I’m often asked how I afford to travel full-time and live in this nomadic way. For this reason, I know some people want to know how I can afford this journey.
Quick Answer: How Can I Afford to Walking Around Ireland?
- I work online as a copywriter on the occasional “day off”.
- People who enjoy my videos send me tips and donations on Ko-Fi.
Now, let me say that I don’t spend money on cars and the sort of things on which many people seem to spend most of their money. I spend everything I earn on outdoor adventures, camera equipment or travel and consider this an “investment”. Also, I cook on a stove, sleep in a tent, walk from one place to the next and my daily spend is around €10 per day.
But I still need to cover these expenses and the occasional hostel, right?
The Tricky Thing About Affording this Walk
The thing is, I cannot walk and work at the same time. What’s more, I cannot walk and make videos and work at the same time. In other words, I make no money when I am walking and making videos…except for the tips.
True, I could walk all day and work in the evening…if I did not make videos. But I want to make videos and you might want them too, right?
And by the way, thank you so much for these tips – it’s a great honor when people “buy me a coffee” etc and show how much they value my videos.
Anyway, the point is, I have not been able to work while walking on the trail. When starting out, I thought this might be possible but the lack of signal/battery and energy after walking all day make it near impossible.
But then why do I keep walking?
Why I Keep Walking Instead of Working Online
Well, I’m not complaining, I’m just answering the question in the title.
However, my ambition is to be a full-time adventurer and cover the cost of trips through sponsorship, writing books and public speaking. At the same time, I also don’t want to talk about “that one time I did something”. Instead, I choose to keep taking trips (while I’m able) and wait for that one day when the perfect storm will arrive….and I will become rich, rich, rich !
Not really but I do believe that if I continue doing what I enjoy with enough passion, love and creativity – the money side of things will eventually work itself out.
Besides when people keep “buying me coffee”, I can always afford to walk a little further…..
And I always want to walk a little further!
Thank you for following my journey 🙂