Working at one station for a very long time can be very annoying sometimes. If you’ve been in one place for a long time you kind of stop dreaming and that’s why a little travel and sightseeing can be an excellent remedy for this. But the reason most of us don’t travel is that we fear that in our absence things can go wrong, and we end up losing our jobs. But did you know that you can explore the world and make money while at it? There are businesses you can do while travelling and be your own boss. Below are 7 activities that you can comfortably do to earn a living as you travel.
1. Travel blogger
You can create a blog and write about the places you are going through. Bloggers usually create helpful guides for different countries and cities that they have been to. They also give tips to those who intend to visit those places. It’s usually a slow start and can take sometime before you start making some money, but when you do get paid to travel the world and write about it.
2. Travelling personal assistant
Prominent personalities such as celebrities and politicians need a personal assistant. You can apply for this job if you are organized, are a problem solver and are good at time management. As a personal assistant, you get to make travel and accommodation arrangements on behalf of your boss, you manage their schedules, run errands and coordinate with other staff members. So you get to travel everywhere your boss goes, and you earn from it.
3. Social media influencer
If you have a large number of followers on social media sites such as Facebook, and Instagram, its time to quit posting pictures of your family and pets and start making some money from it. This can be done by posting sponsored photographs and posts. A lot of brands use influencers to advertise their products and encourage followers to buy the products. In return, you get to earn commissions that you can use to travel, or at times the companies will foot your travelling bills in exchange for posts on social media about their products. Are you an influencer on social media? Here’s a chance to make more cash.
Are you fluent in multiple languages? A translation business would be a good idea for you. It will not only make you good money, but it will also enable you to see the world. Translators are on very high demand globally. They help by translating books, conversations and documents for high profile individuals and even tourists who travel to foreign countries. If for example, you are fluent in French, you get to go with whoever needs your services, all expenses paid, and you are paid to translate, and you also get to see the world. So make an effort learn one or two foreign languages.
5. Travel agency
Another way you can make money as you travel the world is to start a travelling agency. Most people who go abroad consult travel agencies on the various destinations that they intend to visit. You cannot become a good travel agent if you don’t travel. Your clients need honest advice that will be helpful and cost effective too. You can also make recommendations to others who want to visit that way you also get to go and earn money while at it.
If you are good at taking pictures then exploring while doing a photography business is a good idea. The photos that you make can be sold to publications, or they can be displayed in art galleries. You can also be a wedding photographer. You could also get hired to take pictures at official meetings in different parts of the world hence you get to explore the world. On the other hand, if you are good at making videos, then you are better of as a vlogger. Create videos about travelling and post those on sites like YouTube and you will earn good money.
7. Event planner
As an event planner, you get to plan social, corporate, and professional events and meetings. You are in charge of everything from selecting the location of the function to catering. At times you will be required to travel and make preparations before the event. You will need networking time management and organizational skills to make it in this field.
Finally, do you want to explore the world? Are you tired of working in one location? Give the business ideas above a try. But for you to make a living in these travelling businesses ensure that you are courageous, very good at what you do, plan well and execute your plan. That way you get to make a living doing what you love most, and that is exploring the world.