Don’t you just love it when people wax lyrical about travelling for months on end, enjoying day after day of adventures, followed by nights of partying? It sounds fantastic, but put yourself in that situation and you can’t see how you can manage more than a week or so before your financial resources dry up.
Panic not, as this is the age of the side hustle. It might sound like something from a gangster movie, but all it really means is quick, easy and completely legal and ethical ways to earn yourself some extra money during your travels. And the real beauty is that in the technological age, most are things you can do with only a laptop or even a smartphone.
Freelance on Upwork
Upwork has become the marketplace for digital nomads, and it really proves that the 21st-century labour pool is something that previous generations could not even have imagined.
Whatever you are good at, and however good you are at doing it, you’ll be able to find an assignment that suits your special skills. Large companies, small businesses and individuals all post jobs on Upwork, and they range from private tutoring to content writing to web design to just about anything you can imagine.
Become a forex trader
No joke, these days, everyone is trading forex, and you don’t need a Ferrari and a Leonardo DiCaprio haircut to join the fun. While the traditional stock market has been struggling over the past few years, the thing about forex is there are always winners and losers, the market is constantly moving and you don’t need a huge pile of money to get started.
Just do yourself a favour and check a site like Trusted Forex Broker to choose a trading platform and broker that will be effective and will not lead you down the garden path. As the old saying goes, investments can go down as well as up, so you need the best support and the right tools to make a success of it.
Fiverr a job
If you are up for anything, Fiverr is a website you just have to explore. It’s a great concept – buyers can ask suppliers for anything they like and it costs $5.00. It ranges from the mundane – I want you to write me 300 words about your first impressions of Paris – to the downright bizarre – I’ll pay you to tell my girlfriend I’m leaving her.
If you are a native English speaker, you have something that many other people want and for which they will pay good money. TEFL courses are now all the rage, but if you’ve not done the course, don’t worry, there are other teaching opportunities for an enterprising soul, and they are all gathered on the Take Lessons website.
If there’s one thing you should be doing while you are travelling, it is sharing your experiences via a blog. You can make a little money out of it too without doing damage to the blog or your reputation. In fact, some sponsored content can be useful to readers and boost your traffic, as long as you are selective and always place quality above all else.