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Hello reader,

We all love to see the world and explore but unfortunately, not everyone can afford to sponsor their vacations. So today I’m here to show you how to make some extra money to travel .

I want you to see me as a GENIE… Yes. I am about to make all your dreams come true. At least your travel dreams!

Dear students, workers or basically anyone who needs a little extra cash to take a vacation, I have compiled a list of very useful and functional sites that you can cash out with. This allows you to save before, during and after your trip.

When I was still a student, it was not evident to sponsor my travels. This made me research on additional ways to raise funds, hence I have even attached some proof from my experience so you know these are tested and trusted methods.

Read on and wear the shoe that fits!



Under this category, you will find links you can sign up and start earning almost immediately. You get paid from using your skills to provide services, renting your property, or even selling off irrelevant things in your wardrobe etc.


When I was relocating, I realised I had so much stuff I did not need. I decided to try vinted. In a few weeks, I sold off a few irrelevant items and made more than 350 euros. It’s time to get rid of all the irrelevant stuff in your wardrobe and make some money while at it. Below is a glimpse of my selling history on the app. Start selling here what are you waiting for?


A few items from my Vinted wardrobe



Back when I was a student, Airbnb played a huge role in generating extra funds to travel. As you can see from the image below, I made more than 2000euros! Airbnb is one of the most practical ways to make extra cash. It’s simple and logical! The days you are away, other tourists can rent your flat. That way you are making money to cover your expenses. If you are not a fan of renting out your flat, then you can also list an activity on Airbnb. What activity can you offer tourists that are visiting your city? A hot African dish? Dance classes? Cultural activities? Think, think and think!!! Start hosting here


Airbnb payout 2016!



It’s the world’s famous market place! As a student, I was so smart (yes, allow me to blow my own trumpet haha…). I wrote papers/freelanced on fiverr and made good money! Yes, I don’t just travel and enjoy. I am also a smarty pant. That been said, on fiverr you can sell any service and make some extra coins Time to channel your skills to something that actually pays off. Sign up here

make money to travel the world

Fiverr account


APPEN – Appen is rapiding becoming the best platform to earn. Basically you can sign up for either micro tasks on monthly projects as an agent on appen and get paid for completed tasks. Sign up here for appen

FLIPKEY – I’m sure we all know Trip advisor and how powerful they are in the travel world. Well Flipkey is basically Trip advisor’s home rental site. If you want fast money to travel, you can list your homes on this site and you are sure to attract a lot of tourists.

UDEMY – Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge? Then Udemy is the place to secure that bag. On this site you can teach anything and help people learn new skills and advance their skills.

UPWORK & FREELANCER – It is one of the biggest platforms for freelancers. With millions of clients, there are more than enough job posts to keep you busy as a freelancer. Sign up for free, bid for clients and do the job…voila!



Whether it’s a long vacation to visit family or a short trip to recharge, most times while travelling we all wish there was a way to still get paid while we spend. In this category, I will share links that can help you find part time or short-term jobs while travelling. These jobs can be done by almost everyone (locals and foreigners).

ANGLOINFO – On this site you can find quick job listings in several categories under the classified section. From a quick weekend job to a few hours per day. The site is a very useful site for expats abroad as it offers helpful information for English speakers living abroad.

TEFL JOBS – (Teach English as a Foreign Language)- If you love to teach and travel then this is your passport to the world. TEFL is one sure way to travel abroad for free and make money to travel, however you will need to possess a TEFL Qualification.(120 hours online training).

And afterwards you can travel and teach. I got TEFL certified on which cost around 300 euros in 2016. Opportunities are numerous in Asia, South America and Europe which offer packages with flights, accommodation, and vacation days to explore. You can find opportunities on Berlitz, ,, and many more sites.

In addition, Diverbo offers free holidays for English speakers willing to spend a week socializing with foreigners in Spain or Germany to help them practice their English language skills. However, you will need to pay for your flights, but accommodation is free.

make money to travel the world

My TELF Cert!


CRUISE SHIP STAFF – I love the sea! What better way to explore the world for free via sea than working on a cruise ship.  Life on the yachts with the rich and famous definitely is the dream life. Good thing is most yacht companies even sponsor your visa to anywhere in the world and the salary is really good. You will need some form of certification that cost around 100USD, a friend of mine got certified with Super Yatch School…I am strongly considering taking a sabbatical year for this experience lol. By the way before you make the decision of working on a cruise ship, consider taking a cruise vacation to taste the waters.

SKI RESORT STAFF – During the winter several ski resorts hire staff for basically every position open at the resort. This comes with a descent pay, housing, food, insurance and of course access to the ski area always has listings on their site.

Guys admit it, now you have no excuse to spend your days off at home. Get to work, travel and see the world.



Sarah D.


  • Victor

    18th August 2019

    Very rich. I love this girl

  • Dave

    18th August 2019

    You are very resourceful, you know! Wonder Sarah! 🙂

    Thank you so much for the info!

  • Tee

    18th August 2019

    Nice one girl!

  • yvettesimons

    18th August 2019

    Top top tips??????

  • Barbz

    26th August 2019

    Thanks Sarah! 🙂

  • Onome Aluko

    27th August 2019

    Thanks Sarah. This post just woke an idea ..

    • 28th August 2019

      You are welcome. I am happy to hear an idea has been awoken 🙂

  • 8th September 2019

    Very helpful tips!

  • Amechi

    17th January 2021

    Very rich and informative piece. You’re resourceful?

  • Priscilla Cann

    17th January 2021

    Very useful insightful! Good job Sara


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