The possibility of traveling the world is already a dream to some, but making money while doing it – or getting paid for it – almost seems miraculous.
But the truth is… It’s possible!
This may not be a get-rich-quick industry, but it’s 100% possible to make money as you travel the world.
If you aim to travel the world and make money and want to build a career out of it, you’ll need to put in a lot of work.
There’s plenty of room in the travel industry for new bloggers, writers, photographers and more, but they must be ready to work hard. If you’re ready to work hard, there’s more than one way to earn a profit from your travels.
In this article we are going to discuss the ways of earning money traveling that can be done strictly through online activity. Be aware that there are other types of jobs – such as English teaching, seasonal jobs, jobs on boats and hostels… – that can allow you to travel the world and get paid for them too.
Although there are more travel blogs on the internet now more than ever before, there is still room for those who want to join the industry to succeed.
Yes, you can still travel and make money blogging.
This is because most of the travel blogs out right now aren’t good at all. A lot of people dive into blogging without learning the necessary skills in order to be successful.
You won’t just need to be a decent writer, you need to also know why SEO is so important and have an editorial strategy to improve your chances of being discovered. You will also need to know how to take pictures, etc…
It may take time to start making money with a travel blog, but if you treat your blog like a business from the very beginning you have good chances of making a profit out of this activity.
Starting a career as a professional travel photographer can be extremely rewarding.
With social media sites like Instagram dominating the market, building a brand in the travel photography niche is easier today than what it was in the past.
Instagram isn’t the only social media platform you can used to make money, but it’s probably the most suitable for a travel niche.
You could leverage your account to work with certain travel brands and turn it into a Business account (for a detailed guide on how to do this, see our post about how to start an Instagram Business Account).
You could also enhance your earning potential by offering photography courses and event photography services.
One of the most growing areas in the travel industry is Vlogging. Starting a YouTube channel about travel or an independent travel vlog is easier than ever before. Plus, Vlogging cameras are more affordable and user-friendly than in the past.
You don’t need to be an over-paid professional to afford a good camera or to know how to use one. Have a cell phone? If so, it more than likely has a camera good enough to used to travel and make money Vlogging.
The possibilities of monetizing your YouTube Channel though affiliate marketing makes it even easier to make money from your travel vlog activity.
On the other hand, there’s a lot of competition on YouTube, but if you learn the right skills you can still make it work for you.
If you are new to YouTube promotions, check out our articles on how to make money on the internet using YouTube.
Telling people about a journey is often the same as telling a story, and readers love stories.
Writing isn’t for everyone, and it seems to be among the most difficult skills to learn, but it’s an activity that can give you the ultimate independence you’re looking for. Letting you travel the world without the needs for expensive devices or set locations to perform your work .
Newspapers are always searching for good-quality content to be included in their publishing’s.
Guidebooks are also always looking for new voices.
Always keep in mind that, once you’ve collected a bit of experience, you could write your own travel book as a travel writer.
Earning money with the activities we’ve just described can sound dreamy, but in the times we live in today. It’s an actual, concrete possibility for all those willing to give it a try.
If traveling is what you want to do. You should consider one, or more, of these ideas on how to travel and make money online!
Be ready to work hard and be aware that you’ll need to learn a lot before you start earning a serious profit. Don’t know where to start? Take a look at our free online entrepreneur course.