Episode 76 – How This Aussie Turned His Love for Adventure, Travel, and Photography Into a Full-Time Job Feat. Jess Bonde

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Episode 76 – How This Aussie Turned His Love for Adventure, Travel, and Photography Into a Full-Time Job Feat. Jess Bonde
December 28, 2020
Key Takeaways To Tune In For
  • [2:39] A little background about Jess, where he’s from in Australia, and where he’s living now
  • [4:53] How much he bought his first van for, the renovation costs, and the profit he made after selling it
  • [7:16] How Jess landed his first gig as a travel photographer
  • [8:29] His next steps to find consistent work and how he grew his social media following
  • [9:15] 70% of how Jess makes his income
  • [9:39] One of his biggest tactics used to land new clients and connect with different brands
  • [10:33] The biggest selling factor to market to your audience without being too sales-y 
  • [12:35] Why Jess chooses to live in a van and how he managed to do it before making enough money to do it full-time
  • [13:55] 2 things to take away from living in a van full-time
  • [15:01] Some of the sacrifices made to be able to afford to travel full-time on the road
  • [15:59] Jess’s budget was when he first started traveling in the van
  • [17:15] How much experience Jess had before he started renovating his first van
  • [18:44] What to do when you need to shower or use the bathroom while traveling in a van with no facilities
  • [21:19] How Jess uses WiFi on the road and how he manages without it when in remote areas 
  • [23:49] Jess’s top tip if you’re looking to make van life your new reality

 

In this episode, my friend and fellow traveler, Jess Bonde, talks about ALL things van life. Everything from how he uses the bathroom and shower to finding WiFi on the road. Jess has been living in a van full-time and now he’s sharing how he’s made it all possible.

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