If your travelling on a budget, lets say backpacking around the world, the idea would have crossed your mind… I wonder if I can make a little money while I’m travelling, so I can travel for longer? With the internet in every corner of the world now it’s becoming easier and easier… Depending on how much work you want or how deeply you want to integrate into a foreign country there plenty of options. A great place to start is in Travel writing. It’s free to do and while your backpacking around you will most definitely form your own observations and opinions, why not share them with other travellers and make a little money along the way. If this idea is music to your ears then here’s a few options I’ve found:
Writing for Travel Websites: This can an easy way to make a little cash, sharpen your writing skills and get deeper into the countries you travel through. Sites like Matador and Boots n All will pay somewhere between $25 -$50 for articles, that’s not a lot but look at it this way – if your already in a country then why not think of an angle and write a story about it, what’s to loose? Plus it will almost certainly get you off of the tourist trail and into the heart of that place.
Keep a Travel Blog or Website: This way is a little more involved than the last but it can pay off if your prepared for a little hard work. Starting your own Blog couldn’t be easier and there is a wealth of great resources available on the internet that can help. This approach require more Admin and you will need to be a writer, a marketer, deal with advertising and website design… But I’ll say it again, the rewards can be big.