When a regular 9-5 job doesn’t cut it, look for something that’s not as conventional as sitting behind a computer. Something like moving to another country and harvesting grapes, or opening your own business. Recently, an Italian town was offering foreigners US$10,000 to settle down there, while another was promising US$1,000 per child if you have a baby in the ghost town. Fidgety feet? Well, there are less permanent solutions, too. How about a job that takes you places and gives you money for travelling? The ‘get paid to travel’ jobs are on the rise and this one by travel company Busabout is for the adventurous, spontaneous souls.
The Great Travel Experiment
Bus adventure company Busabout is looking for six content creators who would travel across three continents, Europe, Asia and the USA. These up-for-anything travellers will capture their journeys on social media and tell their story to the Busabout audience. But here’s the catch: What experiences they have will be decided by the company’s Instagram followers, which means you could be asked do anything: from skydiving to eating reptiles.
The company is looking for three Instagrammers and three videographers, who would pair up and travel on one of the three itineraries. Each winner would be paid US$260 per week and all the accommodation and transportation costs will be covered (including tickets; visa not included).
The Instagram storyteller needs to be comfortable in front of the camera. He/she will need to post Instagram-perfect daily stories and two posts per week on the company’s page. The videographer needs to have matchless editing skills and he/she will be required to submit short weekly videos.
The trip to Asia is scheduled for May 5 to June 12; the US for June 12 to July 20; Europe for July 20 to September 3.
How To Apply
If you want to submit your entry, create and upload a one-minute YouTube video telling the story of your hometown. Include the Great Travel Experiment logo in the video. Additionally, you’ll also need to use #travelexperiment and #busabout and following the page gets you brownie points. Once your video is live, fill the application form and mention which role you’re applying for.
Participants need to be above 18 years of age. All submissions need to be in English. Application open till April 8. Winners will be decided by public vote.
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24 thoughts on “Want To Get Paid To Travel? Here’s What You Need To Do”
That sounds amazing! Getting paid to travel is like finding a unicorn!
That’s such an exciting opportunity – not sure I could manage that with three kids in tow but I would have been so tempted to apply for this in the past
I’ve been paid to travel and while I love it, I don’t think I could do it very often.
What a wonderful opportunity, I’d love to be able to take advantage, but I need to be here to run my own holiday business. There will be 6 very happy travelers out there somewhere who will do a great job!
I literally just read about this yesterday and am contemplating taking part with my husband. We still haven’t decided yet but how exciting!
Great tips! when I read you it sounds simple enough. it only takes courage to life up your life as you want it
sounds like a fun opportunity to see and do some dares! i love it! guess ill try it out, hopefully my husband wont mind haha
What an exciting idea! I know a lot of people who would be interested in this. Thanks for sharing!
I wish these opportunities were around when I was younger. I don’t think I could do these things with kids, but this is great for younger crowds looking to travel!
Who knew this was even out there! I would love to take advantage of something like this! Thanks for sharing!
I would certainly pass this info on to someone who is looking to be a travel blogger.
Oh wow, this sounds amazing. I do love to travel but wouldn’t be able to do this due to commitments. Can’t wait to see those who win though!
this is exciting. i would love to travel and get paid haha. would that be amazing?!
This looks like it could be a lot of fun! Great way for a new travel writer to start up!
I would love to get paid to travel. This is some great information.
Oh wow, this sounds great. Everyone loves to travel and get paid. It was a great opportunity to form Busabout.
This was a great concept. I myself would love to apply and want to experience getting paid while traveling.
So many people have this as a goal! It is something that I have always wondered how it was possible.
One of my dreams is to travel in place of working so this is right on time! Great list
This seems like a great idea for someone with no kiddies!
Getting paid to travel and see more places sounds good to us! Going to look into the scheme x
This is seriously a really cool idea! I would love to move someplace and get paid for it too!
These are great opportunities. Unfortunately, I have a small child so these opportunities would not work for me. Too bad. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds like a great way to help fund my travel addiction