Being able to travel and work at the same time is the sweet spot for many people. This is why so many young people and fresh graduates and people who are trying to switch careers are looking at some of the best options to make it possible.
If you’re one of those people who are trying to travel the world but still able to earn money to keep doing it, then you need to start planning right now. Luckily, you’re in the right place. In this article, I have gathered the 7 best entry-level travel jobs that you can start no later than today.
1. Become an English teacher
I have met so many English teachers from dozens of countries before. And the majority of them loved it because they get to visit and stay in a new country while still being able to make a decent living. And some of them even earning a ton of money since some places are in desperate need of English teachers.
Besides teaching and traveling, being an English teacher allows you to meet as many new people as you can. For some people that opportunity is priceless.
2. Digital nomad jobs
Digital nomad jobs are getting more and more diverse nowadays, with various opportunities waiting at the door for anyone who dares to try. Being a digital nomad means you get to travel while working online. The perks are flexibility, independence, and achieving success in a new and young market.
If you possess skills like graphic design, SEO, writing, coding, etc., and want to travel the world while working, then you should try to become a digital nomad. There are some amazing basses that you should know if you’re serious about being a digital nomad. Enjoy your life without limits and still able to produce quality content.
I have mentioned writing above, but being a writer is older than being a digital nomad. There are so many kinds of writing that you can try while traveling: books, blogs, freelance writing, news, and many more. Writer is probably the oldest and most flexible profession in the world. And the best thing is you can use your travels as an inspiration for your next writing.
4. Performing arts with Performing Arts Abroad
I just stumbled upon this amazing program from Performing Arts Abroad. With this internship program, you can explore South Africa and work 20 hours a week at a music academy together with local children. The opportunity to do this alone is a privilege for many young artists who want to broaden their perspectives. Also, imagine how people would think of you when they read your resume.
Photography and travel are a match made in heaven. Take pictures as you travel and keep taking new pictures as you go. I’ll admit that it’s not easy to turn this into a career, but if you can do it, you get to travel as much as you want and take as many pictures as you can. It’s also a great idea to specialize your career, e.g. wedding, animals, trees, buildings, people, etc.
6. Tour guide
Let’s not forget about the classic and simple option available: a tour guide. Many fresh graduates took the option of being a local tour guide to kick-start their careers. Many local museums, zoos, or tourism spots are looking for more tour guides.
To start, choose the best place and location for you, then with enough experience see for yourself where you should go next. Pick the furthest location from where you are right now if you want to challenge yourself.
7. Work at a hotel
Working at a hotel allows you to work at hotels abroad. I’ve met some young adults who got the opportunity to work in countries like Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Japan, and Germany. But working at a hotel is difficult and exhausting, so you have to be fully prepared. There are also plenty of positions available, depending on your skills, one or two positions should suit you.
Keep working towards your goals
Working and traveling are the two most important things for many people. And being able to do both at the same time is a privilege and an achievement of its own. I really encourage people who want to do this and hope that you too can make it.