There are different ways to finance your travels. While some of them require work but besides that involve no risk, other options might bring easy money but there’s some risk involved, so let’s take a look at some of those options.
Now, when someone is thinking of writing, the first thing that comes to their mind is creating a blog and writing there, hoping to earn something with either traffic and clicks or by selling affiliate products, or why not publishing hotel reviews for free stays at the hotels. And this all works as well, of course, there’s nothing wrong about that. But it does seem that many people have forgotten about the real-world options. Instead of your own blog, if you feel you’re a capable enough writer, you could instead approach daily or weekly newspapers in your home country, which also publish travel stories, and offer them your articles every once in a while. For example, a few years back, while I was living in Europe, and hitch-hiked from my home country to Spain (around 4000 km), I tried to approach a weekly newspaper in Shanghai (with an English Edition), and was successful. I ended up sending them two articles, one about the trip, another one about something else. And their pay wasn’t bad at all, I think I got around 150 bucks for each article.
So besides finding online gigs that pay a little, you could also aim higher.
Gaming of sorts
A little riskier would be to look into gambling. While with writing it usually doesn’t cost you any money, with gaming there’s risk capital involved. And if you actually intend to win something, either in poker, or in betting, you need to learn a lot first. And when it comes to these two things, it’s not always about knowledge. In addition to knowledge and skill you also need lots of discipline. And while knowledge can be obtained and skill can be learned, discipline is something more difficult to achieve. So if you think you might not have what it takes, you could choose a bit safer road and play lottery online instead. As you usually play lottery just weekly, and there’s also no skill needed.
Wherever you go, you can also look for a temp job locally, assuming you’re not just on a short vacation but plan to stay around for weeks or months. In these cases you could look into getting a job at a bar, restaurant, cafeteria, or on a field picking some fruits or vegetables, become a temp handyman somewhere, or just help with some heavy lifting. It depends on where you’re traveling, but generally there are options to be found everywhere.
Obviously, these are just a few options, but just to get your brain working in the right direction.