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How to Make Money Traveling the World

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | August 18, 2016

How to Make Money Traveling the World

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Love travel but need a job?

There are many careers and small businesses that will take you off the beaten path and around the world, if that’s what you desire. Small Business Trends has compiled a handy list of jobs you can pursue — or businesses you can start up — that are sure to take you around the globe. 

First up: Make money traveling as a travel blogger. 

“Having a love of travel is definitely a plus if you’re going to be a travel blogger. To build a travel blogging business, you can start your own blog about all of your traveling adventures or put together guides and tips based on your experiences,” writes Annie Pilon. 

With an influx of travel bloggers around the world, this is one of the harder options. But if you have a unique idea, there’s always room for another perspective. 

Pilon also suggests public speaking. 

“Public speaking can be a lucrative gig if you’ve got some valuable expertise in a given area and the ability to share that expertise at various conferences and events,” she notes. “You can offer your speaking services to people in different parts of the world, and then use those engagements as opportunities to travel to new and exciting locations.”

Of course, one of the best ways to get paid to travel is to be a travel consultant. 

READ MORE: Check Out These High-Paying Travel Jobs  

“Big travel agencies have struggled to stay afloat over the last several years. But that doesn’t mean there are no consumers out there who could use a little help booking their trips and finding the best deals,” writes Pilon. 

Truer words were never written. Interested in other ways to get paid to travel? Here’s the full list


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