Traveling is undoubtedly an expensive hobby, and as you hit the road, worrying about finances getting out of hand is not unusual. For most people, holiday time is a time to relax, forget about work, relax and have fun. However, as amazing as that sounds, it is easier said than done.

Whether you are thinking of working on the road or working on other long-term investments, such as stock trading, it is always smart to find complementary sources of income. More cash is never a bad thing, which is why many turn to money drawing oil, but there are other options. Although working on a holiday is not ideal, setting aside a few hours a day would not hurt. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world built their businesses while on holiday. Scott Keyes, the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, is one of those people who sought inventions out of necessity.

Here are a few ideas for making extra cash as you travel the world.

  1. Rent Out Your Place

The Airbnb business is thriving as each day, someone is searching for a comfortable place to stay. You are probably also thinking of accommodation options in your holiday destination. Think of everything you would want in your temporary home, and make your home exactly that for your guests. Luckily you can arrange everything remotely, from responding to queries to checking in the guest and having the house clean and ready for you when you return.

Several online platforms, such as Airbnb and Airsorted, help you manage your space from the comfort of wherever. It sounds like an amazing opportunity to earn some income.

2. Start a Blog

Sharing is caring, and blogs allow you to share what you love most with the world. The fun fact about content creation is that it can be about anything and everything. There is no better time to update your blog than on vacation, as you get to give your opinions on anything that catches your eye and create valuable information from your experiences.

While blogging could be a hobby, it could also expose you to countless opportunities. You can use your blog to sell your professional skills. For example, a therapist who loves to travel can teach readers how to make the most out of trips. Additionally, you can monetize the blog through advertisements, subscriptions, referral programs, affiliate marketing, etc., while generating organic traffic to your site. You never know; blogging could ultimately become your main source of income.

3. Grow Your Investments

As you travel the world, your investments do not have to sit and wait for you to return. The economic scene is dynamic; thus, there is never a tie to waste. Most people have a clearer mind while on holiday than every other day. That acuity could go a long way in making investment decisions. It could be the perfect time to give that aspect of your wealth the attention it requires.

Take the extra time on your hands to build your mental muscle and familiarise yourself with other investment options. Alternatively, you could put more hours into studying the market without other things getting in your way. These efforts may take a while to pay back, but they are certainly worth your time.

4. Earn from Your Photos

Do you enjoy photography? There is no better time to take magical photos than while on holiday. Help other travelers find unique photos of various destinations while promoting tourism through your exceptional skills.

Turn your memories into wealth by selling the photos to an agency. Some agencies accept submissions from professional and non-professional photographers. Depending on the agency’s policy, each photo earns the photographer royalties every time it is liked, downloaded, or shared. Therefore, don’t just take photos for fun anymore; earn some money from your craft.

5.Earn from Your Talents

Travelling opens so many doors for artists and performers. Take advantage of the time to build your social networks or even make a career out of your talents. One brilliant way to start is by volunteering to perform to make your talents known. For instance, if you are a wonderful singer or play an instrument, you could offer to perform at a busy resort, and they could decide to hire you for the time of your stay.

You could trade your services for free or discounted meals and services in the facility or take it up as a part-time paying job.

Travelling is only expensive if you see It as a chance to spend rather than make money. You do not have to drain your pockets dry every time you want to have fun. Consider some of these tips to make the most of your time away from home.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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