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  • (clears throat)

  • - I am digging my set up, if I may say so. (laughs)

  • It's currently the beginning of April, and so far this year,

  • I've been two weeks in Australia, campervanned in Iceland in winter,

  • doing the entire Ring Road and Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

  • Went snowboarding in France.

  • I think I might have fractured my tailbone,

  • Because sitting still hurt and it's two months ago.

  • Went to Belgium.

  • Had a two week holiday with my mum in Latvia.

  • Fell in love with Estonia.

  • Took a day ferry to Helsinki, Finland.

  • Went to Lithuania.

  • Did a photography experience tour in Iceland, my first one ever.

  • Back to Dinka, as it's currently my base,

  • More information on that soon.

  • Spent a week with my family in Poland.

  • Two days ago I booked a trip to Bali for 10 days.

  • And after Bali, I predict I'll be solo caravanning on the East of Australia.

  • It's pretty good.

  • We live in the best time possible for the accessibility of the world.

  • Flights are incredibly cheap, there's endless information on how to travel depending on interest, your budget and so forth.

  • Perfect photo destinations are revealed to you with one click of instagram search.

  • The world is very open, but you're probably sitting on the other side of this video, thinking. "But how?"

  • "You're an influencer, it must be super easy for you.

  • "I could never do this, is this even possible?"

  • Well, believe it or not, I wasn't always a travel influencer.

  • I actually started travelling the world by myself solo,

  • at the age of 18, and basically, every single year since I've taken two or three months off traveled the world.

  • No one paid me for it, I did it out of my own money.

  • So, in this video, I'm going to be covering how I traveled the world before I was an influencer.

  • And then how I get paid as an influencer these days.

  • And on that note, one of the ways that an influencer gets paid is through brand sponsorship.

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  • How to travel the world when you are working in, probably crappy job.

  • It is so much easier than you think.

  • It's even easier these days, it was harder when i was going it.

  • I did this by working incredibly hard for a period of time, and then taking huge chunks of time off.

  • I would also save extra money by avoiding buying latest and greatest thing or the fast fashion.

  • I was a tight ass.

  • I wanted to make sure that I was gonna be on that plane as soon as possible.

  • And if I had to look bad for awhile, I mean, I was working in a bar, I really didn't mind

  • Unless you're working for tips, maybe a haircut is a good idea. (laughs)

  • Also, because I'm Australian, I have to really commit to travel, because taking a one week trip as an Australian

  • just didn't make sense, because we are isolated out there.

  • just didn't make sense, because we are isolated out there.

  • Flights out of Australia are expensive.

  • All by myself

  • But if you don't live in Australia, or in an isolated place, it's probably way easier for you to

  • just take a week here, a week there, cause i'd say that cheaps (laugh).

  • cheaps, I'd say that cheap flights are accessible to you.

  • Just go to momondo.com, and see where it takes you.

  • Type in your local airport, and then tour everywhere, and see what the cheapest come up as.

  • I also ensured that the jobs I was choosing were very easy for me to quit or put on hold for a little while.

  • And these are the jobs that I chose.

  • (playful music)

  • - Dan? - Oh, hi!

  • - Hi, thanks for the invite.

  • - Oh, my pleasure, enjoy.

  • (bright music)

  • - I was a bartender for quite a long time,

  • Two notes on that.

  • You have to work extremely hard, so that when you come back, it's really easy for your boss take you back.

  • And if there's a danger that if they might not take you back at place, make sure you get a reference.

  • Actually, always get a reference, because it's always easier for your to get a future job in a different place.

  • When I was bartending, I also started the process of how to freelance work

  • So, with my photography, with my videography, camp out the skill that you have.

  • Make that money, honey.

  • Freelance is gonna be your best friend.

  • And lastly, this is the greatest thing, when I was bartending, I learned the art of making money online.

  • You are the only one responsible for learning this skill,

  • honestly, if you are planing on going into a 9 -5 normal job, try to think differently about that.

  • Because very old school way of working and you are not slave, you are a human being.

  • Ahem, unless you like your job, then continue on your merry way.

  • And also these results are mine, this is just examples, and l'm not promising anyone anything.

  • Just thought I'd mention.

  • I took the full responsibility of how to make money online.

  • I wanted to make sure that I was working on my own terms.

  • If you wanna become a lawyer, a doctor, or so forth, obviously, it's a little bit harder.

  • Because you are going to have a full time , a steady job.

  • But for me, that was not really of interest to me.

  • I just wanted to make sure that I had my own time, I could to whatever I want, whenever I wanted.

  • and I could be still making money, even when i was sleeping.

  • This was a very long process for me to master how to make money online.

  • I am not even gonna go into it, but start learning now.

  • The sooner the better. Just give it some time.

  • While you're bartending, you can still be take time off, and still be learning these skills and perfect it.

  • And one day, even if it takes you to 25 or 30, at least after 30, the world is yours.

  • You never have to get a job again.

  • That's a lot of time that you have to live life exactly how you what to be living.

  • Another way to afford to travel when you are working in a bar. For example is you go volunteering.

  • When I was 18, bla bla bla.

  • When I was 18, I worked as a volunteer in Canada for a year.

  • But I also had to prepay this institution that I was volunteering with. 6 thousands dollars.

  • Luckily, times have changed, now you can just go to this kind of website.

  • and you can have accommodation, everything is free. And you don't have to pay a fee.

  • See, this is how much times have changed already. (laughs)

  • Volunteering is genius, because during your free time,

  • if you wanna become a travel influencer.

  • Talk about the area you are in,

  • talk about your volunteering journey,

  • inspire others to do exactly what you are doing.

  • This is another way of how you can learn

  • to make money online.

  • How to become a public figure.

  • This is all part of the process.

  • Once you're on your adventure, you just have to make sure

  • that the money lasts as long as possible.

  • So, I would take three months off,

  • but I wasn't living extravagantly at all. (laughs)

  • I was a minimalist, so I took very little baggage with me,

  • meaning that I also couldn't buy extra things

  • when I was overseas, because it wouldn't fit in my bag.

  • Cheap accommodation, cheap transport, cheap food.

  • There are so many hacks to travel cheap.

  • When you're younger, traveling on the cheap is so much fun,

  • because it's all about meeting people, exploring,

  • the world is so exciting, everywhere you look,

  • it's just mmm!

  • It's awesome.

  • So doing travel extremely cheap

  • is not something to shy away from.

  • It's really fun.

  • Now, would I want to stay in hostels all the time,

  • and eat two minute noodles all the time?

  • No!

  • But that's just because I'm in a different life stage.

  • Ain't nothing wrong with that,

  • I like a little bit of luxury.

  • You know what I'm saying'

  • To summarize though, if you're brand new to travel,

  • and you don't know how to do this,

  • and you want to do this more, it's a skill.

  • I can now almost travel with my eyes closed.

  • It's so second nature to me.

  • But when you're first learning, it is overwhelming,

  • and you're gonna get really.

  • Emotions, scared, everything.

  • Everything's gonna run through your mind,

  • you're gonna think you're not able to do it.

  • It's so much easier than you think.

  • So just start.

  • Secondly, how I make money as an influencer.

  • This is what you can look forward to

  • if you go down the path of becoming an influencer.

  • Brand deals, semi-earned trips around the world.

  • Like the Iceland trips that I put on.

  • Sell courses, ebooks, prints online.

  • I sell mentorship in my area of expertise.

  • Sell photography, videography skills,

  • and if you want to get extra insights

  • on how to get paid as an influencer,

  • if you're just starting, here is the video for that.

  • I hope you guys enjoyed this video,

  • make sure you like, hit subscribe.

  • Like, hit, hit? (laughs)

  • Make sure you like, hit the bell, subscribe,

  • and I look forward to seeing you guys next time.

  • Peace out.

(clears throat)

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