HOW DO I AFFORD TO TRAVEL?
I get such question pretty often.
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 traveling. I no fancy of branded stuff nor jewelry or other high-priced 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 traveling. 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 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 to my new lifestyle – while building up my income streams to sustain my preferred living style. The risk is higher to travel without a 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. So, I continue doing what I have been doing and currently, I am developing my income stream through travel planning services at Eazycation
- Freelance writing & designing
I do write sometimes for other media besides my own blog. Designing? Yeap, I am still doing it on a project basis.
- Sponsored posts
At the certain occasion, I do accept advertising or sponsored post if I see the content is valuable enough.
- Partnership with brands
I do also work with brands but limited to one each month. I am quite selective about this, I'd prefer a quality than a quantity. And I hope that what I do for brands does really support them in gaining more exposure and deliver the message they want, especially messages that align with what Peek Holidays all about.
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