No-one can deny this fact that for travelling you need money especially for long term travelling. Going for a big trip requires lot of planning and sometimes you feel daunting of planning such a trip. There are chances that if you really want to plan for a big travel then other than relying on your savings, there are lot of other ways by which you can do the same. Even if today you talk to someone about your travel for an extended period then your loved ones will advise you to do lot of savings so that you can use the same in future for your travel. But, the whole idea here is about travelling for a long term without actually being dependant on your savings.
In this age of internet it’s quite easy for you to create a group of roaming nomads of both kinds of part-time and full-time workers. All you need to do is highlight your skills in the best possible way you can. I know quite a lot of telecommuters, freelancers and entrepreneurs those who have kind of moved their offices on the road and are moved to the place where they are earning good or even better. It is rightly said that you don’t have to be filthy rich to travel the world. Your smartness and willingness to do the same shall drive you places.
According to me, freelancing on the side is the best way that I know with which you could earn some extra money. This is the most appropriate way by which you don’t need to actually rely on your savings. You can offer your services on the side. No matter whether you are a designer, assistant or a writer, you can offer your services to those who actually need it. The only thing that matters in this case is that you need to be realistic about the work you can handle. Even if you can handle work for not more than 15 hours per week, it is at least better than nothing.
The best way to plan a long term travel without relying on your savings is to get out of your comfort zone and travel to learn and earn more.
Travel for Long term without Quitting Your Job:
Today, connectivity has made things quite easy and thus, entrepreneurs and mobile workers are ruling the world. People today prefer to take their laptop jobs on the road and they like to work, travel and live wherever they want to in this world. However, the best example people give of a mobile worker is a travel blogger or writer. Their job is to travel the world constantly and they keep on posting stories, videos and photos from the new lands. They even share their experiences with other nomadic travelers. But as per my experience this is quite a tough way to get some real money. This way it will take years for you to reach upto a certain level and until you have satisfied your goal of reaching somewhere you have been spending lot of time on what you called your hobby.
If we talk about different people, then yes, some travelers are doing quite well this way however not everyone can grow up to that desired level. The best approach to go about it is figure out your skill set and start doing things distantly. Make sure that the things can be done easily and if this is possible than half of the battle is already won. Furthermore providing quality work is extremely important. If this is what you can do then there will be no dearth of clients for you and they will come automatically by referral.
You must have heard about various websites including elance and odesk etc. from where you can get clients by bidding on their projects.
Special Secret for Long-term Travelling:
There is one big secret to long term travelling which is…nothing. Nomadic travelers and long term travelers are no special people. I used to wonder that these people are born with some special skills or are unique; however, this is actually not the case. They don’t have any secret bank or savings accounts. There was a time when I realized that anyone can do this and it is nothing out of this world that these people are doing. It is absolutely normal for anyone to live for a year or two and work in some other country across the globe.
I could found that traveling to some other country or place for work doesn’t take too much of bank accounts and not much savings is required. All you need is zeal and desire to do it. Those who are able to do it successfully simply say that they want to travel and they could do it.
If you talk about from a layman’s point of view, he must feel that those who do so actually worry about your retirement or your bills etc. The answer to this question lies in the fact that as and when you start travelling, these things doesn’t matter anymore. Such people are of the notion that they don’t want to spend their entire lives working in an enclosed office space and keep on saving money for their age of retirement. Such long term travelers don’t worry or take any stress about their future and they take life and situations as they come without worrying about what’s going to happen in future.