I'm Rob  and this is the first post to the new startearning.com website.  By way of background I am a happily married guy who has been relatively successful in my career and although it is quite a few years away I recently started to think about  want to do when I retire. I have to admit that it didn't take long to decide that I would like to take off with my wife and see some of this big planet we live on and I would like to do it in comfort.

Unfortunately we have to wait until we retire to get our hands on our retirement savings so we can run with this plan and the problem is that I'm kinda impatient and would like to travel now. 

I currently have a good job that pays well but in order to keep making this money I have to turn up to work every day and spend the time I could be using to travel at work. Don't get me wrong, the job is great and it allows me to live well but I am tied to my work location and my employer determines how much time I can take off and when I can take it so travelling for anything more than a few weeks at a time is pretty much out of the question. 

I have decided that I need to fix this situation before I am too old to enjoy life. 

My plan to do this is as follows:

  • Move to portable sources of income which can be earned from anywhere in the world.
  • Diversify my sources of income so if something unexpected happens to one source I don't end up broke.
  • Reduce the amount of time it takes to earn income and create residual income sources that don't require significant ongoing effort.
  • Reduce the my cost of living while not reducing my quality of life.

My plan is to share my progress , ideas, successes, and failures  and share them here with whoever is interested so they can learn from my experiences and share their own if they desire.

I'm currently earning about $20 per month by completing online surveys so I have a long way to go.

Wish me luck!

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