The Dos and Don’ts of Earning Money From Anywhere In The World
Earning money while you travel is something we’ve discussed a lot on this blog – it is one of the best ways to travel without blowing through all your savings. Earning money on the road isn’t exactly easy, but there are hacks you can utilize that maximize what you earn while minimizing the effort and stress placed on you.
If you have never traveled while working before, you might be wondering if there are any landmines to avoid when you’re doing so. In this post, you’ll find out some of the dos and don’ts of earning money from anywhere in the world.
Let’s get straight to it!
The Dos of Earning While You Travel
Earning while you travel can go amazingly, or it can go badly. Let’s take a look at the dos of earning while you travel.
DO make sure you invest in a good laptop to travel with.
If you plan to earn money online, such as through Forex Trading or blogging, make sure you bring a high quality device that you can rely on. If your laptop is the vehicle for all your earnings while you travel, you need to take good care of it.
Ensure your device is compact enough to travel with, but sturdy enough to withstand lots of travel. Make sure your laptop is equipped with long-lasting battery life for working on the go. Finally, don’t forget to keep it locked in a secure location whenever you don’t have it with you. Losing your laptop or having it die halfway around your trip can be an expensive mishap!
DO take note of the time difference and work around it.
If you are working on specific deadlines, such as blogging deadlines, make sure you take note of the time difference between you and your clients. If your client is in America and you are situated in New Zealand, you will need to alter your schedule to line up with the deadline on their time.
The Don’ts of Earning While You Travel
Here are some of the no-nos of earning while you travel…
DON’T rely entirely on workaway income.
In order to go traveling, you need to have a backup in place. Going traveling on a shoestring and assuming you’ll find work wherever you go is a dangerous game. You need to have some sort of savings account that you can dip into if your work-away money runs dry for a while.
DON’T get roped into precarious working conditions.
If you plan to work in the country itself, such as working in a coffee shop or bar, make sure you work only for legitimate establishments that protect your safety. You need to have comprehensive work-away insurance to make sure that if you are in an accident or something happens at work, you can claim money back and keep afloat on your travels.
Want to work while you travel? Make sure you follow this guide to avoid the mistakes many people have made in the past, and maximize your earnings while you see the world!