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And you write your WISE answers in the comments.
So please take a minute and post your answer below… even if it is something short. It means a lot to our Posse.
Last month, I asked our readers, What is the Adventure Of Your Lifetime? and there were 86 comments on that post…
A lot of people saying how inspired they were.
Today we are talking about the subject I get the most questions about readers… Money.
And those Big Fat Dollar Bills.
So… how do YOU want to make money as you travel?
Or… how do you want to make money as you adventure (if you aren’t traveling)?
AND… how do you make money now?
***If you already are pulling in location independent money, what do you do?
Over the past 14 months at Adventure Sauce… I haven’t talked much about money.
But I’ve been deliberately avoiding teaching you about money.
I’ve been waiting.
I’ve been learning.
And I’ve been experimenting.
I only teach you stuff that I’m good at…
And I have (sort of) sucked with money most of my life. :/
Not because I’m an idiot…
But because I just had other things to do.
I’d rather be talking to someone, taking a photograph, making a video, or traveling somewhere…
Than reading all about niches, marketing, and revenue streams.
Plus, I thought money was evil… and I was too GOOD and NOBLE to devote any time to it.
BUT then… I noticed something.
Money is the best tool ever.
You can nourish your body… with money.
You can have time to devote to anything… with money.
You can buy your Nana a trip to her old neighborhood in Queens…
Or bring your Mom to Paris for a couple weeks to tell her how much she rocks.
Hell… with money you can help 10,000 Thoughtful Adventurers come alive by 2017…
So each one of them can impact the world in their own unique and BADASS way.
Money ain’t so bad…
***But you knew that already, right?
And not all people with money are greedy assholes.
In fact, some dudes are pretty damn awesome.
Guys like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Paulo Coelho, and Derek Sivers seem to be putting their money to good use.
Oh yeah… and secretly (sshh!) I want to be filthy rich.
Just like I wanted to experience being a homeless, hitchhiking bum…
I wonder what it is like to have oodles of money.
Sounds pretty fun to me.
And I’ve managed to figure out living rich without much money…
So I’m betting I could put that dough to good use.
And I can travel around the world… IN STYLE.
I want to create some very useful things.
I want to meet some very badass people.
I want to eat tasty things.
And I want to experience as much as I can.
I know I just could grab a job… and work my butt off for a couple years and then go.
But I want to go sooner… and I want to be able to keep going if I want to…
Or stop… whenever…
And I want a career that I can continue building on for my lifetime.
So… I started learning all I could about money…
And it was pretty damn tedious.
I read a bunch of books that would bore your tail off.
I took a few courses that would make you fall asleep.
And I started trying to make money in all sorts of weird ways.
Here’s a short list of the wacky ways I’ve made money (or tried) as I traveled:
- I started a blog about the Goodness of People
- I was an SEO guy (sort of)
- I wrote a book called The 5-Minute Guide To Online Dating (almost)
- I was a dating coach (sort of)
- I wrote SEO articles
- I hired a bunch of other people to write SEO articles
- I made travel videos for a travel video website (this was pretty cool)
- I sold books I got for free on Ebay
And as you might have guessed… none of those were the right fit for me.
***Got any weird things you’ve done to make money as you traveled?
But each of those ventures did teach me new skills…
And each one gave me another hunk of confidence to work towards what I really wanted to do.
Now… I’m a professional adventurer.
I make between 1,200$ and 2,000$ a month from anywhere.
I still write freelance articles about dating and make between 100$ and 10$ an hour.
This takes between 10 and 15 hours a week…
Sometimes 20, if I get slammed with writer’s block.
While most of my time is spent…
Writing articles, editing photos, and making videos about adventure…
Drinking coffee in the sunshine…
Riding my bike on some nearby trails…
Watching the best online videos on Vimeo…
Reading books about photography in the local bookstore…
Having a few IPAs at the local pub…
Teaching thoughtful people how to take action…
Coaching shy people how to talk to people…
Teaching you how to become a professional adventurer too.
Of course… I can’t teach you everything about money.
You are going to spend a few years and…
Read all the boring books,
Take the tedious courses,
Study with the rich millionaires,
And try out a bunch of unsuccessful shit for youself to learn that.
But I can teach you how to make 1000$ a month as you travel.
I can teach you to be a professional adventurer.
I can teach you to be a pro writer in a month.
I can show you how to set up a coaching business.
I can teach you how to make videos people will watch.
And I can show you how to choose your most profitable skills (the ones you enjoy… not the shitty ones) and make dough from them.
I can also introduce you to…
Some of the smartest coaches, writers, artists, musicians, travel bloggers, videographers, models, designers, programmers, and photographers around, who…
Live a life of adventure and making a living from it… so stay tuned.
Now… back to our question…
How do you want to make money as you travel?
And how do you make money now?
Please leave your comment below.
Maybe your comment will show someone else their dream job…
Because I don’t know about you…
But I was pretty clueless about all the options for making money online for the longest time.
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