How to make money while travelling

I’m living out of a campervan at the moment and making money online. I don’t have to go into an office to do my work, so I can travel. And now I’m going to share with you how to make money while travelling.

There is not just one way to make money while travelling

There are many ways to make money while travelling. I detail my 7 best at home business ideas here, and most of those can be done while travelling as well.

However, in this article I will share with you the very best way that I have learned to make money while travelling.

So, without further ado, the way I make money while travelling is affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is simply selling other people’s products through links from your own content.

Your content can be about anything that interests you.

And because you are writing about what interests you, your writing ability is not the most important aspect of your writing.

Why? Because you are writing to an audience of people just like you. Therefore, they do not expect you to be a better writer than they are. They simply want to learn about what you know on their area of interest that they do not yet know.

For example, I know how to make money while travelling, and I know the best way to learn more about how to make money online full stop. In fact, I review the best way to learn about affiliate marketing in an article on this site entitled Wealthy Affiliate Review. This page details the way I have learned pretty much everything I know about affiliate marketing.

My first successful affiliate marketing site was spendbitcoins.com. I was lucky enough to make that work without knowing much about affiliate marketing. However, it took me ten years to get there through sheer luck. I would have been much more successful much faster had I had the training I now have through Wealthy Affiliate.

What kinds of things can you write about as an affiliate marketer?

The sky really is the limit, but here are some examples:

Product reviews — These are the most common types of affiliate marketing websites. For this you review products and link to the products reviewed using your own unique affiliate link.

Book reviews — If you review books, you can link to these books directly on Amazon, one of the most well-known affiliate programs online today (this is the affiliate program that was most utilised by my first successful affiliate site, spendbitcoins.com.

How to sites — You can walk people through how to do anything that you already know how to do and include affiliate links to tools needed to do the job.

Podcasts — Many podcasts advertise using an affiliate model where you mention your affiliate link on your show and get paid anytime anyone buys something entering through your link. Two prominent examples are Free Talk Live, which shares all of its affiliate links at http://shop.freetalklive.com and Keith and the Girl, which shares all of its affiliate links at http://www.keithandthegirl.com/coupons/. They also generally mention one or two of these affiliates on each episode of their respective programs.

These are just a few examples.

Basically, any content that you create can include affiliate links. Whether this is your sole income from your content or a supplement, there is no reason not to be an affiliate marketer if you publish content online.

For my review of Wealthy Affiliate, the premiere training for affiliate marketers, click here.

Please share your own ideas for how to make money while travelling as well as any other thoughts or questions in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.

7 Best at Home Business Ideas

the best at home business ideas

So, you want to work from home, but you don’t know what you want to do? Here are my 7 Best at home business ideas. You can use one of mine, or you can come up with your own. Either way, the most important thing is to get started.

The only rhyme or reason for the order of my best at home business ideas is the order in which they come to my head as I currently write. No one is better than any other, really, because the best one will depend on who you are as a person.

So, drumroll please… Here are my 7 best at home business ideas:

 

  1. Affiliate or referral marketing

    What is affiliate or referral marketing? Affiliate or referral marketing is simply selling other people’s or companies’ products or services for them and receiving a cut of the margin as a commission. This can be done online (usually called affiliate marketing) or IRL (in real life), (usually called referral marketing).

    The easiest example I can give you of affiliate marketing is the website you are looking at right now. There are two common types of affiliate marketing websites.

    The most common affiliate marketing websites are review websites that review products or services and then link people over to buy them.

    The second most common affiliate marketing websites are information websites such as this one that offer free information on how to do particular things (like working from home) and then link to products or services that can assist viewers in doing these things (such as Wealthy Affiliate, the premiere school of affiliate marketing, which offers 10 free trial lessons before you give any payment info to them, after which you can purchase a premium membership for around $1-2 per day, which you will get back in many multiples if you stick with their program and work hard).

  2. Driving for uber, lyft, arcade city or the like

    Do you have a car that is in good condition and less than 10 years old? Then you can put it to use to earn yourself some extra pocket money or even a decent full-time income. I drove for uber full-time in most of 2015 after selling my most successful affiliate website spendbitcoins.com. If I hadn’t had a well-paid j-o-b drop in my lap in November 2015, I’d still be driving for uber full-time while working on my affiliate marketing websites between rides.Driving for uber, aside from just being plain fun, is a very convenient way of making money TODAY while you work on other projects that will bring in even more money down the track.When you are an uber driver, you don’t have any set shifts. You simply login anytime 24/7 that you want to take passengers and log out anytime you don’t want to take passengers. Want to go on vacation? Not only do you not have to ask anyone for permission, you don’t even have to tell anyone. You just don’t login while you’re on vacation. Read more about what it’s like to drive for uber here.

  3. A free MLM (never pay to work for someone!)

    I’m not normally a fan of network marketing (no offense to you if you are) because in my experience, the products are generally extremely overpriced in order to pay several levels of commission upline.

    However, some MLMs are free as they are essentially referral marketing (see #1 above), which means rather than you selling people overpriced products, you are simply a word-of-mouth advertiser for other companies’ products.

    I’m a member of a great one of these, and I can invite you onboard for free!

    For an invite to a free loyalty card program where you get cashback on all of your own purchases at tens of thousands of traditional merchants worldwide as well as 0.5% cashback of your referrals purchases two levels deep, please send a request through to jeremywestATgmail.com (changing the AT to an @ symbol).

  4. Teaching a course

    You are an expert at something that other people would like to learn.You can earn money by teaching people about your area of expertise. Whether you teach this course at a local community centre, college, university or other local venue, online through your own website or an online school such as study.com, you could set yourself up for passive income.

    In addition to your courses, you can either self-publish or traditionally publish a textbook to either complement your course or as a stand-alone for people who would prefer your information in written form.

  5. Buying and selling bitcoins or other virtual currencies locally

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard about bitcoin. If you haven’t, click here to learn what bitcoin is.

    It’s fairly easy now in most countries to purchase bitcoin online by transferring money from your bank account. However, the thing about bitcoin is that many bitcoin enthusiasts use bitcoin because they want their buying and selling transactions to be anonymous (or at least pseudonymous).

    You can’t be anonymous if you use the bank. So a lot of bitcoin enthusiasts prefer to exchange their cash for bitcoin locally with individuals. And they’ll pay a premium to do so.

    That’s where you come in. If you are happy to buy bitcoin through the banks because you have no privacy concerns, you can purchase through a major bitcoin exchange online and then sell locally by meeting up at your local McDonald’s, Subway, cafe or the like.

    Find out more about how to start selling bitcoins locally by clicking here.

  6. Buying stuff at amazon with bitcoin at deep discounts and reselling it online

    One of the coolest bitcoin services out there is a site called purse.io. It allows you to purchase products from Amazon with bitcoin at steep discounts. You can name your own price, and 15-20% is a pretty common discount to get.

    Why? You are actually simply posting a wishlist of items you want on to purse.io. Someone who wants to purchase bitcoin with their credit card (which it is not possible to do on any major exchanges) then makes your purchase for you and has Amazon ship them to you as a gift, complete with a receipt in case you need to return anything.

    Because this is one of the only ways to purchase bitcoin with a credit card, people who want to purchase bitcoin this way are happy to pay a premium (and with bitcoin surging much higher than 20% per year every year since its inception in 2009 every year except 2014, this may not be a bad investment).

    If you have bitcoin (or can buy some as in step 5), head over to purse.io now to check out the wholesale like prices you can get.

  7. Buying timeshare secondhand and then selling it on eBay, craigslist, gumtree or the like

    Once you purchase timeshare, you owe an annual fee every year for the rest of your life (or until you sell it or give it to someone else) in order to pay your share of upkeep of the timeshare properties.

    Because of this, many people who no longer need or want their timeshare are willing to sell it at a tremendous loss compared to the original purchase price simply to stop paying the annual fee.

    The process to sell your timeshare, however, is time intensive, requires you to build trust online if you want to sell it online and can cause headaches if you don’t know what you are doing.

    Voila, if you learn how to streamline the process, you can actively seek out those who want to sell their timeshares and buy them at a heavy discount, after which you can turn around and immediately resell on eBay or the like, particularly if you have already built up a positive reputation on said selling site.

    See readseason.com as an example of a business who has been doing this for ages.

So there you have it, my 7 best ideas for at home businesses.

Have you come up with any of your own that you can share? Please do so in the comments below.

Alternatively, please feel free to ask questions about any of these ideas or more in the comments. I’m happy to help. That’s what I’m here for!