Hands-up if you would like to travel long term or even permanently!
As unrealistic as it sounds, it can be done and many people are living the dream of long-term travel. However, the question of how to fund long-term travel is a stumbling block for many. There are several options on how to passively fund your extended (or permanent) travel adventures and in this article we will look at the 6 best travel jobs.
All you really need is a Tablet, Smartphone or Laptop and an internet connection… failing that, you can always find one of those internet cafes scattered across most Asian cities!
If you are looking for a relatively quick way to earn an acceptable income, then perhaps you should consider becoming a freelance writer.
There are a number of reputable companies online that are looking for some people that are interested in working from their home (or anywhere with an internet connection!) on a part or full-time basis.
You can realistically earn $100, $200 or even up to $500 a day, if you don’t mind writing some short opinions up, this is could be the perfect opportunity to generate some extra cash or even a full time income whilst you travel.
Many of these writing jobs are simple online writing tasks, such as blogging about a movie that you recently saw, commenting on what your opinion is of a certain kind of car, proof reading simple documents and more! There are hundreds of companies like 20th Century Fox, Paramount Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, Google and more! They are all looking for people to write for them. These companies are fighting for exposure on the internet and know the more people blogging about them, means the more exposure they are going to get, and ultimately the more money they are going to make.
In the last few years, there has been an explosion in the need for online writers, regardless of skill. These companies are more interested in your honest genuine opinions when you’re writing blog entries about their company… not if you are a very talented writer.
The beauty with freelance writing is that is it totally portable, all you need is a laptop, PC or tablet and an internet connection to get started. Perfect for those too busy travelling to be tied down to one workplace!
So if you’re looking for regular work, or just want to make some part time income to help fund your travels, then check out two of the most reputable freelance writing companies below:
With billions of people learning English worldwide there are thousands of language teaching jobs out there.
Whether you are already travelling or have your heart set on a particular destination, you will see that teaching English (or any other language for that matter) can provide a comfortable income and amazing experiences.
The frist step is to access your skills and experience, to see if you have any teaching experience in languages or any other areas such as employee training. In order to get the best teaching jobs (and higher paid), it is a good idea to complete some basic teacher training, which will show potential employers that you have some teacher training under your belt in addition to any teaching experience.
There are many TESOL, TOFL and CELTA English language training courses which you can complete within 2 months or even within a matter of weeks. Also you can undertake these courses in the country you wish to teach in, so you don’t have to necessarily do them before leaving home.
This has two main advantages,
1. The course and accommodation costs are considerably less, particularly in South East Asia.
2. You can immerse yourself in the culture and language of your chosen country and adapt to any culture changes before you’ll actually start to teach.
Upon completion of the course, many of the teacher training organizations will offer a teacher placement service to help you find a job in many language schools and colleges across Asia.
You can undertake teaching training through many online based courses, however, most language schools or colleges prefer that you have completed classroom style training. This is because you will have more practical teaching experience than what an online based course can offer.
You can find out more about teacher training courses and English teaching jobs below,
Teach In Asia
Teaching in Thailand
Teaching Jobs Asia
Asia Teaching Jobs
TESOL Teaching Community
Mystery shopping is a key service that is vitally needed. But, is this the right type of work for you to get into?
Although there are many people that think that mystery shopping is somehow a scam, it is actually a very real and very profitable way to do the thing that you love the most: shop. Also, many of the mystery shopping companies provide services to restaurants and retailers all over the world. So this not necessarily a job that you have to do at home, but can be incorporated into your global travel plans!
Mystery shopping is fundamentally responsible for many of the decisions that a business will make in their customer service programs. It is not about a power trip, nor is it about you correcting things that you do not like about the company. Rather it is about determining if the individual or business is doing just what the company wants them to do.
There are many people that mistakenly believe that mystery shopping is nothing more than going into a store or a restaurant and getting paid to shop or eat there. While this is true, there is much more work to it. If you want to make a decent amount of income off of it, there are certain things that you should keep in mind before getting started.
Once you begin to mystery shop, you will be required to enter locations, take note of specific things and then be required to report back to the company about what you saw, heard and experienced there. This information is very important to those that are running the business. In a sense, you are the eyes and the ears of the company from a customer’s point of view. Therefore, they take what you have to say very seriously.
In some businesses, employees receive additional benefits including prizes or bonuses if in fact they do well based on what the mystery shopper says about them. In other cases, the business owner may reprimand or subject some sort of negative feedback to the employee that does not do well with his or her shop. But, this should not discourage you from reporting the facts. In effect, you will not be doing your job or building your mystery shopping business if you do not provide just the facts.
Thousands of people are earning extra income or enjoying a full time business in their home by selling e-books. E-books are available everywhere you go online, and cover a variety subjects from cooking to travel tips to financial advice. They are easy to purchase thanks to online credit card processing systems like PayPal, and they are easy to download and read at one’s own convenience.
The beauty of an e-book creation business is you’ll have no inventory to keep up with, no overhead costs to produce the eBook (unless you invest your own time in writing one), and no shipping hassles.
1. Pick and Choose from eBooks that Interest You
The key to success is to build a solid business while selling items that interest you. Do you wish to help others with finances or to help them get out of debt? Sell eBooks related to finances. Do you enjoy making crafts? Sell eBooks about crafts. Are you a seasoned traveler? Offer travel tips in an eBook. The list goes on and on, and you can make money on the Internet while doing something you actually love to do.
You can write your own eBooks, hire someone to write them, or sign on with a company that provides resale rights, so that you resell their eBooks. If you use another company’s eBooks, this will save you the time and hassle of writing your own. You can also pick and choose which eBooks you’d like to sell. Then you will can offer only those that interest you. You can find a huge amount of eBooks with resale rights at the following link,
2. Promote eBooks through various online resources
Once you decide on a few eBooks to offer, it’s time for promotion. With any new online venture, you’ll want to start with a great website and effective sales presentations. Without these, you won’t be able to convert the visitors to paying customers so your promotions will be in vain. If you’re not a writer, hire a professional sales writer to create copy for you. It will be well worth the money later on when you’re selling eBooks like hotcakes! If you sell multiple eBooks, be sure to set up a presentation for each separate e-book. This will give you more clout in the search engines and help to better target your readers.
Other effective forms of advertising online include press releases, e-zine (or newsletter) advertising, classifieds, auctions, and malls.
3. Sell ad-on products to benefit eBook customers
Once you start selling eBooks and build a customer base, it’s time for ad-ons. You might sell products or services within your eBooks through affiliate links. Or, you might offer newly released eBooks to customers who have bought from you before. If you want to offer additional services besides selling eBooks, you might use the eBooks to gain a customer base first. Then, you can introduce your main services.
4. Teach others to sell eBooks
Another way to make money online with eBooks is to train others to sell eBooks. You can offer commissions or rights to eBooks and help others build a new online business. As you help others make money on the Internet, you will reap rewards as well. eBooks are easy to sell for your own purposes, and they can be easily passed on for others to sell.
Selling eBooks offers many advantages over selling physical products or offering various services. You can save time and money by offering eBooks 24/7 and by automating your business to make it work for you.
To get access to thousands of newly written eBooks, that you can resell as your own, check out the link below:
You only have to do a quick search online to see a growing number of travel blog’s or travel review websites cropping up, mostly created by people who are living the dream of travelling long-term or permanently. Most of these travel blog’s or review sites contain advertising banners, affiliate links to products and other covert online marketing methods. These are all designed to produce a passive income for the site creator when a visitor ‘clicks’ on any of the banners or affiliate links on the site. The creator of the site will receive a commission percentage of the sale if a visitor ends up buying a product through their affiliate links.
I believe that the ‘secret-sauce’ is to regularly update the blog with fresh content, that is relevant to what the site is about. By using quality content, that visitors are going to find informative, will encourage them to engage and also share the site with friends, family and followers on their social media. Also, by regularly updating the content, it will help boost rankings with the major search engines, drive more traffic to the site and hopefully result in an increase of ‘clicks’ on the advertising banners and affiliate links.
Recently I came across a blog and niche website ‘system’ called Google Sniper, which fast-tracks the whole process of creating a blog or niche website. The system has been created by a guy in the UK called George Brown. In his training system, George explains how to quickly create numerous blog’s and niche websites and how to get them to rank with the major search engines. These blog’s or niche websites are designed to promote or review various products online and allow the visitor to make an informed decision prior to any purchase.
Similar to the travel blog example I mentioned earlier, the author of the niche site will get paid an affiliate commission if someone decides to purchase a product through their link. Affiliate commissions paid out through websites like Clickbank or Clicksure can run as high as 75% of the purchase price.
I think that George’s system is a great way to quickly learn the ropes on how to create passive, money-making blog’s or niche sites. I can see some real potential here in helping fund long-term travel.
You can watch a video and find out more about George’s system by clicking on the banner below,
The fact that you can get paid for giving your honest opinion seems to be too good to be true – well it’s not. Not only does the person taking part in the survey benefit, but also the product company benefits as a whole because it can lead to much improved products that are more likely to sell to consumers.
Paid surveys are an excellent way to earn some extra cash to help pay for an extended travel adventure. They are so popular because of the fact that anyone can do them, and that they appeal to everyone in any time zone, due to the fact of being able to work at 3:00am in the morning (or whichever time suits you).
It’s the flexibility that will grab your attention as you work, when you want and for however long you want, which is everyone’s dream job right? Simply get up when you want and you can fit these paid surveys into your current travel lifestyle. If it’s only a few a days per week, it will still bring in some extra cash to help pay for your travels.
We can recommend 3 reputable companies offering paid surveys and you can sign up for a free account by clicking the links below,
3. Surveys Paid
Once you’ve created your free account you will start to get a number of emails with surveys ready to be taken. You don’t have to take all of the surveys they email you about, simply pick a selection and do those. If you have more time (and want to earn more cash!) then you can do more and there are plenty of surveys available every day.
There are many more people starting to take part in paid surveys, the quota will more than likely be satisfactory for the product or service company. You should not have to pay to take part in paid surveys, so be careful with any companies that require a start up fee. Ensure that you start with a reputable company, like those 3 mentioned above, and you will be well on your way to making that extra cash to fund your travels.