Travel As A Job - 3 Tips For Making Travel Job Dreams A RealityTravel As A Job - 3 Tips For Making Travel Job Dreams A Reality

We can't deny the fact that traveling requires a lot of money and transportation and lodging are the two major expenses when traveling. For many people, it is a very extravagant luxury and considered practically hopeless. Yet, there are ways to travel and explore without emptying your bank account.

Travel jobs are what I am referring to. With this kind of job, travel is a requirement and often your travel and accommodations are paid for. You just have to produce results and traveling may become an integral part of your business to fuel your money making machine.

If you do not know where to start or how to get into this type of career, follow this tips to get you started on your tracks.

1. Find employment at job positions that entail travel and exploration.

There are numerous job positions available in travel and tourism industry. Tour guides, coordinators, and travel agents are just some of these.

Service-oriented, hospitality jobs are also available all around the world. Hotels, bars and restaurants in tourist destinations are always hiring. Entertainment and performing jobs are also in demand in many countries. The list is endless when you start to think of it.

All you need to do is examine your skills and career goals. If you have what it takes to do these kinds of jobs, you will have no trouble landing a position. Different positions involve miscellaneous qualifications so be sure to get appropriate certifications and training before applying. It will increase your chances of landing the job.

2. Find contractual work in different locations.

Some companies or establishments may offer temporary work. These assignments may last from a few months to a year depending on their needs. So if you have the set of defined skills that they can use, you can apply for the jobs and negotiate a contract to work in the location. An example of this kind of position is travel nursing, where nurses can hop from country to country to practice the profession for extended periods of time.

You can also get positions doing freelance work. Go to the place where your skills are needed then get paid highly for it. An example of this is bringing your skills in IT to a startup company needing help.

These jobs can be found online in sites like Craigslist and Elance. You can also get assignments with the help of job placement agencies.

3. Use travel as part of your business.

This is probably the most favorable of the three. Using travel as tool to help you find new customers allows you to travel while letting you offer your products to the world. You can also use travel to find new products to offer to customers at home. Using the Internet to sell authentic artifacts from other cultures can help you share your travels to those who might not get the chance to make them

Travel blogging, travel photography, and online selling of foreign products are some examples. You can earn income passively if you are already adept in this kind of business model.
by John Beede and Tyson Hale
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