to put towards your next travel destination. Just make sure you’re renting to long-term renters.

Work at a Hostel

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Hostels are some of the best places to stay while you’re traveling. Not only are they beautiful and host some of the best nightclub scenes you’ve ever seen but they’re also a great way to rack up some extra cash for your travels!

One of the great things about hostels is the flexibility they offer. They might need you to work for only a few hours and then you can continue on with your day… There’s always money to be made, whether it’s you watching the front desk for a few hours or cleaning a few rooms, your earning capabilities are definitely there.

Also, similar to working on a farm, your compensation can either be money or accommodation.

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