How to Make Money Online While You Travel

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Being able to make money online while you travel is an incredibly useful asset. Having a stream of income and not having to rely solely on savings relieves a lot of financial pressure while you travel. It also means that you will be able to travel for longer – if you want to.

So, how do you do it?

Contrary to what you might believe it isn’t actually that difficult to make money online. Here are some ideas to get you started.


If you have any kind of skill involving tech, writing, editing, translating or graphic design you could become a freelancer. Freelancing means you are self-employed and clients will outsource jobs to you.

Freelancing is definitely the most lucrative and flexible way to make money online.

You can write an article on the beach or design a logo in your bed; you can choose your own clients, and you can make some decent dollar from it.

If you’re interested in seeing what’s on offer in the freelance world, the following sites have thousands of freelance job postings:


Tutoring online is another great way to make money online while you travel. Obviously, tutoring requires you to be reasonably knowledgeable in a certain subject, but this shouldn’t be a big problem.

If you are a native English speaker then you should consider tutoring English.

There is a huge demand for online English tutors and you can make around $20 per hour. Math, chemistry and physics tutors also attract a lot of online students.

While tutoring is remote, it is not as flexible as freelancing as you will have specific hours scheduled for teaching. However, tutoring is more reliable. Once you have a roster of students, you can count on them for income every week.

Skooli comes highly recommended as an online tutor platform, so have a play with it and see what you think.

Online Gambling

Gambling is a risky business and you are unlikely to be able to sustain yourself from it long-term. Nonetheless, it is a bit of fun and if the stakes aren’t too high you’re unlikely to lose much.

With the help of this safe online casino website , you can search recommended online casinos with reviews of each of them.

If you luck out and win big, you can use it to fund your next vacation.

Become a Virtual Assistant

Being a virtual assistant (VA) is another option for making some cash while you travel. You will need to be organized and attentive to detail but that’s about it as far as skills required.

Your job will usually involve managing small but important tasks for busy people. This entails making travel arrangements for them, sending invoices, managing their diary etc.

Normally, VAs are required to commit to around 10-15 hours per week. This could be difficult if you are constantly on the go so bear that in mind. Also be aware that being a VA relies heavily on communication and availability so you will need good WiFi.

Online Surveys

You are not going to get rich from doing online surveys. I’ll just put that out there. However, it is still a way to make money online while you travel and there is no skill involved. The only thing you need is time.

So, if you have a long bus journey and your bus happens to have WiFi, you can use that dead time to earn some cash. It’s certainly better than nothing.

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