If you’ve ever had a walk, and I’m sure you will, you probably know how precious the story can be. The good news is that there are ways to travel less money and more time. Maybe even for free.
All you need to do is get out of your comfort zone and challenge your creativity.
You may need to stretch a bit, but if you play your cards right you can travel longer and pay less than usual.
Here are three smart ways to travel around the world cheaply or for free:
Savings – Are you fed up with people who say you can not save unless you make a fortune? It does not matter how much you earn. The only thing to consider to save money is to spend less than you earn.
There are several ways to increase your income such as keeping a neighbor’s dog if you have time, find some part-time jobs or even consider being self-employed.
After you have received the salary, consider the expenses versus the income. It’s important to write down every dollar you spend to avoid unnecessary expenses.
And of course there are a few things you can save on the trip itself:
Find someone to travel with, sharing fun and spending.
Join AirBnB and rent your apartment or part of it at times convenient for you.
Find better deals in your cellular, internet or cable company, anything can save you important money.
Use only public transportation to avoid fuel and maintenance expenses.
Buy a monthly ticket for public transportation.
Spend more time with friends inside the house and avoid expensive ports.
Avoid expensive festivals and unnecessary events.
Budget for a trip – Learn how to manage your budget on a trip.
Like the locals
Do not treat yourself as tourists unless you are willing to spend what you have saved. Tourist areas are probably more expensive than others when it comes to sleeping, food and drink and activities. Go to local pubs and restaurants, you will enjoy the local atmosphere and the price.
There are a lot of suggestions and discounts that we have under our noses when we walk, but we tend to ignore them. Go to discount stores, look for it, and use your bargaining skills. Lots of shops and places distribute discounts, tickets and gifts.
Avoid them! Go to the direct source for an offer on accommodation or flights. Such agents take commissions directly from your pocket and with a little effort you can do the work yourself.
Satisfying Internet services as a way to finance your trips is an excellent idea for two reasons:
You are your own master. You can work when and how much you choose, from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection. All you need is a computer and a bit of creativity.
You will sell value rather than time. The goal is to find income that gives value to people and does not depend on the amount of time you invest in it.
Find something that you are good at and can provide as a service, register their skills and the skills you feel you can learn relatively easily. Look for opportunities online for you.
Your skills are the product you actually sell. Advertise yourself and find a clientele that can hold you financially.
Create a few different options for your customers to choose from in terms of the service you offer. Check if it works and go. Give your customers a great customer experience and they will not care where you go while you work.
All these tips require great discipline and willpower that I’m sure you have, especially when the goal is to travel around the world as cheaply as possible and even free.
So where do we go?