Actionable Ways to Travel With No Money
So let be realistic first: it’s almost not possible to travel the world without spending a dime.
Who doesn’t want to travel the world, leaving the worries behind, meeting new people and cultures?
So if money is the thing that prevents from you bringing this dream to reality, I have some good news.
There are endless ways to cut expenses and cost when traveling, and by doing so there’s no mean you should compromise your comfort.
I’m writing this post after many thoughts about many travelers I’ve seen during my trips around the world. I’ve met travelers my age who have been traveling the world for several years.
How jealous I am!
That would be awesome if I could just travel the world as they do, but again, there comes the main reason why I can’t – MONEY.
Here are few ideas for reducing costs and travel the world almost for free.
Become a Freelancer
If you are blessed with any skill, you may leverage it, and work for others who may need your help for a project.
How? You can work for other people in so many different ways, such as the following:
- Writing a content
- websites building
- software programming
I can keep listing things forever, but I’m sure you get the point.
You just need to sign up for any of these sites which can connect freelancers and people seeking workers. Few examples of these websites: Odesk, Freelancer, and Elance.
More Freelancing While Travelling Resources:
* How I built a freelance career while traveling the world
* What It’s Really Like To Freelance And Travel
* 50 Jobs You Can Easily Do While You Travel
Teach a Language Abroad
If English is your mother tongue, then you are very lucky.
There are so many places that will host you for free in return for English lessons. In Africa and Southeast Asia, the demand for English teachers is enormous.
* You can teach any language, as long as there are people who want to learn.
Teaching Abroad Resources:
* Why You Should Consider Teaching Abroad
* Step by Step Guide: How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad
* 5 Places to Teach English Abroad Without a Degree
Sell Things Online
How many times have you bought something on the internet? I think I buy most of my things on the net. You can try opening an account on eBay or Amazon and try selling things you can find for cheap to people want them.
I know it’s not as easy as it sounds, as the market today is saturated with cheap Chinese merchandise, but if you look, you can find good quality products you may sell to earn a significant amount of money. If you know how to create things with your own hands, then again, you are blessed. People love buying art products and jewelry, especially if they are hand-made. On
If you know how to create things with your own hands, then again, you are blessed. People love buying art products and jewelry, especially if they are hand-made. On etsy, you can sell only hand-made products; this may be the place for you.
* Tips to Making a Living on eBay
* How To Create A Best Selling Digital Download On Etsy
* 25 Products to Sell on Etsy
Run a Blog
Don’t skip this! You don’t have to know any programming language in order to be a blogger. I have no idea about programming and have had no training in HTML, CSS, or any other type of computer skills.
If there is any subject you have totally mastered and know everything about, you should run your own blog. Other people are just craving for your knowledge.
The most important thing about running a blog is that you create unique content with value to other people. It may not be easy at first, but if your blog contains useful content, the traffic will come sooner or later. Here is a helpful guide on how to run a blog.
More Blogging Resources:
* 10 Things to Do Before You Launch Your Blog
* 10 Easy Steps to Start a Money Making Blog in Minutes
* The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Posts That Rank in Google’s Top 10 (RECOMMENDED)
* 8 Blog Niches That Drive Traffic and Make Money
You’ve probably heard about wwoof or helpX. Well, wwoof means World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms; basically, it’s opened the doors for travelers around the world to volunteer on farms in exchange for accommodation and meals.
The tasks sometimes require physical efforts and may vary from one farm to another. Each farm has its own rules, so you should check before going and see what the expectations are for volunteers
Update: Check this new awesome project HippoHelp – a map-based platform which connects completely free between hosts and travelers.
More Volunteer Abroad Resources:
* 6 Ways To Volunteer Abroad And Be Really Useful
Did you experience one of these methods? Do you have more ideas for how to save money when traveling? Please share us with your thoughts.
Freelancing is awesome, especially if you can design websites or do online marketing like me and Cez. Travelling is much easier if you can earn money online!
Completely agree with Agness here – online is key, so if you can make money online you have no worries!
Agree with both of you.
This is a great advantage but absolutely saturated field.
Thank you for your article. I wish I could travel the world for totally free 🙂
While most of the time it’s really nearly impossible to travel totally for free, you can significantly reduce your costs, so your budget will last longer.
Thank you Rose 🙂