A few folks have asked me in recent months why I don’t put together some kind of how-to guide or online course to generate income, instead of relying so heavily on freelance web design to make ends meet.
Simple answer: There are already solid offerings out there for folks who want to know what I know or live how I live, offerings I’m happy to recommend.
For example, if you want to learn how to become location independent, there’s Sean Ogle’s Location Rebel 1. I could try create a similar course myself, but I doubt the end result would offer anything more than what Sean’s put together.
A couple of weeks ago, my buddy Wandering Earl released a comprehensive guide on how to live a life of travel 2. I hung out and smoked shisha with the chap a few months back in snowy Bucharest. He’s been traveling pretty much non-stop now for 13 years. My travel knowledge and experience pales massively in comparison to his. And having had a thorough look through his aforementioned guide, I’ve abandoned any ideas I had of creating similar myself. There’s just no way my offering would provide as much value as his.
So instead of spending lots of time and energy creating my own travel guide, I’ll simply go ahead and recommend Earl’s to anyone looking to learn more about the vagabonding lifestyle. The motivation, the money, the logistics, the preparation, the mindset, the resources, and even how to handle friends and family members who’ll think you’re nuts for taking off on an indefinite trip around the world… it’s all there in Earl’s guide (use discount code disrupt20 to get 20% off).
Win a free copy of How To Live A Life Of Travel
Generous chap that he is, Earl not only sent me the above discount code for his guide, but also provided two copies for me to give away here on the blog. To be in with a chance of winning a copy, I’ll need you to do two things:
- Leave a brief comment below (no essays, please) telling me why you want to live a life of travel.
- Share this post on your favorite social network (you should see share buttons to the left or at the bottom of the post).
I’ll let the contest run until midnight on Wednesday, GMT. Winners will be chosen and notified by Friday.
While I’m at it, I might as well try something I’ve never tried before: In a couple of weeks (exact date to be announced) I’ll host an hour-long live webinar for the two contest winners and anyone who purchases How To Live A Life Of Travel through one of the affiliate links above. For the latter folks, simply forward your email receipt along to email@example.com so I can keep track.
On the webinar, I’ll answer whatever travel questions you might have. Although there’s a good chance you won’t have any if you’ve read through Earl’s guide by then :-/
Regardless, it should be fun. If nothing else, I’ll share a few of my own travel stories that I’ve yet to mention here on the blog. And if that gets boring, we can talk about excessive dairy consumption and the mystery of toilet-trained street dogs in Kathmandu.
P.S. Thanks to Andrew Caldwell who took on the role of cameraman for the video atop this post. Check out his 365 Photo Project for some amazing photos he’s taken on his travels.