how we afford to travel

We're an American couple living in Mexico. This is how we make money while traveling. (See description for updated video link)
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You guys have been asking us for a while now: How are you two making money while traveling in Mexico? We're not surprised people are curious. Before leaving the US, we both quit our careers to start our travels. We certainly don't have a bottomless wallet, and sadly no trust fund either. As you can probably guess by our young age, we're not retired yet either. Yet, here we are traveling in Mexico and earning money online.

So..... How are we, two millennials, making money? Are we earning money from YouTube? If not, are we making a living as a blogger on the side?

In today's video, we answer all the questions you guys have been asking about how we are earning money online while traveling. These topics include:
- Whether we are sponsored
- If we have gotten donations from anyone through Patreon
- Are we earning money from YouTube
- Will we put ads on our videos
- Revenue from current sources like Amazon affiliates, Uber, and Airbnb
- Where the majority of our income is from while we're traveling in Mexico.

Before starting this big adventure, we also wondered how can people afford to travel if they aren't working a traditional job. We saw other people doing it, but weren't sure if making money while traveling in Mexico was feasible for our situation.

Do you have any other questions about how we are earning money online? Let us know in the comments!

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In January 2018, we sold everything we owned in the US (except our husky Laska & what fit in our tiny, tangerine Prius C3) to travel the world—starting with Mexico. Since then, we've been making travel videos about our life in Mexico and the new experiences we encounter while traveling the world. If you'd like to join our shenanigans, subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also poke around our social media to find out what we’re up to each week.

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