You want to
do something that allows you to travel? There are so many people seeking for so
called LACK OF STABILITY where they can travel for long term to different areas
of the planet. Why do you always need to live in the same place where you were
born? You would appreciate it more when you travel and come back.
Get your sense of adventure and get paid for it.
Best travel jobs.
1. Translator/ Polyglot / Teacher
You know multiple languages? Just apply for a job at UN or NGO that are working
around the globe. You can also translate manuscripts/books etc in different
languages and make a living by it.
If you are good with languages, there are countries that are looking for your
language skills and teach to their citizens.
China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia
and many other countries who don't have English as primary language. Of course
there are jobs available in different languages such as French, Spanish,
Russian and Chinese too.
- There are companies looking for you as polyglot.
- You will have job which can hardly be replaced because it takes too much time
to train a person to handle multiple languages.
- You can
pick any exotic location and apply for job as teacher. I know many people who
pick non-English speaking countries and teach English there. There are jobs available for other languages
Things to watch out:
A. You have
to negotiate your salary - you better be good negotiator. If you get paid less,
you still should take it as it would reduce your travel expenses for a while.
This is a long term job which requires you to stay in different country for at
least 1 term.
B. Be able
to adapt to unconventional environments.
C. If you
planning to do manuscripts (you can translate them sitting on a beach and
sipping your drinks), know your payment structure in advance. You might only get those gigs based on your
The world is
slowly taking up major on virtualization. There are people working in different
part of globe, working on exact same project. Now all is possible with help of
If you are good at computer coding, security or networking. There is a job
available for you around the world. You can pick up freelancing projects or you
can work for MNC which allows you travel on their dollar.
Yes, you can code from any cafe where you have stable WiFi connection. You can
also code from hotel you stay in at night and spend day travelling around.
There is lot of consulting work available in this field.
- only requirement is you should have skills and timeline to deliver the
- all you
need is a laptop to work on and stable internet connection
- there are
many freelancing projects available on internet. Just look for sites like remoteok.io,
- it is a good as stable job
- you can
ask your current employer for work from home option too.
Things to watch out for
A. It's very easy to fall back on your deadlines.
B. It's all about reputation in this business.
while travelling doesn't really sound that much fun. But whatever gets money on
table so that you can afford your accommodation and transportation.
D. Make sure your visa allows you en cash your paycheck (otherwise your income
There are so
many jobs available for auditors and consultants. I have even heard taste
consultant. There are lot of people doing quality analysis and testing of various
products. As long as you have credibility, sky is limit.
In most scenarios - the company you work for provides your airfare and accommodation.
Bigger the company you work for, better is the place where you get to
stay. So work your ass off and make your
name for sure.
So if you are good at providing critique or seeing minor details, this is the
route you should go for.
Things to watch out for:
A. Make sure
your contract is tight and you know scope of the work before hand.
B. Make sure
your writing is crisp
enough credibility that you get a gig like this. You have to keep looking for
new clients and share your story with each one of them.
only for people who know how to deal with large chunk of money. You can do it
from anywhere in the world. Put in your trades for day - be it forex, futures,
security or equity.
Traders get the money fastest and in huge splash. However, only way you can
become trader is that you know what you are doing. Trading requires lot of information and ways
you should interpret information. Do not go this route if you are not aware
what you really are doing.
But if you know when to make trades and how to make it happen, this is the
fastest way you can scream CHA-CHING!!
Things to watch out
A. Initial capital requirement to become substantial trader is little high.
need to know what you are doing.
5. Writer / Photographer/
Videographer / Artist
If you want to be part of information providing industry where you are ready to
trade your skills for some cash, this is the way to do it. Any way you can
deliver content that either educates or entertain masses, you can get your
Photographers who work for magazines or blog get to travel around a lot. Same
thing with people who shoot videos. I know you have to pack heavy and have to
deal with crazy back ache but it is how you build following. Showing people
your pictures, either it's on social media or exhibition hall or some other way
to do it.
Things to watch out for:
A. If you are blogger or author - you will have to find a way to generate
traffic to your blogs. There are lot of techniques to do it but this isn't the
blog about it. It can be a while before
you really see substantial pay day.
B. Unless you have good creative vision, no big media company is hiring you.
C. Easier way to more travel is blogging but if
you really insist on doing things mainstream way like writing a book, make sure
you have enough following to generate buzz about yourself. Your work should be
able to speak for itself. There are countless star who were born out of social
D. Visa requirements for you might be very complicated. Check before you apply
6. E-commerce / Virtual working
Any way you can get your work online and generate revenue, it is the way to go.
Either you ask your boss to allow you to work from home or you find a way to
sell your services online.
All new age entrepreneurs love this model as it allows them flexibility and
keeps their every day working cost low. They don't have to get a big office as
their employees can work from anywhere.
Either find a way to market your skills
or learn how to market products for people who can't do that. There is a major
market for online advertising and marketing and there are many people who don't
know how to use social media to maximize their business potential. If you can
help any company to find a place on internet or you have a way to market your
product/skill on internet.
There are many event managers who don't know how to successfully market their
Things to watch out for
A. There is
no way to track where you are on your work progress. Make sure you negotiate
work as product in development model. It is difficult to get pay per hour
model. Smartest way is to keep
milestone check where you get certain amount of pay when you reach certain
milestone. Otherwise you might have to wait long after the work is done.
B. Create packages where your scope of work is well defined. Anyone buying your
product should know what they are exactly signing up for and what they would
get in return.
C. Make sure you have tight legal contract where any party defaults in any way
or changes the scope of work in middle of the project is payable.
D. You need high confidence to sell your skills. This kind of work is going to
be very difficult for people who are shy.
If you have a field that requires lot of information/skill update, then you are
in luck as you can score tickets to various major conferences around the globe.
There are Doctors, Nurses, Engineers who create credibility at company where
they are working at and really sell it to their bosses/ hospital that this new
technology is very beneficial for your company and you are willing to take
charge to generate more revenue.
Things to watch out for
A. Seniority always wins at workplace. You have to be good at office politics.
B. Finding a
company who are looking for multi pronged growth are out there and it is your
duty to find them and get hired there.
C. Beat your drum - People have to know what you are doing or you would be
corner employee that nobody knows about.
8. Student programs
There are various student programs that allow cultural exchanges and there are
many new degrees that allow you to study in various countries to finish your
course. Lot of MBA programs are taking students to at least 3 -4 countries
before they graduate.
You have to apply for various internships which allows you to legally work for place where you are studying.
to be waiter or doing some physical job while they are travelling. But if you
don't have any skills, this is the only way you going to travel. Either work
hard and get a skill and then travel or do labor work and travel. It won't be
luxurious but you get your travel feet wet for sure.
P.S The photos are the famous Church of Savior on spilled blood and Hermitage/Winter Palace , Saint Petersburg, Russia
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