HOW DO I AFFORD TO TRAVEL?
I often to receive such question.
When I was still an employee, the answer is obvious – from my salary. Even so, people will still ask me, “HOW CAN YOU AFFORD?” which I think I should have asked back next time, “WHY CAN’T I?”
I can say my biggest spending is for travelling. I no fancy of branded stuffs nor jewellery or other high-price items. It isn’t that I don’t like but I know my priority. If I get that thousand dollars branded bag, then I won’t have anymore fund to go for travelling. It is always either one. Unless I get both, then that question is relevant.
Now I am so called unemployed, how do I fund my travel then?
The answer is more less the same. It is still from the reward of my labor but just that from different sources. First thing first, my expenses is lower in Jakarta compared to Singapore. Second, although the living cost here is lower and I do have some saving but it doesn’t mean that I live extravagantly here. I still have to adjust with my new lifestyle – while building up my income streams to sustain my preferred living style. The risk is higher to travel without full-time job so I have to calculate my finance carefully.
- Travel Planning Services
For the past three years, I have been organizing trips for people who want to explore Indonesia through Indonesia Explorer Meetup Group. So, I continue doing what I have been doing and currently I am developing my income stream through Klayap, offering travel related services
- Freelance writing for magazine and websites
I do write sometimes if there are good opportunity for exposure
- Sponsored posts
At certain occasion, I do accept advertisement or sponsored post if I see the content is valuable enough. I do also work with brands but limited to one each month
- Affiliate Links
When I recommend brands or products, I will usually include in the affiliate links where to buy it. When you click on any of the links and make purchase, I will receive a small commission from the brands at no extra cost to you