Every person who loves to travel dreams of getting paid for doing what they love. Now you’d be wondering, why would anyone let you travel for free? Well, PR agencies are constantly looking for such influencers. It isn’t only about traveling but more about living the luxurious life you’ve always dreamed of.
And in this article, we will tell how you can get paid for traveling and also how you can reduce your costs of traveling if you have decided to sponsor yourself on your own.
Here are some tips that will help you if you want to get paid traveling:
Strong social media statistics
Focus on your Instagram followers and find ways to grow them. Pick a theme and follow it all the time. You need to have at least 10,000 followers with a conversion rate of at least 3 to 8 percent.
Photography and Photoshop
Hire a photographer to click photos for you. If you don’t want to invest so much money in a photographer, buy a good DSLR camera and learn how to click photos. Teach your mother, sister, brother, friend, or partner to click photos and request them to click photos for you. Also, learn Photoshop because it will come in very handy to edit photos.
Engage with your network
If you belong to the tourism department, look for travelers who upload good photos. Comment on their photos and get to know them personally. Comment on only those photos that you genuinely like. Grow your own network and host giveaways together.
Whichever location you are heading to, research the best places to see there. Also, know the best time of the year and day to visit that place. You can visit that location one day in advance to check where you can click photos.
Contact restaurants and guides for collaboration
While traveling, contact restaurants and local guides of that place. Tell them that you want to click photos at their restaurant. They will surely hit you up with a free meal. Local guides representing the state tourism department will give you special tours and also free passes.
The Top Tips to Lower Your Travel Costs
Traveling isn’t as expensive as people think it is. It also depends on how you imagine traveling. If traveling for you is all about staying at 5-star hotels and eating at Michelin star restaurants, it will be a costly affair. If you really want to experience your travel destination, you have to live like a local.
There are several people who are passionate about traveling and can’t wait to explore the world but are not able to find a sponsor for themselves. Here are four tips to reduce your travel costs:
Rent an apartment
Avoid staying at a hotel as it will increase your travel costs. If you are staying for more than a week, rent an apartment. It costs just as much as staying in a hostel, and you get a lot of space to yourself. You can also cook your own breakfast and snacks and save a lot of money there as well.
Travel to cheaper destinations first
If you don’t have enough money to travel to faraway destinations, visit the ones that are near your country. When you start earning well enough, you can take trips to all other exotic places you’d always dreamed of going to.
Budget airlines and discounts
You might have heard many people say, book three months in advance. But we would say, book four months in advance. Many booking websites give you discounts during a certain time or in the night after 12 am. Grab those discounts, no matter how small or big they are. Go for budget airlines and travel your heart out.
Eat where the locals eat
Ask the locals or your apartment owners where you get the best food that is traditional to their country. Indulge in that local food because you won’t find it back home. Eat at cheaper restaurants, so that you can eat a lot too. Make sure the place is neat enough, or else you will end up with traveler’s diarrhea.
So, these are some of the tips on how you can get paid while traveling and how you can lower your travel costs. All you have to do is aim in the right direction and then pack your bags and get going.