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Financial Case Studies
Feeling voyeuristic? Want to hack into the lives and lifestyles of other travelers and see how they make a go of traveling as a lifestyle? Well then, these financial case studies are for you!
In this financial case studies series, I feature fellow full-time travelers who are making ends meet on the road with their portable career. There's a huge range of careers, incomes, and lifestyles out there; an ever-growing amount as more and more people embrace the nomadic lifestyle as a way of being.
In this series, travelers bear all - discussing their careers, their incomes, their lifestyles, and the perks and challenges of it all.
Rosemary and Claire transitioned from employees to entrepreneurs in their 40s, with their site Authentic Food Quest paving the way. They discuss the realities of this income and lifestyle here!
Mikkel Thorup has a substantial portfolio of investments, real estate, and businesses (including the Expat Money Show) – all of which (more than) fund his full-time travel lifestyle. Learn more about his lifestyle and career here!
Less than 2 years ago Nina Ragusa’s travel blogger career was new, and now she makes a living that financially sustains her full-time travel lifestyle! Learn more about how she built her career thus far, and where she’s headed (literally and figuratively).
Starting a business abroad may seem intimidating, but Jon Pepper built and ROCKS Tigit Motorbikes in Vietnam. Here’s how he did it, challenges and all, and how he plans to be a millionaire in the next two years.
Amar Hussain turned his “gap year” into a “gap life”! The last 9 years has taken him to 7 continents and almost as many income streams! Now the bulk of his work is as a digital marketing consultant and blogger. Learn how he has modeled and changed his career over the years!
After a life-changing trip to Japan, Jamie Campbell started his blog Gaijin Crew as a way to financially sustain his travel lifestyle. In this post he shares how amazing – and challenging – these beginning stages can be.
Daniel Kiteski has enjoyed a fascinating variety of careers and jobs around the world! In this case study, he outlines what he’s done and where, how he financially sustains his full-time travels, and shares some great advice.
Chelse Hensley is a digital nomad who supports her lifestyle and world travels as a social media manager. She also blogs at HashtagTourist and is the founder of RechargeSocialMedia. Learn more about her nomadic lifestyle and career as a social media manager here!
Susi Kaeufer took skills she was already good at and built a career of coaching female entrepreneurs. This earns her a consistent 5-figure income each month, and allows her to travel the world full-time, living as luxuriously (or frugally) as she wishes. Learn more about her awesome life and lifestyle here!
Robyn Hartzell’s intended 12-month career break grew into a 32-month sabbatical, after she got into Scuba diving along the way and became a scuba diving instructor. Here’s how and where Robyn (known as Robyn Around the World) traveled and worked as a scuba diving instructor, and what it’s like to dive around the world.
Elaine Mendoza learned she could live and travel around the world for a fraction of the amount of money she formerly needed to live in Washington D.C. Now she fills her days with activities she loves that also earn her money: online teaching, freelance writing, leading tours/retreats, and even professional singing!
After a couple of years wandering the world as The Broke Backpacker (literally and figuratively), Will Hatton has revamped his life and businesses, and is actively managing multiple streams of income, including an adventure gear company, running tours, an SEO agency, blogging, and trading cryptocurrency.
In this financial case study, Fiona Harper shares some great advice based on 15 years of freelance travel writing experience. Read on to get her take on work-life balance, setting rates, and the inner challenges of an outwardly glamorous lifestyle.
Joanne Amos is a Wandering Wordsmith who has been running two interrelated businesses while traveling the world full-time for the last three years. In this case study she shares some honest observations and great advice about her career and lifestyle as a wandering wordsmith.
Kim and Ryan Desmond are the cofounders of CodingNomads, a traveling coding bootcamp helping aspiring digital nomads learn career-changing tech skills while on an international trip. Learn more about how they live their own lives abroad educating an empowering others to do the same through CodingNomads!
Laura has been working abroad as an English teacher since 2013 and it has allowed her to save a huge amount of money to travel extensively. Reach on to learn more about her career/lifestyle as an English teacher and blogger here!
Gabriel Morris is a vlogger who has been traveling for 30 years (!), and is among the rare but increasing ranks of people who earn a living as a vlogger. Learn exactly how he earns a full-time vlogger living and how it complements his full-time travel lifestyle.
Kara and Nate are among the increasing ranks of people making a full-time income from YouTube. They blur the lines of work and play by creating daily YouTube videos about their full-time travel adventures around the world. And they make good money too! Check out how Kara and Nate earn their YouTube living.
John Clites is an avid wanderluster, who has visited 30 countries and spent the last 9 years based in Brazil, teaching English online. Learn more about his portable career and Brazilian lifestyle here!
Lauren Juliff is the author of How Not to Travel the World (great book btw), and a travel blogger who has found an amazing work-life balance that allows her to work just half the year. I’m envious of her lifestyle, and plan to take a few pages from her book (literally and figuratively).
Beck Power has her fingers in a few entrepreneurial pies that mean she has a wildly variant income and lots of work on her plate…and she loves it. Read more here!
Sophia works in communications, and Jayme is a musician. Here is how they’ve been able to make their careers work as part of full-time travel lifestyle.
Ali Garland makes a great living through blogging, but it wasn’t always that way. Learn more about her career and her excellent advice for wannabe bloggers!
Gigi Griffis has traveled since 2012 with her growing business (as a copywriter and content strategist) and pint-sized pooch. She’s got some great advice!
Jane and Stephen have been adventuring around the world for four years and earn their living as yoga instructors and digital freelancers. Find out more!
Barbara has been a digital nomad since 2014, living in 40+ countries so far. She earns her living as a translator and copywriter; here’s how she does it!
Louise has been living abroad for the last 9 years and earns her living as in Pinterest marketing. Learn more about her career and lifestyle here!
Jenna Rose Robbins has a varied writing career, with a specialty in ghostwriting. I hope you find her career and travel lifestyle as fascinating as I do!
Lulu of Lulakilla is a digital marketing freelancer, and has looped the world a few times with her online career. Learn how she does it here!
Jessica and Will dropped their careers and 6-figure incomes to start WorldTowning. They prove that you have to put in long hours to start, but it pays off.
Ryan put his lucrative SEO consulting biz on the side to found One Tribe Apparel. Learn more about his career on the road and how it has led to happiness!
Alesha & Jarryd of NOMADasaurus have been on the road for the last 10 years. Their blogging business more than supports their global lifestyle in all kinds of great locations. Check it out!
Johnny FD went from less than $1,000 in the bank to more than half a million. Learn about his nomadic career in dropshipping, affiliate marketing, and more!
Sam Wood earns his living as a freelance writer and blogger while basing in Germany and living/travelling around the world. More on his lifestyle here!
Joanna supports her life abroad as an online english teacher. That’s right – no more being stuck in the classroom! Learn more about how she does it here!
Anna Phipps travels and works location independently as a blogger and freelance writer. And she shares top advice for people interested in this lifestyle!
Carlo and Florence have an extremely lucrative content generation business that allows them to live whatever lifestyle they want, wherever they want.
Aaron of NomadsNation has done seasonal work, taught English, and online work to sustain his travels for 5 years. He shares a TON of great info here!
Conni Biesalski is a travel blogger who makes an admirable income purely from travel blogging. Find out more about her careeer and lifestyle here!
Colin Robinson has a job as a Metrologist that takes him around (and around) the world. Here’s how it works, along with some great lifestyle advice.
Rebecca has traveled on & off for five years, but in the last year took the plunge to go freelance with her graphic design skills. Here’s what her life is like as a full-time traveler and freelance graphic designer.
Dustin Main has been traveling since 2009, while overseeing his technology services company and dabbling in other ventures like being a tour guide. Here’s how he makes ends meet:
Nat and Rob left their lives in Brazil for the open road, and they earn their living as bloggers (Love and Road), consultants, and landlords. Here’s how!
Will Hatton has been traveling for 9 years and has earned his living many different ways in that time. Now he’s a full-time travel blogger. Learn more here!
Dariece and Nick have traveled full-time since 2012, and have seen some amazing places, paying for it all with their blog Goats on the Road. Here’s how:
Samantha and Yeison are based in Costa Rica and travel the world with their lucrative blog My Tan Feet. Find out more about their lifestyle and biz here!
Dan is a cruise ship employee, in addition to running his affiliate marketing business and website Wander Pig. Read on to see what cruise ship life is like!
Ray and Laura are entrepreneurs with a few online education businesses that kick out an impressive income. Here’s more about their careers and lifestyles.
Kevin Casey is The Jet-Setting Copywriter; a freelance copywriter who makes more than enough money to travel the world many times over. More on his career here!