As the rise of the side hustle transforms the workplace culture, many are ditching the traditional 9-5 in favour of seeing the world while making money. If you’re inspired by the idea of jobs that involve travel, these eight travel jobs from CarBibles will be right up your street.
Got a love of travel and a passion for seeing a world? Becoming a trip leader with the likes of Topdeck or a skipper with MedSailors might be right up your street. Be paid to guide a group of tourists around new parts of the world, offering insights into its history and recommendations of what they should do while you’re there. You’re in charge of their safety as well as their enjoyment, though, so make sure you’re prepared!
While a hunger for exploration is no doubt necessary, the actual interview process is quite strenuous. For one Contiki tour leader, bagging the job involved a group interview, followed by an individual interview, followed by a 66-day European Training Programme for the successful candidates.
Glassdoor says tour guides can earn between about R486 000 and upwards of R720 560, and considering you’ll be living out of a suitcase and your accommodation/travel and food is provided, that is pretty damn impressive.
Of course, the qualifications needed to be a digital nomad are entirely dependent on the work you’re wanting to do, and the things you’re commissioned to create. Treat being a digital nomad as you would treat working for the same company in an office – you’ll need just the same skill set as if you weren’t working remotely.
As with any freelance job, this can vary greatly depending on the commissions you’re taking and the hours you’re putting in. It’s worth bearing in mind that digital nomads without a fixed contract also don’t have paid sick or annual leave, so budgeting is key.