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Don't quit your day job: Finding the right balance for you - David Brodie & Chris Christensen

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Don't quit your day job: Finding the right balance for you - David Brodie & Chris Christensen

  1. 1. Don’t Quit Your Day Job Finding the right balance for you David Brodie & Chris Christensen
  2. 2. David Brodie • Travel in 10 Podcast & Blog since 2005 • Citizen Relations since 2006: PR for Travelocity, Princess Cruises, Destination BC, Rocky Mountaineer • 2013 Sabre Award for Top Global Travel & Tourism PR Campaign @brodiedavid | @travelin10
  3. 3. Chris Christensen • Amateur Traveler podcast / blog • This Week in Travel podcast • BloggerBridge.com • T+L SMITTY 2014: Best Independent Travel Journalist / Blogger” @chrisx2 | @amateurtraveller
  4. 4. What we are going to talk about today? How to increase your ability to travel and travel blog without giving up your career •Good Reasons to Keep Your Job •Travel Stories You Can Create from Home •Becoming a local travel expert •Using your day job as a spring board
  5. 5. Good Reasons to Keep Your Job 1) You actually love your job!
  6. 6. Good Reasons to Keep Your Job 2) You really don’t want to be a nomad
  7. 7. Good Reasons to Keep Your Job 3) You really can’t be a nomad right now
  8. 8. Good Reasons to Keep Your Job 4) Some jobs help you travel
  9. 9. Good Reasons to Keep Your Job 5) Jobs actually pay money!
  10. 10. Myth Busting! You can run a successful travel blogging from home
  11. 11. How To Travel • Visas • Frequent Flier Miles • Packing • Planning PointsGuy.com
  12. 12. Product Reviews • Gear • Electronics • Cameras • Clothing • Books PracticalTravelGear.com
  13. 13. Travel News • Timely Information • Analysis skift.com
  14. 14. Travel Help • Troubleshooting elliott.com
  15. 15. Guest Posts • Editorial • Brand matador.com
  16. 16. Travel Deals • Timely • Money Saving JenLeoDeals.com
  17. 17. Interviews • Focus / Brand AmateurTraveler.com
  18. 18. Local Travel • Events • Tips • Reviews • Photos TheBrooklynNomad.com
  19. 19. Leverage Your Job
  20. 20. What is a smartcation? • Extending a business trip • Timing work travel around long weekends • Working from other offices / Encouraging work from anywhere policies at your workplace
  21. 21. Leveraging Business Travel • Local expertise of colleagues • Frequent Traveller Programs – not just airlines, hotels, rental cars • Flyertalk and other resources
  22. 22. Optimize Your Career
  23. 23. New Career • Wrong Job • Wrong Career
  24. 24. Location Independent • Entrepreneur • Knowledge Worker • VA • Flexible Employer
  25. 25. Seasonal / Part Time • Teacher • Ski Instructor • Contractor
  26. 26. Discussion • How did you find the right balance? • Why are you travel blogging? • What has worked for you? How are you travelling?

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