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Is travelling your hobby? And you are wondering how to keep your job and get paid while travelling or do you wish you could travel more? But can’t afford to completely quit working. You’re in luck. There are actually many travel job opportunities to make money while travelling around the world. Strap in! and get informed.

Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Travelling is the movement of people between distant geographical locations, the foot can travel, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, aeroplane, ship or other means, with or without luggage aids travelling, and can be a one-way or round trip.

Travel can also include relatively a temporary stay between successive movements, with of tourism. 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. Whether it’s seeking opportunities to trade work for accommodation, landing a location independent job that gives you the freedom to travel abroad, or long-term travelling careers, you have options.

There are even travel jobs out there for people without a college degree. However, that’s certainly not the only path to freedom and long-term travel. Want to get paid to travel the world, but don’t think it’s possible? Feel like it’s just a pipe dream?

Think again! We’re proof that if you put your mind to it, you too will get paid to travel. People always ask us how they can get paid to travel. Let me tell you, there are many many jobs you can do that involve travelling and making money.

If you crave the safety of permanent work, but you also want to live in a different country, then working abroad in a regular full-time type position might be best.

Lucrative and Exclusive Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Quitting your job before travel is not an option, we have listed here lucrative and exclusive get paid travel opportunities for you:

1. Travel Blogging-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Travel Blogging

People who travel a lot while making money blogging is a dream job for many. But like most things in life, it’s hardly simple. Earning a living with a travel blog is hard work and can take a few years.

However, a travel blog isn’t the only option. Other examples include food bloggers, mommy bloggers, fashion bloggers, and lifestyle bloggers. Income comes from advertising, affiliate marketing, selling products, and influenced projects. But first, you need to build an audience!

2. Teach English Abroad

Teach English Abroad

If you know how to speak English fluently? Perfect! English teachers are highly sought after around the world and their pay can be decent. You can get jobs teaching overseas, or even teaching classes online from your computer.

For the online jobs (basically teaching through Skype) a college degree is required, and for the foreign-based jobs, a TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is also required (these jobs include accommodation too).

3. Teach English Online

Teach English Online

Besides travelling overseas to teach English at a foreign school, there’s also a demand for online English teachers to tutor kids via video chat, like Skype. A bunch of online English teaching services have popped up over the last few years, mainly based in China.

To apply for a position, you need a college degree, be a citizen of the United States or Canada, and speak fluent English. A TEFL certification helps too. Classes are about 30 minutes long. 

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4. Yacht Sailing Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Yacht Sailing Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Can you imagine sailing around the world working on some rich guy’s private sailing yacht? This is an outstanding job that requires travel! It’s a fun way to see some exotic locations. Your food and accommodation are covered too, which is great for saving money.

It’s ok if you’ve never worked on a yacht before because the job of deckhand or steward(ess) are entry-level positions that pay really well. All you need to do is take a short course beforehand and spend time in a beautiful yachting destination while looking for work.

5. Freelance Travel Photographer

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 magazines, books, brand campaigns, or websites.

Running guided photography tours or selling online photography tutorials are additional ways to make money as a travelling photographer. If you build up your social media audience over time, you can get hired for paid “influencer” projects, too.

6. Bartending Jobs Abroad

Bartending Jobs Abroad

Bars, nightclubs and restaurants are located worldwide, and the job description is the same everywhere. It helps to speak the language, so you may need to invest in a few weeks of language classes.

Touristy places will be easier to find work in this industry and there’s no minimum or maximum time requirement. Plus, the more experience you gain as a bartender, the more job opportunities will open up, with a potential for higher income.

7. Remote Work & Telecommuting

Remote Work & Telecommuting

More and more businesses are discovering the benefits of hiring remote workers, allowing employees to work from home or anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. Working online or telecommuting is becoming an option for professionals in a variety of industries.

So you may not even need to learn new skills, depending on what your current profession is. But how do you find the companies that pay you to travel or who are hiring remote workers?

There are some good remote work job boards that post these types of positions. Jobs like data collection, research, sales, administrative assistants, and more.

8. Become a Local Tour Guide

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-unmarked surf spots, an exceptional 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 travelling.

9. Online Translation Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Online Translation Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Obviously, you need to know a second language to be a freelance language translator. But if that’s you, there are all kinds of companies out there who need translations done for websites, product manuals, books, and more.

If you’re just starting out, you could even translate restaurant menus, help run bilingual tours for tourists who speak your language or translate websites and blog posts. The more fluent you are, the more money you can make.

10. Work at Backpacker Hostels

Work at Backpacker Hostels

Backpacker hostels frequently hire travellers to fill positions on a short-term basis for free room and board. There are many jobs, from working at the front desk to housekeeping or bartending.

If you plan to stay for the long term, some hostels offer paid positions too. Actually, I once got paid to work at a backpacker hostel in Hawaii many years ago. It included a small salary and a free apartment to live in.

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11. Travelling Yoga Instructor

Travelling Yoga Instructor

Another job that allows you to travel the world while making money is working as a freelance yoga instructor. You can teach classes on pilates, yoga, Zumba, dance, or provide services as a personal trainer if you have enough experience.

Some yoga instructors make deals with local gyms, backpacker hostels, or fancy all-inclusive resorts in order to use their facilities with clients during trips. They can also hire you as an in-house yoga instructor to lead classes for guests. It’s a cool career for travellers!

12. Freelance Travel Writer

Freelance Travel Writer

Writing about travel seems to be a dream job for many, 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.

13. Freelance Massage Therapist

Freelance Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is in demand worldwide as an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Trained therapists can offer their skills to weary travellers or expatriates near popular tourist destinations.

Work for a larger company or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur. Find clients by teaming up with hotels and giving them a cut for referring customers. Print flyers to hang up around gyms, coffee shops, etc.

14. Website & Graphic Design-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Website & Graphic Design

One of the most common travel careers for digital nomads is graphics or website design. All you need is your computer, an eye for design, and knowledge of certain software programs and online platforms. Things like Photoshop, Dream weaver, WordPress, Illustrator, etc.

Talent for writing code helps too specifically HTML, PHP, and CSS. School is great, but it’s also possible to learn on your own with tutorials. Building websites for others can lead to new clients, no matter where you are in the world.

15. Work On A Cruise Ship

Work On A Cruise Ship

Travelling the world while working on large cruise ships is an outstanding way to see some 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 unique positions and careers available, like tour manager, ship entertainment, engineer, housekeeping, cooks, and more.

16. Stock Day Trading-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Stock Day Trading

You can’t just jump into day trading on the stock market with no prior experience and expect to become rich. However, I’ve met quite a few people who make money travelling and day trading.

It usually takes a few years, and losing some money, before it pays off. A background in finance and spare cash to invest helps too. Just be wary, there are a lot of day trading scams out there too. Do your research and learn from someone who knows what they’re doing.

17. Traveling Street Vendor

Traveling Street Vendor

Jewellery is the most popular item to sell as a street vendor, but it could also be art, clothing, leather goods… anything where you can source materials locally in bulk to make a product yourself.

Setting up as a vendor requires supplies, possibly meaning a long time in one location, but if you’re going to spend a season in one place, it can be worth it. Popular locations with lots of tourist traffic work best.

18. Travelling Festival Work

Travelling Festival Work

You don’t have to be a big name performer to work at festivals or events around the world. There are side-stage acts, installations, event staff, and food vendors too. Festivals always bring on lots of staff before, during and after the events.

You can time southern hemisphere Australian and New Zealand festivals between Canadian, American and European summer circuits.

19. Scuba Diving Instructor

Scuba Diving Instructor-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Scuba diving is a sport that is enjoyed all around the world. From Fiji to Iceland! The scuba diving community travels frequently, hunting for the best dive sites. And scuba divers have money to spend.

The training required to become a divemaster can take a few weeks in beautiful places like Utila, Honduras or Koh Tao, Thailand while you get your certifications. Or, with more training, become a Scuba Instructor, teaching people to become certified PADI divers.

20. Au Pair Traveling Jobs

Au Pair Traveling Jobs-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

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 for the 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 (the Middle East especially).

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21. Work as a Flight Attendant

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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 get kinda lonely. However, for those with a case of wanderlust, it can help you travel the world for a while, too.

22. Foreign Service Travel Jobs

Foreign Service Travel Jobs

Working for the foreign service (aka diplomats) or an intergovernmental organization (IGO) is one position that allows you to experience life in a unique part of the world.

Most of these international government jobs are only open to people with university degrees and knowledge of foreign languages. You can find applications and tests for these types of positions online.

23. Travel Agent-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

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Travel agents sell vacations to regular people who don’t want to deal with the logistics of planning their own trip. They often organize transportation, lodging, and activities, along with first-hand advice on destinations.

You can either work for a large travel agency or work for yourself once you have experience. They expect travel agents to know the destinations they are “selling” which means spending lots of time travelling!

Often, travel agents get to travel for free from what’s called FAM (familiarization) trips, so they can share their own travel experiences with clients.

24. Drop Shipping or Private Labeling

Drop Shipping or Private Labeling

It has a few names and variations, but buying or manufacturing products overseas and selling through Amazon under your own brand is an increasingly common way to make money while travelling.

Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) means you don’t need an actual storefront location because they stock inventory at Amazon’s network of fulfilment centres around the world.

25. Musician or Street Performer

Musician or Street Performer

Also known as busking, use your best talents to make some money from tourists. Create an act, grab an instrument, pick a spot with lots of foot traffic, and drop a hat. Many cities require a permit for busking, so do your research first.

Do you have any special talents? Acrobatics, painting, fortune telling, music, break dancing, henna art, it could be anything. You can turn your hobby into a job that allows you to travel.

26. List Your Place On Airbnb

List Your Place On Airbnb

I’m sure you’ve heard of AirBnB by now, the holiday apartment booking site that lets you stay in other people’s homes rather than hotels.

Well, some enterprising individuals are renting out their flats while they travel, making a decent income. The key is automating the process, so you don’t have to be there in person. This allows you to freedom to see the world!

27. Seasonal Travel Jobs

Seasonal Travel Jobs

I’ve met many travellers around the world who work seasonally, spending part of the year earning money and then travelling for months in the off-season. The number of jobs in this category is countless.

Construction, school teachers, commercial fishing, oil workers, electricians, ski resort staff, etc. These jobs depend on what skills you currently possess or will learn.

28. Internet Poker-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Internet Poker-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

It almost sounds too good to be true. Playing poker for a living, online or at actual tables, from anywhere in the world. But like anything else, it requires lots of hard work to make that lifestyle sustainable.

You need to be good with numbers, possess the strong willpower to play for hours, keep your emotions in check, and be able to stay focused on repetitive tasks. There are entire communities of players who sometimes travel together this way.

29. Peace Corps / NGO Work-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Peace Corps / NGO Work-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Want the experience of a lifetime helping others less fortunate than yourself? Try volunteering with the Peace Corps or a Non-Governmental Organization. Just keep in mind that volunteer work is a full-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.

30. Freelance Travel Marketing

Freelance Travel Marketing

 There is a reason people go to school and get a degree in marketing. It’s not something you learn in a week. However, if you have a business/marketing background, there is no reason you can’t freelance this type of work from a hammock in Bali.

In fact, it’s becoming much more common. I’ve met plenty of people helping authors or brands get their names out to a wider audience while travelling.

You can work in travel marketing itself for national tourism boards or large travel brands like hotels, magazines, tour companies, etc.

31. Videography / Vlogging / YouTube

Videography / Vlogging / YouTube

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 to shooting and selling stock footage, becoming a popular YouTuber, or producing highly polished marketing films for tourism boards & travel brands.

Sound 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 it certainly helps to create amazing content.

32. Travelling Nurse Positions

Travelling Nurse Positions-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

To become a travel nurse, you must first get a degree as a registered nurse (RN) which takes 2-4 years. Once you have that, it’s possible to apply for temporary travel nursing jobs which can last up to 13 weeks.

Depending on the assignment, sometimes these jobs include tax-free income, free housing, medical coverage, rental cars, and more. There are travel nursing staff agencies that specialize in helping you locate a job overseas, too.

33. Nomadic Computer Programmer

Nomadic Computer Programmer

If you already have the skills & training needed as a computer programmer, then transitioning your cubicle office job into a freelance position that allows you to work remotely would give you the freedom to travel.

There are special freelance programming websites where you can bid on jobs, or you can try to launch a company to build your own products like iPhone apps or custom web applications.

34. Online Virtual Assistant-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Online Virtual Assistant-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

With advancements in office technology and a desire to reduce employee costs, businesses are increasingly looking to hire virtual assistants who can work from home (or anywhere). There is little that personal assistants can’t do remotely these days.

Social media scheduling, responding to customer inquiries, calendar management, and a competent virtual assistant that can take on many other tasks to care about. It’s a job that often allows you to work from anywhere in the world!

35. Professional Consultant-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Professional Consultant-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Working as a professional consultant for companies may give you the ticket to location independence. Consultants work on short-term projects, helping businesses grow by training staff on how to do something better.

For example, instructing a business on how to use social media effectively, or how to become more environmentally friendly. They are paid to share their specialized expertise.

36. Working Holiday Visas-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

Working Holiday Visas-Get Paid Travel Opportunities

A working holiday visa is a special residence permit allowing younger travellers to legally work in foreign countries and supplement their travel funds.

They are people between the ages of 18 to 30, and requirements differ based on the country. Some popular destinations for working holidays include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Ireland, and Singapore.

Many GAP year students will get a working holiday visa to travel for a while before returning home and looking for a more permanent job.

Keep in mind not these jobs are suitable for everyone. If you have a university degree, you might not be as willing to pick berries on a farm as someone else might be. Or maybe you are! I won’t judge. We all have different backgrounds, skills, and comfort levels.

You might have friends that are also in search of Get Paid Travel Opportunities. Yes, there are out there even on social media. Reach out to them by sharing this article with them on their Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

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