Traveling can give you new and exciting experiences but this all comes at a cost. Many people need to work extra hours before traveling to fund the experience. However, there is an alternative way to cover the cost of your travels and the activities you participate in during this time. One option is to work while you are away and there are many ways you can do this to keep the money rolling in so you can continue to have a good time.
While trading stocks was once something that only rich people were involved with, it is now a way of making money that can be done almost anybody. You just need enough money to open an account, a laptop and Internet access. It also helps if you have a basic understanding of the stock market before you start trading or you can follow different trading guides to gain a better understanding of how other traders make money.
Once you get started, you can trade online from anywhere in the world. As you gain experience and develop a greater understanding of the stock market, trading becomes easier and has the potential to earn you a reasonable amount. Keeping track of the trends on the stock market will make a difference to your earning potential if you opt for this way of earning money during your travels.
Working in a freelance capacity is something else that you can do anywhere in the world if you have a laptop and Internet access. Platforms such as upwork.com are a way of connecting freelancers with clients looking for specific jobs completing. There is a huge variety of work available, so you can complete jobs that suit your skill set. For example, if you are a talented writer, you have experience of graphic design or you have strong administrative skills, then you can search for work that suits your preferences, experience and abilities.
You can take on as much or as little work as you like and fit it around the activities you are enjoying during your travels. You can set your hourly rate and may receive direct orders from clients. In most cases, you will need to submit a proposal and bid for the work against other freelancers who are interested in the job.
Teaching English Abroad
A further option for making money while you travel is to teach English as a second language to people in the countries you are visiting. English is one of the most spoken and written languages in the world. Therefore, it is one of the most common languages taught in countries where it is not the first language. There are opportunities for people who are traveling to gain short-term contracts to teach English as a second language to people. They must have strong English skills themselves and have the confidence to teach people, either in groups or on a one-to-one basis.
These are just some of the ways you can earn money while you are traveling. Although there are many other options available, these three are something that almost anybody can do. Which you choose will depend on your personal knowledge, experience and skills.
Ross Cameron is a full-time day trader and owner of Warrior Trading which he founded in 2012 as a live trading chat room emphasizing education and idea generation. In 2014, he began teaching day trading classes, taking a break in 2015 to write a best-selling book How to Day Trade, which can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. Day trading allows Ross to travel and bring his work with him. Today he continues to trade in his chat room and teach trading courses, and lives with his family in Vermont.