I have been travelling around for a couple years and have met a lot of people that have their own businesses online some doing affiliate marketing, others doing online stores and whatever and I don’t want to get a normal job. I am thinking about writing fiction and or doing a blog of some sort. It might be focused on travel with my writing mixed in. I’ve never done anything like it consistently but since I am heading to South America next month it is time to think and take the next step in my journey.
I was thinking about doing it when I first started travelling the first time but I wasn’t confident enough and wasn’t interested in looking at my travels through that kind of lens. I did a bit of it off and on but never that seriously and now I need to think about how do I enable myself to continue to live the life I want without going hand to mouth all the time and withering away my savings and having my wallet want to commit suicide.
It’s my first time back in Canada since I first left and now that I have a plane ticket booked I am debating what I should do when I get down to Colombia and what I should do. Should I vlog it, just do the tourist thing and maybe work on my fiction? It’s hard to commit to any one thing and I know how easy it is to get distracted when you are travelling.
I have no idea what to do, I’m also cheap as f$%k, so do I want to get new gear if I am to do it, or do I use what I have? The hardest thing to figure out is what audience should I target if I decide to do it. How I do something unique but that is authentic to who I am and what I want to achieve.
I don’t think I would do it in order to build out some kind of online business. I want to fund myself through my fiction eventually but that is away off. I can keep on burning a hole into my wallet for awhile because I am cheap. It’s just hard to decide to pull myself all into these 2 things.
Writing the story is my long-term goal, I want to tell an interactive story, think of Bandersnatch but in a written form. I also want to do something else as I work on that, if only to connect with others and maybe to travel differently in this next phase of my journey instead of always being on my own. It’s hard to figure out what to do but I still have a few weeks to figure it out. Hopefully I’ll find my answer soon.