These Quotes From Top Travel Influencers Will Inspire You To Leave The 9-To-5
Are you turning into a green-eyed monster on Instagram watching the top influencers live their most glamorous travel lives? Well, they want to help you achieve some of the same success and happiness through exploring the world. The knowledge below will get you out on the road, seeing what’s out there.
Kiersten Rich of @theblondeabroad
“My biggest piece of advice would be to make sure you have a passion for whatever you want to create content about BEFORE starting out. If you’re becoming an influencer just to get free things, more times than not, it will lead to complete burn out. You have to be willing to put in hours of work (often years) before you see anything in return,” Rich told Thrive Global.
Gloria Atanmo of @glographics
“Traveling is only expensive when it’s as convenient as possible. You’re paying for convenience when you book a flight on a specific day, non-stop, first-class, and with a beverage included. All that sounds great, but if a commercial ticket on the cheapest flying date of the week (Tuesday) could manage its way on your schedule, choose that instead!” Atanmo wrote on HuffPost.
Kate McCully of @adventurouskate
“I know there’s a lot of fearmongering about women traveling alone, and that’s something I work hard to combat. The truth is that, with appropriate research and preparation, almost anywhere on the planet can be traveled safely by a woman alone,” McCully told ABC7NY.
“If you’re seeking to be a digital nomad, look at the sacrifices required and figure out what you’re willing to give up. It’s a cost-benefit equation. It’s a business decision. How much can you earn each month? How will you have health insurance? Remember that most businesses aren’t profitable in the first three years, so start the blog while you still have a job or find ways to work while you travel,” Be told Paste Magazine
Kristen Alana of @kirstenalana
“Have a business plan before you quit your job. There’s a perception that all I do is vacation ‘for a living.’ I could do that if I’d made millions of dollars in another career first and never needed to earn more. Plenty of people want you to do things for free, and you’ll never run out of those offers. However, to actually have a job that pays but is as rewarding as what I do is, you have to approach it as an actual business,” Alana told Paste Magazine.
Annette White of @bucketlistjourney
“The travel blogging market is saturated, but so are other businesses around the world, such as cafes, clothing boutiques and craft breweries. There is still room in every industry for those who are not only willing to work hard and master their craft, but can also find a unique niche that is different than the rest,” White told Paste Magazine.
Tara Whiteman of @taramilktea
“‘We often leave our accommodation for a day without a camera or our phones,’ she said. ‘Getting lost is so much fun. We try to do this in every city so we can get a different perspective, and hanging out without technology is always a bonus,'” Whiteman told the Daily Mail.