How To Make Money When Travelling

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How To Make Money When Travelling

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Have you ever thought to yourself whilst on the road, ‘How can I make money when travelling?’, or ‘How can I lengthen my trip?’. Chances are these thoughts, that may have seemed impossible have gone through your mind at some point. As a result, you’ve had to end your travels early due to financial reasons, or you just haven’t been able to take that trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Well, we want to change that.

Despite many people’s beliefs, there are so many unique, creative and easy ways to make money whilst travelling. Meaning you can spend more time travelling and less time worrying about your bank account statement. So without further ado, here is a list of 15 ways you can make money when travelling:


Play Online Games

A great and easy way to make money when travelling is through an online casino sites like All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and you’re good to go! The great part is, there are hundreds of online casino games to choose from, so you can pick the games you’re best at. We do highly recommend you set a maximum budget you will spend before starting, as we know how tempting it is to keep playing until you win.


If you’re a magician behind the camera, and love taking the perfect shot, why not turn that into a small business? You can set up a small online shop on sites like which you can sell to various magazines around the world and to company that want stock photography collections.

Start your own Travel Blog

If you’re passionate about inspiring and teaching others to travel, why not start a travel blog? If you’re looking to generate some extra income, having a travel blog could be an excellent long term income stream. However, it’s not easy to turn a travel blog into a major income stream, and it does take a lot of time and loving care into producing quality content that people will read.
If you’re wanting to start a travel blog, we highly recommend as your web-host. You can start with them for as low as $3.49 a month, plus you get a free domain if you sign-up with our link!

Affiliate Marketing

If you’ve set up your own blog, make sure to start affiliate marketing right away. Its a great passive income that you can earn even when you don’t have wifi or not on a computer. If you’re new to affiliate marketing or want professional advice, we highly recommend the e-course: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner. She teaches you the exact strategies she used to make $50,000 a month from affiliate marketing!

Take online surveys

This is a great way to earn money when travelling. It may not be hundreds of dollars, but if you do enough, it can really add up, and hey! Every little counts! Just set aside some time each week to answer multiple surveys. It is super, quick and easy to do and you’re basically leaving money on the table by not doing them.

Work in a Hostel

Hostels are always look for new staff willing to work some hours a day. Yannick worked at a hostel for 4 months in Thailand and was given free accommodation and food. This is a great way, if you’re short of money but want to stay at a place for a while, as they’ll give you free accommodation and sometimes food too. Not a bad way to save money when travelling!


If you’re travelling for long periods of time, consider having your house/apartment on Airbnb. It’s a great way to income passive income when you’re travelling and its pays great! We’ve had nothing but great things with Airbnb and use them all the time! We know some people are conscious about renting out their home to strangers, but it can be a great way to earn money when travelling without having to do any work!

Selling Goods Online

If you’ve found a great product, that you love and you think others will too, why not sell it? Set up an online shop on sites like Ebay or Gumtree and start selling. Your success will depend on many factors but again, if you’re willing to learn how to get your goods in front of the right people online, but by earning a few sales each week, could potentially keep you on the road for a lot longer.

Become a social media influencer

This is a great way to make money when travelling. If you already have a fairly large following (roughly 3,000+) on any of the social media sites, you can sign up for influencer sites like Famebit, Shoutcart, Instabrand, Nichify and much more. How does getting paid to post pictures on Instagram sound? This is actually our main income stream, and we’ve earned over $28,000 from this alone!
Because of our success from Instagram, we’ve created an online Instagram course that teaches you our exact strategies on how we’ve grown to over 70,000 engaged followers whilst earning a solid income! Just head to Instamazing Passion & Profits for more information!

Teach any language

If you can speak another language, this can be a great way to earn an income on the road. English isn’t the only language people want to learn. If you can speak French, Thai, Portuguese or anything else? Look for jobs or set up your own classes by advertising at popular hangouts such as cafes.

Travel Writing

If you’re good at writing articles or blog posts, there are hundreds of opportunities out there to write about your experiences and the destinations you visit. These can then be published on websites or online magazines, which they will pay for your post. If you write quality articles, other larger online sites may recognise you, and in no time you can start earning a solid income from writing about what you love.

Virtual Assistant (VA)

In this day and age, there are hundreds of busy digital nomads and online entrepreneurs hire VA’s. We are in a Facebook Group, and not exaggerating, every day someone asks a question about where they can find a VA for their business. A virtual assistant manages daily tasks, such as replying to emails, scheduling appointments, research, blog writing etc. This is great if you have a background in this area, and can pay really well too!

Write an E-Book

If you’re passionate about teaching and helping others, and you’ve got heaps of knowledge in a specific field, why not put that to good use? Without a doubt, demand for information is huge, and people love E-Books. Whether you’re writing a ‘How to’ Guide to a destination Guide for a specific place/country. They’ll always be people out there wanting to learn more. Making money with an eBook is easy, because it comes with low investment costs. Once written, it can provide a passive income for a period of time. You can literally start writing now, what are you waiting for?

I hope you enjoyed this list and got loads of new ideas. If you have more great travel jobs in mind that help people make money while traveling, please leave them in the comments! I’d love to hear more ideas!

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By | 2017-07-27T19:58:09+01:00 January 23rd, 2017|What Does it Cost?|4 Comments

About the Author:

Hey there I'm Emma! A luxury and adventure travel blogger. I've currently travelled to 53 countries with no plans to stop! I hope I can inspire you to travel the world with my travel guides, travel and blogging tips, as I believe travel is for everyone. So come and travel well for less with me!


  1. Arzo Travels 01/26/2017 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Great tips and the amount you make from social media is amazing 🙂 Motivated me.

  2. Mike 01/27/2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Really well written. I have quite a large account on Instagram (@mikecleggphoto) so I’m going to check out those influencer sites you mentioned.

    Also interesting about Bluehost, I have heard them mentioned a few times before. I’m currently using GoDaddy who I highly dislike so I may change providers in May, if I do I’ll try and remember to use your link.


    • Luxurybackpacking 01/28/2017 at 2:10 am - Reply

      Hi Mike!

      Ohhh we love your Instagram! You should they’re definitely worth it!
      We love Bluehost they have the best prices out there and pretty good customer service when you need it 🙂 That’s great we’d love you to use our link if you remember 😀

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

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