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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Making Money

Due to the overwhelming response to our travel blog, we have decided to start a separate blog. This blog will share the various ways that we make money while we travel. Yes, we have proven that you can "Live and Travel on Minimum Wage". While our primary income is from the jobs that we work at, we do have many other methods that provide us with some nice secondary income.

Our first recommendation is to take a look at a book. may need to invest a little, but it is well worth it. Let us tell you why this book would be a good buy. We will share with you the various ways to "think outside of the box" to make money. If we tried to explain each and every avenue at this very moment, then it would take many hours of typing. If you want a shortcut instead of waiting for us to write each week, then look at this e-book.
Jason and Kelly Odom wrote a book:

Vanabode™ - how to happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day

This book has so much information. It helped us set up a plan to truly live and travel on minimum wage.

But if you want to pass on the book, then here is our first way to make a little extra income. Surveys.

Yes, you can sign up and perform surveys through your email. Some will pay you a few dollars per survey. Some offer gift cards, free hotel stays, entries into sweepstakes and more. We have earned money doing these surveys, a couple of restaurant and store gift cards, and some free hotel stays. If you follow our other blog, the hotel in Atlantic City was free with the coupons that we earned through completing surveys. Nice!

Here are the ones that we use:

Again, you will not get rich doing surveys. The trick to this lifestyle is to have primary work that you occasionally perform as you travel. Then put together many smaller projects that can generate a small amount of cash. When you have built up a nice portfolio of these "smaller" ways to make cash, then they really start to add up! How many do we have? Well, at this moment we have over twenty projects that all produce a small amount of cash. But when we add them up....well, now you should get the picture. It may not be too long before those smaller projects become our primary source of income!


  1. That is exactly what we have been doing for over 6 years. We started full time traveling in 2005 and were told we would never make it...HUH, rasberries to all them naysayers!

    We call those little pay checks we receive continuously, our royalty checks, since most of them come from our writings and photos. We have done surveys and we must admit, not too much has come from them but we continue. We love reviewing everything and giving our advice and opinions which has made us a good chunk of cash throughout the years.

    We love to travel A LOT and at first we found that to be hard to do taking those campground jobs that wanted up to 6 month committments. We now work jobs that only last days, weeks, or possibly one month. Yes, there are so many of those out there, but you have to learn as we did to step out of your comfort zone and look out of the box.

    It's been a great ride for us and no plans on stopping any time soon, so if you find yourself in need of more information, please feel free to check out our blog...

  2. Thanks for this site. I definitely plan to try many of your tips. I was already a member of a survey company called and earn about $40 a year with them. I signed up for some of the companies you listed, but now I'm getting bombarded with all kinds of survey offers and am a bit confused. Did you experience the same thing? If so, which did you stay with?

  3. Thanks for your comments! Yes, you will get many survey offers. Something that we should have mentioned is that we opened an email account just for surveys. We are sorry that we didn't mention this. That way it didn't clog up our main email. Read the surveys carefully. If it is something that you are not interested in, then flag it as spam so that in the future it'll go to your email's spam box.
    We stuck with ones that didn't require too much personal information. We never give out our SSN numbers, phone number, or specific birth dates. We hope this helps and answers your question. If not, feel free to email us or leave another comment.