How Blogging Saved my Expat Life
Working abroad in bars or as a waitress is all well and good but there is something very restricting about this type of life. On the face of it, you think that you are having this amazing travel experience but in reality it is more of a foreign adventure than anything else. This worked well for me for a couple of years but eventually I just really wanted to be more mobile and to see more of the world, and then someone told me about how they could make money blogging, and it stopped me in my tracks.
The guy I was speaking to had made $300 that month from sponsored ads and to me that was enough for food, flights and hospitality all over Asia, so I got online and started learning about how to create my own blog.
I didn’t want to have to go home but to be honest I was just at a point where I couldn’t save enough to travel and I was looking for new experiences but they also seemed to be pretty stationary, so this blogging thing came along just when I needed it most.
Not only was I looking at the this as a potential money maker, and I was aware of the fact that it would take me a while to get some money in my pocket, I hadn’t realized just how much it would enhance my travels. Knowing that I was writing about my experiences as I went about them was something which filled me with so much pride and I loved being able to describe where I had been and what I had seen, and I quickly realized that others enjoyed that information as well.
Something which I most certainly wasn’t prepared for was the love that I was getting from other people around the blog, and it turned out that traveling was something which everyone could get behind. Over the weeks and months that passed I found that there were more and more people checking out the blog and that was so exciting for me.
I can still remember the first message which I received asking if they could advertised on my blog, I was so freaking excited! The deal was for $50 and to be honest it could have been for $5 and I would have been excited. I couldn’t believe this opportunity and it was after this deal that I really doubled down on the blog and started to write more and contribute more. The money slowly but surely started to come in and I was so happy that I could travel, write and earn all at the same time.
If there are any of you who wish to start their own travels then this is the best way to do it. You will need to work hard, you will need to be focused and make good decisions, but ultimately this will be something which allows you to travel full time, without having to worry about money.