So once the travel bug has sunk it's teeth into your nether regions it's time to really focus your mind on how to finance the wanderlust.
This is the holy grail of the permanently restless. Pretty much the first question on everyones lips when they find out that you don't work a regular 9 to 5 job.
I heard a phrase a few years ago which I have shamelessly purloined for my very own: patchwork income.
It's pretty self explanatory, basically I have, am, will continue to develop a number of different sources and way of generating income. Primarily online and location independent which allows me to work from anywhere at any time.
The absolute ultimate holy grail is achieving passive income - that means money coming in without my even having to do anything! This can be as a result of an initial investment of either time or money - maybe a book or stocks and shares.
As I've blown any cash reserves on the actual travelling bit I don't have the means, currently, to play the stock market.
Instead I am working on writing for myself and for others. I regularly pitch for work in the Virtual Assistant field which can be anything from social media account management to proof reading to web design. I am loading my photography images onto stock sales sites and learning how to take better, more saleable pics.
Another area of potential earning is via affiliate marketing, whereby I rate and review products that I use and recommend. Each product is is linked to an Amazon sales page and if you'd like to buy then I get a small commission.
So, today's blog post is to introduce you to my first attempt at affiliate marketing - click on the image below to find out more...
None of my patchwork income streams are get rich quick schemes, in fact that is not my desire or intention.
I set out to live more for less and I am proud that we are achieving that but even so, there is no magic money tree for me never mind the UK economy!
If you're in need of any of the products I have reviewed and you use my link to buy then I will be forever grateful! The list of products will grow as time goes by.
Watch this space!