Yes! You Can Make Money Traveling – Believe Me, I’ve Done It.


Written by Sushma Sharma and Pavita Singh

blog16_myanmar_pic1

Myanmar (Burma)

Have you ever wished that one day you could just hang your work clothes and travel the world? Or that you could get paid to go on vacation? There is a way!

blog16_wanderlustmoneyjar_pic2

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance

Traveling is an amazing opportunity to take a break from your everyday life, to experience a new culture, to get outside of your comfort zone, and to simply take some time to relax. But even if you have paid time off from work, travel isn’t exactly cheap. And even if you choose the most economical options for your travel, such as flying economy class or staying in a hostel or Airbnb, all these little expenses add up. Wouldn’t it be awesome to go on vacation and get a little help paying the bills? Make a little extra cash while you’re out seeing the world?

As it turns out, this awesome “fantasy” can be your reality with Konversai. Konversai is the world’s greatest personal knowledge marketplace and knowledge-sharing platform. This is a place where you can share any and all knowledge and experiences you have with someone who wants to learn and is willing to pay for it. Yes, it’s that easy, you will live video chat with them about your experience and they will pay you. The premise behind Konversai is that no matter who you are or where you’re from, you have a story worth sharing and that story can benefit someone somewhere else in the world. With Konversai, geography is no longer a barrier to obtaining knowledge and skills. All Konversai conversations take place via live video and the site has a built-in calendar and payment system.

Blog16_WomenOnTrainPhone_pic3.jpg

Stay connected from anywhere

All you need is an Internet connection. Just bring your computer or tablet with you and share your knowledge and expertise on any topic with anyone who’s willing to learn, and make money doing so. Whether it’s secrets of Bali, the restaurants in Paris, experiences off the beaten path in Thailand, or secrets of newly rediscovered Cuba, there’s somebody out there who’s willing to pay you to learn about these subjects and someone out there who knows more about this subjects than your average person. Therein lies one of the greatest unexploited arbitrages of the Information Age.

One of Konversai’s most popular categories is travel. When planning a trip to a new place, you can always get a travel guidebook, but even after taking the time to sift through them to find the activities and attractions that most appeal to you, there is still need for a friendly guide who can explain the place from their perspective and share some experiences with you that tourists cannot get. For example, one of the coolest travel tips for Vancouver is a 6:00am walk in Stanley Park watching the sunrise and magnificent vista come to light over the water.

Blog16_StanleyPark_pic4.jpg

Stanley Park, Vancouver

The walk behind Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park is another hidden gem no guidebook will tell you about. Celebrity citing will likely occur in certain restaurants in Los Angeles where you may find yourself sitting next to Tom Hanks or Matt Damon or Angelina Jolie. Travel guides often list activities and attractions that would appeal to tourists but don’t necessarily capture the everyday lives of locals. Talking to someone who knows the place well and can talk about it through the lens of their experience is far more valuable than a travel guidebook and is the best option when planning a trip. Only someone who is familiar with a place can tell you the best places to stay, where the best dance clubs are, what the best places to hang out if you’re an introvert vs. an extrovert, and which bookstores to visit and can do so on a level that can’t possibly be attained by guidebooks.

blog16_groupondevices_pic5

Konversai is putting the heart back into technology

Additionally, there is much that is not written and cannot be written, and even if written cannot be found, and even if found cannot be trusted. This hidden information can only be gleaned from those who know by looking them in the eye, hearing them fully, and engaging in a conversation with them. Trusting and trusted conversations are the missing ingredient in the Internet. Konversai is here to help fill that gap.

So whether you’re traveling or you’re back at home, share your experience of the places you’ve visited with others on Konversai and charge for your time.

 

blog16_worktravelblogging_pic6

Blogging from Istanbul, Turkey

Other ways to make money while you’re traveling include teaching English (or any other language) abroad, maintaining a travel blog, doing remote freelance work, and renting out your car or your house while you’re away.

If your company engages with clients or other stakeholders abroad, you can talk to your supervisor about traveling for business. Typically expenses for business trips, including transportation, accommodations, and food, are covered by the employer, and usually you are paid just as if you were physically in the office. Keep in mind, though, that business travel typically depends on company finances and your seniority within the organization. There are also apps such as WorldCraze and Roadie, which allow you to bring goods from your home country and deliver them to your destination country (if you’re traveling internationally) and to drop of packages to people on the way to your destination (if you’re taking a road trip), respectively.

Innovations such as Konversai are making our increasingly globalized world more connected and giving everybody, regardless of their financial situation, the chance to explore and embrace all that the world has to offer. Konversai can help you cover the costs associated with traveling by giving you a platform to share your knowledge about any topic—be it a travel destination or something else entirely—while you’re at home or away. It can also help you connect with others who can help you make your next trip an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your worldview. Get on Konversai today!

Blog16_BugDriving_pic7.jpg

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Elliot

Categories: Travel

2 comments

  1. Concerning delivery, you might also consider PiggyBee (http://www.piggybee.com/), crowdsourced delivery pioneer since 2012.

    Like

  2. I need to try this! I love traveling but it is hard to afford all the trips i want to take!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: