Want to Travel Long Term? How to Earn Enough Money to Stay on the Road

October 11, 2016 • Finance

If you’ve been travelling recently, it’s likely that you’ve had the thought that if you just had enough money, you’d stay overseas and wouldn’t need to return home at all.

With a little hard work and some thinking outside of the box, you can earn enough money to travel long-term, as long as you’re committed to doing whatever it takes to stay overseas. It won’t be easy, but when you’re making enough money to live from wherever you want, it will definitely be worth it.

Here are some ways you can earn enough money to stay on the road:


Play Online

I know, this seems like taking the easy option, but if you’re thinking that you can log on to an online gambling site whenever you feel like it and automatically win big, don’t waste your time. In order to do well while gaming online, you’ll need to be experienced, methodical, cool-headed and able to know when to stay and when to walk away. If you can do this, you’ll find that you may end up winning enough jackpots to continue travelling overseas.

Get a Side Job

If you just need a little money coming in each month, why not take a look at the different skills you have and see if you can use them to make some cash? You’d be surprised at what skills you’ve acquired through working in a 9-5 and how you can use them to work remotely, so now’s the time to think outside of the box. If you’ve been working with software, you know how to code, or you love to design websites, this is something that’s in high demand and is easy to take on the road.

If you’ve been working as a journalist, you can easily transfer these skills to find jobs as a freelance writer, and if you’ve been a professional consultant, this can also be done remotely as well.

Sweet Talk your Boss

If you’ve already been working from home a few days a week, that’s a good indication that you’re not really needed in the office. Having employees working from stationary desks costs the company money, and more and more companies are letting staff work from home (and your home could be anywhere). Have a serious talk with your boss, outline the fact that you would like to be able to work remotely, and offer to do a trial for a month.

One of the main objections your manager may have could be that you won’t be able to physically attend meetings, but there are plenty of different ways you can get this information- ask a colleague to sum up the main points, or even attend via video conference or watch a recording of the meeting later.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can work online long-term, you’ll simply need to think creatively and be determined to make it happen.

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