This is a guest post from one of our readers
If you are planning on travelling, whether around Australia or anywhere else in the world, you may need to use the Internet while you are on your travels. There are many reasons why this is the case; from finding directions and connecting with friends and family to make money and posting photos of your trip. With that being said, below we are going to take a look at some useful pieces of advice for anyone who is planning to use the web while they are travelling.
Download a VPN
Is there anything more annoying than trying to access a website only to be told that you cannot do so from your location? There are a lot of circumstances when this could occur, for example, you may want to watch your favourite TV show while on the road, only to discover it is only available in your home destination. This is where downloading a VPN for your Mac or Windows computer will come in use. A VPN works by masking your IP address. You can select the location you want your IP address to show, enabling you to essentially pretend to be in a different place. This will enable you to access websites you otherwise would not be able to.
Another tip when it comes to using the Internet on your travels is to make the most of travel apps. There are a lot of great travel apps for you to choose from. This includes apps that can help you to budget and manage your money while travelling, as well as apps that are designed to tell you more about the location you are visiting. There are also map apps, translation apps, weather apps, and much more. You have everything you need to plan the vacation of your dreams.
You can also use the Internet to make money while you are travelling. There are many different ways that you can do this. One option is to freelance. There are freelancing websites like PeoplePerHour and Freelancer that enable you to make money while you are on your travels. This includes dropshipping. This is the process of selling items without having to stock them. You will need a good website for this. A lot of people have been migrating from Magento to Shopify as of late, as Shopify has a dedicated dropshipping platform. Other options include running your own blog, affiliate marketing, and giving lessons online via Skype and other video messaging platforms. You can also complete surveys for a bit of extra cash too.
As you can see, there is a lot that needs to be considered when you are using the web during your travels. However, we hope that the tips that have been provided in this blog post will assist you. From hiding your IP address with a VPN, to making money through the Internet; there are a lot of things you can do on the web to assist you on your travels.