If you are looking at hitting the road for a while, then you are going to need to ensure that before you go, you have done all that you can to save as much cash as possible. Money plays a huge part in traveling and it really enables you to have better experiences and indulge in more adventures.
When I first hit the road 4 years ago, money was pretty tight and I had to say no to many different things. I remember once looking at the motorcycle tours Thailand had to offer, and I simply didn’t have enough cash to do it, at this moment I really regretted not putting away more money before I left home. In order to avoid this fate and have the best time possible, here are some ways in which you can earn some extra money before you travel.
The most obvious choice is to take on a second job so that you can bring in even more money each month. It is worth noting that this will be extremely hard for you and it will mean that you have to sacrifice a great deal of your time, if you consider the big picture however, it will be more than worth it. One benefit of a second job is that not only can you earn more money, you will also have less time to spend money, perfect if you are saving up for your travels. If you work during the daytime, lookout for driving jobs, bar work and restaurant jobs in order to bring in some extra cash.
If you are able to find a way to make money online then you can really give your travel fund a boost, without having to go out and look for a second job. Online income is perfect because you can earn from the comfort of your own home and at a time which suits you. There is a great many ways to earn money online from filling out surveys, blogging, freelance jobs like writing and designing and you could even dabble in gambling if you know what you are doing.
Travel will give you a truly once in a lifetime experience and you should be prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure that the experience is as spectacular as it can possibly be. With this in mind, you should really think about selling some of your possessions to fund the trip. This is not to say that you should sell everything of course, but you can use an auction site like eBay for example, to clear out your belongings and make some great cash to take away with you. Don’t discount anything that you find, you’ll be surprised at what you can sell online and the more that you sell, the longer and the better you can travel.
Stay focussed on making as much money as possible and you will have a travel experience that you will never forget.