There are two questions we get asked A LOT.
The first is usually “But what about school?” shortly followed by “How can you afford to do that?”
It’s a great question.
Most of the people I talk to say they’d love to do what we do. Take the kids out of school and travel the world with them, exploring new cultures and exposing them to experiences that a conventional childhood can’t offer.
But usually how to fund it is where they get stuck.
I’ve previously written a blog post about 10 different ways you can make money whilst you travel, but I’ve never covered in detail what it is that we do to fund our bucket list lifestyle until now.
For us, the majority of our income comes from my freelance writing work. I pretty much write our way around the world. Until about 5 years ago, I had no idea that being a freelance content writer was even a thing. The idea of getting paid to write as we travel the world was pretty much a pipe dream.
But fast forward to now and this dream is a reality.
I spend about 20 hours a week writing blog posts, newsletter articles, web pages, emails and ebooks for my clients. The rest of the time we spend exploring, sitting by the pool or completing our bucket list.
Alan also has a UK based wedding business that he runs and manages remotely from abroad in approximately 8 hours a week. Usually sat by a pool in the sunshine.
So How Do We Only Work 20 Hours A Week & Live The Lifestyle We Do?
The reason we’re able to work so little, yet still keep the business running and funding our lifestyle, is because we deliberately created it to work this way. We knew we wanted to travel and we spent a lot of time figuring out what needed to happen to make our bucket list dream a reality.
I spent years working out how to get the right writing clients. Ones that valued what I do and would keep coming back to me every month, giving me a regular and stable income. We have solid marketing systems and sales processes. We have proven lead generation streams and strategies for keeping new customers rolling in.
Everything that can be automated is automated and every process is designed for efficiency. This gives us a successful business that keeps bringing in profit whilst leaving much of our time free to enjoy exploring the world.
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I wish I was 40 years younger!
Never too old Mr D… 🙂