Podcast #156 – Learn How Maddie and Jordan from Tangerine Travels Make Travel Pay for Itself
Less than 2 years ago, Jordan and Maddie quit their careers in the US and sold nearly everything they owned to travel through Mexico. With no prior video-production experience, they started making videos about their travels, and today their YouTube channel has more than 100,000 subscribers. This will be only the 3rd time in over 3 years where Marc is speaking with Millennials. However, Jordan and Maddie are doing what many of you would like to do – travel and make travel pay for itself.
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Why did Maddie and Jordan start to travel? They were both unhappy in their careers. Maddie had health issues largely caused by the food available in the U.S.
Originally, they were bloggers on Steemit.com. This a platform where you can make money with upvotes by readers and be paid in cryptocurrency. They noticed that hardly anybody was adding videos to their blog posts with the crash of cryptocurrency and the monetization of YouTube channels.
How long did it take to start making money? It took 6 months to earn enough to cover their monthly expenses for living in Mexico. They used these other sources of income:
- YouTube ad revenue
- Sponsorships – Tried this but found it is a lot of work
- Affiliate marketing
YouTube commenters say both good and bad things. The vast majority are positive. Focus on the good comments and block/delete the bad ones. The number one reason people quit being a YouTuber is the comments. Maddie and Jordan talk about how these comments get under their skin. They have developed a thicker skin but it is still hard.
They had a plan which they deviated from after 3 months and never went back to their original plan. They had to be flexible. Maddie had to learn to be flexible. They determine where to go next by flying via Scott’s Cheap Flights website. Do they find living in Mexico to be dangerous? They feel safer in Mexico than in Arizona where they came from. They did a video called The REAL DANGERS of MEXICO.
They also did a video called HOW ON EARTH We Afford to Travel FULL TIME.
For a Baby Boomer traveler’s perspective, check out my interview with Barbara Weibel – Inspiring Story from One of the Top Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers [Podcast].
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