Travelling is a dream for people of all ages and backgrounds these days; young students, millenials with corporate jobs, and even older people who want to break away from the norm.
Not everybody has the money or recklessness to simply pack up a little bag and go traveling indefinitely. So, what are you supposed to do? Rot away behind your fancy desk? No. Make travelling a part of your lifestyle.
If you want to know how, read on…
Find Ways To Travel For Your Job
If you have absolutely no desire to up sticks and leave your job, then you’re going to need to find ways to travel for your job. You won’t always be able to do this if you’re doing a menial job, for example, working in a supermarket. However, if you have a job in an office, you could potentially convince your boss to incorporate working holidays where you will attend conferences and market your business in person. Marketing is a huge industry for this, as there are conferences all over the world, including Las Vegas, New York, and more.
How you travel for your job will totally depend on your industry and your role. All’s not lost if you do work in a supermarket, as mentioned earlier. It may simply be a case of saving up all you earn and then using it to go traveling, getting work while you’re on the go. The question is: how much do you want this lifestyle?
Create Long Term Savings Goals
Travel is expensive. There’s no question there. If you’re going to travel as part of your lifestyle, then you’ll need a substantial savings account to help you through. Creating long term savings goals will help give you an incentive to save as much as you need to travel. Work out how much you need/want to live this lifestyle. Then, there are two ways you can begin to meet your goals: creating more money, and saving more money. You can create more money any way you like. You can sell your stuff, get a second job, whatever it takes. To save more money, you could shop around for your utility bills, see if you can get a lodger, or even move back in with your parents. There’s always a way; it’ll just take an initial lifestyle change to free up some cash.
Going freelance can be one of the best ways to make travelling a part of your lifestyle. The best thing about going freelance is that you can pretty much offer any service you are good at! Sites like People Per Hour and Fiverr make it possible. You could offer logo design, content writing, web design, even voice over services. What are you could at? Now set up profiles based around that online. You could even offer multiple services. If you can, make your own website to advertise your services too. Before you know it, you could be traveling through the biggest airport in the world and wondering how you got so far. Going freelance might be the best thing you’ve ever done, but you need to make sure you’re in the right mindset first. Being your own boss can have advantages, but it can be tough too. You need to find the motivation to actually work rather than simply travel all the time!
Create Multiple Streams Of Income
Rather than just freelancing and getting cash per job you do, see if there are ways you can create multiple sources of income. Having various ways of making money is another popular way people who constantly travel make money. You could start a travel blog, write an ebook, create and sell a product – whatever you can think of.
Research And Study Other People Who Are Doing What You Want To Do
There are more people than you know who are doing what you want to do, so research them and get an idea of what they are doing to realize their dreams. The journey will be different for everybody, but knowing how others do it can only help you out.
Make Sure Your ‘Why’ Is Strong Enough
Finally, you need to make sure your ‘why’ is strong enough. Why do you want to travel and see the world? If this why is strong enough, then you’ll always find a way around obstacles. There’s always a way if only you’re willing to see the positives rather than the negatives!
How will you make travelling part of your lifestyle?