Consider these five ways for funding a life on the road, to make money online and travel:
1. Travel Writer
Writing for online or offline publications can help you earn money while traveling.
You can write
– Hotels reviews for travel publications
– For magazines and newspapers
– Guidebooks such as Lonely Planet
– Advertising texts for corporations
– For sites that buy content (Like Expedia, Travelocity, and others. They can hire freelancers
2. Sell photos online
Try selling your landscape and portrait shots to travel publications or submit it to a stock photography websites or travel magazines. You will be making money when people are buying your digital photos or web artwork. But make your homework before starting to post every photo of a cute kitten that you took. First find out what does market need and what requirements are. Stock photography services will gladly suggest you what kind of pictures they can accept. Otherwise in worst case your pictures will not be accepted by stock pictures web-sites and all the time you spend taking photographs would be wasted. It is pretty hard to get your photos there. Or if pictures would be accepted nobody would want to buy them which will mean no profit for you. So get a good camera and good luck!
3. Create a travel blog
Traveling is one of the better paid niches in Internet. Create a travel blog, place AdSense on it and follow all the steps to drive traffic to your web-site. Advertisers are willing to pay good money per click so if you will manage good traffic you can make decent profit to be able to travel and to write about it.
Other way is to ask your visitors to make a donation to keep you traveling. You can place a PayPal Donate button. If you have loyal audience, then people will gladly give you money to keep you rolling and blogging.
4. Audio Podcasting
Make an iTunes podcast. It is easier than ever to get listed in iTunes and there’s a huge audience of podcast listeners. Record podcasts about the places you traveled and post them few times a week. If you are good, your audience will grow as well as your earnings to keep you traveling.
5. Sell goods on Internet
Set up an account on eBay and start selling items. With eBay you can sell your items online and ship from anywhere where the post offices are. For example if you traveling in Thailand you found out that clothes and shoes are very inexpensive here but cost much more in USA and Europe. Try selling those items on eBay and make money!
If you are decent travel writer don’t forget to celebrate the 160th Birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson today like Google does.