Have you always dreamed of traveling the world, but don’t have the bank account to match your dreams? Here are 7 ways to cut down your expenses or make money while traveling.

1. Volunteer

There are many places around the world, like hostels, NGOs or farms that can use an extra hand. In return they can provide you with food & accommodation which will make your traveling SO MUCH cheaper. You can ask around yourself or use websites such as Workaway that will help you find opportunities.

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2. Tour Guide

Many big cities around the world will have several companies providing donation-based city tours. This can provide you with a pretty good income if you are knowledgable and manage to entertain your guests. Take a look at Sandemans European tours or Free Tours by Foot for US tours.

3. Sales

Are you outgoing, friendly and a little shameless? Then a commission based sales jobs will suit you perfectly and you can find one pretty much anywhere in the world. There will always be something to sell and shop owners happy to pay you a cut for bringing in customers. Think about anything from night clubs or hotels to diving classes.


4. Affiliate Marketing 

This can be one of the most lucrative ways of making money while traveling and some digital nomads support themselves like this and have plenty of money left to save invest. The concept is simple: write about your travels or any topic that interests you and make money by placing ads and writing sponsored posts. However, take into account that this is a super competitive market and you will need to start building a following before you leave. More tips.

5. Teaching

Do you have any skills worth sharing? An obvious one is language, but you can teach virtually anything. Think of the current job you are doing, would others be interested in learning about it? Moreover, hobbies like music, yoga or surfing are great skills to have and make money from!


6.  Freelance

These days most jobs can be done remotely and especially jobs that involve sitting behind a computer most of your day are perfect for a digital nomad. If your skills involve coding, digital marketing or design you have a good chance of making money remotely. It’s best to find some clients before you leave or you can use platforms like Upwork or Fiverr.

7. Au Pair

Being an au pair is a great way to live in a different country for a while with minimal costs. You will live with your host family and get some pocket money to go sightseeing on the weekends. There are many companies that can help match you find a suitable host family, depending on where you would like to go.

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