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A famous quote says, “If travelling was free, you would never see me again

Who better than the digital nomads to endorse this quote with their consistent urge for travelling for long durations! However, the treasured green piece of paper (Money :p) comes in the way. They are known to accomplish their dream to travel by incorporating travel hacks in their daily lives and saving on cash. We bring to you ways in which the internet will hold you good through the rough days on the road. These will help you save on cash for a rainy day.

Referrals – Many brands work on referral basis wherein the idea is to refer your friends and folks to utilize their services or place orders online. In this scenario, the nomad in you can make use of this opportunity to refer your bunch of besties to use the service that in return will contribute to your pool of online cash/ points. You can comfortably use these points to book your hotels or at times flight! Case in point being websites such as Goibibo, ixigo, etc.

Online offers: Time and again travel portals come up with interesting discount offers on flights and hotels which should be taken advantage of every now and then. Another hack is booking a flight much in advance than the trip date which results in saving a decent amount. You can visit hotels.com to avail of such discounts

Bank retail offers: Retail bank offers are another way to keep your travels going. While the money is safely parked in the account, banks give a lot of offers that can include discounts on purchases, lucky draws, free trips, etc. from time to time. Take advantage of these offers and thank us later!

Mobile wallets: Mobile wallets function like your debit/ credit card albeit you can easily operate it from your mobile phone. These hassle-free wallets are a perfect way to manage your money and save time as your purchases can be paid via the e-wallet system. Paytm, Mobikwik and Oxigen wallet are the major mobile wallet players in India.

Comparison sites: What if before every trip you got to know the flight cost in comparison with other airlines? You would be able to save a lot by booking the cheapest one and Skyscanner is one such website that you should log on to for checking out comparative rates. Wego is a similar website that assists you in comparing rates of flights and hotels.

All set to implement these tricks to make the most of your travel!

Remote working is tricky, especially in the beginning. Making ends meet can be challenging but once you begin getting clients, you find yourself earning enough to make a living out of it. There are times though, when your income may dip because of various reasons. When your remote assignments are diminishing, you can always make money by other means.

Online Tutoring: Offering your knowledge in various fields is an interesting way to earn more money. If there’s anything people turn to the internet for, it is to learn new skills, and you can always earn a little extra cash by teaching someone a subject, language or an instrument online. Most tutoring websites have an easy system where you can sign up and state what you’d like to teach and your payment terms.

Contests: Lots of websites run photography and writing contests periodically with cash prizes. A growing trend in travel writing means that your experiences definitely have a place in contests like these. There are times when the prizes may not always be cash, but most of them have great offers in the form of travel vouchers too!

Reviews: Your travel expertise itself can help you make more money when work is low. Certain websites offer partnerships to travellers with a good online presence and the work can be as simple as reviewing accommodations, restaurants and destinations. Such assignments can also be done alongside your regular work and generate a nice income on the side.

Planning custom trips: Certain travel websites look for people who can plan custom trips for clients. Once you’re established as a nomad, your experience and knowledge is highly valued. In addition to general itineraries, specific information about a place and practical travel tips are much in demand, especially if you’re an expert at “offbeat trips”, which seem to be very sought after.

Being a guide: If your online resources and finances are running dry while you’re still on the road, being a guide for travel companies can help you continue to travel. Your contacts at regular travel destinations can help you get small gigs and your familiarity with the place is a big plus when it comes to value for money experiences. Do consider the ethical consequences of such a job though, and before undertaking something like this, make sure that you are not robbing someone of their living.

Work volunteer: Many establishments offer food and lodging in exchange for services of travellers. Jobs like this can include taking care of estates, helping out with the running of farms and dairies, and volunteer work with animals. If your online assignments are dwindling, head to such places to cut back on your expenses. Quite a few farms and research centres around the world offer such deals.

The beauty of being a digital nomad is that as long as you are connected to the internet, you can find ways to make money online anytime. And with the online audience growing every day, there is really no chance that your services or expertise on any topic will not find a target market in addition to benefitting someone.

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