One of the most common emails or questions I get from people is “how can I make money traveling?”
The answers are endless and most of them aren’t very practical.
Enter Nick Reese, affiliate marketing and Traffic and Trust. Nick’s written an awesome guide that will teach you all about affiliate marketing, a great way to make money traveling. I highly suggest you check it out if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about…
Affiliate marketing is something that’s made me a bit of extra cash online for the last couple of years. Essentially, you’re making a few bucks here and there off of sales you send to companies online. You can do it occasionally like I do here, sending you over to Amazon to check out products I’ve used and enjoyed, or you can be a total sleaze bag like a lot of people who give affiliate marketing a bad name. They’re out there misleading people left and right, pushing junk on them and using sketchy to make sales.
The truth is though, it’s not easy to make money traveling, but affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn an income. Ask Nick, who I just talked to during his visit to Machu Picchu, or many others who are location independent.
Check out Traffic and Trust. You can get the first chapter free and I’m sure you’ll quickly see that this is an incredible guide.
By the way, it’s on sale for about 33% off until February 8th, so check it out ASAP.
It’s 7:30am and the town of Boquete, Panama is just starting to wake up. But there I am, first up in the hostel, sitting with my MacBook Pro on my lap in the open-air dining area. I’m enjoying the refreshing breeze coming through the walkway, but more importantly I’m writing a client back in the states who has no idea I’m in Central America on a what I call a semi-holiday.
I had been wanting to visit Panama for a while but this trip was designed to be equal parts enjoyment and work. A test, of sorts.
Continue reading “Digital Nomad Lifestyle – Can you work & travel?”
It’s rare that I meet somebody who doesn’t love to travel, or at least has a burning desire to do so. Occasionally though, people will find themselves with a lack of motivation to travel or maybe even feeling a bit burnt out.
As somebody who used to travel frequently for business, I’ve been there. In fact, when my work became steady and I stopped traveling for business, I didn’t go anywhere for three years. I didn’t even use my vacation time from work. Talk about a waste.
Here’s a few ways you can get back into the travel mood and catch the burning desire to venture out into the world:
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Everyone seems to be jumping on the Couch Surfing Bandwagon at the moment. And why not, it’s a great concept. Travel around the world, staying for free and meeting some cool and interesting people at the same time. There’s plenty written about the etiquette of surfing someone’s couch, but not so much available on how to be a good host. Here’s some thoughts I’ve based around my experience of giving up my couch to globetrotters.
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You know that really warm feeling you get about yourself when you do something nice for someone else? What about that feeling of gluttony and selfishness you get when you’re in a foreign country sipping your 5th cocktail of the night, served by someone who earns less in a month than what you’re likely to spend before you go to bed?
Well, you can maximise the former and minimise (though not entirely eradicate) the latter. Try a spot of Voluntourim.
Continue reading “An In-Depth Look at Volunteering”
A couple of weeks ago I found myself sitting on a beach in Vietnam, miffed that my year abroad was about to come to a crashing halt, and desperately trying to find one more place to visit in Asia before I would have to go back to work. I wanted somewhere a little off the touristy trail (so not Bali then) somewhere I hadn’t been before (there goes Laos), somewhere survivable on my pitiful backpackers budget (adios, Philippines) and of course somewhere I would find remotely interesting (sorry, Singapore). So that left Myanmar (Or Burma, if you are imperially inclined).
Continue reading “The Ethics of Traveling to Burma”
I‘m not really the most festive person. I enjoy the holiday season because I get to spend time with my family but rarely put up a Christmas tree or any decorations. When New Years rolls around I joke about resolutions but I don’t really feel any different or do anything to change the upcoming year.
That said, I find myself doing something during this first week of 2010 that feels like a big contradiction to the above statement: I’m planning my travel goals for the year.
Continue reading “What Will Prevent You From Traveling This Year?”
A new year is upon us and 2010 also marks a new decade. I hate to be too cliché but this is the time most people a moment to evaluate their life, goals, and dreams for the future.
Continue reading “Realize Your Travel Dreams in 2010”
Love traveling but find it difficult to save up enough money to go on a trip? Here are five tips for ways you can save up some cash and take a vacation.
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Many times when people travel they miss out on the most valuable aspect of the place in which they find themselves: culture.
Here are six ways you can truly experience the culture in a simple and traditional way.
Continue reading “6 Ways to Truly Experience a Travel Destination”