Want to spend the best years of your life travelling the globe, exploring exotic places, chatting to interesting people and trying all kinds of cuisines? Don’t we all, the only problem is that many of us are limited due to our work. However, there are ways you can combine the two and earn while you travel, which (short of winning the lottery) isn’t a bad way to live your life. Here are some ideas.
Start a business
As a business owner you have a whole lot of freedom and flexibility within your role. You can choose to do as you wish, and hire others for the jobs that you don’t want to do. To expand your business and brand you might have the opportunity for plenty of overseas travel, get around in style using a business chauffeur car hire and meeting potential clients in lots of different companies.
Freelancing is a very flexible way to earn money, and if you establish yourself before you travel and you know you’re getting regular work, this is something you could do from a laptop anywhere in the world. You could travel the world and fund yourself as you go, whether you’re a writer, online tutor, designer or something else entirely.
Do you already own a successful blog or Youtube channel which brings you in a regular income? Then why not use this as an opportunity to travel since you can earn from anywhere you go in the world with just your laptop, camera and other basic equipment. The only thing you’ll need to consider is whether there will be a good internet connection in the place you’re travelling to so you can upload, but most public places, hotels etc will have this these days. If you’re out in the sticks, you could upload when you get a chance returning back to civilisation. Travel while you’re a content creator is fantastic too as you’re surrounded by ideas and inspiration, rather than being stuck at home racking your brains what to write about or film.
Consider career travel opportunitiesMany careers have fantastic opportunities for travel, from health to social care, animal work, conservation work and more. You could do placements for a number of months in different locations, and it’s a chance to see the world while improving your career and taking on new challenges. Have a think about the skills you currently have, and likely travel opportunities that will be open to you. If you’re not quite there yet with your education and experience, the thought of travelling with your career later on could be the motivation you need to keep on improving.