What’s crazier: Jumping out of a plane every day or quitting a 6 figure job to live in a van?The first time I spoke with Mark Rickert of OTG Apps I thought he was awesome! He lives full time in a small RV, he has a well-paying mobile friendly job, he gets to camp for free most of the time and he has the ultimate thrill seeking hobby. I invited Mark to share on our Make Money and Travel series and he “jumped” at the opportunity to share his story in the hopes of convincing others to take the “leap of faith" needed to follow their dreams (I know, horrible puns, I'm sorry). I read Marks story and found I liked him even more than I expected (a real bromance on the horizon)…then I opened the photos he sent and now I hate him! Well, hate is a strong word, but come on, this is the dude's office:
I'll let Mark take over the introduction from here.
This Make Money and Travel story is a little different. It's one of those cases where work and income wasn't absolutely necessary because the guy is retired, however when an opportunity to travel while building the Keystone pipeline came up, it was too good to pass up. When Benny reached out and told us his well paying, fairly easy job not only gave him the opportunity to travel but also reach a financial goal that would allow him to buy his dream home on wheels, well... we thought there may be a few of you out there who might want the same.
Finding a way to Make Money and Travel isn't hard, but it does require some creative thinking (or outside the box as we like to say). As with any successful business, its about figuring out what people need and filling that need. That is exactly how Anne started her location independent bookkeeping business.
The aha moment: When Anne realized she enjoyed monthly tasks like paying bills and reconciling bank accounts, while lots of other people (and business') loathe the idea of updating their books, paying bills and all that kinda stuff!
Anne doesn't have a website or blog to plug here. She started this business after retiring from her 9-5 job at 52 yrs old. She is just one of the many people looking forward to the full time travel lifestyle and she knew there was a way to make money while living on the road. If Anne can do it, so can you!!!
Ideas are great, but they are nothing more than just that without action.Heath and Alyssa had an idea, and then did what so many don't, they put it into action. Now, at the ripe old age of 23 they are experiencing their first year as full-time travelers, filmmakers and writers. Yes, its their first time doing all of it, so far they've been pretty successful and they're sharing with us exactly how they are making it all happen.
Even if you don't have an interest in writing or film-making as a way to Make Money and Travel, Heath and Alyssa have some great words of wisdom for anyone wanting to break out of the norm!