“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do”
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One thing that millennials love the most is to travel the world. There is no secret that our generation has travelled more than any previous generation. Despite this, not many people have got the opportunity to travel to more than 10 countries. Why is that? Lots of things come in the way, often it’s either — no money or no time. But what if I tell you there are ways to earn money while traveling! With this, you won’t waste your time and surely don’t have to worry about money. This post will give you ideas on how to travel and earn money at the same time as millennials!
There are lots of opportunities out there to be a freelancer — way more than what you expected. You can be a freelancer in literally anything (providing that you have the right skills — but don’t worry, these skills are something that we can learn ourselves in a short time and at low cost!). The only thing we need to do is to set up an account at freelancing platform. Most popular platform to freelance is Fiverr, Up Work, and PeoplePerHour. There are so many other platforms to freelance, but in my experience, those three are the more reliable one. Once we set up an account, we just have to decide what do we want to freelance at. We can freelance at literally anything — such as become a ghostwriter, blog writer, social media manager, web developer, translator, — and many others! If your native language is English, this would be a massive advantage, as there are many people looking for native English speaker to — either teach English or proof-read! There are lots of opportunity in the freelancing world, we just need to take the right step to become a freelancer. Once we become a freelancer, we can travel while earning money at the same time. How awesome is that!
Working Holiday Visa
Working Holiday Visa is probably the most underestimated way to travel and earn money at the same time. Many people don’t really know this exists (and that’s such as shame because this is a very good opportunity for millennials to travel and work at the same time!). The requirements and process to apply for the visa depend on your citizenship and which country you would like to apply for the visa. But most requirements and process is similar. You just need to be between 18–35 years (each country have different rules so this is just the approximate age required) and have enough savings in your account (this is not a lot, will only be around $2,000 dollars — they just want to make sure that you have savings in case of emergency). Once you applied for the visa, you can live and work in the country you apply to for a year, or sometimes even 3 years! You can apply for any type of work in the country you’re applying to. This is such a good opportunity especially for young millennials — to travel, work, and experience living in another country (at low cost) for a couple of years before deciding to settle in. You should definitely try this, there are lots of information out there about different countries specific requirements — you just need to google ‘Working Holiday Visa … (type which country you would like to move)’. I’m telling you, this is something you don’t want to miss!
Another way to earn money while traveling is to become a content creator. Nowadays, you can be a content creator in many platforms. The most popular platforms are YouTube, Blog, and Instagram. Probably there is no secret that people can earn money from YouTube, but did you know that people can also earn money from Blog and Instagram? The answer is yes! and this might surprised you that some people earn more money from Blog than YouTube. Just like YouTube, it takes hard work to set everything at the beginning, but once everything is set and you have attracted enough audience, you can earn money from advertising — and this could be lots of money to the point that you no longer need your 9–5 job! It takes hard work in the beginning but once you have attracted enough audience, it all pays off. The best thing about this is that you can do it while traveling, as you don’t have to be in a specific place at a specific time!
Another platform to earn money is on Instagram (and maybe soon TikTok!) — creating content on Instagram or other social media is slightly easier than Blog or Youtube, but if you have lots of followers, views, and likes, you can get brand deals/collaboration — and often they pay around $1,000 dollars (providing you have at least 100k followers). Becoming a content creator takes passion to do it because if you’re not passionate about it, your audience can tell — and in general, if you don’t enjoy it, it’s not worth it. But if you enjoy creating content, you should definitely give this a try. Imagine traveling the world, doing what you love, and earning money at the same time. That’s pretty much most millennials dream in this century!