Nov. 29, 2022

Building Online Income Streams From Real Estate, Stock Photography, and Travel Blogging

Building Online Income Streams From Real Estate, Stock Photography, and Travel Blogging

Digital nomad couple, The Wandering Hartz, share their experience becoming location independent for the first time and moving from Nashville, Tennessee to Bansko, Bulgaria.


Digital nomad couple, The Wandering Hartz, share their experience becoming location independent for the first time and moving from Nashville, Tennessee to Bansko, Bulgaria.

Prior to selling everything to begin working remotely, Michelle worked in commercial real estate and Joel worked in film production. With a newfound freedom after Michelle was laid off, they hit the road to explore the world.

Tune in to learn how they became digital nomads, tips for making a low stress transition to location independence, and how they’re generating online income streams from stock photography, travel blogging, and more.

 

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EPISODE 183 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The benefits of living and working remotely in Bansko, Bulgaria as a digital nomad.
  • How to generate online income streams from Stock Photography and Videography, Travel Blogging, and Real Estate.
  • The power of time and patience in growing your income.
  • Tips for selling all your belongings.
  • How their first trip as digital nomads went awry.
  • Navigating medical issues and health insurance as digital nomads in the US.
  • The benefits of practicing slow travel.
  • Finding a work/life balance while traveling full-time.

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • What kind of remote work are you doing?
  • How do you find freelance jobs?
  • Do you make more money selling stock photos or stock videos?
  • What stock photos and clips sell the best?
  • How much do stock video clips sell for?
  • What is the hardest part of being a digital nomad?
  • How many foreigners are currently living in Bansko, Bulgaria?
  • What gear do you travel with as a photographer/videographer?
  • And more!

 

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Michelle & Joel Hartz

Travel Bloggers

We're Joel & Michelle aka The Wandering Hartz. We’re digital nomad travel bloggers currently traveling the world seeking new experiences, adventures, and satisfying our curiosity and wanderlust.

Travel has been a shared love ours since before we even met. Both of us have some of our fondest memories from family vacations in our youth. Michelle even moved to Ireland for a summer in her early 20’s and Joel had driven across the U.S. and visited 16 states prior to enlisting in the Air Force. When we both met Michelle was actually a travel agent!

Fast forward 11 years of saving and frugality so we could travel to places like Austria, Germany, France, Ireland, Czech Republic, and Hawaii. Then came 2019.

2019 saw a lot of changes, personally and professionally for us both.

Michelle unexpectedly lost her marketing job in commercial real estate and found herself quickly transitioning into self-employment.

Joel’s work as a film and video producer meant that his “office” was his laptop and his smart phone. His focus had shifted to him producing more film projects with a travel component, taking him to different parts of the United States and beyond.

With both of us now working from home, we quickly had the realization that this was going to be our new normal. It became quite evident we didn’t need to stay locked into one location any longer.

After a lot of discussions, questions, research, and evaluating our financial situation from every angle, we made the decision to sell our house, nearly everything we own and set out living a more minimalist nomadic lifestyle.

So how do we travel now? We prefer slow travel which allows us the opportunity to get acquainted with the local culture, meet new friends and explore the area. This also helps us provide authentic and useful travel tips and advice to our audience both on wanderinghartz.com and our YouTube channel. We love to travel and to share our experiences and hopefully even inspire others to think a little bit differently about how to live and travel deeper.

Since we started our journey we have had a ton of roadblocks due to the pandemic but we keep pushing through and are finally exploring beyond our home county again!