Top 5 Easiest Ways To Get Paid To Travel

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I’m a big advocate for travel. I’ve experienced how transformational it is on a personal and professional level.

It take a lot of courage and a willingness to expand to leave behind everything you know and shock your system.

Over the years I’ve traveled in dozens of different ways. Sometimes I funded myself, sometimes I worked from my laptop or was supported by a company or collaborator. I’ve even crowdsourced my travels, living with new friends I met online and who wanted to support me.

Here my favourite and most accessible ways to travel the world for free. While there are tons of other ways to travel, let’s talk about the easiest ways, that anyone could do! While there are other ways to travel too - these are all ones that I’ve personally done and would recommend in a heartbeat!

1) Teach English.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already qualified!

Requirements: Companies usually look for a native English speaker, but there are possibilities for you to teach if you have an access.

What You Should Know: should be ok working with Kids.

What They Cover: Accommodations (in most cases)

Paid? Yes

2) Work Exchange

Requirements: Some skilled, some not. Just be a decent, honest, willing to work, open minded, flexible human being

What You Should Know:

What They Cover: Accommodations

Paid? Yes

Links To Explore More: Workaway, Helpx

What I did: KMEC & Merkaba & Global Groove Life

3) Work From Your Laptop:

Requirements: Tech savvy. Have Technical Skills to offer

What You Should Know: Will need a consistent wifi connection, which will mean that venturing into the savannah desert might have to wait till you’re done your project. While you’re technically not being paid to travel, this is arrangement offers the most location freedom out of all the options.

What They Cover: Nothing. This is like being a independent contractor or freelancer. However, if you plan accordingly, you would be working anywhere in the world.

Paid? Yes

Perks: If you’re a creative and want to build your portfolio at the same that you travel, this is the way to go!

Links To Explore More: Upwork


4) Work On A Cruise Ship

Requirements: Some skilled, some not. Just be a decent, honest, willing to work, open minded, flexible human being

What Is Cover: Accommodations, meals, healthcare while on board.

Paid? Yes

Perks: meet people from all around the world!

What You Should Know/Downsides: you are looked to the ship and it’s course while on contract.

Links To Explore More: Getalifeatsea.com - this is my good friend and soul sister Amanda who helped me get my job on a cruise ship!

What I did & My experience: Youth Staff on Princess Cruises


5) International Aid Worker

Requirements: Some skilled, some not. Just be a decent, honest, willing to work, open minded, flexible human being

Paid? Possibly

Perks: meet people from all around the world!

What You Should Know/Downsides: This is the most emotional intense option. Must be self-aware to avoid burnout or emotional breakdown. This is NOT for the faint of heart, but if you have a deep longing and sense of social justice, this one can’t be beat.

Links To Explore More: look up charities that you are interested in working with. There are thousands of charities in every country!

What I did & My experience: work in refugee camps, and social entrepreneurship projects in East Africa.

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