Work and Travel
There are a few mediums through which I work to maintain my travel lifestyle. Please note that I receive a commission if you choose to purchase any of the software or take the course that I recommend below.
One of the main ways I’m focusing on earning money while traveling is through travel writing. I recently finished the MatadorU travel writing course, which has helped me land a number of paying gigs. They also conduct a travel photography course. Check out the review I wrote about the travel writing course here.
If you are interested in hiring me as a freelance writer or editor, please review my portfolio and contact me at jasminewanders[@]gmail.com.
My first adventure into building a niche site has been a success. I’m now working on several projects right now with the aim of creating enough passive income to be able to travel without being stuck behind a computer all the time.
Market Samurai is an amazing software program that makes any niche site creator’s job a million times easier. With the software, you can find keywords in your niche that are low competition and able to be monetized, check where your website ranks with your competitors, and even see where your competition’s links are coming from. They offer a free trial, so you can test it out before you buy it.
In the beginning, I also obtained work through oDesk, a marketplace for freelancers. I bid on certain assignments, and if my skills and wage requirements match the buyer’s needs, then I get hired. If you want to work and travel or just want to work from home, oDesk is a great place to start.
If you already have your own virtual empire and you need a team to work for you, oDesk is where to find them. I have several employees working for me at any given time that I find here. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it be writers, SEO specialists, web designers, developers, or virtual assistants, someone will have the skills necessary to do the job within your budget.