Have you ever dreamed of having a job that allows you to travel? While these professions do exist, there are also many ways to make money as you travel or fund your trips entirely.
Now, you’ll have to be willing to work while on “vacation,” but this doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun in the process. You’d be surprised at how many people actually live on a permanent vacation while working the entire time. This allows you to experience all the wonderful things about an area while contributing to society.
While most conventional jobs require you to clock in and out, work in an office or cubicle, or require meetings every month, your schedule while on the road is largely up to your discretion.
Here, we’ll explore a few ways you can make money while traveling.
Become a Digital Nomad
You might have heard the term “digital nomad” recently. This is because it’s an attractive lifestyle, and it’s becoming increasingly popular.
A digital nomad is an individual who works remotely and can take his or her workload to any location. Most digital nomads are freelancers in a special field or are employed by companies without brick-and-mortar locations.
If you have any skills that you can use as a remote freelancer, this is your ticket to becoming a digital nomad, where you can work from anywhere you wish. A few examples of professions that digital nomads are currently known for include:
- Virtual Assistant
- Skill Coach
- Web Designer
- Graphic Designer
While numerous jobs can be done remotely, such as marketing, digital sales, teaching English with these TEFL courses online and the like, the above list includes the most popular jobs that a typical digital nomad works.
Perhaps the most popular of all traveling jobs is that of a travel blogger. At the top of the income bracket, travel bloggers can easily earn six figures a year, and some even earn this in a month’s time (though this is the top 1 percent).
A travel blogger can do many things, but you have to have writing skills. As a travel blogger, you can write detailed trip reports, guides, hotel and restaurant reviews, or even historical analyses of the places that you visit. Numerous publications are always looking for well-crafted pieces on local and faraway cultures, as are popular travel websites.
And, you can also make money by simply telling your travel stories on your own blog site while you monetize it by helping to promote other products and services.
You can even write about off-the-wall topics, such as where to find the most dinosaur fossils in New Mexico. Or you could focus on a specific industry such as automotive care and detail the process of getting a quote for better car insurance.
We live in a world that has become increasingly image-oriented, and as such, many people pay good money for quality images of remote landscapes and tourist destinations.
A travel photographer might spend several weeks, if not longer, finding the best lighting situation and the best conditions just to make one single image. But, these images are one-of-a-kind and aren’t able to be found anywhere else.
Once you gain a little traction and earn a reputation as a quality photographer, you’ll be able to charge high dollar amounts for your creative work.
Truth be told, there are so many ways to facilitate travel while you make money, and if seeing the country while you work sounds like a dream lifestyle, all you have to do is get a little bit creative with your endeavor.
If you’re a mixologist, you can easily travel the country and work in some of the best bars, nightclubs, and resorts across the country, if you have the skills, of course.
Or, if you’re an artist, you can take your craft on the road to the plentiful amount of art festivals and shows being held across the country at all times throughout the year.
No matter what your skills are, if you can find a marketable and economic strategy to enable yourself to travel while you work, all you have to do is give it a try. You never know where it might lead.
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