You all remember this contest from last year? Well, it was more than just a brilliant marketing campaign. It’s also a great way for you to work doing something you love.
If you want to travel for an extended period but can’t afford it, consider drafting up a proposal for the tourism company in the city you want to visit. Say that you want to do the same things that Ben Southall did for Queensland, “free of charge,” if they’re willing to fly you over. Tourism companies need good public relations people, so prove to them that you can fill that role.
“In fact, I went ahead and got started on this. As you can see, I already have a sizable audience that’s interested in reading about my travels…”
If your proposal is truly outstanding, they might even be willing to cover the majority of your expenses.
Free work doesn’t have to mean that every single thing you do for someone is coming out of your wallet. It just means they’re not paying your salary… yet.