10 Best Travel Jobs To Make Money Traveling
Traveling around the world, visiting different places and meeting new people is a dream most of us desire to live. However, due to our own reasons, not all of us are able to pursue it, and the major one being “finance.” We have read and saved quotes like “If traveling was free, you’d never see me again” and “What would you do if there was no concept of money?” Alas, traveling is not free and money is just as important as the air we breathe. Nevertheless, dreams are still dreams, and for those among us who just have to go live them, we have come up with a list of ten best travel jobs to make money traveling around the world.
1. Teaching English:
One of the easiest jobs is to teach English while you travel. There are so many non-speakers throughout the world eager to learn the language, and with more experience, the job pays really well. Generally, native speakers are preferred over non natives, but time and experience help in getting good jobs for non natives as well. To teach English, you can complete the course Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Places like Japan and South Korea are perfect to begin this job.
Blogging is a job where you are working for yourself. The biggest advantage is that you can do it from any corner of the world, and as much as you want. If done right, it can fund your traveling completely. Many travelers prefer travel blogging and sharing about their travel experiences, and are doing amazing, such as Nomadic Matt. However, if you are interested in a niche other than traveling, you can go for that too. There is one thing to remember here: Be consistent. It might take time, but all good things do.
Like Blogging, becoming a YouTuber is also something you can go for. If you have interest in creating videos, this is perfect for you. You can make either your own Travel Vlogs or some other interesting videos after doing some research on what might work. Just like blogging, the key here is to stay consistent.
4. Flight Attendant, Pilot, or a Cruise Ship Worker:
A sure shot way to earn money while traveling is to consider/ reconsider your career as a flight attendant, a pilot, or a cruise ship worker. Sure, there would be odd timings and jet-lags, but the job pays really well. The amount of time you would get to spend at different places would vary according to the schedules, but overall, this is worth it.
5. Virtual Assistant or a Remote Customer Service Representative:
You can be a virtual assistant to some random clients or be a remote customer service representative. Many people out there need a virtual assistant to manage their side work. In addition, companies like Amazon etc. need people to work for them online as their customer service representatives. The fact that you can work from anywhere is a big plus. The work hours might be set according to the shift timings but it’s worth a try. All you would need is a good internet connection.
6. Freelance photographer or writer:
There are so many happy travelers working as freelance photographers and writers for various magazines, journals, and websites. Travel photography and travel writing is something you might enjoy. And who doesn’t love those dreamy images and write ups that make you wanna leave your home right away?
7. Tour Guide, Tour Director, or a Travel Agent:
When you travel, alone or otherwise, you learn a thing or two. If you absolutely love traveling, maybe you can visit a place and explore all the options there are for travelers, which are budget friendly and high on quality. You can organize tours for others, or maybe become a tour guide in the place you are backpacking.
This is fun for the people who love learning new languages! You can easily take up translating job wherever you go, and such jobs can take you places if you get a position with some diplomat.
9. Remote Tech Projects, Tutor and other Freelance Websites:
You can take up projects on the freelancing websites according to your skills and work from anywhere in the world. You can also enhance your skill set to get more projects and experience. With time, this can turn into something big.
10. Peace Corps or Travel Nurses:
Another offbeat job that allows you to travel is to join the Peace Corps or become a travel nurse. Sure, it requires commitment, but if you like to help people as much as you like traveling, then maybe this is the perfect job for you.
There are other options as well, such as becoming a consultant or joining foreign services. We just tried to cover the options that are relevant if you want to travel full time and are searching for ways to fund it. If your 24×7 routine feels unbearable, do something about it.