If you travel with a laptop, or in some cases a smart phone or tablet, why not use your devices to make your funds go further? There are several ways in which you can save and sometimes even make money from your computer and other devices with internet access.
You may dream of eating your way around the best food carts in the world. You might love the idea of taking an array of exciting food tours around the planet. Spending an evening in a swanky, up-market restaurant might be more your cup of tea. There may be a particular destination that you’re itching to get to because of all the great things you’ve heard about the local food scene.
However you love eating the world, more money in your pocket means more delicious dishes to try!
1. Dare to Compare
Forget booking the first flight or hotel that you see. There are a range of comparison websites that can help you to make significant savings when booking flights and accommodation. Looking for a good deal on travel insurance? Compare policies online. Shop around virtually before making any costly purchases and compare transportation fares. Why spend more than you need to?
2. Look for Coupons and Discount Codes
Many attractions and, more importantly, restaurants offer discounts and promotions from time to time. Check online for any potential savings before planning your days.
3. Start a Travel Blog
Travel blogging can be a legitimate way to make money from your computer when traveling. Indeed, any form of blog can be monetized to put more pennies in your pocket and meals in your stomach. There are various monetization methods available, including affiliate sales and advertising. Compare hosting options to make sure you’re getting the best value for money and service. Another perk of having a successful travel blog is that eateries may invite you to dine for free in exchange for a review.
4. Become a Freelancer
There are many freelancing opportunities that can be done from anywhere in the world. Generally all you need is your computer, a reliable internet connection and appropriate skills. Many skills can, however, be easily learnt on the road.
If you’re a language expert, why not take on some freelance translating projects? Are you a whizz with words? What about freelance writing or editing? Other areas include online tutoring, computer programming and digital marketing. There is also decent demand for remote workers in various fields too.
5. Sell Items Online
With diverse online sales platforms, it’s easier than ever to connect with potential buyers. Seen some wonderfully unique items on your travels that you know people would love to buy? List them and post them to the buyer. Do the math and you can make a nice profit, especially if you’re staying put in one place for some time. Hard-to-find cooking equipment and supplies can be especially popular.
6. Create an eBook
Do you have a great idea for a book? Perhaps you’d love to compile your favorite recipes and share them with the world. Maybe you have plenty of food stories to tell. You could write an eBook and sell it.
7. Do Paid Surveys
While it’s highly unlikely to make you mega riches, you can earn a little extra by doing online surveys. Some companies pay out in cash while others give points that can be redeemed at various online outlets.
8. Flip Websites
If you have the patience, you can build a website, grow and audience and then sell the site for a profit. Another option is to buy an existing site, build it and then resell it. This is known as website flipping and it can be profitable if you have the know-how.
While there are many ways to make money on the road when traveling, with short-term and casual work, for example, you can save and make money from your computer anywhere in the world.