Let’s be honest for a second, everyone loves to travel the world, especially if it’s free from any expenses. Correct me if I’m wrong but traveling is something so healthy for the soul. Exploring new landscapes, cultures, humans, I couldn’t find much I don’t like about traveling.
However, traveling can become extremely expensive & complicated, especially if you have a family to take care of and lots of liabilities to cover. Thanks to companies like Ryanair or Easyjet, flying around the globe has definitely become a lot more affordable and housing thanks to Airbnb too. But expenses don’t usually stop there and while things might become more affordable from time to time, traveling is still not something you can treat like a hobby. In order to travel more, you have to have more time and most importantly money.
But what if there would be a way for you to travel the world for FREE? And NO, I’m definitely not talking about credit card bonus programs or fluff like that. How about building a business that allows you to travel for free while at the same time, can potentially replace your job and therefore free up your time as well. Wouldn’t that be something? Now, before you quit reading the rest, let me tell you that this may sound scarier than it actually is. You might think all of that is easier said than done. But let’s get into the details where you’ll quickly notice that I’m not trying to sell some bs to you nor do I try to sell an idea that is unachievable. The following text does ALL come from my own experience and achievements. And if I can do it, you can do too.
So let’s get into what I’m actually talking about, and the answer might or might not surprise you.
Exactly, building and leveraging your personal brand can lead you to travel for free. It can also become such a big business that it replaces your job. But who am I to sell you that dream? Well, let me quickly introduce myself to the people that don’t know me. I’m an entrepreneur with a passion for suits. That passion led me to create content for social media a few years ago because I enjoyed the idea of inspiring people and giving value with my content. Now, after a long learning process, I have a pretty big community interested in what I do and am currently starting my YouTube channel (which I should have done more early!) and my second company. I’m a full-time entrepreneur with two companies of which one is my personal brand.
With that quick introduction, let’s get back to topic. How can you actually travel for free with a personal brand? It all comes down to partnering with other companies or sponsors in that case. As I told you, I create fashion-content for Instagram. All those people that follow me, my community, are interested in that same exact topic. That’s why I collaborate with some specific brands that sell products in that niche that I actually personally enjoy. What I do is promoting these products to my audience because they might like them too and end up becoming a customer to the brand(s). That way of marketing is called Influencer Marketing. And those collaborations have gone so far, sending me to different countries to create specific content for them which they can use for advertisements & marketing and which I can use on my channels to visually promote the products to my audience. And all those trips are covered by the sponsors which
If you’re interested in learning more about those topics, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel where I cover them and we go more in-depth. Building and leveraging your personal brand will take lots of work but it’s definitely worth it and you can do it! If I can, you can too!