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As Seen on TikTok by Jen Ruiz: Travel and Remote Work Opportunities

As Seen on TikTok by Jen Ruiz: Travel and Remote Work Opportunities

Welcome! I’m Jen Ruiz from Jen on a Jet Plane and this is where you can find all of the links to deals, job vacancies and opportunities I share on TikTok.

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I will keep this page updated so be sure to bookmark it and check back frequently to see what’s new.

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My Books

  1. 25 Ways to Work From Home: Learn about legitimate ways to make money online, no MLM’s included! Featuring 25 remote work business models with helpful tips and resources to get you started.
  2. From Blog to Business: Want to know how I make $3,000+/month in passive income from my blog alone? Read this book for my best monetization tips.
  3. The Affordable Flight Guide: Revealing my secrets for how I’ve landed deals like a $38 flight to New Zealand and $16 flight to Ecuador.
  4. The Solo Female Travel Book: Sharing tips on how I’ve traveled to more than 35 countries by myself. Don’t catch feelings, book plane tickets!
  5. You Need a Vacation! How to Travel With a Full-Time Job: Quick guide on how to get the most of your  limited vacation time.

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Travel Hacks & Incentives

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1. Want to get PAID to travel to Malta? The stipend you receive depends on the hotel you stay at. Here is the list of pre-approved, participating hotels! The amount you receive is incremental, i.e. €100 for a 5-star hotel, €75 for a 4-star hotel, etc. You need to stay a minimum of 3 nights to qualify. Note, visitors to the island of Gozo get an extra 10%.

But wait, there’s more! Visitors to Malta also get:

    • €100 voucher to use at a diving school in Malta
    • English-language students spending 15-30 nights in Malta get a €10/day allowance for food and drink
    • Starting in October 2021, visitors ages 65+ will get €10/day for food and drink if they spend up to 30 nights on any Maltese island. 

2. Want to buy a house on the coast of Italy for €1? You have to pay for the renovations but the city of Toronto is practically giving away 50 apartment units. Find out more information and apply here! (Heads up, the site is in Italian.)

3. Want to spend a week in an Italian village for free? 40 people will be lucky winners, fill out the application here

4. Want a comped flight to Tennessee? The Tennessee on Me program is giving $250 flight vouchers on American, Delta and Southwest to fly to Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis. Must book a minimum of 2 nights at a pre-approved hotel. Only available for the first 10k people. Learn more and book here.

5. Click here to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights and get daily flight deals delivered to your inbox. 

6. Read my post on 3 guaranteed ways to find cheap flights.

7. Want to stay in Hobbit houses in the US? Click here and here to see 2 Airbnb options in Virginia!

And if you want to go to New Zealand and visit Hobbiton in person, you can read more about it here.

8. Want to pay less to use your phone while traveling? Get a mobile SIM card on Airalo and start using your phone the moment you land.  

9. Did Spirit or American Airlines cancel your flight? Here’s how to get your money back for cancelled flights, with links to where to file a complaint if necessary.

10. Get 2 free months of CLEAR and $100 United flight credit when you sign up before September 9th


  1. Renewable energy will keep communities running through critical and life-threatening cases of extreme weather. Sign the petition & add your name to the call for Congress to support local wind and solar power. Click here to sign the petition.
  2. Want to travel more sustainably? Here are 5 tips to help you be a more earth-friendly traveler

Remote Work Opportunities 

  1. Travel jobs hiring right now:
  • TripAdvisor: Hiring for jobs around the world with an emphasis on customer service and digital marketing. 
  • WeTravel: Worldwide positions from PR to sales development. 
  • The Points Guy: Hiring a hotel and breaking news reporter, as well as other roles. 
  • Intrepid Travel: Jobs have a heavy tech focus like UX/UI Designer and SEO Specialist
  • WorldStrides: An educational travel company hiring travel specialists and seasonal support staff.
  • Lonely Planet: Positions with a strong tech focus like product design and engineering. 
  • Virtuoso: Focus on digital marketing and customer relations. Positions in US, Canada and China. 
  • Matador Network: Currently only hiring for 2 positions but check back frequently. also the Creator’s Assistant gig would be sweet.
  • Atlas Obscura: Hiring for advertising, editorial and experiences. 
  • Nomadic Matt is hiring a Community Coordinator. 
  • Natural Habitat Adventures is hiring an Adventure Specialist in Colorado. 
  • Go City is looking for a Content Manager in London. 

Plus, click here for a link of 40+ companies hiring remote workers right now. 

  1. Magic Ears: Teach English online and earn up to $26/hour. 
  2. VIPKid: They pay up to $24/hour to teach English online. You need a Bachelor’s Degree to apply. 
  3. FlexJobs: This is a paid subscription program but well worth the investment if you’re looking for remote work. Use the code “NOMAD” for 30% off your subscription. 
  4. Google Pathway to Jobs Programs: 100,000 people will be awarded scholarships. The certificates take about 6 months to complete and you will have access to a special job board after. You do not need a degree or experience to get started. Options include: 
  5. Virtual Job Fair by Power to Fly: Taking place monthly during the panini.
  6. Free Intro to Coding Course by Sabio: This free PreWork course includes office hours with a live instructor. Ask all your questions and learn if coding is right for you.
  7. If you’re serious about teaching English, either in person or abroad, consider getting a TEFL certification. 
  8. Get paid $10k to move to Arkansas: Called the “Talent Incentive” for remote workers.
  9. Get paid $2K to move to Savannah, Georgia: Under the “Creative Technologies” Incentives. 
  10. Get paid $10k to move to Shoals, Alabama: Under the “Remote Schoals” initiative. 
  11. Get paid $10k to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma: Under the “Tulsa Remote” program. 
  12. Get paid $15k to move to Topeka, Kansas: Relocation incentive eligible for in-person and remote workers. 

Sites that Pay You to Write for Them 

  1. Copyhackers: $325/article, looking for articles on copywriting, branding and running a business.
  2. Listverse: $100/article, looking for long-form listicles.
  3. Refinery29: $75/article, range of topics you can write about.
  4. Upworthy: $150-$200/article, seeking stories to help foster a better world.
  5. Saveur: $150/article, seeking pitches from writers who want to tell stories about food and travel.
  6. Dollar Stretcher: $.10/word, seeking pitches to help people live better for less
  7. News Break: $25+/article and $4 per 1,000 views, news aggregator with broad variety of topics 
  8. Well and Good: $150+/article, seeking pitches on mental health, food, fitness, lifestyle & beauty
  9. Long Reads: $250+/article, curates themed reading lists for a variety of subjects 
  10. Earth Island Journal: $25+/article, seeks stories of communities restoring or defending the earth

Remote Work Job Boards

I have shared remote work job boards that specialize in remote listings, as follows: 


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Pamela Rivera

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Any websites you recommended for a chef to start teaching online cooking classes ?


Saturday 19th of September 2020

Wow nice one


Thursday 17th of September 2020

Hi Jen! I love everything you have posted so far you truly are an inspiration! I am 31 and been working at my current banking job for 9 years. The stress of banking hours which I usually work till 6 is starting to make me realize that I will never be happy here for the long run! Plus I want to spend more time with our son who is 3 but don’t know how to start to transition to working from home! I love to plan things and look things up for people but I also am very good with typing as well but I am too scared to jump in to working from home cold turkey any suggestions?


Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Hi Jen My name is Bri, and I have a question for you. A little bit about myself, I'm a 26 year old college graduate with a degree in psychology. I've been struggling with my depression/anxiety for all my life but the the last 2 years I've hit a brick wall. Today is one of those days in which I'm brave enough to ask to help/advice. I've never worked a day in my life as I had to take care of my dad in high school due to medical reasons and when I was in college my mom really didn't want me to work. For the last 2 years of college I ended up commuting/online schooling as my little brother was injured and I needed to take care of him while my mom worked full time. That was 2 years ago and I'm desperate Jen. I haven't been able to get out of my head for so long that I honestly feel like I've wasted my life and there is no hope for someone like me. I have a degree yes, but no work experience or certifications. I'm a real piece of work, I know. I'm deep in the rabbit hole, and I'm trying my hardest to get out but have absolutely no clue where to start. I want to work from home because of my anxiety and I know I can do it but I just need a starting point for someone like me. I've been seeing you on tik tok talk about remote work which I'm very interested in but the only problem is my lack of experience in anything. What are some jobs that you can recommend for me? For someone like me who has practically no experience where would you recommend I start?