Travelling the world is on most people’s bucket list. While platforms like Airbnb and Couchsurfing have made travel cheap and convenient, the cost of globetrotting is still out of reach for most.
But, what if there was a way to travel without spending money? Or even better – get paid for doing it?
There are plenty of ways you can satisfy our wanderlust while making an income. Here are 5 golden opportunities for making an income while traversing through exotic landscapes and experiencing new cultures.
This is probably the most popular way of making money and getting a work permit in a foreign country. There are plenty of countries in Asia, Latin America and Middle East that require native English speakers for teaching positions.
While most schools look for college graduates, there are few that only require a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification.
Research for a travel guidebook
Writing travel guidebooks for prestigious websites like Lonely Planet is another way to make money while travelling. But this researching job is no vacation.
It requires a lot of traveling, staying in different hotels, experiencing the local culture and food, while meeting tight deadlines for submitting the work. The reality of researching for guidebooks is that it could require you to work up to 14 hours a day.
Become a Social Media influencer
Instagram is filled with influencers with large followings who are able to make a sizable income from brand deals, sponsorships and travel blogs.
Some of the most successful travel influencers earn hundreds of thousands of dollars every month and even get the opportunity to travel for free.
Work as a flight attendant
If you don’t mind spending your daily 9 to 5 jet-setting from one destination to another, you could apply for the position of flight attendant and earn up to $100,000 per year with attractive travel perks and flight discount for you and your entire family.
Work remotely as Freelancer
In today’s gig economy, all you need is a fast computer, reliable internet and a skill that can be monetized. There are plenty of freelance websites like Upwork and Fiverr where you can find work from anywhere.
Having an in-demand skill like graphic design, coding, editing and writing can make it much easier to find a job with decent salary.