How To Get Paid To Travel The World

If you think that traveling the world and getting paid for is impossible, let me tell you that I know of many people who have been on the road for years and are able to sustain their travels in one or other way. You don’t have to look far. Look here:

Travel As Scuba Diving Instructor

While you don’t earn much, it allows you to live in remote and wonderful places that otherwise are just too pricey to visit. Also the lifestyle of a Scuba Diving Instructor makes it worth it.

If you are interested in traveling the world as scuba diving instructor, I strongly recommend to go past the Divemaster level. As such, you can only guide customers and it’s a job that normally locals do and you don’t get paid much. On the other hand, as instructor you will be able to guide and teach courses. These positions are normally covered by foreigners, as you need some educational background to able to pass the exams to reach this level.

Start a Travel Blog

Travel blogs are a great way to make money from your trips around the world but it takes time, effort and dedication to achieve a level where it can pay the bills. You need to give your blog a huge push when you start to make sure it receives enough momentum to take off! This means long hours dedicated to writing high quality content, being active in social media and promoting your site.

If you are up for the challenge of becoming a professional travel blogger, I recommend that you check out Travel Blog Success. It’s a community where professional and very successful travel bloggers share their expertise and take you through every step you need to know to make money with your blog.

Travel & Work on a Cruise Ship

Lots of people spend a fortune every year to go on cruise ships to exotic locations and these cruise companies need crew. What if you could work on one of them? You would still visit those spectacular places, meet interesting people and earn money along the way.

It’s also a job where you can save a lot, as accommodation and food costs are always covered and you can’t hardly spend any money while on board.

Work as a Travel Photographer

It’s a tough market and the competition is fierce, but if you have the skills it is a great way to travel the world and get paid for it. The best clients are tourism boards, outdoor brands and large adventure travel companies.

Become a Travel Writer

Similar to the photography option, it’s a difficult market and the competition is high. It’s not easy to get paid to travel and write but, if you get to certain level, it’s a great way to explore the world.

Many bloggers work as freelance writers for travel publications. These magazines normally need stories and travel bloggers are full of them! So it’s a great way to make some money on the road.

Work Location Independent

What if you could work from anywhere in the world? Then, you wouldn’t need to have a travel-related job in order to travel. Most people are tied to a location due to their job and that’s the reason why they can’t go traveling as much as they want to.


Originally published at jenniferreichelt.org.

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