How to save money to travel the world–according to these influencers

Being an influencer is no walk in the park. Depending on the type of influencer you want to be, money is of great essence. You might even have to quit your job–but how do you then fund yourself? In a recent article by Forbes, some travel influencers revealed how they raised money, to achieve their globetrotting dreams. They were candid, wild and out of the ordinary–but valid. Let’s explore…

Nadine Sykora 99.5K followers

 

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Nadine Sykora is one of the top travel influencers and travel videographers on YouTube, where she has made over 800+ videos gaining over 40 million+ views.

She made enough money to kick-start her influencing career by working abroad on holiday. Her advice was simple: book for a working holiday visa.

“One of the ways I found to fund my first trip abroad was with the working holiday visa program. I applied for a working holiday visa to New Zealand, which allowed me to work and travel at the same time for up to one year. I didn’t need much savings to begin with: only enough for a round trip ticket and one month of living expenses.”

After she arrived, she applied for a temporary job–which eventually inspired her to start travelling.

“When I arrived in Auckland, my new roommate suggested I apply at a Temp Agency where she worked. I became a part-time temporary worker taking on odd jobs to fund weekend or week-long trips around New Zealand, South East Asia and China. It was the beginning of my travel blogging career.”

“I could take on more shifts if I needed more money and when I had saved up enough, it was time for travel.”

Liz Carlson 199K followers

 

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How to save money to travel the world–according to these influencers

Liz Carlson is an award-winning American travel blogger and journalist. Based in New Zealand, Liz has her own blog (Young Adventuress) and loves adventures, especially where there are animals.

Liz told Forbes that she had to quit her “real” job in America, and resort to freelance jobs in order to save up some cash.

“When I quit my last “real” job in corporate America about five years ago, I saved as much as I could as a cushion since I would be self-employed. Back then getting paid as an influencer wasn’t a thing. It was all about finding remote work. I took as many freelancing and copywriting jobs as I could. I even worked as a virtual assistant for other big bloggers and then would dip into my savings when some months were tight.”

“It was all about finding remote work. I took as many freelancing and copywriting jobs as I could.”

Oneika Raymond 71.5K followers

 

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Oneika Raymond is a full-time travel journalist, blogger and TV host. Also, she is the host of two Travel Channel television shows, including One Bag and You’re Out. Oneika has visited over 100 countries.

According to Oneika, getting a teaching job in a different country was her way to secure the bag.

“I always tell people who are interested in traveling long term to seriously consider teaching abroad. I first broke into the industry of teaching overseas when I participated in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) back in 2005. The pay wasn’t great – only about 750 euros a month – but the program gave me the opportunity to live on the French Riviera for a year and travel to neighboring countries.”

Furthermore, she recommends that people should get more involved in “odd” jobs–like babysitting.

“Other wacky jobs I’ve taken on to fund my travels included key-cutter and engraver, English tutor, piano teacher, data entry clerk at a bank, substitute teacher and bilingual call center representative for a credit card company. I also worked at a whack-a-mole booth at carnival one summer so I could make a few bucks to buy a plane ticket.”

“I always tell people who are interested in traveling long term to seriously consider teaching abroad…I also worked at a whack-a-mole booth at carnival one summer so I could make a few bucks to buy a plane ticket.”

Lee Litumbe 108K followers

 

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Lee Litumbe is Cameroonian by birth, American by upbringing and a nomad at heart. She is currently traveling long term throughout Africa. She has a blog–Spirited Pursuit, where she documents all her trips and travels.

And for Lee, she learnt how to rack up some cash by cutting down on her daily expenses.

“I saved up the old fashioned way: with discipline and smart personal finance choices. Instead of stressing out about finding new ways to make money, keep and grow the money you already make. Create a budget and really stick to it: that’s how I was first able to save a bit up to be able to travel on my own.”

Her strict budget, coupled with a change in habits, helped her retain enough money.

“Think about how much money you typically spend on eating at restaurants, shopping for new shoes or clothes, or nights out partying with friends. Then start changing your spending habits. Limit yourself to eating out only once a week, invite friends over to your home instead of going out and opt for thrift stores if you feel the strong desire to shop.”

“You’ll be surprised by how much money you will save simply by paying closer attention to your current spending habits.”

Lastly, other influencers shared other tips like getting a high paying job for a short time, selling out old artifacts and finding jobs in remote areas. All in all, these influencers are teaching us to not go broke trying to live like them.

What do you think about these tips? Are they helpful? Leave comments or suggestions below.

Source: Forbes.com

Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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