How to Make Money While TravelingWITHOUT Having a Skill Set
19 January 2017 | Mri Grout - A Lifelong Vagabond
The hardest thing about traveling is finding the funds to do it. Sure you can hitchhike, couchsurf, and only visit these wonderful and free attractions of the world, but you still need buy food to eat (especially since dumpster diving is getting harder and harder as time moves on), kit to replace, entry visas, and other emergency costs for when things go sideways as they always eventually do. So how does one sustain a traveling lifestyle without having to constantly fly back home for work? The obvious choice is to just apply for a work visa and teach English in China or somewhere else abroad, but unfortunately these visas are only on offer to those travelers with a university degree or other specific, desired skill set. So what if, like Rob and I, you don’t have one nor the other? Well, in that case here are three cool ways to make money while traveling without having a degree or other skill set.
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1. Apply for a Working Holiday Visa
2. Recycle Plastic Bottles in ScandinaviaThis is a very simple process that requires no skill set whatsoever for one to make money while traveling. Simply collect any plastic bottles that you find lying around Scandinavia, and take them to one of the many recycling check points (which can normally be found in corner shops and major grocery store; if you can't find one, ask a local). Bottles brought in from other countries or areas are not accepted, however, as the recycling machine reads a special barcode to tell you how much money you get for that specific bottle. You then take this receipt to a cashier and exchange it for either cash or store credit. I haven't been back since, but in July 2013, one plastic bag of bottles bought me three peppers and some change. However, if collectedly vigoursly you can easily make thousands, which is what some natives actually do according to a few I talked to. So not only does recycling plastic bottles in Scandinavia allow one to make money while traveling without a degree or skill set, but you also get the added benefit of helping to save our lovely planet. Other places I've found to pay for recycling are the Walmarts in New York state. They're required to offer this service by law and have similar machines. However, they only accept products bought from Walmart, but they also have recycling machines for glass and cans which they will also pay you for.
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