Traveling is something most people dream about doing at some point in their life, and I want to show you some of the best ways to fund your travels. A few little things can really help set aside some travel money.
Making money always sounds easier than it is, right? Actually if a person puts their mind to it, making money can be fairly easy and it all is about how much or little you need to achieve your travel goals.
Maybe there is a trip you have always wanted to take that seems out of reach. Perhaps a special birthday or anniversary is coming up and you’d like to celebrate with a bang. Figuring out what type of travels you want and what kind of finances you will need is the first step. After you know that, these tips will help you earn and save for your travels.
Travel Lifestyle Meaning
Having a travel lifestyle can have many different meanings depending on who you are and what your goals are. Many people are weekend warriors, that just do short weekend trips. Others are family travelers that take their whole family on trips like spring break or summer vacations. Empty nesters might be seasonal travelers, like my husband and I, who love to RV travel. There are also people who are last minute travelers that watch for deals and just go wherever and whenever they get the opportunity.
Regardless of the type of traveler you are, there will always be a need to earn money to fund your travels. Most times ones regular job, or steady income is enough for the day to day bills, so here are some of the best ways to fund your travels outside your normal paycheck.
There are many ways to earn money to fund your travels and working online is becoming more popular every day. So many things a person can do online like blogging, becoming a VA, website design, etc. The ideas are unlimited, and basically if you can think it you can do it. Finding creative ways to earn online are as easy as searching for them.
Becoming a virtual assistant is a perfect way to fund your travels quickly. Maybe you know about managing social media accounts, or writing great content. Put yourself out there and you might be surprised how well you can build up that travel fund.
Becoming a blogger is also a great way to earn a side income. Maybe you are passionate about a topic, or you are very knowledgeable about something. Sharing that passion or knowledge and putting your thoughts into a blog might surprise you. Using the skills you have, sharing it for others to learn from, and using tools like affiliates and ad networks to earn money. Of course this isn’t something that will be a quick way to fund travels, but it can be a great way to keep the earnings funding travels for years to come.
Selling Goods Online
Buying and reselling or making and selling of goods is a great way to fund your travels. Becoming a seller on any platform like Amazon, Etsy, Poshmark, Mercari or even your own website is a great idea.
Creating of products, like sewing, knitting, woodworking, candles, printables, or other crafted items can be rewarding in many ways. Rewarding for you because it’s things you actually make, and rewarding as it can fund your travels.
Keeping in mind when selling online you need to know how to calculate unit economics so you are seeing revenue and not loss. Loss won’t fund your travels and loss can dig into your household finances.
There are some key tips that go into making money when selling goods. You will have variable costs and fixed costs. As well as the costs you need to keep in mind all other aspects of running an online business, like customer acquisition and retention. See the chart for a sample of accounting principles.
If you choose to try your hand at selling goods online, make sure you invest some time into researching what is selling and what’s not. What the best platforms for selling are, for what you want to sell. Not every product sells well on every platform. Research, plan, and attack. That way, you can make sure you have a stable business for years to come, so you can fund all your travels, now and for years to come.
Stop dreaming about those trips you want to take, and start making plans now and working on ways to put more money in your travel fund. There are literally millions of options on and offline, when it comes to ways to make money. Focus, learn, and earn. Even things like dog sitting/walking, house sitting, house cleaning, car washing, baby sitting, yard work, grocery shopping for others, and food deliveries can help with your travel fund. Get creative, and I’ll see you on the road!