By: Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin loves building winning content teams. Over the past few years, he has built high-performance teams that had produced engaging content enjoyed by millions of users.
The coronavirus restrictions are finally being lifted. The explorer within us can start their wanderlust planning again. But the financial strain of the pandemic has been heavy on all of our pockets.
Travel enthusiasts will have to either limit their traveling or find a way to make money while traveling. The second option is what we will talk about in this article.
1- Take up travel blogging or writing
A blogger is someone who writes about different topics regularly over the internet. Being a travel blogger, you can write about different tourist destinations you visit. You can review the food, hotels, and famous places, and post detailed guest articles about them.
The investment is nil but it does take time to boost traffic on your blog. Blogging can be a good business idea for people who have a flair for writing creative articles. Companies are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a good piece of content that attracts an audience towards their business.
To expand your audience, you can review beautiful places less known to people. For example, talk about a wonderful Caribbean country like Grenada. It is a lesser-known place so people would be more likely to take an interest in it.
You can talk about how people can travel to Grenada or how to get a Grenada passport. You can review restaurants there or give details about acquiring Grenadian citizenship. Even a simple article talking about Grenada travel restrictions can get your audience interested in your content.
Your travel experiences can make you a lot of money through blogging.
2- Open a travel agency or a travel club
A travel agency is a good business idea for people who like traveling. Such folks have a lot of knowledge about sightseeing at exotic locations, or the best hotels to stay around the world. They can utilize it to offer the best deals to people. The investment could be a factor here. Travel agents also need to be certified.
However, the internet has given rise to remote travel agents. You can help people plan their vacations from the comfort of your home. Offer them different options like corporate travel, family vacations, and trips with your friends. You can capitalize on your rich travel experiences to guide people during their travels.
A travel club is different from a travel agency. A travel club offers membership to people based on similar interests. For example, an adventure club will offer people traveling packages of places having the best adventure sports. It consists of a group of travelers who are passionate about the same thing and want to enjoy the experience together.
Both of these are specially designed for travel lovers who can leverage their knowledge to kickstart a business and travel at the same time.
3- Become a social media influencer
If you have a large following on your social media accounts, you can harness it to promote products and brands. Sponsored tweets and posts can make you earn a steady income. Influencer marketing is on the rise. Brands are ready to pay a lot of money to promote their products online.
Some ways you can use your influencer skills for a business are:
- Start talking about your travel experiences on a Spotify podcast. People love hearing good stories. Spotify podcasts do pay well after you attract a generous audience.
- Start an Instagram channel that talks about the history, culture, or art of different places you visit. If it attracts a crowd, brands will rush to collaborate with you.
- Do paid collaborations with other travelers or influencers.
- Review restaurants or hotels to promote them on the internet. You can get paid for these promotions. It is a part of affiliate marketing which is becoming very famous these days.
- You can even go on to launch your line of products when you earn a regular audience who is loyal to you.
- You can document your travel experiences and review goods and services during traveling. This can earn you money from reputed brands that are looking for organic ways to promote themselves.
- You can create any kind of content on the internet. Audio-video contents get more audience these days than written blogs. You can document your travel diaries in the form of a video and post it on YouTube. People are getting paid for the number of views.
4- Use your photography skills to earn big bucks
Some of the world’s best photographs were taken by travel enthusiasts. Buy a professional camera to capture your journey. You will also need a little upskilling to learn how to take those awesome pictures that get published in famous magazines, or sold as art.
Being a photographer, you can travel the world while you are making money. After 2020, the traditional values of work have been changed. You do not need office space or a working staff to start your business. A functioning network and a laptop are the only mandatory things needed now.
This profile is best for people who have a good eye for detail and are creative. They can help transform the face of an entire place with the help of their camera lens.
I don’t think I have taken any vacation without looking at the photos of the place I’m heading to. Have you?
5- Become a public speaker
A public speaker is someone who has flair for storytelling. He engages the audience so well that he can attract a large crowd to come and listen to him. If you are a person of that sort, do try your hand in this business. A public speaker can inspire people to follow their dreams.
Public speakers travel the world to spread their message. They tell stories and guide people on certain topics. For example, you can talk about your travel experiences or a struggle you had faced. These speakers offer something that people can learn from.
Public speakers don’t just speak in public, they document their ideas and stories in blogs, books, and articles. They may even hire a team to streamline their daily operations. For someone who loves to travel, this seems like a generous business to get into.
Traveling and managing a business at the same time could be a difficult feat. But you can manage it if you are passionate about traveling. You can be your own boss, and enjoy your dream destinations while making money at the same time.
Start your long-awaited expeditions once again. The business ideas mentioned in this article require very small investments. Give it a try and see for yourself how life-changing this experience can be for you.