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Getting paid to treavel?

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by marcostx9, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. marcostx9

    marcostx9 Newbie

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    Guys a need an opnion.Please read this.

    I live in Boston for 5 years and last year i was depressed cause i lost my job and my ex-wife left me and i ended with no money.I am from outside of USA and was short of money,and in needed to refresh my brain, so decided that travel would help me out.I went to craigs*List and posted some ads about my desire to travel with no money to spend on hotels,gas and food, but i wanted to go at all 50 States. I had enough money to arrive in Seattle and that` is it. i got some responses of people offering their own place to me to stay for few days.I've been in Seattle for 2 weeks at a nice place, than i got another one in San Francisco, North Hollywood and so on.At the time i had just an Myspace profile where i was putting all the pics of my trip and a lot people were writting to me saying that was such cool thing to do.Lot people use to say: Man, i was wanted to go to Grand Canyon,Las Vegas, but i never could and you are doing this with no money!!!

    It was hard living with tight money, but the adventure was awesome,maybe the best thing i ever did in my life.Until my ex girlfriend ( not my ex wife) flew to Los Angeles and conviced me come back to Boston.BIG MISTAKE!!!
    Now i am bored again, just staying at the computer most of my time, reading BHW and thinking how making money.lost my full time job again, money tight again...
    What i would like to do is start travelling again, making a blog and a lot of marketing on it, with adsense, CPA and a donation link to my paypal account.
    Besides the pics of this trip , i will make some videos and add at youtube.

    The blog would cover all the cities visited, places, what to do and bla bla bla,but the real thing would find a way to squeege some money from it and. I know this seem weird, but i travelled penniless, people gave me food, place to stay,and even money for gas.WAS kind get paid to travel!

    What i would like from you guys is some tips of how i could make this situation to happen again, but better.Kind of making this blog more knowed, so i could get more help with gas,places to stay and so on.

    After leaving Boston with just U$ 500.00, i came back 3 months later, driving 13.000 miles and crossing 21 states.If i could to that, i will try to do the same thing travelling outside USA.

    What you guys think?
    Any ideias?
     
  2. undeterminederror

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    well, i'd like to be payed to stay at home and comment other ppl travels&photos. what about a jv ? :)
     
  3. marcostx9

    marcostx9 Newbie

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    What you mean jv?:rolleyes:
    Andbelieve me, travelling is awesome, and if i could make money on it would be much better!:p
     
  4. thedocmillionaire

    thedocmillionaire Junior Member

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    What you did remains me that everything is possible. It's just a choice to pursue a dream.

    If you love travelling just do it. Maybe it's your personal mission. And remember, there are always tons of money where your personal mission is.
     
  5. flow

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    I've often thought about this.. if you're going to be getting on the internet during your travels to post on the blog, you might as well allot some time to invest in some of the various methods on BHW. I also think you ought to pick up a travel guide book like one from rick steve's series, learn about what a travel guide book needs in it, and write one yourself while you're out and about. It's not that hard if you're a decent writer. You just need a special twist to your book so it's not the same as the countless other ones.
     
  6. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    You should google "workamper". At least I think that's what it's called. It's people who travel from campground to campground working. You can buy a little camper or something, and you can live there for free and they even pay you a little bit.

    Just a random thing I found on google one day...I want to travel to, but I'm gonna wait until I have some pretty good automated income, along with graduating.

    Why is this in the shit list?
     
  7. greyhatdude

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    DUDE, are you blind? There is so much you can do and it's all right here, in front of your face...

    I'd say that you need to start by leveraging your myspace pages content into an AUTHORITY SITE - a whitehat blog focusing on travel, using the templates, plugins, and youtube marketing tools found on this site. Write articles based on your experiences, setup squidoo lenses, create a legitimate link farm that leads back to your site. Write your own report on how to do what you did, sell other peoples travel related products on the blog, create a flickr photo gallery starting with photos that you already have (get involved with the flickr community) and have that flickr profile lead back to your site, put some adsense on the blog, and join hotelclub.com . Take out some myspace ads that link to your myspace blog which in turn links to your main blog. Clone your myspace page and see if your current friends have Facebook profiles, start a facebook page & group, feed your blogs RSS to your FB profile as "notes" - if you can afford it take out ads on FB, too. Google "travel forum" - join all of them and put your blog link in the signature. Do you use AIM? Bebo will be linked with AIM soon. Link Facebook/Myspace/Bebo back to your blog. As for related sources of income (that you can use and blog about) - there's always travel writing, arranging group vacations, and working as an air courier. From what I understand, air courier ticket deals area rarity these days, but it's an option, or at least something to write about (especially if the courier agencies have affiliate programs). Anything you write about can be respun into AC/ezine articles, blog posts, facebook notes, and/or reports. Here's an immediate example of one of the kinds of travel-related things you can profit from: countrypleasuresbandb.com/makemoney.html - they pay you $50 per member of a group that you book (under 25 people), so if I were you I'd offer a "free seminar" at that site, take the $50 per MYSPACE friend who attends, and go from there.

    This is all from, oh, maybe 5 minutes of brainstorming.
     
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  8. greyhatdude

    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    This zipped "ebook" is an .exe that accepts fake data when you register it. I don't know if it's workable, but it looks like a legit gig. writeyourownticket.com/getpaiddownload.htm