Turning your hobby into a full-time job is a dream for every one of us. After all, you will be doing what you love, and having fun in the process. So if you enjoy traveling and you often document your adventures on your blog, you should think about making a career out of it. Even though it might sound like a fairy tale, you can travel the world and earn money while you do so.
Having a travel blog can finance your voyages and enable you to visit various locations all around the globe. Be prepared to invest a lot of your time into creating interesting content and attracting the readership to your articles. There are numerous ways to do this so let’s start with the basics.
You can start by making affiliate recommendations to your audience. While this might not make you a millionaire, you will still earn some money, especially if you have a large number of followers or readers. If you are unsure where to start, share Amazon products you personally use and hotel bookings on your blog. Your readers should be able to click on an affiliate link which will lead them to another website where they can purchase an item or book accommodation.
You will earn a percentage from each and every sale, but your readers will not pay any extra money for their purchase. Always recommend trusted products or hotels you are familiar with. This will form a stronger bond between you and your readers. Therefore, they will always return to your blog in order to find a great place to stay at.
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As society becomes more comfortable with technology and the way it’s affecting the working world, more people are asking, “Hey, couldn’t I do my job from home?”
It’s true — so many jobs are now completely digital that there’s really no need to have to go into an office every day to get your work done. In fact, 68% of U.S. workers say they expect to work remotely in the future. Many people argue employees are more productive at home in an environment they’re comfortable with. Plus, they can use the time they typically spent commuting to get more done.
For people who want to travel, working remotely is the ultimate dream. Unfortunately, finding a company that will let you work from anywhere in the world can be difficult, especially when there are so many people competing for these flexible, desirable career paths.
If you’re on the hunt for a job that will let you travel while you work, check out these six tools to help you find it:
- The Muse
With TheMuse.com, you can create different searches for companies, jobs, coaches and courses. By selecting “remote” from the job search options, you’ll see a list of results for positions that you can do from anywhere. This site’s user-friendly interface makes exploring the available information exciting and simple. Continue reading
When we’re feeling a little bit down, going on a trip is one of the first ideas that comes to mind. Not because we can escape from our problems by traveling, but because it makes us see everything from a fresh point of view.
What about the money? What if you don’t have a huge budget that allows you to pack and book a ticket to the Maldives today?
Have you heard of the FundMyTravel initiative? It’s all about supporting meaningful trips. Check out this campaign of a member raising money to study sustainability in Ecuador. It’s close to achieving its milestone and donors keep supporting the cause. Everyone wants to see Logan go to Ecuador. $20 is not much for a donor who wants to support a cause. $20 by $20, and you’ll have enough for your trip.
It’s really simple to become part of such an experience:
- You’ll start your fundraising campaign by telling your story. Get people passionate about your trip! The way you share your story is really important. If you’re struggling with this part, you can hire an editing service to help you with the content.
- Share your campaign via social media. Write emails to people you know.
- Once you make this happen, don’t forget to share updates. The donors who helped you will want to know how things are going.
Since you’re on a budget, you’ll have to pick a budget-friendly destination for your trip. This means you’ll have to forget about the Maldives, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the vacation of your dreams. These are 15 amazing destinations that won’t break the bank:
I was in the middle of reading “The World’s Most Dangerous Place” in preparation for a humanitarian project in Somalia. But my plans collapsed as violence escalated in the region. It was no longer safe for me to go there, and I had to figure out a Plan B.
When those plans fell through, I fell back on my existing job. A few weeks later, the CEO decided to not renew my contract. My financial situation became unstable.
I decided to launch a travel start up months prior, but it wasn’t making enough money for me to cover all my expenses. For the next four months I went without a paycheck. With less than $3,000 to my name, I went on a 3 week trip in Europe. It was something that I had planned 6 months beforehand. And my friends had already committed to it. I couldn’t back out. But my finances wanted me too.
Here is how I was able recover my financial stability and make that trip:
I eliminated “unreasonable” expenses.
Coffee, beer, eating out, public transportation, and shopping, were all wants. I started to focus on the needs. I eliminated the “want” expenses and started saving $600 per month. Do this if you want to enjoy future trips. Only focus on your real needs.