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Finding a way to fund your travels is essential for anyone looking to experience more than just a short holiday. Funding your travels means that you don’t have to save up for months and months to spend time away, you can travel wherever you desire safe in the knowledge that you can afford to do so.
Rent Out Your Home
One way of funding your travels is to rent out your home while you are away. You could set up a hosting account on Airbnb while you travel to make some money from your property, which would otherwise be empty. If you are travelling for an extended period of time it is important to set up a system to facilitate a high-quality guest experience. You will need to arrange for a safe way for guests to pick up the keys. You will also need to arrange for a cleaner to come to tidy and clean the property between visits.
Renting out your home on Airbnb is a pretty simple way to make money while travelling. It is important to remember that you will need to be close to your phone in case guests need to get in contact with you.
If you are travelling to a country that does not have English as the native language then you might want to spend some time teaching English. You could work at a local school or do some tutoring. If you want to spend time travelling around a bit while you work then tutoring might be the best option as you can work remotely via video call.
Start a Travel Blog
If you dream of travelling for a living, then one of the best ways to fund this lifestyle is to start a successful travel blog. It is important to remember that it might take a bit of time to get your travel blog up and running, so you might need to fund some of the trips yourself before you can expect your blog earnings to pay for your trip.
Over time, if your blog builds up a dedicated readership then you will start to earn money from sponsorships and brand deals. It is also likely that you will be offered free stays in hotels and activities in exchange for posting about the experience.
Consider a Personal Loan
As another option, many people also consider personal loans to fund their trips. If this is the case, you will need to have a clear repayment plan in place to ensure that you are able to repay your loan. This may be a good option alongside the other ideas mentioned above.
Many jobs that would have to have traditionally been office based are now being completed by remote workers. Working remotely is another great way to fund your travels as long as you have access to a computer and the internet. There are many different types of remote work that you can do such as content writing, graphic design, website design or virtual assistant work.