One of my biggest dreams is to travel the world with my family and being able to earn money at the same time. But how can I do this? This post is all about, how I have come closer to achieving my goal.
In 2016, after our last family trip to Germany, we came back to a basically empty bank account. The circle of working, saving, traveling, working, saving would have to start again.
There must be a better way of doing things e.g. earning money while we are traveling.
Also, more and more people want to escape the 9 to 5 drill. They want to work less and enjoy what life has to offer. It is not always about being able to travel.
If you are a parent like me you want to be there for your children, doing activities together, not feeling stressed and watch your kids growing up.
So there were different things I wanted to achieve but I must say, traveling and visiting family in my home country is one of the top things on my priority list.
Back at the end of 2016, I was researching an MLM company because a friend of mine tried to get me on board. But to be honest, MLM (multi-level marketing) is not for me.
But I found something else instead that changed my life.
How To Travel And Work Online At The Same Time
Whilst doing my research I stumbled upon an article about working online, building a website and becoming an affiliate marketer.
What the heck is affiliate marketing? How can I create a website? How can I earn money with it? I didn’t know anything about it!!!
But I loved the idea. It sounded a bit scary but exciting at the same time.
Over 2 billion people are having access to endless opportunities on the internet. Over 2 billion people are searching online for products, looking for advice, reading the news, looking for jobs, etc. That was mind-boggling. What a huge audience this is.
So I did more research and found a platform that has helped me get started with my family travel blog, is my hosting platform at the same time and offers ongoing training opportunities.
I have become part of the most helpful and supportive online community called Wealthy Affiliate University.
Starting My Travel Blog
With all that I had learned, I began to create my family travel blog you are on right now FunTravelingWithKids.
It is my passion to share my travel experiences with you, my readers. At the same time, my travel blog provides me with passive income through affiliate links and the use of advertising.
So if you read some of my product reviews you will notice links that lead to Amazon.com. If someone buys something through this link, Amazon pays me a small commission.
What is priceless to me though is to interact with my readers through comments and emails I receive. The positive feedback is encouraging and makes creating my travel blog even more special.
My travel blog now earns a four-figure income each month which enables us as a family to plan our next trip to Germany in 2020 with a few stops in Asia along the way.
Best of all, when we are back in New Zealand, I won’t have to start from scratch again with the circle I mentioned before – work, save, travel, work, save…
Besides my travel blog, I have also created two niche sites and my website HonestSuccesOnline, where I actively promote Wealthy Affiliate.
After all, I am so grateful to have found this way of earning an income and the opportunity to learn everything to be a successful blogger.
What Is Wealthy Affiliate University?
First up a few words about affiliate marketing.
In a nutshell, it means that you build a website about a certain niche (could be a travel blog, food blog, lifestyle blog, etc.) and offer help and advice for people who are searching for a particular keyword e.g. ‘how can I stop my dog from barking.’
If your website is about dogs and you write a blog about it, then this person will most likely find your page on google.
Through becoming an affiliate for instance with Amazon.com, you can link your site to certain products on Amazon and earn a commission on the sale. That is called passive income.
How Long Does It Take To Make Money?
This one of the most asked questions and not easy to answer because it is different for everyone.
In my case, it took a few months before I saw any money coming in.
Building a quality website takes time.
It is not a race rather a marathon! It takes time, effort and consistency to build your own website/blog aka your online business.
Any business takes time to evolve and attract customers. The same applies to your online business.
Wealthy Affiliate University is a highly comprehensive training platform for everyone who wants to build an online business. It is also a community of like-minded people who help each other in achieving one’s goal – building a thriving successful online business that creates passive income.
How Has Wealthy Affiliate University Helped Me?
When I became a member of Wealthy Affiliate (WA) back in 2016 it opened my eyes to an entirely new and fascinating world of opportunities – the internet. I have never heard of SEO, keyword research, PPC, WordPress, Meta tags (and the list goes on) before.
I felt quite overwhelmed by it all but I knew this is my path of becoming an online entrepreneur. My dream of travel and work online, earning a passive income, has become one step closer.
Wealthy Affiliate offers a free membership that includes 2 free websites and an online course that will show you step by step how to build a website, how to find a niche, how to write content and how to monetize your site.
Check it out for yourself.
There is no Credit Card required.
How Can Wealthy Affiliate University Help You?
Are you unhappy with your job? Would you like to travel, work online and make money at the same time? Do you want to escape the 9 to 5 drill? Do you want to work flexible hours? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you want to spend more time with your family? Do you want some additional income?
Then becoming an affiliate marketer might be the right choice for you.
Wealthy Affiliate University is the best place to start and will support you all the way on your exciting journey ahead. If I can do it everyone can.
You can join WA for free, to see if it is something you would like to do
Create your FREE account here!
Joining the Wealthy Affiliate University has changed my life. I have learned and achieved so much in the past few years: owning four websites, earning a consistent commission of four-figures each month, collaborating with other travel bloggers, learning so much about blogging, and writing content, and so on.
I am so excited about what the next few years will bring. I am by no means an expert yet but I keep learning every day, thanks to the support and training tools provided by one of the most amazing training platforms out there – Wealthy Affiliate University.
If you do decide you would like to start your own travel blog or a blog in a different niche, I am more than happy to help you out.
I will also personally welcome you to the WA community. Here is the link to my profile page.
You can also check out my website HonestSuccessOnline.com to get more in-depth information.
If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a message in the comments box below. I would love to hear from you.
To Your Success!
Founder of funtravelingwithkids.com
Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to purchase one of these products I will earn a small commission fee. I always recommend products I have used or would recommend to friends and family.