Have Business, Will Travel

Have Business, Will Travel

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February 24, 2015

After years of trying to find a way to travel and getting nowhere but frustrated, I was struck by inspiration. Maybe, just maybe, I could create a business that paid me to travel. The more I played with that idea (which seemed outrageous at the beginning), the more determined I became. Gradually, it started to happen. I wrote motivational articles and, after a while, invitations to speak at seminars began to come in. That, of course, meant traveling.

Escape the Office Cubicle to Travel the World

Escape the Office Cubicle to Travel the World

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January 9, 2015

Shaking as much from the cold as from my barely contained excitement, I set up my tripod on the edge of the pier and pointed my camera towards the sky. The Northern Lights were silently dancing, dressed in green and purple silk above Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Moments like these are what make me pursue my passion...traveling around the world and capturing the beauty of different environments and cultures through my lens. I had always been told that following a passion or a hobby and making money online was difficult. I had to be a responsible person and have a good job, which in my case, was in the human resources department in a big company in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

How My Hobby Funds My European Travels

How My Hobby Funds My European Travels

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January 8, 2015

With relatively little effort, I've earned hundreds of dollars a month, selling photos from my European vacations at art festivals...private school fundraising events...and art gallery shows. I've sold my photos through corporate art consultants...and even at a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania. These are simply photos that people want to hang on the wall. I began taking photos during vacations while I was still in a job...sometimes I even took photos when I was commuting. I always carry my camera with me and these days I make a living from it.

Enjoy Your Overseas Travels With This Simple Income

Enjoy Your Overseas Travels With This Simple Income

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January 7, 2015

There are many things I love about Thailand. First off I love the people. Thailand is known as "the Land of Smiles," and in my experience the people are some of the gentlest and friendliest people I have met anywhere in the world. I also love the food. While I enjoy Thai food at home in the States, the food here is amazing and took my taste buds up a notch or two on the heat scale. But these are not the reasons I come to Thailand...I don't come on vacation.

Coastal Castles and Holland in Spring—Make Photos Pay Your Way

Coastal Castles and Holland in Spring—Make Photos Pay Your Way

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January 6, 2015

In 2003 at the age of 45, I left my legal career. Since then I have traveled to exotic destinations like Morocco...Turkey...Thailand...and India, as well as closer-to-home locations like the Colorado Rockies, Utah's great national parks, and the Grand Canyon. The common theme throughout my travels has been photography. I make money from my pictures and it gives me the flexibility to pick travel destinations that suit my passions. Because of my love of history and architecture—for example—a couple of years ago I embarked on a trip to Northumberland, England, an area known for its coastal castles.

How This Paris Moment Will Pay Me

How This Paris Moment Will Pay Me

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October 2, 2014

At 5.45 a.m., the Paris Metro is nearly deserted and we have our pick of open seats. Across from me, Marisa is hunched over, her forehead teetering on the top of her tripod. Sleepily, she lifts her head and opens one eye to survey me in my bright red, 1960s prom dress. "One more stop," I say, and she goes back to napping on her tripod. She's not a morning person. But she knows this is going to be good.

Earn $500 A Day Exploring the Best Locations in the World

Earn $500 A Day Exploring the Best Locations in the World

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August 18, 2014

Over the past 11 years I have worked on quite a number of photo assignments, ranging from a simple shot of a cup of hot cocoa, to a rodeo clown, to a six-week assignment for a Frommer's travel guide about Puerto Rico. There are many reasons I love doing assignments. For starters, you're sure to get paid for your efforts. Magazine assignments typically pay about $500 per day plus expenses, though this will vary depending on a variety of factors.

Get Paid to Have High Tea in a Magical English Castle

Get Paid to Have High Tea in a Magical English Castle

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August 16, 2014

England is a magical place. The weather is unpredictable and this day was no different. The mists were heavy. The morning hours were marked by drizzling rain. The land around us was barren, exposed to the elements. Filled with stories of Merlin and the Giants of Mount Killaraus arranging stones on the open vista, we made our way to one of the medieval wonders of the world...Stonehenge. Overcome by the majesty of the sight before us, everything else seemed miniscule.

Moving to Sunny Belize with a Portable Income Already Set Up

Moving to Sunny Belize with a Portable Income Already Set Up

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August 14, 2014

Imagine making money online, doing what you love to do, in your spare time. That's exactly what I am doing now. I take photographs of everyday things while on vacation. I upload them to a stock agency and advertisers, graphic artists, and other people buy them. Some of my photos are selling repeatedly on a stock agency that I work with...like the ones I took of a few tropical drinks we were about to start sipping while watching the sun set upon the Caribbean Sea in Belize.