The more I travel and blog around the world, the more I have begun to realize that there’s this idea that it’s the dream job. At least that’s what everyone tells me when I open up about what I do. But you know what? After all these years, I think they are wrong.
Now, don’t get me wrong, being a full time travel blogger can be a dream job, but there’s a glitch in the system that nobody talks about. What happens when travel becomes your work?
Well let me tell you, it changes everything.
Now I am not enough of a hypocrite to stand here and say, MAN I wish I hadn’t quit my job to travel. Um yeah right.
Because 3 years later it is still one of the best decisions I’ve made. But I will say I was fixated on the glitz and glamor of this amazing life of travel that I had only heard about, and I wanted it. After these years I’ve realized just how hard it really is, how competitive, how challenging it is to actually make a real income from it, and I want people to know that and be prepared. You have to want it with every fiber of your being and be willing to risk failure and put it all on the line if you are going to make it in this industry. (More on our Travel Boot Camp in Sydney on June 18th here).
Because becoming a professional travel blogger or influencer isn’t your only ticket to having a life filled with travel. There are plenty of others ways to live abroad and travel the world without being a travel blogger or having a nice big fat trust fund. And there are plenty of ways to hack the system and make it happen.
The trick is finding a way to work overseas or better yet, to become location independent entirely.
A nice pretty buzz phrase that people toss around, isn’t it? Location independent. Digital nomad. Or if your my parents – being a backpacker bum around the world with no clear ambitions? Sigh, some things never change.
But after all these years I think it’s not a question of deciding between having a “real job” and having a “travel job” – when there is option C, perhaps the least obvious one – having a job that lets you have the flexibility to work anywhere in the world. As long as you have internet.
I think that’s the best way to make this life work. You want to live and travel the world? Why can’t you do it with a job. You just need to find the right job for you.
I’ve made a lot of friends around the world who are location independent with their work. They travel and spend a few months at a time in a new place, or they lease an apartment for a year somewhere or they just stay on the move living out of a backpack. Their travel is separate from their work. They spend their days exploring new places and their nights on their laptops or vice versa.
I have heaps of friends with this lifestyle, especially in Southeast Asia where the living is great and it’s cheap as hell (imagine earning a normal wage in the US and living on $400 a month like a king?). Or I have friends that teach English overseas, or work jobs where they work month on month off and then travel on that time off. I know people that travel hack their way to free flights around the world and couch surf or housesit for free accommodation. Hell, I did this for years until I could live off my blog.
If you want to travel more than 10 paid vacation days per year, trust me, it’s not only possible, it’s not that hard if you set your mind to it.
I think it’s a mistake these days to inundate the interwebs about lucrative ways to quit your job to travel. Why is it fair to assume that what works for one person will work for everyone, and is it just me, or is it really fucking pretentious to tell people how to live their lives? I hate it when people do it to me, so I imagine I am not the only one that feels this way.
What I want to do is to show people that there is an in between in all of this. You don’t have to quit your job just rethink how you work if you dream about having this location independent lifestyle.
There are ways to make it work. Here’s one way to help you make it happen.
Meet the Paradise Pack
This week The Paradise Pack goes on sale for 90% off. This only happens once a year with different products, and it ends on June 6th. Time to get moving.
A collection of online courses and tools to help you become location independent and build a life of travel that will help you be able to live and work anywhere in the world, the Paradise Pack contains dozens of courses, educational products and tools to make that happen. It’s worth over $2500 and it’s on sale for one week only for $197. If you play your cards right, you can earn it back immediately.
If you have been wanting to travel more and don’t know how to make it happen without just working, saving and quitting and you’re looking for a different option – NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.
Some of the courses offered will teach you how to learn a language in 3 months, build a travel business, become a freelance writer, learn affiliate marketing, converting your blog into a business, how to land a book deal, and fly around the world for super cheap, and heaps more.
I’ve already bought my pack so I can keep growing and expanding my business and continue to learn and try new things, and you can too.
One of the reasons I’ve become as successful as I have is because I’m always trying to learn by reading about new tactics to watching video tutorials to signing up for courses online, it’s all about being proactive. Investing in the Paradise Pack is the first step towards following your travel goals if that’s what you’re after.
This year I am all about trying new business tactics and dreaming really big. A few of these courses I know will help me get there by teaching me new skills that I don’t already know (hello book deal!) and will continue helping me on my goal to become location independent for the next few years.
And since many of these courses and products are worth over $197 just on their own, it makes sense to buy a pack (though I wish I had known sooner, to be honest, because I already bought one of them!).