Making Money Whilst Travelling


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The increasing use of the internet has made it possible for you to make money even while travelling as the whole world of trade is available on your mobile devices whether it is a Smartphone or a tablet. Moreover you can make money while travelling as an individual with the help of organised business like CMC Markets etc. The popularity and availability of internet connectivity has made it possible for everyone to make money even while travelling.

Though there are many ways to make money while travelling but the main thing behind most of them is the use of the internet as you are away from your home as well as office. Brief information about some of the money making methods while travelling is provided in this write-up for your reference.

Online freelance work: If you are interested in web programming, web designing, writing, illustration, consulting, marketing, translation, engineering, administration or legal works then you have number of opportunities to make money even while travelling.

Certain websites like or connect freelancers with the companies or individuals requiring their services.

You can opt for it, even if your field of interest is something else as freelancers are required in various fields.

Affiliate marketing: Though there is much competition in affiliate marketing these days it is still a worthwhile avenue for making money while travelling. You can get information about affiliate market through online sources if you are new to this field. You can get the paycheck as per your expectations if you can research for some time to find your niche product or company for this purpose.

Forex trading: Forex transactions of trillions of dollars are done, between businesses and individuals, everyday all over the world. In this trade the currency of one country is converted into the currency of another country on the basis of their market value. Along with individuals and businesses forex trading is also done by global networks of dealers, brokers and banks.

Thus this trade allows you to sell or purchase any currency anytime, night or day, from Monday to Friday. The price of a currency depends upon a number of factors including inflation rate, interest rates, employment condition, exports and import demand and government policy. But still you can opt for it to make money while travelling.

Selling goods online: If you have some product that may attract others or you want to buy something owned by you then such trading can be done easily to make money through an online store like Amazon or eBay etc, even if you are travelling within the country or abroad. But the success of your trading depends on various factors including the presentation of your product and its quality.

CFD trading: CFD or Contracts for difference also allow you to make money while travelling as you can trade it online. You can open a contract for difference on the price of an asset to get benefit from the point of opening to when you close it. Being leveraged product CFD trading involves benefits and risks both. For a huge exposure to the market you will have invest smaller amount of money.

But the chances of losing money are more than gaining it as it involves risks and benefits both like any other trading. CFD trading allows you to trade on the future value of an asset whether it goes up or down. But this trading requires risk management skill of high level as it is a very flexible product.

Spread betting: Spread betting is a kind of trading that permits you to decide on a position in anticipation, without actually buying the said asset, whether the market rises or falls. The most important thing about spread betting is that it is a leveraged product which allows you to invest smaller amount for a very high exposure in the market. There are significant chances of earning or losing your initial deposit. But still you can invest in spread betting while travelling to make money by using the internet.

In this way you can make money while travelling through a number of methods, even more than discussed in this write-up. But you will have to be careful while using any of these methods as there are more chances of losing your money than earning it. Only things required to make money while travelling are an internet connection and a mobile device along with trading skills.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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