Indian professionals hit the road to make a living
MUMBAI: If you’re young, child-free and eager to travel, the one thing holding you back tends to be your job. But there’s now a growing number of Indians finding ways to earn a good living using their core professional skills, as they make their way around the world.
An angel investor who helps start-ups identify new markets and places to set up offices; a marketing executive who offers consultancy services to hotels and tourism boards; even a content writer now selling photographs as prints and postcards.
While these consultancy gigs typically bring in about 60% to 70% of their earnings, the rest comes from travel-related skills that they hone along the way, including blogging, travel-writing and freelance photography assignments.
“We don’t earn what we were earning with our full-time jobs, of course, but we are managing to fund our trips without dipping into our savings,’ says design strategist Anuja Joshi, a Mumbaiite who has committed to 12 foreign countries in 12 months and is travelling with her husband, a user experience consultant.
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