Travel and Lifestyle

Remote Lifestyle: How to Make Money While Traveling

Want to work and travel? 
Want to work from home and spend more time with your family? 
Looking for a Side Hustle?
Want to quit your job and travel the world but are concerned about finances? 

Ok the later applies to me, but this blog is for you!

Top two on my bucket list is to travel the world and live in another country for at least a year.  Discovering ways to finance this journey has become much easier with the boom of digital nomads and social media platforms.

There are several avenues through which you can make money while on the go. They do not require you to be physically present and can be conducted (*with good internet) from any location in the world. They include:

1. Save for your adventure
Fail to plan, Plan to Fail!
Creating a nice cushion account before embarking on your journey will allow time to get settled in your new location and to find alternative ways to generate income.
Saving as much as $500-1,000 per month will yield 6,000-12,000 for the year.  By Joining Saving Money Challenge, you can save $500 in 30 days starting with just $1!  The amount doesn't have to be huge, but a little put in each month would pile up to an appreciable sum over the long run.

2. Deferred interest credit card
With proper disciple, credit cards can be a valuable tool while traveling. Not only can you earn travel reward points for free travel,  you also can use Interest Free credit cards that provide deferred payments over an extended amount of time. You purchase items with your credit card during a specified period and hold off paying the interest that accrue. When you pay the balance before the time stipulated ends, the interest that had accumulated would be waived. Credit cards also provide insurance for things like rental cars, travel cancellations, delays, and other emergencies that might occur on the road.  

  • Bank Americard
    This card is offering a 0% intro APR for 18 months, and a 0% fee on balance transfers made in the first 60 days. 
3. Freelance Work
Monetize your skills! Open an account on the following freelance work sites and market your skills there:
You can offer your services to customers worldwide and can work even while on the road.

4. Housesitting
 What is Housesitting?
The bulk of your expenses while traveling are accommodations! If you have a pet you would understand that taking them along could be quite a challenging and expensive. You can entrust your house and pet to a house sitter who takes care of the property and pet(s) in your absence while making use of your facilities. This will save you the cost of taking care of the pet on the journey.

Alternatively, you can become a house-sitter. While traveling, you can decide to stay in a person's house, take care of their facilities, and save cost of accommodation. For an annual membership fee you can join and have access to housesitting listings on sites such as:
TrustedHousesitters $119/yr 

Save 25% off membership here 

MindMyHouse $20/yr
HouseCarers $50/yr

5. T-shirt business
 You can create awesome designs and print on T-shirts to sell. Company such as Printify offer print on demand and drop-shipping so there's no need to be bothered with inventory. In addition to T-shirts, you can also create designs for hoodies, mugs, bags, decors, stickers and more that can be sold on e-commerce sites such as Etsy. 

6. Teach English online
This is an awesome opportunity to engage in while on the road. You can teach the English language to non-native speakers or for individuals preparing for exams. In addition, there are opportunities to teach English online without a Bachelors degree!

A list of online English teaching companies that don’t require a degree:

7. Start a Blog
 How to Make Money Blogging

When I started Organize Kaos in 2010, there was very little information on how to start a blog. Today there's a plethora of information at the end of your fingertips! Get started today with services below:
 Blue Host
-Free Domain Name
-Free SSL Certificate
-1-click WordPress Install
-24/7 Support
-Easy Website Builder

Once started, blog can be monetize by
  • Adding Cost Per Click ads in the from of banners. The most popular type of networking ads is through Google Adsense
  • Including Affiliate Program links in your content. Join Amazon Associates, one of the largest affiliate networks available.
  • Sell Private Ads.
  • Sell Memberships. With site like, Patreon Fans pay you a subscription amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive experiences and behind-the-scenes content.
Not a blogger? No worries! You can hire a freelance writer on Fiverr to help create content for your site.

8. Start YouTube channel
These days, video content is viewed more than any other form of content. Create a YouTube channel, churn out good content, and make money over the long run. Getting started is fairly simple! All you need is a cellphone and a YouTube account and you're ready to begin!  Keep in mind you will need 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours before you can monetize your content. I started my YouTube channel,  Organize Kaos,  in 2010 with no knowledge of how to create a channel. I just hit start on my cellphone and the rest is history. There's a ton of YouTube Tutorials on how to start a channel if you’re  intimidated by the process.

9. Become a Social media manager
For this, you don't need a lot of skills; you just need to be social media savvy to start. You could manage social media accounts for celebrities, influencers,  or even companies and get paid for it. Mentioned earlier, you can offer this service on freelance site such as Fiverr

10. Create and Teach an Online Course
Everyone has skills and experiences that are unique and valuable! Share your knowledge and get compensated for it!  Sign up with Teachable and join over 62,000+ instructors and create an online course using their powerful but simple all-in-one platform. This can be done remotely and virtually and make money in the process.

11. Start a podcast
Chances are that you have something to say about any range of topics, a podcast can be an excellent way of doing that. After a while you will gain enough traction to begin to make money from it. Check out Podcasting For Beginners to help you get started!

12. Become A Virtual Assistant
 Virtual administration is one of the fastest-growing remote career fields, with job listings growing over 20% in 2017 according to FlexJobs data. Virtual assistants  provide support to their employer or clients in the form of answering emails, transcribing documents, preparing statements and letters, organizing files, coordinating schedules and calendars, making travel arrangements, and generally taking charge of administrative tasks to help a client focus on the other aspects of their jobs. According to the current virtual assistant job listings on FlexJobs, some of the companies hiring for virtual assistants include:

With the information above, you have the tools you need to begin making money while doing what you love!

*Insider tip: Use a local sim card on an unlocked phone to ensure faster internet. Also invest in a Hot spot to travel with to guarantee fast speed.
-Be Free


Unknown said...

OMG!!! I love all of the opportunities for passive income, I will be sure to add this to my list!! Thank you for sharing and I can't wait to make more money to travel!!

sapphirestarr said...

I’m looking forward to implementing more of these when my journey begins in 2020.

sapphirestarr said...

You’re welcome! Thank you for your support!

Tysheira M. said...

This literally has given me so much motivation to start generating paaaice income. I love traveling and feel that sometimes I can’t because I don’t have the funds or time. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us. This truly gave me some direction. I really would love to make money with my blog but I get stressed thinking about it. Feeling like it’s not good enough to be profitable.

sapphirestarr said...

I’m glad you like the post! Listen, stay true to yourself and content. Don’t let money be your focus. If you’re passionate the resources will come! Be patient, stay true.

Brook B said...

Love love love these ideas and resources. Definitely a huge help for myself and anyone embarking on their expat adventures. Greatly appreciated.

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