Opportunity is Knocking at your Door

Opportunity is Knocking at your Door

If you are like most of the BankableTravel.com readers out there, then you probably stumbled across this site seeking information on how to find a job abroad. There is often nothing more rewarding than traveling the world and getting paid to do it. The problem is, it is not always as easy to make it happen as some people will tell you. It is possible? Absolutely. Is there a chance you will love every minute of it? Of course.

However, there are some things you need to consider before making a final decision. You already know that working or finding a job in your own country can be hard enough, let alone uprooting yourself completely from where you are most comfortable.  Determination and drive will prove to be paramount to any overseas success that you are hoping to mind. Whether you want to head to the Caribbean, New Zealand, Paraguay or somewhere in between, you have to want it and you have to be committed. If you feel you have the drive, then keep reading and follow these suggested steps on how to make your working travel dreams come to life. Not all of these steps may be suited to your qualifications or desired lifestyle, but one could be the strategy you need in order to get away.

1. Just Pack Up and GO!

Now there are a lot of people out there that would say this strategy is crazy, but the truth is that it is sometimes the best. You need to have courage or be adventurous to pull it off, but it can reap big rewards. Sitting around flipping through the LOCAL job classifieds isn’t going to land you that get paid to travel opportunity. There are an infinite amount of opportunities that you will not even hear about until you get abroad. In many countries they will not even hire a foreign worker until they have taken it upon themselves to come to the country and get settled.

So, pick a country you are in love with, a culture you want to immerse yourself in, and pack your bags and grab an airline ticket. Of course there are risks involved, and you know what? You may end up coming home without finding anything, but that little trip could turn out to be just the adventure you were looking for. If you want to take your search for a job abroad more seriously, then do a little more planning. Make sure you have enough pocket money to survive and get a list of people you can contact once you arrive.
2) Apply to Local Companies that Send Employees Abroad

There are a number of companies that openly, and are known for, sending employees overseas to work. Do your research, find one and get in contact with them. Sometimes it is a lot easier to get your foot in the door, get to know the right people and then apply for a transfer. The best part about this is these are the job positions abroad that are more stable and employ a higher pay scale. This of course does not come with a guarantee you will get paid to travel but it can increase your chances. Also you may have to deal with less time being unemployed and can enjoy a steady paycheck while you are working to accomplish your dreams.

3) Find Volunteer Work Abroad

Sure this won’t really give you the chance to make money abroad, but you will be hard pressed to find volunteer work that doesn’t want you. Not only can this be the best, and easiest, way to get abroad, but it is also extremely rewarding. There are an infinite number of companies, organizations and charities that are desperate for volunteer work all over the world. At times you may even be able to find “volunteer” work that will pay your living expenses while you are working. This gives you the chance to travel the world for free and do something worthwhile. And don’t forget just how good previous volunteer work can look to potential employers.

4) Continue your Education

Opportunities are aplenty for furthering your education these days. From online teaching courses, to community college courses on archeology, to language courses at night, everything is available to you if you are really ready to make a commitment. However, it doesn’t stop there. Many people enroll in a continued education program and simply walk their way through the course and complete the exams. Network yourself as much as you can to really improve your chances of escaping the rat race and start working abroad. Connect with as many people as you can, meet your professors face to face, and use the opportunity to get in touch with all the right people, in all the right places.
Better yet, you can enroll in an international school and obtain a student work visa. You can travel the world, improve your education and start working abroad. Everything you are after wrapped up into one nice, little package.
5) Start your Own Company or Freelance.

No matter your education or specific skill set, everyone has a niche or a skill that they can benefit from. Most of the work that you can find in your local area can also be found overseas. You can start freelance as a journalist, model, English teacher, internet writer, consultant or a number of things in between. The internet has opened up the borders of the world and you might be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you can start banking cash as a freelancer.

While these are just a few tips and strategies when it comes to finding a way to get paid to travel, the opportunities are endless. Whether you choose to pack your bags and take off to a tropical destination today, or choose to put more effort in now for a stable future abroad, the work is there for the taking. The walls to the world have been taken down and it is time you started taking advantage of it. Get out there, connect with people, network, and improve your skill set. Working abroad is one of life’s grandest opportunities, and the opening is right outside your doorstep for the taking.

Remember, no dream is too big and no goal is unattainable. Do not hold back and do not wait for an opening to enter your life, take charge of your own fate.

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