The freedom of traveling the world is a dream that seems out of reach for many people. If the masses knew how easy it was the lines at the airport would be much longer. The key to having the financial independence to travel at will is multiple income streams. For a legitimate source of income, there will be time and energy involved to reach a level of success that makes it worthwhile. To be location independent and financially independent is the goal in achieving the ability for long term travel.
Travel blogging is a fun way to keep a record of your adventures. With a travel blog you are free to write about whatever you like whenever you like. My blog, Exotic Visitors, allows me the opportunity to write about the things I enjoy while sharing that information with the world. As your travel blog builds in popularity you can begin to monetize the blog with advertising.
Write for other blogs or publications. If you are a decent writer you will be able to find opportunities to publish your work by looking for submission guidelines on various travel sites. To maximize your potential take a reputable travel writing course such as MatadorU. This will allow you to network with editors and other writers and ultimately open many doors for you.
That term skeeves me out. I break into cold sweats when I think about marketing anything. Then there is the plethora of gimmicks on how to get rich quick online. The whole thing is a major turn off. The truth of the matter is that many people make a lot of money online. An online business that is conducive to travel must be mostly automated and require very little skill and time. I admit that I have tried and failed miserably at many of them.
There are a few that are simple and produce huge profits. I would not go so far as to say they produce as much money as they claim they will, but that may be just my unwillingness to follow directions. BlogProfits.us is the best that I have found and consistently makes enough for the most discriminating traveler. Of all the income sources this is by far the simplest and oddly enough the most profitable. When looking for an online marketing program make sure you know how much time it will take or it may be counterproductive. Is there a learning curve involved? Will it require a big investment? For me, BlogProfits.us meets the criteria that works for my consistent travel needs and allows plenty of freedom.
Use Life Skills
It may sound obvious to use the skills you have to make money. While you are traveling abroad you may find that a simple skill you have taken for granted can create many opportunities for short term work. Matador Life published an article about me that gives an example of how you can use life skills to achieve considerable income while traveling. It is a start to a series titled “How’d You Get That Gig?”.