photo credit: Infrogmation
After discovering the site JetSetCitizen a couple days ago and reading all the “nomad” bloggers he linked to I have decided that I too could become a nomad blogger. It doesn’t take too much money to live abroad. My blog doesn’t quite make enough money to cover what my living expenses would be while living abroad but it comes fairly close. If I were to work in the U.S. a few months of the year and live abroad the rest of the year I should be able to cover all my living expenses and even get ahead a little.
After thinking this over for a very short time I made a rash decision and purchased a plane ticket to Guatemala for a three-month stay. I probably should have thought this over a little longer but I had only slept three hours the night before and that often leads to me making hasty decisions. Hopefully, this one will turn out all right.
I’m already having second thoughts because I keep thinking of the other things I want to do like buying a house or van. It is possible to do both I just need to come up with a plan. Now that I’m out of school I’m having a hard time deciding what to do next. My plan for now is to hike for about a month and a half and then go to Guatemala for three months. After that I’ll decide on a more permanent plan. Fortunately, I have the money to be wishy-washy for a while.
Another post that inspired me was Nora Dunn’s post on how to travel full-time for less than $14,00 a year.
The picture at the top isn’t mine but I used to visit that park almost every day when I lived in Xela, Guatemala. It is a beautiful little park.
10 thoughts on “Becoming a Nomad Blogger or ?”
I’m so excited for you! That’s really a once in a lifetime opportunity that may or may not present itself later. I hope you go for it!
Hustler – Thanks.
Diana – I will be going alone.
Daizy – I’m sure I’ll like it. Whether it is something I can maintain and want to continue is what I need to determine.
Are you going alone?
Wow, that is a big step. I guess the best way to find out if you like it is to jump right in.
That’s actually really cool. I would love to do something like that, unfortunately I’m under contract with my job for another 3 1/2 years, so it’s not much of an option. Luckily I make gobs of money that I never spend, so it could be an option in the future.
Thanks for the mention in your post.
It is absolutely 100% feasible to live an inexpensive, nomadic lifestyle. One of the great things about doing the interviews on my blog is that it has really opened my mind as to how many people are living unconventional lifestyles.
If you are not earning enough blogging, try some freelance work or even get a job in a foreign country. There is no shortage of opportunities to earn enough to live, particularly if you keep a frugal lifestyle.
I have worked briefly teaching English before. I’d consider doing it again but I don’t want to be committed to one place for too long right now.
Wow!! My heartiest congratulations! I am very jealous, I hope one day to follow in your path.
FB – Thanks.
Wow that’s a brave step. I did this in January, and think it’s a good idea. However, the best think about being location independent is that you should work on the passive income streams first, and then go abroad.
Now $300-$400/month buys you ok stuff in some places, but I think that $1000/month is a more reasonable figure ( although not high ). $2K/month would be more than enough however..