When I started thinking about online writing, I couldn’t even imagine that it was going to change my life fundamentally. I thought I’d give it a try a few years ago, and it gradually grew into a full-time occupation and transformed my daily routine. And I am not the only one – freelancing is becoming a very serious occupation worldwide. More than 55 million Americans are freelancing nowadays in some way, which means that the standard 9 to 5 working sessions has become obsolete for so many people.
As a freelancer, I choose my working hours and projects, while the term “office” lost its traditional meaning. As a matter of fact, you can easily work and travel, it’s that simple. You can earn money from anywhere in the world! With dozens of reliable sources of online jobs, I thought it would be interesting to give you a brief presentation of the five best freelancing websites.
Upwork: Freelancing giant
With more than 10 million of registered freelancers, Upwork is the most popular freelancing web page in the world. It has a very simple user-friendly interface, offering all sorts of jobs in exchange for a commission. As a freelancer, you apply for the job and offer your hourly price or fixed price per project. You can see if the client’s payment method is verified, so be sure to engage with these clients only.
You can’t travel unless you have money, and getting paid to travel is something that is not easy to do. So, what should you do to have the funds to take a trip around the world? Well, there are no easy answers here but one thing is sure, you need to learn ways to manage and control your money. You also need to practice good money saving habits to supplement your income to make travel a reality.
Here are 7 tips to raise funds for your trip round the world:
1. Earn through saving
You can save, and save enough, to raise funds for your proposed trip. You needn’t cut down on the essentials; rather, the focus should be to reduce expenses on things that you could do without. You can workout at home (this takes off a gym membership cost), you can dine out less frequently, take public transport more often, avoid frequent bar-hopping and so on. These are just some of the ways you can save enough without disturbing the rhythm and pace of your life too much.
Wondering how to get your potential donors excited about your FundMyTravel campaign? Well, worry not! FundMyTravel has created a simple way to get everyone who visits your page pumped to support you and your travels.
Here’s the secret: Create donor rewards. These incentives are an easy way to give back to anyone who has funded your travel dream and might convince Aunt Susie to bump up her donation level a notch.
Check out these seven examples of awesome donor rewards – feel free to copy them for your campaign or get inspired to create your own!
1. Hello from (your destination)!
Who doesn’t love getting mail? One of the easiest ways to say thank you to your donor is to send them a postcard from your travels or write them a short thank you note. Whether you’re going to Budapest, Bangkok, or Boston, sending a quick postcard or handwritten note is a great way to say thanks!
Some of our favorite ways to do this are to send a handwritten note before you leave, a postcard from the place you are staying, or a postcard from one of the cities you are visiting that a donor selects. Another great idea is to draw your own postcard and send it to your donor.
Today, most people value the opportunity to share time with their loved ones during a family vacation. Traveling together provides a great way to see new places and enjoy a welcomed break from daily routines. However, taking the whole family on vacation can be pretty expensive. That is why it is essential for you to do all that you can to start saving up now. However, there are also a lot of tips and tricks you can use to help make your trip not so expensive. These four tips will help you save money during your next family getaway!
Budget in Advance
Most travel experts urge everyone considering a vacation to begin saving as early as possible for this adventure. It makes sense to carry sufficient financial reserves along with you to handle unexpected emergencies. For instance, if an airline delays or cancels one of your flights, you may need to make alternate arrangements on short notice. So you want to make sure that you are prepared with the money you need for situations like that in advance.
Opening a savings account, somewhere like a Utah Credit Union, can provide a great way to get into the habit of setting money aside for a family trip. As you outline your next vacation in detail, you can develop a useful working budget. If you expect your excursion to an exotic location to cost around $10,000, then both spouses depositing just $50 a week into the account will enable you to embark on your adventure after two years.
Okay boys, girls, young adults, and not so young adults, your friends and family may have told you that going abroad is too expensive. That is a boldfaced lie! There is always money for it, you just have to go find it. We are going to focus on ways you can make some extra money to go abroad. Outside of the typical working extra hours and picking up another job. As well as a few ways you can cut your costs (because a penny saved is a penny earned, right?)
Let’s face it, you probably have a mountains of useless junk lying around at your humble abode. Old clothes, toys, knick knacks that seemed like a good idea at the time, but now are just really cool paper weights. Why let them take up space when they can be productive and fund your next trip abroad? SELL THEM. Trust me, it will make your life simpler for having less junk and more fulfilling for having gone and that trip
Travel / Rewards Cards
These days there are lots of credit cards that can get you rewards points to fund your adventures. Once the points add up you can get free airplane tickets and hotels! Use the card as much as you can. Make your large important purchases with them. You know that new iPhone you wanted? Use the your rewards card! Splitting the bill with friends and family? Use your card and have them give you the cash! (saves you that extra walk to the ATM too!)
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