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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