Getting Paid to Travel? 5 Travel Careers You Can Begin from Your Home 47

Getting Paid To Travel? 5 Travel Careers You Can Begin from Your Home

This article was written by Charles, a career mentor, motivational speaker & human resources consultant with over 10 years of experience in HR sector.

If you can’t stay for too long in one place, if you daydream about travels, and can’t help it but spend hours looking at images taken from different parts of the world, then there is a chance you the one we are writing this article for.

Do you want to see the world and still make money while on the way? Do your friends keep saying that it is impossible and you should just get over this obsessive desire? Can you not help these cravings for new impressions from different sides of the globe? We have a solution for you. There are some travel careers you can start from the comfort of your home.

Hundreds of people made such dreams come true by choosing a relevant career path that not only allowed them to travel but was an essential part of it.

Are you wondering what career path we are talking about? Read on to see some travel jobs. And who knows, maybe you will soon be writing a new career change resume.

Travel Careers: 5 Jobs That Allow You to Make Money While Traveling

1. Travel blogger.

Tons of happy humans are writing their blogs and get paid for it. If you think about it, it is absolutely crazy: you get both to see the world, and earn money!

Your parents would probably think that whoever pursues this dream was crazy if ever heard this like 20 years ago. But today blogging is absolutely common for people from different parts of the world.

All you need for this is a computer, strong Internet connection, and a place to work at. But remember that any coffee shop, park bench or a library hall will do.

Bloggers make from $500 up to $20,000 a month depending on their marketing and writing skills, size of the target audience, and other little details to take into account. Nevertheless, if you are good with words, then consider this option or move on to our next suggestion.

Related: Your Step-by-Step Guide on Starting a Blog in 2017

2. English teacher abroad.

Native speakers are in great demand at numerous private schools in almost any country in the world.

Thus, you can opt for a position of an English teacher in China, Philippines, Cambodia, or any other state you can possibly think of.

The only issue that some schools might request a diploma or a certificate in Teaching. If it is really something you want to do, get this certificate or opt for a different country with no such requirements.

On average people working as teachers abroad make somewhere between $2000 and $3000 a month depending on the school and a country, they work at. So that’s yet another one of the best travel careers for you.

3. Almost any freelance position.

Geoarbitrage: What Is It and How to Make The Most of It

Remote positions have become so popular these days, that you can find an open remote position in almost any area.

The only question is how organized you are to work remotely, how flexible the company looking for a freelance employee is, and how well this type of collaboration will work for both of you.

For starters, you might want to create profiles on popular freelance sites online (like Craigslist, Upwork, Elance, Freelancer, Toptal, Peoplerperhour, etc.). If you find something you are particularly good at, hit the button – and send your resume to the employer.

Who knows maybe it is all it takes for you to start living the dream of traveling without having to be chained by work at one place?

4. Flight attendant.

Not only you get to travel the world, but you are being delivered to different parts of the planet at the cost of the company that hired you. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?

Flight attendants spend hours in the air. And it is not only a glamorous travel career, but a very responsible one too.

You need to be always ready to help the passengers with anything, deal with health issues constant flying might bring in and be ready to have no schedule of your own whatsoever.

But such jobs are paid $1000 to $4000 a month. You will have huge discounts on your flights and hotel stays, and as you become more experienced the map of your travels will grow with you.

5. Travel guide.

Finally, an amazing opportunity for those who love working with people and are looking for travel careers.

Being a travel guide means that you will have to talk to people for the most part of your day showing them around and answering their questions. If that sounds like something you can do, go for it!

This experience pays well and you will get a chance to change locations all the time.

Seeing the world is only a resume away from you today. Seize an opportunity to find a travel job that will allow you to travel and be paid for it. Do not postpone this decision – we only live once!

What other travel careers have you heard of?

Get The Lifestyle Designer's Digest
Directly into your inbox every Monday.
Previous ArticleNext Article

What the Richest People in the World Have in Common 9

What the Richest People in the World Have in Common

Getting rich is something everyone dreams about.

For those facing financial hardships, getting rich seems the only way out to tide over shortage of money. For the bourgeoisie – the working class – getting rich conjures up visions of stuff they want to buy for luxury or higher social status. Millionaires also wish to get rich: they want to become billionaires and enter Forbes List of the world’s wealthiest people.

Unless you inherit a fortune or get lucky at lottery or sweepstakes, getting rich can be quite tough.

Yet, there are countless rags-to-riches stories around the world. Enterprises such as Amazon, KFC, Facebook or SpaceX have become runaway successes within a short span. The reason: their founders have several things in common, which is rare among other people.

Here we look at various traits that the world’s richest and most successful entrepreneurs have in common.

The Common Traits of The World’s Richest People

The Common Traits of The World's Richest People

1. Serving People.

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it,” said John D. Rockefeller, who laid the foundation stone for America’s giant petroleum industry and his own enterprise, Standard Oil. The same adage holds good today.

Facebook, for example, was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommate, Eduardo Saverin to allow Harvard University students to share profiles and pictures

There are countless such examples of ordinary people striking rich. However, they share one thing in common: serving people. The main objective of launching these enterprises was to make life easier or enjoyable for people rather than earning money.

2. Reading Books.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, celebrity TV show host Oprah Winfrey, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Berkshire-Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet and several other extremely rich people of the world have one more thing in common: they are avid readers.

Bill Gates reads at least 50 books every year – an average of nearly four and a half books per month.

Elon Musk owes his success at SpaceX, the project to open space tourism to his love for books and the knowledge he gained from them about rocketry. Oprah Winfrey attributes her success to dozens of books, including some 70 top titles she read on her way to success while Warren Buffet spends about 80 percent of his day reading books.

3. Long-Term Financial Strategies.

A report by CNBC states, all wealthy people depend upon long-term financial strategies rather than short-term gains. They utilized their earnings and savings to invest in safe stocks that would assure gains in the long run rather than indulging in risky trading that can offer high returns.

Such financial planning and decisions ensured they do not lose money. Further, they invested money in their enterprises without the hope of immediate returns.

These wealthy people first focused on building a brand, offering value for people to identify with the brand. And later, popularize the brand through word-of-mouth publicity, which is more effective than traditional advertising.

4. Never Say Die.

Yet another common character trait shared by the world’s richest people is, they are not quitters.

Like every other human on Earth, these wealthy folks also witnessed ups and downs in life. Some of these were so overwhelming most ordinary people would have called it quits and gone in search of easier ventures.

Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Bleckharczyk, founders of Airbnb, the world’s largest hotels and accommodations aggregator were plagued with financial problems.


Heavily encumbered with debts, bankruptcy was staring at these entrepreneurs in the very eye. Yet, they did not budge. They innovated their service that made Airbnb the world leader in its field today.

Another excellent example is Colonel Harland Sanders, whose recipe for fried chicken was rejected as many as 1,009 times before it was accepted. Col. Sanders is the founder of global chain Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC.

5. Accepting Criticism.

Most people flee from criticism of any sort. Rather than learning from negative comments arising out of their behavior or work, they take umbrage rather quickly. Yet, they do not bother to amend their behavior or work pattern.

All wealthy people, however, are different. They are willing to be criticized for introducing new ideas or thoughts.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, rightly says that those who will try and do something new must be willing to draw criticism.

Steve Jobs, founder, Apple, Inc. puts it in even stronger words: “If you want to make everyone happy, do not become a leader; sell ice cream instead.”

The success of Amazon and Apple proves their founders were right when it came to accepting criticism.

6. Out of The Box Thinking.

how regular life looks like and why it won't make you happy

Thinking outside of the ‘box’ or a typical mindset is often impossible for most people. Understandably, because everyone draws their mindset from factors and circumstances they are raised and educated in.

This mindset eventually becomes a formidable fetter for anyone wanting to become an entrepreneur. Generally, most people follow the flock and take professions they falsely believe as best suited for their skills. Others try to follow footsteps of their parents.

The wealthiest people in the world never followed flock or took lucrative professions of their parents.

Mark Zuckerberg’s father was a dentist and mom – a psychiatrist. Bill Gates’ dad was a banker father while his mother was a lawyer.

Despite coming from wealthy families, they chose to follow their passion rather than confine their thinking to the proverbial boxed mindset. Col. Sanders had lost his parents at a young age of six years and had to shoulder responsibilities of his siblings.

Other Examples of What The Wealthiest People Have in Common

As we can see, these qualities or personality traits are common to the world’s richest people. It sets them apart from others. Most of them launched small enterprises with the sole purpose of bettering the lives of people. Their products or services gained popularity because money was never their consideration. Widespread use of their technology, products, and services eventually led them to become wealthy.

These traits are not typical to the US or the western world, as one may mistakenly come to believe. A glance at some richest people in India and elsewhere also reveals, they share the same characteristics with their American counterparts. This amply proves that richest people around the world share something in common, regardless of where they live and flourish.

Another common trait that all rich people share in common is philanthropy.

Since childhood, they believe in giving back to the society and helping the underprivileged. They practiced charity when they were not so rich and continue to donate money for the betterment of the society even after becoming billionaires.

These richest people on the planet never waited to become wealthy. Instead, they were philanthropists since childhood – a trait most other people pathetically lack or try to foist upon themselves to gain popularity.

In Conclusion

It is not easy to become wealthy. Or everyone would become a millionaire. People who do make it to the top have a different way of thinking combined with an undying zest for learning new things and educating themselves.

They do not consider conventional learning at universities as the end of their education. Instead, they try and acquire new skills every day and find ways and means to become better humans rather than focusing on fattening their purses.

The world’s wealthiest people also share one common trait: they are not people pleasers, despite their generosity and willingness to serve the society. Because they know, trying to please everyone will get them nowhere and could mean possible failure.