As long as you don’t plan to hit Las Vegas casinos and place your entire savings on red, earning money while enjoying a tour in a new country could be more than just wishful thinking. If you’re a nomad by nature then the life of a regular tourist is not enough for you. You want to keep on moving from place to place and that’s where things get tricky. If you just barely managed to get enough money for one journey, how can you afford the next one? Let’s take a look at some of the options.

Rent out your home while you’re away

It’s not a bad practice to have a friend look after your place while you’re out there gathering experience and learning about new cultures. According to statistics, burglars most commonly attack empty homes during the holidays when people are mostly somewhere else, enjoying their time off from work. Therefore, deciding to rent your home to someone while you’re away can get you that extra cash you needed for the next trip, while your home stays safely occupied.

Share your experience with others

How will this get you more money? It’s rather simple, write about your personal adventures, spice it up with some photos or videos that you’ve made along the way and offer them to a website that would be interested in publishing. In case you’re not that good at writing, you could find a cheap writing service that would do the work for you. Based on some reports, travel bloggers can earn up to a couple of thousands of Dollars on a monthly basis.

In case writing is not an option, then you could start a YouTube channel and share amazing photos and videos with people, and earn money from views.

Resell souvenirs

This one is a rather simple trick and could earn you a fair amount of money if you do it right. Exotic countries can offer handmade souvenirs for just a few dollars, which you could turn to gold once you get back home. You could be in Nepal and buy a Kashmir scarf that you could sell home for three times the price. You just need to make sure you’re not buying near any popular tourist hotspot, because the prices there could be a lot higher and there’s a large chance you could get tricked into paying for fake or low-quality merchandise.

You don’t even have to wait to get home and resell the products. Place them on your Instagram profile, Facebook page or e-Bay.

Seasonal work

If you plan to spend a lot of time in a new country, perhaps the best way to earn some extra cash would be to get a job at a farm nearby. This is a good option for more than just one reason. Firstly, you get a job that pays somewhat well, at least well enough to cover for some expenses in the future. The second benefit is not a standard deal; however, some farmers offer a place to stay while you work for them. In case you get really lucky you might stumble upon a farm where you’ll get a job, a place to stay, and a meal or two. 

In case the farm is not the best option for you, there are bars, restaurant delivery service, etc.


There is also a way to travel, help protect the environment, and earn some extra cash. Some countries have very developed recycling programs that enable people to collect empty glass bottles, tin cans, PET bottles, etc. and return them for cash. Some countries even have storing containers where you throw in a material and get money on the spot. Of course, don’t think that this type of work will get you millions, but if you dedicate enough time to this endeavor, you’ll see a decent return.


There are plenty of other ways to earn money while traveling, and each of them has some pros and cons. What you have to do is find the best solution for your current situation and make it work for you. Hope the pieces of advice in this article opened up a new door for you, one that will allow you to enjoy new horizons and open roads. 

About the author:

Susan Saurel is a passionate writer from Texas. She is in love with traveling. Teacher of higher category, articles writer, Marketing Specialist, PM in an IT company in the past, lovely mom. She wants to share her experience and knowledge with readers and she has something to say, for sure.  For more, follow her on Twitter!