If you’re here, it means you’ve read my book “So, You Wanna Be A Traveller?” (if you haven’t, click here to get your free copy).
Chapter 1: Sell all your crap
In Chapter 1 we talked about selling all the stuff you never use (which is most of it). Here’s where you can do it:
The #1 auction website in the world, perfect for selling all your junk.
Also a great option to sell stuff, depending on where you live.
I’ve personally never done this, but it’s fast becoming a preferred way to sell online.
Also, unless you live in the USA, there might be a different website tailored to your home country. For example, in New Zealand I use a website called TradeMe. Do some research and find out.
Chapter 2: Stop buying new crap
In Chapter 2 we talked about saving. Not too many resources are required for this, but the links discussed in the chapter are below:
A free website for keeping track of your spending
N0-fee credit cards:
Chapter 3: Build new income streams
Upwork – (formerly Elance) – A great website for kicking off your freelance career
Freelance writers den – A paid forum where you can learn the ropes of becoming a freelance writer.
How I made $4,000 in my first month on Elance – My blog post about getting started in freelancing.
Ebay – Perfect website for starting your online store.
Alibaba – A Chinese wholesaling website where you can buy almost anything.
AliExpress – A spinoff site by Alibaba, which you may find easier to navigate as everything is in English (prices are the same as Alibaba, as far as I can see).
Amazon – Also possible to source products from here and resell them, assuming you live outside the US.
Etsy – Great for selling home-made jewellery, arts and crafts, paintings etc.
Building a website
How to start a blog in 10 simple steps – My free guide to starting a blog. Everything is included, from registering your domain to earning your first check.
Siteground – The company I use for web hosting. Around $4 a month should get you your own website, a domain name, and awesome support (if you’re a new to owning a website, you’ll need it!). There are many web hosts out there but Siteground is my first recommendation.
WordPress – Perfect for setting up your first website. Bluehost has a “1-click WordPress install” so you won’t need to download this if you’re hosting with them.
Studiopress – In my opinion the best place to buy your WordPress theme.
Elegant Themes – Another popular WordPress theme provider.
(Note: WordPress has many free themes available too, so buying a theme isn’t essential)
Fiverr – A great place to find yourself a freelance web designer to build your site.
Adsense – Where you apply for Google’s Adsense program. This is an example of an AdSense ad:
Affiliate marketing networks are amazing sources of affiliate opportunties. If you’re planning on starting a blog, it’s best to sign up to all of them and start building relationships.
Commission Junction – One of the biggest affiliate networks out there.
Flexoffers – Really reliable network with a lot of good opportunities
Affiliate Window – Large international affiliate network with several big name companies available
Shareasale – Smaller company but good for digital products/services
Clickbank – Another great place to find affiliate programs to join.
Amazon Associates – Where you can join Amazon’s affiliate program.
Creating your own products
E-junkie – A shopping cart where you can sell products you have created such as courses and e-books.
Sendowl – The shopping cart I use to sell my products. In my opinion far superior to e-junkie, but more expensive too.
eBooks the Smart way – Patt Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com has an awesome free guide about how to write a successful ebook. Just subscribe to his list and you’ll get a copy.
More ways of making money online
Swagbucks – Online network where you can earn money for doing surveys, among other things.
American Consumer Opinion – Really good market research site where you can get paid to do surveys quite regularly, even as a non-American. Sign up and they’ll simply email you when surveys are available.
Ebates – Online rebates site where you can cash back on your online shopping. Yes, it works!
User Testing – Get paid for testing websites. Good no-brainer work to earn a few bucks.
More ways of making money on the road
i-to-i TEFL – Get TEFL qualified and find English teaching jobs.
Work on a Cruise Ship – A book detailing everything you need to find work on a cruise ship.
All Cruise Jobs – A free website for finding cruise ship work.
Au Pair World – A free website for finding au pair work.
y Travel Blog – Travel blog with a wealth of working holiday information.
Chapter 4: Plan your trip and take off
Global ATM Alliance – A list of banks belonging to the Global ATM Alliance, which allows you to withdraw money overseas without paying fees.
World Nomads – Where I buy my travel insurance.
Wikitravel – Great place to begin your destination research.
Cheap flights – My guide to finding super cheap flights.
Cheap accommodation – My guide to finding cheap accommodation.
Questions? Just ask.
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