I want to travel for a living. All I want to do is travel the world. I just want to travel the world.
We hear this so often. Almost everybody wants to do it. Travel the world for a living. So, why don’t you?
There are so many barriers for people. Those who are successful all do one thing really well when they see something they want. They take action.
This is incredibly important, and today we are going to tackle how you can take action and start making travel a living.
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I Want to Travel for a Living
So do I. So does a lot of people out there. The reality is, no one is going to pay you to travel the world if you cannot offer anything in return. And this is where you need to start to take action. Ultimately, you need to show off what you can offer to others in order for them to fund your travels.
What Can You Offer?
Exposure. Brands, companies, tourism boards, all of these things will pay you to show them off. There is a massive market for this, and it is not going away any time soon.
You NEED to create a blog. This is a necessity for anyone trying to get into this space. Your blog is your portfolio. This shows off your written, visual, and possibly audio work. You are going to start to create a consistent body of work that you can then show others what you are capable of. By doing so, you are going to create website views, followers, and an audience that will regularly look forward to your posts.
Then, you need to build a social following. Instagram is the perfect social media for travelers. This is where you are going to show off your photography skills. Simply put, your blog is where you leverage your written work and your Instagram is where you leverage your photographic work. Are you into video? YouTube is the other platform you are going to work to leverage as well.
You need to get good at being a photographer and videographer. The only way to do so is through practice. Get out there and start shooting, learn something new everyday in your craft, and apply it.
It is not going to happen overnight, but your following is going to consistently grow, so long as you are consistent with posting. There are two keys to this success. Consistency, so that everyone knows when to look forward to your next piece of content. Quality, so that everyone knows they are in for a treat each time you post content.
Once you have the audience, you will be able to explore different avenues of monetizing including displaying ads on your website, affiliate marketing, working with brands and tourism boards, and creating your own products. Eventually this will come and you will be provided with many options to make some money. Be patient and keep at it.
If you cannot spend the time to do both of these things, you are not ready for this avenue to travel for a living.
Which comes to my next point…
What Other Skills Do You Have?
Just because you cannot commit to creating a blog, does not mean that traveling for a living is not for you. There are other ways which will allow you to do so.
This is a great way to use skills that you have learned, or want to start to learn, and find work that is related to your field. You can then look on job boards that offer remote jobs, meaning you will be working from wherever you want to work.
Working remotely allows you to be location independent. You can live anywhere in the world (as long as there is good internet connection) and earn an income just as you would at home.
It is also great because it allows you to earn a quality income, and at the same time you can live in a low-cost area that is less draining on your income for things like rent and food. Thus, more savings and more money to travel!
Another awesome opportunity would be to find employment abroad. I did this for a while teaching English in South Korea. It was an amazing opportunity to see a new country and travel during my time off.
If you are interested in teaching English abroad, you can definitely get in contact with us and we can help you through the process. It is necessary that you:
- Are from a native English speaking country.
- Have a bachelor’s degree.
- Have no criminal record.
- Have the necessary paperwork to apply for a visa.
Working abroad really changed my life forever and opened the door to travelling around the world. It helped me along this path that I find myself writing this article and helping others do the same thing.
Are You Ready for the Big Leap?
Finally, and this is the big leap, you can start your own business. Of course, this needs to be a business that allows you to work remotely as well. It can be something small like an online marketing business that your clients are okay with just meeting through video chat.
Creating your own business is definitely a bit more challenging of a task to start, so I would recommend that you start it as a side hustle before diving completely into it. You could easily try to gain clients on the side to see if your business is feasible. Once you reach that point where you are ready to go all in. Do it.
There are really so many ways for you to start traveling for a living.
I want to travel for a living is a comment I hear so often. Would it not be great? Of course it would be! But to do it, you need to take action.
If you take anything away from this post, I want it to be to take action. Learn something new everyday and apply it.
Starting is the hardest step to anything.
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