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How To Earn Money When You Travel, Travel For Free Or For A Minimal Fee

Posted on 16 June , 2017 PM


How To Earn Money When You Travel, Travel For Free Or For A Minimal Fee

We read travel quotes day in and day out, relate to them, watch jaw-dropping videos, stunning photos, hoping and wishing that travel would be more affordable to us all.. 

How about travel opportunities that are for free, a minimal fee, or even earning money to travel? 

Here is how;

Find A Crew/All Cruise Jobs

If you want to experience the world aboard a ship for free, this is your ultimate chance to be! Both websites will allow you to work aboard a ship, be offered food, accommodation, and sometimes even a salary, and so you will get to travel to many countries and have time to enjoy them.  

HitchHiker

The best yet effortless way to earn money while traveling abroad. This app will allow you to make use of any empty space that you have in your luggage by shipping things in return of an agreed upon fee. And you are free to splurge and choose how to spend the money earned. To download it on the App Store or get it on Google Play

Couchsurfing

This is a platform where people from all corners of the world offer a room, a bed, or even a couch at their place for free so that travelers and globetrotters could save on accommodation, not only but also stay with a local who could show them around, and take them to places that are off-the-beaten-track.  

Workaway / HelpX

These sites offer volunteering opportunities; where you might not get paid to work, but sure will get free accommodation and food. With Workaway & HelpX you get to choose the project that you will be involved in, are free to send to your potential host as many questions and queries as you want –this is an important step that should never be skipped, the last thing you want is landing on a job that makes you miserable-, and then sign a contract with all the terms and conditions of your work.

How to use them: It’s pretty easy; you create yourself an account for a yearly fee; where you state all your skills, and what services are you willing to offer, you go through the listings and choose whichever opportunity you fit in.

Workaway Vs. HelpX

Workaway

  • Working hours start at 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Relatively expensive subscription fee that differs whether you are one person, a couple, or a group of friends
  • Listings are a bit challenging to navigate

HelpX

  • Working start at 4 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • A small fee for two years of subscription without any categorization
  • Listings are easier to navigate

Work In Organic Farms

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms will provide you with an enriching experience; where you will learn organic farming hacks and techniques, contribute to doing some works for 4 to 6 hours a day in exchange for free food, and accommodation.

The major drawback is that every country has a different WWOOFing site, so you’d have to pay a different fee each time you subscribe to a different WWOOF country. You can participate in farming projects through HelpX and Workaway too, but not necessarily organic.

 

House-Sitting

Is now a common practice whereby property owners entrust their house to someone who can stay in it for free in return of looking after the house, the pets, do some maintenance works, or any task that is relevant to taking care of the house during the absence of its owners.

Housecarers

MindMyHouse

TrustedHouseSitters: basically for those interested in pet-sitting

 

Work In A Hostel/Restaurant/Café

During high seasons, you can easily land on one of these jobs without even having to search online, in some jobs you will be offered food, accommodation, a salary, or a mix of them, but in some cases you will need a work permit.

 

Teach English

As a second, or a first language.

You will be surprised to know that teaching English especially in Asia can earn you up to thousands of dollars. And the most famous place to find vacancies is ESL Cafe

 

Start A Blog

Although the easiest thing to do is creating yourself a WordPress blog, and start blogging about whichever topic that comes to mind, be it travel, finance, parenting, cooking, yoga, etc standing out from the crowd will always be the challenge. It takes some time, practice, and effort along with learning some hacks & tricks, and you have the potential to drive tons of traffic to your blog, include some paid ads, and subscribe to affiliation programs that could earn you money enough for a living.

You can learn all blogging hacks through reading online, experimenting, and following successful blogs, but you can also subscribe to an online course, easy!

UpWork / Fiverr

Both websites will allow you to work online from anywhere you please, and earn money as you go. All you have to do is creating an account, build a solid profile; mentioning what kind of expertise & skills do you possess, and what kind of services are you willing to offer, your rate per hour or per task, and wait for job seekers to contact you, or be pro-active and apply to existing openings.

 

Now what..are you all ready & packed? 😉