Nobody wants to waste time, money, and energy choosing the wrong path.
When we chose our first travel job, we had no idea of all the options out there. Have you picked a loser and ended up spending more money than stashing in our wallet? To save you from making the same mistakes, we created a process to help you strategically narrow down which job is best for you.
Let me tell you from experience—blogging is not a get rich quick option. Yes, anyone can be successful if they put in the time, follow a proven strategy, and don’t give up. But most people fail.
Blogging can unlock ultimate freedom, but it comes at a high price. You may work thousands of hours without seeing a penny, wondering if it’s all a HUGE waste of time. But if you stick to it and show up consistently, you will find success.
That said, money isn’t the only reason starting a blog is a smart move. It’s also the perfect “training ground” for building up the digital skills needed for other traveling jobs.
Every where you look you will see bars and restaurants, and landing a job can be done with no prior experience. You’ll probably have to start in a “normal” restaurant and work your way up to a fancy one (where the “big bucks” are made).
If you know how to bartend, you can find a job pretty much anywhere. Similar to waitressing, if you don’t have any experience, you’ll have to start at the bottom and work your way up. But the income potential is there.
5. Street vendor.
Arts and crafts in your blood? Why not earn some money with it? If you’ve traveled at all, you’ve probably crossed paths with street vendors selling their crafts. If you go this route, avoid setting up shop next to locals who are trying to make a living. Also, check local laws regarding vendors.
6. Freelance videographer.
Becoming a highly-paid freelance videographer doesn’t happen overnight. These highly coveted travel jobs require dedication and a passion for filmmaking. But if you master your craft, companies will be lining up to give you money.
7. Holiday Work.
Working during Holidays allows you short-term jobs that can pay very well. A few are in sales and others are in factory settings. There are tons of well-paying short-term positions available. And they’re easy to get. You can work and save for a couple weeks/months in one city, travel a bit, move on to the next city, and repeat.
8. Freelancer for local businesses.
Many options here—website designer, social media promoter, videographer, photographer, etc.
These are typically digital nomad travel jobs, just offer your services to local businesses, tour companies, restaurants or other businesses in each destination you travel to.
We’ve met a gentleman in a RV Park who arranged a free one-week stay in exchange for setting up the RV Parks social media accounts and taking some professional photos. He finished all his work in one day, then had a week to relax.
9. House sitter OR Pet sitter.
Kids not your jam? What about pets? There are tons of people around the world who want to travel, but don’t have anyone to look after their pets (or house) while they’re away. That’s where you come in. It’s a perfect opportunity to live rent-free while working on building other jobs that allow you to travel.
10. Property manager.
The rise of Airbnb has brought with it many new job opportunities. Many real estate investors buy multiple properties to rent out on Airbnb. They then hire people like you to take care of check-in, check-out, and cleaning in between guests.
If you want to start working and traveling, there are plenty of travel jobs out there. You just have to look around and get out of your comfort zone. Try something new and interesting. You will never know you like it until you try it. Get started today!