Get paid doing what you love

How to ensure that travel and your finances go hand-in-hand

By Author  |  Published: 11th Oct 2018  4:29 pm

From high-altitude places to spots near the waters, densely populated cities to the dense jungles, there are a lot of travel enthusiasts who wish to explore every corner of the world, but aren’t able to do so 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. Viswanath Raju, co-founder of tells us how.

Lingua franca

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.

Get clicking

If you can manage to cast a magical spell with the camera while exploring new places around the world, you will get huge appreciation for the same. Try and find the right portals, be it travel magazines, newspapers, or even websites to share those pictures. And get ready to earn some handsome bucks to travel more and more.

Quick tips

*Even if you are a semi-decent photographer and shoot pictures of lesser known treks or find it difficult to see animals during your exploration quest, many magazines and online sites will be ready to pay for your photographs.

*Maintain a blog or social profile of your own and post original content (travel experiences) at regular intervals which increases your follower base exponentially. Also, 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.