How I Make it Work

One thing I always wondered when I saw other people’s wonderfully inspiring travel blogs was, “How do they do it?”

How do they travel the world and still pay their bills? How do they jet-set around Asia or Europe or even the US and still maintain a career?

The truth is, I suppose, that everyone does it differently. Everyone has their own approach, strategy, marketable skill-set, and motivation.

So, if you’re wondering about mine, I’m happy to explain it. This is how I’ve been able to make my dream of traveling the world, living abroad, and gaining an invaluable amount of knowledge and experience a reality.

  • First, I work as an “Auxiliar de Conversación.” This is a really cool program that hires native speakers (English, French, Italian, Portuguese, etc.) to work as language teaching assistants in Spanish public schools.

I’ve been working in this program for 2 years now. It’s been very rewarding. The program itself does have some glitches from time to time, but overall, my experience has been great.

For more information on the program, you can check out the website by clicking HERE.

  • In addition to that, I’ve also been working as a freelance writer. There are tons of platforms available to freelancers, but I’ve been using Upwork.

I’ve been lucky in this endeavor, as I’ve been able to find and form long-term working relationships with a handful of great clients. The platform is very easy to use. The only drawback I’ve found are the “fees.” However, a lot of clients are aware of them and willing to pay a little extra to help cover them.

On Upwork, I’ve found ghostwriting work as well as content contributor projects. I’ve been able to work with fiction and travel writing, and I will honestly as, as stressed as I may get about things at times, I genuinely love the experience.

One thing I’ve learned from all of this is: It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.