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Traveling can be expensive, but did you know there are certain ways to travel with no money? We are talking here about amazing and actionable ideas that anybody can do right now.
If you want to know how to travel with no money, then keep reading because we are going to tell you our best 10 tips that could change your way to travel forever.
Crowdfunding it’s basically when you get other people to pay for something that you want to do. In other words, is that you present a project, and invite people to fund your project (because is cool, helps society in a way, gives value in some sense, etc.)
There are many platforms and ways to do this.
Maybe the easiest and fastest way to start with is by creating a money pool with Paypal. You just need to log in to your Paypal account, define your goal and how much you want to collect and share your link with the world. You can even post it to your Facebook!
Remember though, people will hardly give you any money at least they are familiar or friends. But, if you put a nice idea together and present it the right way, you will be likely to get more people willing to fund you. Just try to be a good storyteller and tell what you want to do and why you need their support in the more human, creative and compelling way to increase your chances.
Do you see this video here? This is the skill we have used the most to score some free stuff traveling.
We have been doing travel videos for ourselves for years, just for the sake of it and because we enjoy it. We started doing it way sooner than having a blog! Then we realized we could still do that, but we could have some in exchange since we could use it as a service to someone.
We have used this skill in many different ways in exchange for free stuff, and sometimes we have been even paid!
- We have approach hotels simply with a couple of videos in our phones and told them we could create something fresh for their hotel in exchange for free accommodation. This has worked several times even without having a website or a portfolio before!
- We have stayed in a hotel, and have scored free activities, by doing promo videos and taking footage we’ll edit later for them.
- We got paid even for doing a promo video for a restaurant in Nepal. Again, this was just us approaching the owner with a couple of videos in our phones and of course believing in ourselves. Because if you don’t they won’t either.
You just need to find what is that skill you have you can offer in exchange for food or accommodation or something else.
You can also find a job overseas and get paid for it. Lots of people travel the globe teaching English, bartending, working on a ship cruise, teaching yoga, etc… If you have a skill, you can make some money as you go. We’ll talk a bit more about this a bit further down.
In any case, some countries will require a special Visa in order to be eligible to work, so you should always check that out first.
With World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms ( WWOOF), you will have the option of working on a farm with all expenses covered once there. They have a large network of non-profit organizations all over the world that connect you with local farmers. The idea is that you go and work on a farm for the time you previously agree on, and the owners cover your expenses in exchange for your work.
You will need to pay a fee ahead though, for signing up and using the platform. But is yearly and you can cover that expense before you start your trip.
If you own a house, renting it out could easily pay for your travels. Of course, it will depend on where you go, being Asia way cheaper than Europe, meaning that you could live more in comfort in places where you can stretch more your money.
But still, this is a great way to travel for free with something you already have!
If you want to try this out, we recommend you rent it before you leave, even if is for a couple of days. The reason behind this is that the world now moves with reviews. You might have an amazing house and really well located, but with no reviews, it might take longer to rent it.
Instead, rent it for a couple of weekends, be the best host ever, and see your 5 stars bring people over! Plus the better your reviews, the easier will be for you to increase a bit the price.