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The reality is: none of this is true, if you know what you’re doing.
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So, how am I here? I have three loyal digital marketing clients that I work for from my computer. I have never asked for permission to leave the country. The travel photos I take are mostly from nights out, and I stay in price efficient accommodations, with friends I meet along the way, through volunteer programs, or coliving.com. Of course, if you do have more money to spend, Airbnb is always a fantastic go-to.
The reality is most countries, outside of your home country, are less expensive than you think. I have found that it’s easier to save money while out of the USA than while living in it.
I use tools like Skyscanner to find the cheapest airports to fly into different cities and take the train when I can. If I plan on staying someplace for more than a couple of days, I meal prep and rent a bicycle or scooter for transportation. To meet people, I use Eventbrite to find interesting events in my area. I ask my friends if they have friends in the cities I’m going to, and I always check out cool museums or walking tours (usually free or very inexpensive).
When I can, I volunteer. There are plenty of programs all over Europe that are in need of good people who are willing to spend a month or more helping them out. They are easy to find through a simple Google search. If you’re not interested in that, the World Wide Organization of Organic Farms (WWOOF) offers accommodations all over the world at which you can work in exchange for your stay. This can be anything from making wine in Italy to gardening in Bali.
Looking for a digital marketing job? Facebook groups are full of them – especially location specific groups like “Bali Digital Nomads,” and “Singapore Expats.”
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Go ahead. Take the leap! You don’t have to be a trust fund kid to do it.