How do you think it would feel if you get paid for something you would ordinarily do for free? Something like a hobby such as travel?
Unlike many years back, a lot is now possible with the advent of the internet. You can work anywhere and build a side income around your everyday life, including travel.
You can be a travel blogger, a travel writer, a travel consultant, an agent, and many more! Let’s check the 9 business ideas you can build around traveling or offering travel services.
1. Travel Blogger
As a travel blogger, you can particularly blog on a wide range of topics. As a mom, you can blog about theme park visits with your extended family. You can blog family hangouts and occasions.
There are boomers who blog in an RV while having an adventure. You can blog especially about anything, and cash out big from what you love. Making money as a travel blogger can be done through various means. For instance, you can earn as an affiliate marketer who introduces other people’s products and services. You could sign up with ad networks such as Adsense, propeller ads, and others.
You could also accept sponsored posts, sell adverts space, paid membership subscriptions to your blog, and a few other methods.
Depending on the followership you are able to build on your blog, you could earn free stuff from companies. For instance, if you blog while biking across Asia, you might receive a bike from a bicycle company.
2. Travel Writer
Travel writers do almost the same thing travel bloggers do. Travel bloggers may also create written copies of their travel experiences aside from taking videos.
Travel writers can sell articles to blogs and magazines, online or offline, and they will get paid for the contents and in some cases, the trip bill may also be covered. In fact, some publishers pay writers to create travel contents or books for them.
Photography can be done across different fields. You can do it as a hobby and as a full-time business – whether from home or on your travel experiences.
You can earn by being employed by a publication company to take necessary shots for their publications or you could sell fascinating travel photos on your website, Etsy, Shutterstock, Adobe stock, Alamy, Crestick, and Fotomoto. You can increase your marketability by being a photographer and travel blogger as well.
4. Travel Consultant
Travel consultants may not directly be involved in regular travels, but they earn by working with people who have travel issues and provide solutions to them. They can also provide solutions to businesses needing information on cultural issues in selling their products abroad, or international travel for their employees.
5. Travel Agent
Some people think that this service is diminishing quietly, however, there is still high demand for expert travel agents.
You can either choose to have your own office or set up your own agency from your home. You can harness the myriad of opportunities that could help you kick-off even with little to no experience in booking travel for clients.
You can provide nice services such as African Safaris or Disney vacations. Or focus on corporate travel or with family and pets.
6. Tour Guide
If you’d consider this home business idea, then you must reside in a place that’s near where people would like to visit. Your service doesn’t have to be history-focused alone.
Many towns have ghost tours to check, or you should have great outdoor areas where you can have scenic hikes such as bird tours. You may also want to think of food tours if you are conversant about the best foodie establishments.
You can become a translator if you are skilled in speaking multiple languages. Your services can be offered both in writing and speaking.
For instance, there are several business executives that are seeking translators to help in the negotiation of deals.
8. Social Media Influencer
Becoming a social media influencer is a huge thing. It may appear a bit harder than the others but people are getting massive revenue from traveling. These influences are mostly instagrammers who share photos of their travel adventures.
Influencers either receive cash rewards for their postings or get freebies via sponsorships. They can also earn through affiliate marketing.
9. Bed and Breakfast
Like the popular service provider for travelers, Airbnb, you can offer a single bedroom and bathroom for a place for travelers to stay. You can also leverage Airbnb to promote your B&B service or do it yourself and showcase your rooms.
You can provide tea and snacks for traveler clients along with a decent and fascinating place they can sleep. This is also a fun way to meet new people, learn about others, and share your locality