Top 10 Jobs that’ll Pay You to Travel the World
Do you wish you could travel more and earn a living while at it? If you love traveling, there are many different travel job opportunities to earn a living while traveling the world. The best travel jobs allow you to earn income while exploring the world. There are even travel jobs or jobs that offer travel flexibility out there for people without a college degree.
But first you must understand that, if all travel-friendly jobs were easy to get, everyone would have one! Many of these professions require passion, specialized training, time commitment, and talent. For those that don’t, the pay isn’t always great. There is no magic way to instantly earn lots of money traveling. But, it’s not impossible to work and travel. So in today’s video we bring you top 10 jobs that allow you to travel the world. By the way, if you are new here, consider subscribing to After School Africa for more enlightening videos like this below.
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1. Travel Blogging
You don’t have to look too far to find a good number of travel blogs where the writer travel the world and write about their experience. This is the dream of most writers; to live a free lifestyle without worrying about the bills. You don’t necessarily have to write about travel. You can be a food blogger, mommy blogger, fashion blogger, lifestyle blogger or an arts blogger. The idea is to grow your blog to the point that you can travel to anywhere you want while working from your laptop and making money. Income generally comes from advertising, affiliate marketing, selling products, influencer projects, etc. But first, you need to build an audience! You can make from $500 to $20,000+ per month, even more.
2. Freelance Travel Writer
Writing about travel seems to be a dream job for many writers. However, it’s not something most people can just jump into. First, you have to be great with words. Next, you need to learn about networking, pitching to editors, and all the other business stuff involved. Once you have those down, then it’s possible to write for magazines, newspapers, websites, or travel guidebooks and travel the world. Freelance copywriting and other types of writing are also options. How much you make as a freelance writer depends on your skill level and the number of jobs you get.
3. Teach English Abroad
English teachers are highly sought after around the world — and the pay can be decent. You can get jobs teaching overseas, or even teaching classes online from your computer. For the online jobs, a college degree is required, and for the foreign-based jobs, a TEFL (that is Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification is also required. You can make money traveling and teaching. Income can range between $2000 – $3000 per month.
4. Become a Local Tour Guide
You could consider working as a local tour guide or assistant for an international tour company, either at a single popular location or for multi-destination tours. Another option is to become a travel entrepreneur and create your very own custom tours! Maybe it’s the best un-marked surf spots, an awesome local hiking trip, or showing people the coolest bars and restaurants in town. Becoming a tour guide is a great way to earn money in the travel industry while sharing your love of traveling. You can earn $1000 – $10,000 per month on the job.
5. Work On a Cruise Ship
Traveling the world while working on large cruise ships is an awesome way to see pretty exotic places. Food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance are covered too — so it’s a great way to save money. Many jobs also provide plenty of vacation time to travel on your own. There are different types of positions and careers available like tour manager, ship entertainment, engineer, housekeeping, cooks, and more. Income can range from $1000 – $4000 per month.
6. Au Pair Traveling Jobs
An au pair is a professional live-in babysitter or nanny hired by a family to help their kids learn a new language and do some household chores in exchange for room, board, and a weekly income. The job allows you to live in a foreign country, learn a new language, and experience the culture first-hand while making some money. Some countries pay more than others. Income can range from $400 – $1000 per month.
7. Work As a Flight Attendant
The life of a flight attendant may seem glamorous. Constantly jetting around the world, partying it up in different cities, experiencing different cultures, 90% off airline tickets, hotel discounts, cheap rent, and employment in the clouds. The career training is tough, the hours are long, and all the moving around can often get lonely. However, for those with a case of wanderlust, it can help you travel the world for a while too. Your income as a flight attendant will depend on your experience, qualification and the airline.
8. Freelance Travel Photographer
Becoming a professional travel or adventure photographer selling your images from around the world is a dream job, but takes a lot of work too. You can upload photos in bulk to micro-stock sites or sell images to clients directly for use in magazines, books, brand campaigns, or websites.
Running guided photography tours or selling online photography tutorials are additional ways to make money as a traveling photographer. If you build up your social media audience over time, you can start to get hired for paid “influencer” projects too. You can earn between $1000 to $10,000 per month as a professional travel photographer.
9. Peace Corps / NGO Work
Want the experience of a lifetime helping others less fortunate than yourself? Try volunteering with the Peace Corps or an international Non-Governmental Organization. Just keep in mind that volunteer work can be a full-time or part time job. While it makes your life rich with experiences, the money isn’t great. You’ll build confidence to handle any challenge — because the work itself is challenging.
10. Video Blogging
Getting paid to travel making videos is another dream job, and some people make a very good living with it. There are a few different paths too — shooting and selling stock footage, becoming a popular YouTuber, or producing highly polished marketing films for tourism boards & travel brands. A strong knowledge of video, editing, networking, and marketing is highly recommended for this type of work. And of course, this is a job that doesn’t absolutely require travel, but travelling certainly helps for creating amazing content. You can earn $1000 to $20,000+ per month
In conclusion, there are many ways to work while traveling the world, but many remote positions require some prior skills, a solid time commitment, or previous experience. But there are plenty of people out there putting in the work and making a good living while traveling. If you identify a travel career you want to pursue, read up what price you need to pay and get busy paying that price.
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