5 Ways To Get Paid Travel – Earn While Travelling

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Do you wish to travel the world but don’t have money to spare? You can earn or make money that can pay up for your trip. We discuss in this article 5 ways to get paid travel. These will enable you to focus on having fun and enjoying your unforgettable travel adventures.

A lot of people make a lot of money to pay for their travels even when they are travelling. And there are unlimited opportunities for those who have the intent and drive to do so. Below are some fabulous, real and effective ways you can consistently earn even while travelling.

Rent Your Home or Car – Don’t Leave Them Idle

An easy way to earn money while travelling is to rent out your home while you are gone. You can earn you massive amounts of passive income, thus allowing you to make the most of your travel. You may have friends or friends of friends who are looking to rent while you are gone. If not, you can always go online and list your house on Airbnb.

You won’t be needing your car while you are away travelling. So, why not rent it out rather than letting it sit idle (especially if you intend to be away for months)? Just like renting your home, this can also help you bring in passive income. Remember to rent it to someone you know and lay out the terms and agreements at the start to avoid any issues.

Be A Tour Guide – Share Your Passion and Enjoy

If you have been in a place long enough for you to know it well, then becoming a tour guide would be easy. Several ways are available to do this, such as a tour guide for day trips, for adventure activities, for walking city tours, and many more.

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Whatever field and ways you choose, make sure that you have the required skill set and experience. If you have them, there are several options you can take.  Check out how to become a travel host on one of these resources’ Homepage.

Be Gainfully Employed – Cruise Ships, Hostels, Bars, Restaurants

There are always opportunities to be gainfully employed while travelling. However, remember to agree on the terms of employment that will allow you enough time for yourself to explore and go on your adventures. Here are some of the more exciting opportunities for this:

Cruise Ships

This is a great travel job as it can take you to many countries. Because of the wide variety of tasks needed, regardless of work experience, there is always something for everyone (e.g. housekeeping, waitressing, bartending, dancing and singing, naming a few).


Most hostels around the world offer free lodging in exchange for work. This opportunity is excellent for those who want to save some money and earn while on the road. Besides, working in a hostel can be extremely fun and memorable as you get to meet tons of people every day from all over the world.

Whether you serve as a receptionist, help in the kitchen or bar, or assist in coordinating hostel activities – there are all jobs you can take up at a hostel.

Bars and Restaurants

Working on bars and restaurants is one of the most customary jobs taken up while travelling, as these types of hospitality businesses are always in need of help.

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These types of jobs may not be the most fun or exciting in the world and require hard work. So you have to be ready for it and try to make sure that you leave time for yourself to explore. If you are, then they are an excellent way to earn money while on the go.

Teach English – Get Paid To Explore

If you are travelling to a country where English is not a primary language, and you happen to be fluent in the language, then you can pick up a job as an English teacher.

Teaching English is one of the most common travel jobs that English-speaking travellers have, as there is always a high demand for it. Regions such as Asia (China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea), as well as Latin America, usually have a high demand for English teachers.

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Make Money Online – Opportunities Are Endless

Making money online can be achieved from literally anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. It is a perfect way for travellers to make money even when travelling.

There are endless opportunities available. But you need to do your homework, beware of scams and choose the right ones for you. Here are some examples of legitimate and tested online opportunities:

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Typical freelancing jobs include writing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media, photography, videography, graphic design, web development, digital marketing, naming a few. Depending on your skills and experience, freelancing can help you make plenty of money.

Trade Online

You can set up an online store from which you can sell your products or those of others. It may take a bit of set-up work and will depend on many factors.

Be A Social Influencer

If you have a decent public on social media, you will be more inclined to sign an agreement with you. Try calling smaller brands for a start. They will be easier to persuade and always on the lookout to expand their social media presence.

Be A Blogger

If you like to write, you can start a blog and write about your experiences, your adventures, and the destinations you have visited.  Or, you can write about any other topic or niche that you are passionate about.  It may appear daunting initially, but there are various tools you can use to make it easier for you and make your work look professional.  One of them is Grammarly, a digital writing assistant.

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You may also publish your articles on your own or submit them to online magazines or other similar online services. Several online magazines or services are always searching for items to publish.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process or mechanism of making money every time you promote a product or service of another person or organization. You get paid only once your promotion generates a sale.

The above list is not exhaustive, nor are the specific methods mutually exclusive. On the other hand, it demonstrates various opportunities that you can leverage (either individually or in combination) to make money even when you are away travelling or pursuing other endeavours.

Why Not Start Now!

So many of us spend a lot of time travelling. So, why not plan on something that you can leverage to earn money (even if you are away) to pay-off for your travels. There are so many opportunities for the taking by anyone – travellers or not. Start trying out some of these so you can continue to travel and enjoy your life to the fullest!

The easiest would be making money online.  And the essential prerequisite for these will be a computer, internet access and a website. If this type of opportunity resonates with you, click on the banner below to check out how easy it is to build a website for FREE and start earning money online.

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We hope this post has piqued your interest in various means to make money even when you are travelling. We welcome your thoughts and comments.

If you have tried any of the opportunities, you may wish to share your experience in the comments section below as well.

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(22) Comments

  1. Kaylyn

    How detailed and on point, I’d love to try to try them out.

    1. JRandZen

      Hi Kaylyn,

      Yes, nothing to lose. You may likewise want to refer to this related post we also published.

  2. Timotheus

    Thanks for all the helpful ideas to make money as we travel. Nowadays, it is so fun to explore this world. And that requires money. These money making ways to get paid while traveling are good to know.

    I do affiliate marketing, and I agree that it is one of the best ways to earn money from anywhere. As one travels, one earns from affiliate marketing. And the income can support the travels. Truly a great choice.

    1. JRandZen

      Hi Timotheus,
      Thank you for your comments and affirmation of the usefulness of the ideas we have included in this post. Yes, we all have so much to explore and enjoy while travelling this great world. So many things to see, so many different cultures to learn from, so many cuisines to try and so on. And with the power of the internet, it opens up a lot of ways anybody can leverage to make money even while on the go. Indeed, affiliate marketing and doing a travel blog are great and complementary ways to achieve the objective.

  3. Philip

    Hi JRandZen,

    Get paid while traveling?! That is a great idea and honestly not one that occurred to me ever. And so you have 5 ways to get paid while traveling and so its great to know this information as I travel a good few times a year and it’d be nice to do some work while on the road.

    I wouldn’t bother though for me with the boat jobs as I have been caught in the swells at sea 3 times in one year. I ain’t going by boat no more – too risky! And its just extremely stressful when the boat sounds like its breaking up.

    Thanks JRandZen.

    Regards, Philip.

    1. JRandZen

      Hi Philip,
      Thank you for your comments and that you found our ideas useful when you travel. We understand your hesitation with respect to boat jobs. That may be the case for ocean and open sea cruises. However, you may want to consider river cruises (e.g. in Europe) which are likewise very popular. The ride on these riverboats are shorter and smooth – you may not even realize that the boat is moving. You may want to refer to our earlier post on this: https://gotravelresources.com/best-rated-european-river-cruises-comparing-with-ocean-cruises/.

  4. Heidi

    I think things are moving in the right direction! Some of the key things I have learned so far are the importance of creating quality content consistently, focusing on things that can help people, and working together with other like-minded people to help one another succeed. It is definitely not something you can do by yourself!

    1. JRandZen

      Hello, Heidi,
      We are glad you are moving in the right direction on your affiliate marketing venture that should ultimately help you earn money for your travels. Yes, indeed content is king in that. As such, the right choice of niche is quite critical. If your niche is within your comfort zone, content creation would come naturally. And definitely you can leverage other like-minded people.

  5. Heidi

    That is a great lineup of ideas on making money as you travel! I’m not in a position currently to travel a whole lot, but I hope to in the future. I have recently jumped into the affiliate marketing world and I highly recommend it. I’ve had a great experience and learned tons of new things already. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    1. JRandZen

      Hello, Heidi – Glad to note that you found the ideas we outlined great. It is also great that you have recently jumped into affiliate marketing and recommends it. You should be on your way to earning and put you in a position to travel soon. What key learnings have you gained so far on affiliate marketing?

  6. origin-AL

    We should all take more time out to do some travelling and see the world but too often people just put it off. The years go by fast, better to just go and find a way to make it happen!

    1. JRandZen

      Yes, life is short and we should take advantage of the benefits of travel the earliest possible time.

  7. Clarence G Hanley

    JRandZen, this absolutely one beautiful site. I wish I had a site like this one. In fact, I have to restart my site and theme…I somehow messed up with posting my AdSense. No matter though.

    Great work guys. You will go far with this site. Everyone travels. Your site will induce them to consider your offers.

    It is informational, it keeps you on the page for more, and yes!! the stories are great…and easy to find; you tell us to be inspired – and we are, and that info is easy to find. What can I say but WOW!! Shoot, I want to toot your horn for you and to tell the town crier that YOU ARE READY TO GO-FAR. I wish I could flag them down for you.

    Many smiles Zen, and your helper J-Ran. Many smiles guys, and good luck. I am following you. WOW! !!WOW!!

    Easy Talk – with Clarence

    1. JRandZen

      Hey Clarence,
      Thank you for your comments and kind words on our site.

  8. Michelle Otuke

    Hi Thank you for this article. I love to travel however don’t have the opportunity to drop everything and just do it as I have a family. Do you have any tips for individuals that would like to travel but have family commitment?

    1. JRandZen

      Hi Michelle,
      Thank you for your comments. It is great that you love to travel. There is no need to drop everything. Family is always first. However, if you plan it well taking into account family commitments, you should be able to make things work. Or better still, why don’t you travel together as a family? It would be fun.

    2. Deatrice

      Hello JRandZen,
      If all goes as planned, I’ll be going to Maui October 8-10 of this year.

      1. JRandZen

        Hi Deatrice,
        Wow, Maui in October – that will be a great trip. Thinking of whale watching, surfing or exploring Haleakala National Park? Looking forward to reading about your experience.

  9. Deatrice Randle

    Hello JRandZen,
    I think you have built a wonderfully informative web page. I chose your Blog to leave a comment on because I may be making a trip to Hawaii around October of this year to attend a meeting but I’m on a tight budget. I was interested to find out how I could make money while traveling and you really gave me some good ideas on how to make it happen. I also like the layout and images on your website. I also like how you don’t have ads popping up and out all over the page. Seeing stuff like that just makes me want to click out immediately. Great Job!

    1. JRandZen

      Hi Deatrice,
      Thank you for your positive feedback on our site, its layout and images. Thank you as well for your comments and we are glad that we were able to provide you with good ideas. The trip to Hawaii sounds exciting. While the main purpose of your trip is to attend a meeting, we encourage you to have some time for yourself and explore. Which part of Hawaii are you heading to?

  10. Glenn

    This article offers some great ideas to pay off travel. I hope to travel more and may use some of your tips to pay off an otherwise expensive habit. Thanks!

    1. JRandZen

      Hi Glenn – Thank you for your comments and we are glad that you found our tips useful. If you have to choose one, which one do you think would you go for and why?

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