From high-altitude places to spots near waters, densely populated cities to the dense jungles – there are a lot of travel lovers who wish to explore every corner of the world but aren't able to due to financial constraints. But there's a solution.
There are some top tips and tricks with which people can earn a living and get their trips sponsored while travelling peacefully around the globe.
Put your language skills to use
If you possess leadership qualities, and have commendable knowledge of two or more foreign languages, you will find many opportunities to put all of that to work. You can work as a tour guide for travellers and earn a pretty hefty sum of money in exchange.
Another way to put your language skills to good use is by teaching English online. There are lots of portals where you can teach the language online while you are still travelling the globe, all you need is an Internet connection.
Click! Click! to earn big
The scenic beauty of the places close to nature, away from the daily hustle-bustle of the city amplifies the pictures clicked by an avid photographer. If you have the skills of creating a magical spell with the camera while exploring new places around the world and are receiving huge appreciation for the same, find the right portals – travel magazines, newspapers, or even websites – and share the pictures and get ready to earn some handsome bucks to travel more and more.
Even if you are a semi-decent photographer and shoot pictures of lesser known treks or difficult to see animals during your exploration quest, many magazines and online sites will be ready to pay for your photographs.
Spread the magic through social media
Thanks to the digitalisation wave, an avid traveller is blessed with platforms like Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, and Instagram to share their story with travel lovers around the world with some easy-breezy tips and tricks to survive in a new place. The more engaging and helpful your insights are to the audience, more the followers will be, ultimately making you a renowned personality of the social media world. And, once this gets done, brands and top-notch corporates will approach you for paid collaborations.
Next is if you maintain a blog or social profile of your own and post original content (travel experiences) at regular intervals then slowly your follower base will grow exponentially as online travel researchers are hungry to hear first-hand experiences.
As you grow traction on your blog and social media, there will be many hoteliers, brands, travel companies offering you free trips, free stays or monies in lieu of their promotion. At the same time, you also have to maintain a clear travel niche (trekking, wildlife, homestays, remote countries) of your own and keep delivering original content regularly.
(With inputs from Viswanath Raju, co-founder of Mojhi.com and Alankar Chandra, CEO, Wild Voyager)