I am starting off another blog post in a similar fashion to before e.g. ‘it’s been a while since I have posted’. Well that seems to be the way things are these days, of course it doesn’t mean I haven’t been working or being nomadic. Far from it as I have been on the road since leaving the UK in August.
So I am shortly heading back to the UK for the Spring and Summer and to get back into playing softball in the Bristol Softball League and touring the country too. My plans also involved buying a camper van to travel around the UK and further beyond in Europe. This is something I’ve always wanted to do and the time is now!
So how is my work going?
My online income has been declining for a while now but it still pays enough for me to travel and do the things I want to do. What I am seeing is that I need a new direction if I am to get back to the heady days of 2008 – 2010.
Because earnings have not been so great I have had to travel more frugally and this is going to be the emphasis of my next ebook which will focus on travelling for longer and cheaper.
For instance I travelled around Australia for a couple of months last year on a very limited budget. In fact my overall spend was lower than what I would spend in Bali or Thailand which is crazy considering how expensive people find Australia.
The key factor is having a cheap car that I successfully sold on for a small profit! In fact every car I have ever bought in Australia or New Zealand (probably about 5 now!) I have sold for pretty much what I paid for them or more. So in effect I had a free rental car and free or very cheap lodgings.
A car can be your accommodation and transport rolled into one. The initial outlay might stretch some travel budgets but as I have proved you can more often or not get your money back.
What am I going to be working on going forward?
So as I mentioned above I am currently researching for an ebook about travelling longer for less. I appreciate for many the working nomad route is not always possible. Not everyone will have the skills, time, patience, nerdy-ness even to get into technology and become a location independent worker. It’s also not getting any easier as there is a lot of competition online now but there are still opportunities. I just think you’ll have to be smarter these days.
So for many they will be travelling on their savings not on their earnings and it’s my determination to show how this can be taken to the extreme. Watch this space!