Living and traveling the world in a campervan is a dream for many. But figuring out how to finance travel is often the biggest obstacle that holds people back from pursuing it.
Before we dive into the details, I do want to point out that when we first started living in our campervan, we didn’t make any money. Zero. All of our expenses were paid completely by our personal savings accounts.
One of the hardest parts about making money while living in a van is switching your mindset from working a 9-5 job to working for yourself. Before we left our jobs to travel full time, I worked as an accountant and financial analyst.
The biggest source of income for me right now is ad revenue from my blog. I’ve been running ads on my blog Fun Life Crisis for a couple of years and it’s grown into a great source of passive income.
Affiliate marketing is another great stream of revenue for bloggers. Affiliate marketing means adding links on your blog to items that you suggest and if someone buys it, you get a small percentage of that sale as a commission.
If you have a decent amount of traffic or following, you can also collaborate with companies on sponsored posts. For me, these collaborations range anywhere from $200-$4000 depending on how many deliverables are expected.