If you are like me, you don’t need many excuses to travel.
Now if you were to learn, just as I did recently, that numerous apps pay you to travel, this may get you excited about not only earning through your phone.
But having all these apps will allow you to explore new places without being too concerned about money.
So in this post, I will take you through some of the best apps out there that will help you earn money as you tour the globe.
Ever been in a situation where you have visited a country and done some last-ditch shopping to make the most of items sold there and not in your home country?
Well, it turns out there are apps out there to solve that issue, with Grabr, an app that pays you for buying items and then delivering them to those in your destination city.
So let’s say you’re switching from London to Paris, and someone there wants Marmite, an item notoriously tricky to find outside of the UK.
Well, using Grabr, you can deliver that item to that person when you visit Paris. Now that was just an example, but you get the idea.
With 500 thousand downloads, this is a perfectly safe app to use, and after each delivery is completed, you will receive the delivery fee as a reward.
So if you’re literally looking for apps that pay you to travel, then Grabr could be it.
Airbnb has changed the game regarding staying in foreign countries and for additional ways to make money online.
A platform that makes renting a house, cottage, or flat almost anywhere is, in fact, a great way for you to bring in extra cash.
With the opportunity to put your own place onto the site, you can set your own nightly price, tell people when it’s available to be rented, and list up your own rules.
Meaning you can rent a spare room or the whole property entirely on your terms.
That is the main feature of Airbnb, and it will enable you to earn money to travel the world than passively. However, there are other ways to make it.
The Airbnb Experience section means you can earn on the go by offering your skills and expertise while in another country.
Maybe you can give someone a photo shoot to give them an unforgettable experience in a country.
Or can teach someone how to cook local dishes.
Whatever it may be, you can list up your job and potentially earn as meet all types of interesting people while going from country to county.
3. Field Agent
If you are up for the task of completing tasks in another country, then a fantastic app called Field Agent will pay you for doing simple tasks for money.
By fulfilling requests such as capturing images of stores, checking the stock of an item, or simply taking a picture of a product’s price tag, you could be doing just a few of the tasks.
As you can see the difficulty of this is low, and with the flexibility of accepting the jobs with times that suit you, means you can earn as you do your touristy activities.
Now in terms of availability, how many jobs you can do will depend on the location.
So if you travel somewhere remote, you can expect far less, if not nothing, compared to a large city where most work will be.
For doing these easy tasks, you can expect to receive anything between $3 and $20 for a task, with the time and effort required dictating where on that scale you are getting paid.
All in all, Field Agent offers an excellent way for you to explore different places while balancing the books of spending and earning.
If you are someone who likes being on the camera and sharing your stories, then an app to take advantage of is YouTube.
Here I am not talking about putting on the latest vlog from your favorite YouTuber. Instead, it can be you making the content to earn as you travel.
As a YouTuber, you can find a niche that suits you and create videos around it to build up an audience of people who like your posts.
Through this, it isn’t abnormal to make sums of $500+ a day, with the sky being the limit with this opportunity.
However, to make a successful YouTube channel, you will need to pick up the camera to earn enough to fund your travels the next day.
With monetization requirements and generally taking time to build a platform, it may take some time before you’re enjoying the fruits of all that quality content you are uploading.
For this reason, either building a YouTube channel or growing it before traveling, so you can then take it with you abroad.
Or alternatively, YouTubing as you travel but keep it as a side project as you build it up.
Who doesn’t like to get their camera out to snap away in new places?
I know I certainly do, and if you do, then an app called Foap is a great app to monetize those photos you take abroad.
Whether that’s capturing the local wildlife, your lunchtime food, or the local landscapes, you can upload them to an app called Foap and earn money for each one.
With companies and individuals present on Foap looking for photos, you can find buyers who want the rights to your quality pics, and therefore, you can earn some good money.
Not only do you get the pleasure of taking satisfying photos, but you get to earn through doing something you love.
From time to time, Foap also hosts competitions where you can be in the mix of earning grand prizes for submitting different themed photos.
Giving you an incentive to take that perfect photo.
If you’re going abroad, chances are your vehicle will collect dust if you don’t plan on taking it with you.
So what is a great way to utilize it while you sipping margaritas on the beach? An app called Turo.
Now this Turo app is a peer-to-peer vehicle-sharing platform where you can rent out your cars and motorbikes for cash.
Working very similar to Airbnb, you can list up your vehicles to suit you, from the price you want to rent it out for to the times you allow access.
If you are concerned about any future renter damaging your vehicle, you needn’t worry, as Turo will take care of this with their $1 million liability insurance.
That means you can rent away with confidence knowing everything is covered.
As a result, this makes Turo an excellent option for making money while traveling without lifting a finger.
If you have a passion for cooking food and meeting new people, then an app like EatWith could be the perfect app for you to look into.
As long as you abide by local laws and requirements of the country your planning on hosting events in, you can earn money in different countries as you travel.
How it works, is you will be hosting events such as dinners, classes and food tours to guests. With the potential for you to earn up to $700+ per event you host.
Like Airbnb, Turo and Uber to some extent, you can host these by your accord, by having your own menus, doing them at the times that suit you, and for the amount you want to charge.
Making this one of the best ways to earn money while getting the chance to meet interesting people from different cultures.
If your travelling to a country for an extended period and plan on getting a work visa, then you can do something like UberEats.
As you know UberEats is one of the biggest ways of earning, with it becoming popular with those who are looking for the flexibility of working for there selves.
Now as long as you are abiding by all the countries and Ubers policy, you can earn money by delivering food or (people via Uber) from destination A to B.
With the ability to work your own hours, and with a fixed pay-out per ride, it offers a great way to earn, explore a new city and meet new people.
So whether your a student working abroad, want to earn while riding your bike, or whatever your intention maybe, an app like UberEats could be for you.
Using apps like I have mentioned on this list, will enable you to travel without needing to always reach into your pocket.
With these apps you can instead put money back into your pocket as you explore new places, and potentially become a digital nomad.
Some of the apps on this list, will help you discover new passions and therefore bring you a way to earn through something you enjoy.
So by all means try out each of these making money apps that pay you to travel and then let me know how you get on in the comments section below!