When it comes to traveling by motorcycle, there’s a certain level of freedom you get used to on the road. Wind blows through your hair and the pavement is only a foot below the soles of your shoes.
After experiencing such a life, it’s difficult to go back to working a boring office job. Motorcycle riders treasure their independence and the freedom to travel. That’s why these six unique ways to make money on the road are ideal for bikers.
For travelers, monetizing a blog on any topic is a fantastic idea. You can write about your experiences and it’s something that can be done from anywhere. Earn enough money and you’ll be able to keep up your exciting lifestyle.
But motorcyclists have an additional advantage. The experience of traveling by motorcycle is inherently adventurous. Slap a GoPro on top of your helmet and head out to explore interesting places.
Capturing hairpin turns through jagged mountain peaks or winding coastal roads can make the viewer feel as if they’re really there. Plus it will enhance your blog, give it a unique niche and, hopefully, help you make some cash.
2. Host Tours
As you travel, familiarize yourself with the places you’re passing. The more you learn, the more you’ll be able to teach others. When you’re accustomed to a specific area, you can start hosting tours.
Motorcycle tours are especially interesting. They draw in people with similar interests and allow you to tailor the experience to what they might want to see. Plus you can set your own rates, making it an even more lucrative way to earn money with your motorcycle while traveling.
3. Delivery Services
There are a variety of ways to earn extra money with your motorcycle when it comes to delivery. Popular apps like Postmates are always in need of drivers to deliver food and other goods to those who can’t (or won’t) go get it themselves. Similar apps are available for grocery shopping; deliver groceries straight to the homes of those who can’t make it to the store.
But apps aren’t the only way to go. Bikers can research nearby restaurants that deliver and reach out to see if they need a new driver. As long as you have a way to safely secure the food you’re transporting, you’ll have everything you need.
4. Find Remote Work Online
While this doesn’t include direct use of your motorcycle, it still allows you to keep traveling while making a living. There digital nomad boom is now properly upon us and lots of inspiring people hit the road with dreams of making money as they travel. There are lots of different ways to earn money online while travelling but perhaps one of the best options is to find teaching work, check out this post from Journal of Nomads all about teaching online.
5. Teach Others About Motorcycles
If you’re someone that has researched your bike extensively and know everything there is to know about staying safe on the road, consider designing workshops for those who would like to learn about motorcycle safety. You’ll be helping others while still making some money—and, once again, setting your own rates.
Another facet of this deals with repair. If you can fix any problem that arises with your motorcycle, charge others for lessons and teach them how to repair bike-related issues.
6. Stunts or Films
Depending on where you’re traveling, it’s possible to seek out unique forms of work: stunting or appearing in films.
If you’re passing through an area where they’ll be having any motorcycle rallies or shows, learn some stunts to show off. You never know—they might be looking for motorcycle talent to beef up their presentation. The better you are, the more likely you are to book a gig.
Similarly, seek out local television programs, films or documentaries that may be shooting locally. You might luck out and find one looking for a stunt driver or even just an extra on a motorcycle. Who doesn’t love riding their bike to earn some extra money?