Deep down I think everybody likes to entertain the idea that they could spend most of their lives travelling the world. For many it doesn’t seem to be a realistic option for one reason though; money. Yes travelling can seem scary, but it’s mainly the cost that stops people.
It isn’t too difficult to afford a traveller lifestyle if you now how though, because there are plenty of ways to fund yourself. More so than ten years ago. And no, you don’t necessarily have to win on partypoker or borrow from a friend (although they are options if you felt so inclined). Here are some of the ways you can fund your traveller lifestyle.
Working as you go – The great thing about being a traveller in another country, is that people and businesses are willing to hire you for short periods of time because a) you are willing, b) you are foreign and therefore cheaper labour, and c) you’ll be gone soon so they don’t have to be concerned about hiring you full time.
Earn as you blog – Many travellers make extra cash from their blogs, because people are interested in what they are doing. For as long as you have an audience, you can earn money from it. You just have to know how.
Sell as you go – If you are really strapped for cash, you could always sell some of your possessions. Although this is generally a last resort. Or you could buy something and then attempt to sell it for a higher price later on.
Savings – Save up for your trips before you go. That way if you run out of money before you’ve managed to get home again and are stuck, you can delve into your savings to help you out.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.