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Working for yourself online means that you can work not only whenever you want but also wherever you want. Usually this entails working from home. Sometimes it means renting a co-working space. For some people it is all about working while traveling. This increasingly popular combination of work and travel is why I’ve now launched the travel blog section of World of Freelancers.
Introducing the World of Freelancers Travel Blog
I actually had my own travel blog several years ago, called Solo Female Traveler. In June 2010 I began traveling the world. This requires money, so I launched the blog and began earning an income from it. I also did other work online as a freelancer while I was traveling like writing for online and print publications, editing, freelance scoping and freelance proofreading.
These were the very early days of working for yourself online while traveling. This way of life was pretty much an unknown concept, and there were not many people in the world who were working and traveling. I was one of the first.
I love writing and I love blogging, but I never really enjoyed writing about myself and my personal travels. Too much me me me. So I stopped in about 2013. Now I blog to help people improve their work lives by learning all about how to freelance online. When your work life improves, your entire life improves. And travel can be a big part of this improvement.
Fortunately, although I got rid of my old travel blog, I saved all of my posts! So I’m re-publishing some of them here, to get the World of Freelancers travel blog up and running. As I go through them, I’m seeing how much the way I write has changed. Wow.
The first posts I’m sharing on this travel blog are from 2010-2012 when I was working while traveling. I also lived in a few different countries during this time. These posts are not about the work and travel experience; they are about the places I visited and lived. I’m sharing only those that are still relevant and/or entertaining today. I’ve posted about half a dozen so far and will be posting more approximately daily. I’m also including other posts I’ve written on World of Freelancers that relate to travel as well as interviews with freelancers who travel.
So far I’ve shared:
Spending the day with aboriginals on a day trip to the Tiwi Islands in Australia
Hiking up 800 stone steps to the Monastery in Petra, Jordan
5 advantages of traveling on a budget
Walking along the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt
More recently I published a short piece contrasting a sunny day I spent in Central Park in April 2010 with the Central Park in April 2020, turned into a field hospital for the pandemic.
If you see these posts from the very early days, you will immediately notice that the photos are not exactly the highest quality. This is because it was so long ago that I was using a point-and-shoot camera. Remember those? Most people still had point and shoots back then. No amount of editing fixes this. Actually, instead of saying the photos are not the highest quality, I probably should put a more positive spin on it and say the photos are really cool because they’re retro. The whole blog right now is retro.
Why would you want to read a retro travel blog? You might not, so stay tuned because I’m opening the World of Freelancers travel blog for guest posting. In the not-too-distant future you’ll be seeing brand new stories and articles (and better photos) written by other people who love traveling and writing.