Traveling can be a balancing act. We need time and money, but rarely do we have both. If you just got home from a trip and your funds are depleted, why not take a side gig? You can save more money to fund your next travel adventure and set up a part time gig to make money on the road! Below is a list of opportunities that will help you do just that.
Copywriters write promotional materials that are compelling to the audience they are writing for. They write for blogs, websites, social media, catalogues, product descriptions, and anything else you’ve ever read. Check out websites like Flex Jobs or Be A Freelance Writer to find open positions.
Fund your travels by buying products and selling them at a higher price. You can scour garage sales for good deals, or find products on online marketplaces like Kijiji or Craigslist. Of course, you can sell your own goods on eBay as well. If you’re crafty, create your own artwork and sell it on Etsy. Not sure what you can sell? Take a look at this list of niche ideas to get you started.
Affiliate Website Owner
Do you have a niche interest that you are passionate about, like archery, back country camping, or even something unusual like kitchen faucets? Start a blog and sell affiliate products in your niche.
To get started, sign up for an Amazon affiliate account. On your website, include links to relevant products and you’ll get a percentage of commission from people who buy from Amazon. Some really useful tools to get you rolling are WordPress for easy website set up, and the WooCommerce plugin to help you find new products to feature.
Social Media Manager
If you’re an avid user of Instagram, Pinterest, or any other social media platform and know how to get likes, there are companies that will pay you to help them with their social media marketing. If you are new to this, the best way to become a social media manager is to ask anyone in your network if they need some extra help. Once you build a small portfolio of your successes, create a website detailing what you will do for a company if they hire you.
If you’re great with photoshop, you can easily find work creating promotional materials, presentations, websites images, and even Instagram photos. One of the easiest ways to get your first few gigs is to contact businesses in your local area to see if they’ll hire you for a project. Alternatively, try Fiverr, Upwork, or Simply Hired to find work.
While it’s not a glamorous side job, you can make a steady side income by doing data entry online for a handful of clients. To get started, call small businesses in your hometown. It is very likely that their employees are doing multiple jobs at once and would gladly pass on some overflow tasks as needed. People Per Hour and Flex Jobs are also good resources.
There is always a ton of people looking for work and you can not only help people find jobs, but also make some extra money too. If you have a great attention to detail and concise writing, offer to write and review resumes. Bonus points if you cater your resume writing side gig to an industry you have experience in.
About the Author:
Sacha Doucet is a Freelance Content Writer who loves to travel. When she’s not traveling, she’s helping businesses make more money and people find fulfillment.