5. Professional Traveler: Around $50,000 Per Year
Everyone knows the feeling of pure envy that simmers when coming across an Instagram photo of someone having the time of their life abroad. Now imagine actually being that person in front of the camera, full time, and getting paid for it. That’s actually possible, it turns out.
In 2009, a website called thebigtrip.com was hiring travel correspondents to trek across the United States for 12 weeks while blogging about their experiences and hosting webisodes. The site paid all travel expenses and health insurance in addition to the salary listed above. Freelancing is also an option, and countless people across the globe have started their own travel blogs, making revenues through various channels such as advertising placements, affiliate marketing and paid partnerships to name a few.