Have you always dreamed of exploring the world while being able to make a living? Farm work, babysitting and cruise ships are just a few of the jobs available
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Travel has been off the agenda for some time now due to the pandemic, travel around the world has come to a standstill.
But now, as we see travel opening up, flights departing, and new places to explore, it seems like the best time to get paid to travel.
If you want to explore the world but don’t know how to finance it, or prefer to continue working while you travel rather than taking a year off, there are a few ways to do it.
Getting paid to travel has become a new way of life as well as a new source of income while exploring new places and cultures.
Here are some of the ways you can travel the world while getting paid.
If you love to fly and want to explore the world, starting a career as a cabin crew might be the perfect option.
Not only do you travel on domestic and international flights, or depending on the company you work for, but you can also explore the world.
You’ll be working during the flight, but when you get to the new location you’ll likely have some free time to explore and maybe a few free nights somewhere before you return home.
Many destinations, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East, need English teachers.
Not only do you get a permanent job with a stable income, but you also explore the new place you work in.
And the best news is that most don’t require you to speak their native language, the English language is more than good enough for the job.
What the pandemic has brought to professional life is the new flexibility of remote working. Many offices remained to work from home for these online and computer based jobs.
This has made it possible for people to take their work and move it wherever they want, as long as the work is still doable from there.
All you need is a laptop and the internet to get started, whether working for a company that has the option of working remotely or becoming self-employed in a specific field, such as a writer. or a digital marketer.
If you’d rather take a boat then take a flight this can be the perfect job, cruise ships offer hundreds of different jobs.
Whether it’s taking guests on excursions to a new destination, working in a bar or restaurant, performing in a theater performance, or looking after children in daycare.
There is job for everyone aboard a cruise ship, allowing you to visit new places with your own accommodation on board.
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It might not seem like the most glamorous job, but hundreds of places around the world are looking for people to grow in exchange for home-cooked accommodation and meals.
This not only saves you money, but also allows you to really explore the area you are working in while staying in comfortable accommodation.
It might not be a long term work solution, but it is definitely a great temporary job with the opportunity to meet new people who also work on the farm and enjoy a different culture.
Becoming an au pair is a great career choice if you are looking for something in childcare. You will be a nanny who lives with the period for set periods at a time.
All expenses will be paid, including travel, accommodation, food and even pocket money.
Often families prefer the au pair to speak English, so there is the added benefit of not needing to learn a new language before leaving.
It can be a difficult career to start, a real passion and love for traveling and writing is needed to make a living that keeps you traveling.
Building social media content and followers, building your own website, writing frequently, traveling to new places, and photographing are just a few of the aspects of becoming a travel blogger.
It’s hard work, but if you are committed and keep working hard at it, it will definitely pay off fantastic rewards.
Social media influencer
It can be another difficult path to take, but if you can and are successful, the benefits and access to travel are unstoppable.
Instagram is a huge platform with thousands of influencers showcasing their life or travel adventures, building their followers and engagement.
Influencers can earn per Instagram post or can be paid through referrals through the social media platform, giving them the ability to work from anywhere and travel to share with their followers.
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If you like talking to people and exploring, becoming a tour guide is a great way to combine the two.
Not only will you meet people from all over the world, but you will also be able to share with them the culture of the destination in which you are currently working.
Once you’ve gained some experience as a tour guide, there’s no reason you can’t go further, travel to a new destination to do the same, or start your own sightseeing tours.
Work on a yacht
Another option for anyone who loves the water is to work on a yacht or sailboat. Many people are looking for staff to stay on the boat to help with cooking, cleaning and general boat maintenance.
Downtime will be rewarded with the option of going to the mainland to explore on your days off or even just enjoy being in the sea rather than above.
Working on a yacht has a smaller team but it is a varied job and allows for a stable income with huge benefits.