I was recently reading a very cool article about sticking to a budget on a low wage recently and I thought about all the times that I was either saving to travel or trying to save money as I was traveling and I decided that it would be a cool idea to make a blog post about saving money and some of the things that have seriously helped me to save along my travel journey.
Drawing up a budget
This is number one when it comes to keeping your travel dreams alive and you really should be sticking to one. Firstly you need to come up with one and the best thing to do is to write down your expectations of a trip (what you want and how much you want to spend doing this), then you need to look at the money you have and what you will receive. You will start to see a pattern and from there you can decide how much you can realistically afford to spend.
Picture money in terms of what you can have
One thing that has always helped me to save for my travels is definitely to picture what money means in another country. For example, if you think about going out in London on a night out and you spend 70 pounds on dinner and some drinks afterwards, you could live somewhere in Asia for a few weeks with this kind of money and that is no joke! By doing this you can make the appropriate sacrifices to save for your travel journey and this can also help you along the way if you think in a similar way on your travels.
Find a way to make money as you travel
One of the best ways to finance and keep your travel dream alive is definitely to work as you travel or find a job that allows you the flexibility to work remotely. I personally taught English in Asia and this is one of the best things that I ever did. Other options are to start blogging or start writing for blogs or other publications. You just need to be creative and look into it, you definitely have some skills that you can sell online. Sites like Fiverr are great for finding freelance jobs that you can do anywhere!
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