Brad Loose and the Art of Making Money While Traveling
Brad Loose has been traveling the world the past 5 years. How does he afford this exotic lifestyle? Take a look at Brad's interview with me below. There are hundreds of ways to make money and travel at the same time. It's no secret that almost everyone in this world wants to travel at some point in their lives. Take a few tips from Brad on how to maintain a travel lifestyle while making some dough.
Brad Loose is an entrepreneur and writer that travels all over the world.
Tell me more about your life before you started traveling?
Before I started travelling, I had a normal teaching job, with a normal university. I loved teaching and being around people with energy and excitement for life.
What made you want to pick up everything and live abroad?
At first I loved teaching at a university. My first year I met a great bunch of students and we became fast friends. We were both starting something new and we had a connection. For four years I taught them courses and we spent time growing and learning together. Then in the fifth year, they were suddenly gone. I not only had a sense of loss over the friendship, but I had the sense that they had moved on, and I was still the same. I decided it was time for me to move on and have an adventure. I left for what I planned would be a 4-month trip. That was over 3 years ago and I am still travelling.
How did you start this new lifestyle?
Once I was out on the road, I realized I wasn't ready to go back. I found a job teaching English in Eastern Europe and soon I was able to stay indefinitely from a financial perspective.
Was it hard to get up and leave familiarity and family?
I didn't plan to leave, so not really. Once I realized I was not going back right away, I was already mostly adjusted to life on the road. From time to time I am homesick, but I meet so many people and make so many new friends that it is hard to have time to miss anything.
Finding a job abroad is easier than most people think. It's actually easier to find a job abroad than it is in the United States. Never limit yourself to small goals. Go big or stay at home.
How did you start working abroad?
I started by teaching English. While doing that, I got to meet so many people, and soon I was being offered other jobs. Some of these I am able to do online, such as translation and editing work. The transition happened so gradually that I hardly noticed it happening.
What do you do work wise that allows you to travel the world?
Now I mostly do blogging, translations and editing work. Most of the english speaking world uses English as a second language, and the demand for editors in huge. One look at engrish.com and the need it obvious. By travelling, I have been able to connect with the people who actually need it.
As an example, there are more English as a second language students in China, than there are citizens of England. And every one of those students wants the help of a native English speaker. It is just a matter of connecting with them.