First off, I got my start as an English teacher in Thailand so I don't mean to disparage English teaching. It changed my life forever and for that I'm thankful. However, I've seen too many men get stuck as English teachers in Thailand and elsewhere.
They quickly go from being 27 and "exploring the world" to 35 and doing the same thing they were doing 5 years ago. Making their small $1200 a month, drinking cheap beer and going out with low quality people.
I felt compelled enough about this to make a vlog warning beginners to have a plan entitled the teacher trap.
So how can you actually build wealth as an expat and live the good life on your terms? Well in this content I'm going to share with you how I personally make money online and NO, it's not from travel vlogging.
Travel vlogging is stupid (generally speaking)
I know it's a weird thing to say as someone who had made vlogs, but there is not a whole lot of money to be made in vlogging, particularly travel vlogging. I used to do it in part because it was fun at the moment and it became way for me to keep memories.
However, I did decide to get serious and quit vlogging as a result.
Sure, some vloggers break out and have massive success like Harald Baldr, Kurt Kaz or Bald and Bankrupt. But because the ad rates are so low for travel vlogs, you need to get a massive amount of views to make anything from ad revenue and most who try vlogging struggle to get enough traffic.