4 Skills You Can Use to Make Money While on the Road

If you can’t imagine life behind a desk, a traveling lifestyle may be for you. There is plenty to do and see in different corners all across the country.

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can put income-producing activities on hold. You must find a reliable way to bring in money so you can fund your adventures. Ideally, whatever you decide to do should give you the freedom to explore different places.

It can be difficult to brainstorm ways to escape the 9-to-5. After all, that’s what a lot of people are conditioned to do: get a traditional job with benefits and be content with free weekends and paid time off.

However, if you want to have more freedom in your work schedule and travel while doing so, you can use any of the following 4 skills to make money while on the road.

1)  Construction

No matter if it’s retail shops, commercial offices, or residential homes, buildings always need to be constructed all over the country.

If you aren’t interested in small-scale handy work, you can work toward becoming a general contractor. General contractor training teaches you everything you need to know to fulfill the position and grants you the necessary license to oversee construction projects and remodels. However, the requirements may vary from state to state, so know where you want to travel before you start this kind of training.

2)  Transcription

If you are a decent typist, a transcriptionist may be the perfect job for you. In this role, you will listen to audio recordings and type them out into documents. This is something you can do either with or without an Internet connection. If you’re in a remote area, all you need to do is download the audio file beforehand. Then, you can type out the file into a Word document or offline Google Doc.

Being a transcriptionist is simple. It doesn’t require any specific degrees or certifications. However, you should be able to type quickly and accurately. The average person can type around 40 words per minute, so you will be at a significant advantage efficiency-wise if you can type 10 or 20 words faster than this.

Before making transcription your full-time gig, take some time to get comfortable in front of a computer. Learn the proper finger placements on a QWERTY keyboard and practice typing without looking down. This will increase your efficiency and grant you more time to travel as you please.

3)  Writing

Writing is a great way to make money while on the road. As long as you have reliable access to a laptop, the possibilities are endless. You can compose articles for popular journals and magazines, establish yourself as a conversion-focused copywriter, or write your own novel as a Kindle author. If you want to combine writing with website design, you can build your own blog in a specific niche and sell third-party products.

4)  Photography

If you enjoy documenting your travels via pictures, why not find a way to make money from it?

To establish yourself as a photographer, you may need to start by offering your content for free. You can post your photos on various stock websites to gain exposure. Some websites will allow you to list your pictures for sale. Every time someone buys one, you will earn a commission. When you upload many high-quality pictures of subjects that people want, you can generate a good source of long-term income.

If you want to explore alternative ways to make money with photography, you can become an event photographer. If you establish yourself on social media, you can connect with people in the area you plan on being in. You could offer your services at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and family reunions to help people preserve memories through your creative work.

Another way to make money through photography is to enter contests. They’re usually conducted online, so you can enter as many as you want from any location.


Use these four skills so you can ditch your day job and live out your wildest dreams without having to sacrifice financial stability.

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