Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Ways To Get Paid To Travel The World

Aku terbaca satu artikel kat FB pasal kekdah nak cari duit untuk travel around the world...hehehe menarik minat juga nih sebab tu aku nak kongsi ngan korang...mana tau ada yang nak berhenti dengan kerja sekarang, pastu melancong satu dunia!haaa ni antara kekdah yang leh diaplikasikan untuk terus berjalan walaupun tak bekerja dah...hehehe  lately kagum baca kisah BackpackerBusuk yang berhenti kerja dan berjuang bekerja di ladang di bumi kangaroo...seriously aku takde keberanian macam tu lagi...tabik hormat la kat dia...keluar dari zon selesa...

aku ada kenal orang yang jadi part time tourist guide, merata dia dapat jalan free...syiok giler!lagi syiok kalo dapat jadi flight attendant or pilot...tapi both tu tak mungkin aku dapat jadi laa kan...hahahaha dini plak aku suh dia start berangan untuk menjadi wedding photographer di luar negara....hehehe eh, travel blogger boleh buat duit banyak ker?hahaha ye la kot untuk yang serious buat bisnes, tapi macam aku suka-suka jer, takde menjana pendapatan pun la kan....hehehe pape pun, kalo 1 hari aku dah boring dengan kerja sekarang ni, boleh laaa aku consider pilihan-pilihan yang ada dalam artikel ni....hehehe korang plak macam mana?

Sumber: Website Business Insider Malaysia

12 Ways To Get Paid To Travel The World


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With airfare rising more than 10% in the past five years and hotel rooms going for exorbitant prices, conventional tourism has become more challenging to do affordably.
But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid?
Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust. 
We’ve compiled 12 ways for just about anyone to get their golden ticket to spending weeks, or years, in exotic lands while earning some cash. 

1. Become A Tour Guide

Leading tours through some of the world’s most iconic and historic places sounds like a dream come true. It can offer tons of variety, depending on how you approach it. Do you become a tour guide in one dream place — say, Paris! — and lead hordes of American tourists through the Louvre, the Bastille, and the Eiffel Tower? Or do you lead groups on longer trips that go through a series of destinations? 
Either one can be a solid way to make a living and see new cultures. There are a few cons, though. Guides who stay in one location will likely be working freelance, which may mean uneven paydays and a lack of job security. Some guides give free tours and try to use their personalities to get tips from generous tourists.
Longer-term guides may be lucky enough to get a contract or a full-time gig from a touring company, which adds stability but means they will be the one dealing with all the logistics, planning, and headaches that come with trying to manage a group of cranky tourists for weeks at a time
Be prepared to be extroverted and friendly at all times, even when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed.

2. Go WWOOF’ing

WWOOF, or Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, is not a traditional business. Volunteers go for a set period to work on a farm with like-minded travelers in exchange for accommodation and home-cooked meals. The terms are flexible with WWOOFers staying as long or little as they want, and the opportunities are plentiful. While you’ll have to pay your own way to fly to the farm, once you are there, there are plenty of people who can offer a ride to the next destination. 
WWOOF’ing isn’t quite a career choice, but it is an excellent way to see the world while keeping your bank account (mostly) even.

3. Teach English

If you’re looking for adventure in a foreign land, one of the most accessible and lucrative ways to get there is by taking up a job teaching English. Jobs in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America are abundant, and most of them do not require that you speak the native language.
Schools are looking for native English speakers with bachelor degrees who can teach the “direct method,” by which students learn through concepts, pantomiming, and the target language exclusively.
While not all schools require it, a certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) can make you a more desirable candidate. Salaries can be as high as $36,000 a year in Japan or $45,000 in the United Arab Emirates.

4. Trade Specialty, Foreign Goods

Looking to travel and have a little capital to start with? Consider getting in the import-export trade and head out to exotic countries to find local, specialty, and handmade goods that will appeal to travel-hungry consumers back home. Pick up goods that areas are known for (examples include Italian leather, Mexican hammocks, and Turkish ceramics) as well as one-of-a-kind pieces that can’t be purchased by the truck full. Once you are back in the U.S., sell them to stores, collectors, and even eBay for a handsome profit.
You’ll have to figure out how to navigate customs regulations, but when you can sell goods for many times their original worth, the hassle pays for itself.

5. Research For A Travel Guidebook 

There aren’t many professions as romanticized and misunderstood as researching and writing for travel guidebooks such as Lonely Planet and Fodor’s. While the job is exhilarating — jetting you off to hundreds of places to try the local culture, food, and hotels — the reality of the work is a grind. Most guidebook researchers and writers report having to meet unrealistic deadlines that require them to work 12-to-14-hour days. In addition, seeing the sights is a small part of the job. Researchers and writers must crank out reports and articles, make maps of the areas they visit, and engage in extensive, tedious data entry.
Because of tightening budgets and an abundance of 20-somethings willing to do the job for next to nothing, guide writing is hardly a lucrative profession. But you can earn enough to make a living.
In an illuminating New York Times’ feature about the lives of guidebook writers, Warren St. John reveals the cardinal tenet of the job: “Most who do it quickly learn the one hard-and-fast rule of the trade: travel-guide writing is no vacation.”

6. Become A Flight Attendant

If you don’t mind taking your travel with a side of 9-to-5, a great option could be applying to become a flight attendant. Flight attendants make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year, and they get free travel benefits for not just themselves but also their families. The pay might sound low, but consider that the average schedule has attendants working 80 hours a month.

7. Work For A Cruise Line

Working on a cruise ship similarly sends you to exotic locales for pay, yet there are a few key differences. The job comes with long hours for comparably poor pay, but with all expenses paid and free travel. Crew members have their own dining halls, shops, Internet cafes, gyms, party areas, and even organized activities, which creates a fun culture. There are numerous jobs on a ship, with certain ones better than others. Washing dishes just doesn’t sound as good as chaperoning passengers on exotic excursions.

8. Start A Travel Blog

Being a professional travel blogger is a tough gig. While traveling to every sight imaginable is a tantalizing part of the job, it takes a lot of work to make it happen. Most travel bloggers spend a year building their sites, churning out several posts a day and building up a following on social-media before they ever see any money from their sites.
Almost all travel bloggers start out by spending their savings just to get up and running. Even once you’ve built a following, a network, and ad partnerships, you are running your own business, which means that in addition to traveling and writing, you must handle all the marketing, site growth, and financials. As you can imagine, it’s a job that never ends. To make it all work, you have to truly love travel and blogging.

9. Work As An Au Pair

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Lucie Mason, age 9 (C), and her babysitter, Laura Flanagan, place an order at a ‘Cupcake ATM’ created by Sprinkles bakery on March 25, 2014 in New York City.
An au pair, or an extra pair of hands, is an international nanny who lives with a family for a set period, taking care of their children in exchange for travel, room, board, and pocket money. It can be a fantastic way to see a new culture from the locals’ perspective and make some money. Most au pairs are students or recent graduates, so get in before it’s too late.
Many families don’t require au pairs to speak the native language, and many even prefer it if you speak to their children in English so that they can improve their fluency. There are websites, such as Au Pair World, that help match people with families. 

10. Become A Destination Wedding Photographer

This one requires a bit of skill, but for those with the artistic temperament a wedding-photography business can offer free travel and an outlet for creative expression. It goes without saying that you will have to be a talented photographer, or at least a well-practiced one.
The wedding business is a competitive one with high entry costs (think computer, camera, lenses, editing software, portfolio, website, and, possibly, training), but it pays well. Many destination wedding photographers charge up to $10,000 a wedding, plus airfare, meals, and incidentals. While you’ll be working hard during the wedding, extend your stay for a few hundred dollars and you are well paid and traveling free. 

11. Join The Peace Corps

Joining the Peace Corps is not a decision to be taken lightly. It requires a 27-month commitment in a developing country with few modern conveniences and not much opportunity to see friends or family. If you’re still on board, and have a desire to make a difference in the lives of others, the Peace Corps can be a life-changing and rewarding experience.
Few opportunities immerse travelers in a culture as thoroughly as the Peace Corps. Expect to choose from an array of assignments, including teaching English, working in disease prevention, and building infrastructure. There is also an extensive application and interview process. The Peace Corps pays for travel expenses, living expenses, certain student-loan benefits, and it offers a $7,425 readjustment allowance upon completing your service.

12. Write A Literary Account Of Your Travels

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American author Norman Mailer speaks during a news conference in London on April 27, 1965.
If all else fails (or you are an incredible wordsmith), take a crack at writing the next “Green Hills of Africa,” “Homage to Catalonia,” or “The Sun Also Rises.” If the book does well, you could have a cash cow on your hands in the form of royalties and advance checks. Of course, most would-be authors will never see a cent from their travels or literary hard work. If you have the courage to try, you could end up with the traveling lifestyle and your pick of publications to print your essays and stories. 


  1. DJ... antara seploh tu takde satu ke yang boleh menyangkut...

    1. Xtau la en mie..nk yg no 1, saya ni bkn pnyabar sgt nk handle org...nak no 6, cutting out dah..hahaha

    2. bukan seploh lah PLM..12 tu...bukan ke no 8 tu dah dokek di hati :-)

    3. no 8 tu suka2 jer JM oi...takde intention nak buat duit pun....

  2. jadi flight attendant tu memang out dah, ajar B.I, B.I pun ala kadaq..
    wwoofing je lah yg boleh dipertimbangkan..hhehehe

    1. hahaha tapi kalo flight attendant KLM boleh tau...besar2 diorang tu...dah le kasar!hahaha

  3. ikut hati kan DJ, dah lama saya berhenti kerja dan travel ke destinasi idaman tapi bila fikirkan komitmen yang ada especially mak ayah di rumah, takpelah..mgkn rezeki saya di sini..dapat travel sesekali pun dah syukur sgt...

    dari list 1-12 tu, hanya no 1 je yang tersangkut...tapi takdelah smpai tix flight pun disponsor...tu kena guna duit sendiri, tapi upah yang dapat, lepaslah nak cover balik tix flight dan duit poket ;-)

    1. hehehe betul tu zilla...banyak faktor lain lagi selain kerja ni, hutang-piutang....hahaha ooo zilla jadi tourist guide...mesti best kan dpt gak duit poket...hehehe!

  4. aku tambah no 13.

    kau kawin dengan org kaya.. keje dia jalan jalan so kau pun buleh jalan sama..

    1. hahahaha! hamboi untung laaaa kalo dapat jupe laki kaya + kuat jalan...buatnya laki kaya suka duk rumah camno?hahahaha!

    2. DJ..antara ke semuanya tu mmg x boleh 8 tu pulak tulis suka-suka just a setuju ngan Supermeng..kahwin dgn org kaya or businesman or yg keje di Kedutaan..nk melancong ckp je..kalau dia x dpt join pegi je sendiri tapi a big PROBLEM is yg tak BERDUIT pun tak pandang inikan pula yg KAYA RAYA...dapat dalam mimpi je lah huwaaaaaaa

    3. ada rejeki nanti, insyaAllah...jumpaaa lerr laki kaya nanti tu JM...tak kaya harta, kaya budi bahasa....ok dah tuuu....kui3...

  5. nak quit! nak quit! nak quit!
    tapi list kat atas semua tak applicable utk aku... maybe kene cube no 13 as suggested by habang meng kot

    1. hahahaha!tu la pasal kan...takde yang betul2 memberi jaminan kat aku!hahahaha amboi ko pun nak pakai ideologi si meng tuh...hahahaha

  6. Aku agak surprise jugak pasal Backpacker Busuk tu... Dan2 tu aku bukak Facebook... He He He...

    1. hahaha aku pun baru tau gak...mmg kagum la dgn keberanian dia tuhh...hehehe

    2. FATT tu mmg berani DJ...mmg kagus lah dgn beliau..jika lihat cara dia travel pun dh tahu tau

    3. tu la...hardcore traveller tuh....

  7. Aku yakin wwoofing ngan au pair tu je. Haritu siap suggest kat kawan aku bersalin kat oversea jelah aku sanggup jadi nanny.

    1. hahaha ko gigih takpe...aku ni kang emo la, cpt penat la....aku baca fatt kena duk ladang smpai 10 jam kot...nak kencing pun dlm semak jer...huhuhuhu

  8. amboi......angan-angan....asyik jalan boring juga...saya jalan untuk kesihatan dan melihat keindahan ciptaan Allah.

    1. hahaha tu la kan...lepas dah busy kerja, dapat bercuti, lebih nikmat rasanya kan...hehehe

  9. Actually keje tourist guide nih mmg dpt jenjln free cuma limitnya hanya dlm msia jer.. habis jauh pun singapore n hatyai.
    Tapi.. kalo dpt jd tour leader mmg best giler. Setiap job yg dpt kompom nek flight n cop passport, daily elaun, free travel & yg paling penting komisen meriah!!

    Try ler..

    1. TG yang register mcm tu kot...aku tgk ramai gak travel blogger yang jadi TG lebih utk kawan2 or org yg kenal thru dunia maya ni...mayb bayaran tak selebat jadi TL tu laaa, tapi lepas laaa utk dia travel sekali...hehehe so far lum terpikir lg nak jadi TG or TL ni...takde masa woo....