Travelling is something that we all love to do. We love packing our bags, hopping into our car, and allowing the road and map to take us wherever they want to. The problem is that in order to sponsor these trips, we also need to have some money available – and for that, we need to work.
The good news here is that you no longer have to be stuck in an office when earning your living. You can make money while Overlanding, regardless of where you are. Here are 5 efficient tips for you to do so.
Have you noticed how many influencers on social media seem to be travelling every day from one corner of the world to another? Have you seen how they are posting pictures and are practically having a great time? You probably find yourself asking, “how in the world do they go on those trips?”
That’s fairly simple: they found the right sponsors. Indeed, the work might be rather difficult at first – but once you get the right audience, it should be easy. Say you post every day a video or a blog about how you are Overlanding through a certain country: a sponsor might offer to give you gear in exchange for exposure.
Take on Seasonal Jobs
If you aren’t exactly picky about the work you want to do, then you could go for a seasonal job. The tourism industry is always looking for recruits. Let’s say that you are in Greece – in this case, you can work at a beach resort. On the other hand, if you are in the U.S., you may work at a theme park or a summer camp. There are plenty of short-term options for you to choose from.
Rent Out Your House
Now, this would be a stellar way for you to earn some passive income. Let’s say that you are planning to go Overlanding for a longer period – say, three months or more. It would be a shame for your home to remain empty. Not when you can earn some money thanks to it.
So, if you are not going to be home anyway, why not take advantage of it and rent it out? You may give it up for rent on the short term on Airbnb, or you may do so on the longer term – depending on how long you will be gone. If you’re up for it, you might also consider selling everything. Many overlanders get rid of everything, buy a vehicle, and just hit the road.
Work Remotely for Your Current Employer
Do you work at a company that allows you to occasionally work from home? Maybe all you need is a laptop, a good VPN and your work applications – so, why would it be completely necessary to work from a set office? If you are lucky enough to have this kind of job, then ask your boss if you can change it to a fully remote job. If you are good at what you do, the chances are that they will not be willing to lose you – in which case, they will accept your request.
Become a Freelancer
Even if you continue working at your old job in an online manner, you will still depend on your boss’s schedule. However, if you become a freelancer, you can set your own hours, take your own projects. You can write content, help companies with their website design, become a virtual assistant, and more. There are plenty of online jobs on the Internet that is paid well.
As you can see, you no longer need to be confined in the same home and office, every day of your life. You can take life on the road, and still earn your living. If you want to go this path, we wish you the best of luck!