How to Travel and Get Paid


Whether you want to travel the world, living a somewhat vagabond experience, or just want to enjoy traveling more often than you would if you had a traditional 9-to-5 job after purchasing one of the houses for sale in Winnipeg and settling in, you aren’t alone. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the millennial generation has a lot more interest in traveling abroad as often as they can – by 23 percentage points, but no matter what generation you were born in, these days you have quite a few options for traveling and getting paid for doing so.

Teach English Abroad

In many places around the world, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East in particular, native English speakers are in high demand – and speaking the local language is usually not required. While you don’t have to have a teaching certificate or experience, schools are looking for people who have bachelor’s degrees in any subject and can teach what’s referred to as the “direct method,” which involves students learning through pantomime, concepts and the target language exclusively. Earning a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate, which typically only takes about a month, can make you a more desirable candidate. While you’re not going to make a fortune, you can earn more than enough to make a living teaching English.

Work Remotely as a Freelancer

If you have specific skills like graphic design, coding, translation, writing or editing and a laptop, you may be able to work remotely full-time as a freelancer which can allow you to travel the world while you work from anywhere. Start at home, building experience on websites like Upwork that match potential clients and freelancers. If you put in the effort, meet your deadlines and provide quality work, it won’t be long before you develop a strong reputation that allows you to earn money while on the beach in Thailand or anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Work on a Cruise Ship

Dreaming about sailing the world? You can set sail on a cruise and get paid to do it. Cruise lines across the globe are pretty much always in need of staff, from servers and housekeepers to tour guides and entertainers. If there’s a job that suits you and you’re hired, you’ll get free room and board as well as a salary. The caveat is you’ll have to work long hours with few days off, but you’ll have access to all the ship’s amenities, and perhaps even crew-only facilities in addition to being able to see some beautiful pars of the world.

Be a Social Media Influencer

By building your social media channels around your personality and creating a strong following and fan base, you can be a social media influencer. There are quite a few YouTube and Instagram influencers that make money traveling. You’ll have to build an audience, post great pictures and/or showcase your unique personality in addition to having special expertise in something. Think about what sets you apart from the rest – if you’re one of the few that are fortunate enough to build a sizeable following, companies will pay you to travel and post photos, and it could lead to some serious cash.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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3 years ago

Great article! I actually travel lover and I traveling different countries these brilliant Ideas much helpful for me. thanks for sharing these thoughts!