7 Ways On How To Get Paid To Travel Around The World

Travelling has indeed become a norm these days. But no matter how easy and convenient travelling is, you still need to set a certain amount of budget at your disposal. Fortunately, you can get to travel for free and receive pay at the same time.

Here are the 7 ways on how to get paid to travel the world.

1. Become a travel blogger

Blogging requires a lot of passion and hard work. If your travel blog is successful enough, people will begin to take notice. And by people, we mean travel or related agencies/companies might be interested to collaborate with you. You may get invited for an all-expense trip to promote, their hotel or resort regardless of locally or abroad.

2. Become a social media influencer

A social media influencer refers to a person who has established his/her credibility on social media in a niche industry. A social media influencer has a large number of followers regardless of Instagram, YouTube or Facebook platform. They usually earn money by collaborating with brands, companies and/or agencies.

3. Become a flight attendant

This is one of the dream jobs where you can travel around the world and get paid at the same time. Not to mention you get to meet different people and enjoy perks such as staff discount on flight tickets and international medical insurance coverage.

But like any other job, you need certain skills and other criteria to qualify as a flight attendant. For instance, you have to be at least 18 years old and 157cm (5′ 1.5”) tall. Decent physique and excellent health condition equally matter, while your least educational qualification you should possess is hospitality management.

4. Work on a cruise ship

From being a deck crew to a bartender, working on a cruise ship allows you to travel around the world and get to see new places. You will also enjoy perks and benefits like discounted cruise vacation for your family & friends as well as free medical insurance.

But like any other job, there are always some disadvantages to it. This includes the likes of working long hours and only getting a few days off.

5. Get a job as a scuba diving instructor

Sure, it may cost you a lot of money learning to scuba dive and obtaining certifications. It also takes a lot of hard work and a huge responsibility that comes with the job. But if you can pass the test successfully and becomes a certified scuba diving instructor, it can be a rewarding career. Not only you get paid to travel the world, but also able to dive underwater across different parts of oceans.

6. Work as a tour guide

A tour guide’s job requires the person to supply traveller/tourists with all the information they need to know about the visiting location(s). That means a tour guide has to be astute and knowledgeable enough. He/She also needs to ensure that their journey is smooth and well-organized.

Becoming a tour guide means you get to travel to new and interesting places around the world. You can choose to work as a freelancer or make a career out of it as a full-timer. Of course, being a tour guide is not for everyone. You need to stay friendly and professional the whole time.

7. Taking up a job as an English teacher

Love teaching? Then, you might want to consider teaching English in foreign countries such as Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. This also allows you to explore different parts of the world. But keep in mind that certain requirements are needed to qualify for the job. This includes possessing a bachelor’s degree as well as TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certification.

In conclusion, there are plenty of things that you can do to earn money while travelling. Other jobs include being an au pair and freelance photographer.


1. Aisyahadda binti John F Afendi adalah pelajar Fakulti Filem, Teater dan Animasi.

2. Dr. Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar adalah Timbalan Dekan Penyelidikan dan Jalinan
Industri, Fakulti Filem, Teater dan Animasi.

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