Are you someone who lives to travel and would love to get paid while traveling the world? You can have the best of both worlds in so many ways. Nowadays, you can make extra money doing just about anything, so why not do something you love? Whether you want to hotel hop, take a cruise, or check a few countries off your bucket list, you can turn it into a side hustle. Here’s how to take your travel passion and make it a lucrative side hustle.
Start a travel blog
One of the best ways to turn your travel passion into a lucrative side hustle is by starting a travel blog. If you’re already traveling, this is perfect for you. Here are some of the topics you can cover on your blog:
- How to travel on a budget
- Tips for traveling solo
- How to balance working while traveling
You can also write blog posts about all you do on your trips and include photos and videos.
You can monetize your blog by placing ads throughout, becoming an affiliate, and launching your own digital products related to travel. For example, an E-book discussing everything needed to know about traveling out of the country. This is a great way to make passive income while you’re 30,000 feet in the air.
Become a travel photographer
If you’re a good photographer or willing to learn to take great photos, start taking beautiful photos while traveling. There are multiple ways you can make this a lucrative side hustle:
- Sell the images to stock photography websites
- Create your own stock photography website
- Take pictures for other travelers using the Zazzi app
- Create & grow an Instagram account using your beautiful photos
When you become a travel photographer, you merge two passions — travel and photography.
Become a travel planner
Do you have a knack for planning vacations? Do you get super excited while putting together travel itineraries? You should think about becoming a travel planner. You could easily advertise your business using social media by posting the content you get while traveling. In addition to planning vacations, you could offer travel packages where you book your client’s flights, hotels, and the whole nine.
Become a travel writer
If you’re a decent writer or willing to get better at writing, many travel websites need more writers. You could use your passion for travel as motivation to put out the best travel content. For example, you could write for websites like Trip Advisor, HP Tourism, and Trivago. If you want to avoid applying to write for bigger blogs, you could always seek out smaller travel blogs. Search Instagram using the hashtags #TravelBlog, #TravelBlogger, or something similar to find them.
The last way you could turn your travel passion into a lucrative side hustle is by reviewing the hotels you stay at. Take high-quality photos and videos while on your stay, and be sure to post either on social media or your blog. Once you’ve built up a nice portfolio, have enough posts, and gained a following, you want to reach out to hotels and hospitality brands for partnerships. Once they agree to work with you, you’ll be compensated for staying at their hotels in exchange for reviews and/or posts. Some brands will also host you for free in exchange for posts.
So, which one of these ideas do you like best for turning a travel passion into a side hustle? Leave a comment below!