Real Life is Pretty Busy

It’s been just over a week now since my last post and for that I am sorry. I intend to update this blog much more regularly with what is going on with my own travel plans and also highlight inspirational travel related content, but recently life has gotten a little busy.

Travel on Inspiration - Busy

First of all I have been working 9-5 as usual and now that the winter break is over I have also been attending University and trying to get some studying done in the evening. Not easy I tell you.

It would be nice whilst on the road to be able to do some sort of work and earn some income, to help the journey last that little bit longer or provide me with a softer a bed for the night. To this purpose I have been concentrating this past week on learning more about building websites.

I have a friend who has recently become a qualified Beauty Therapist and I have offered to build her a professional looking website that’s fully integrated with her current Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts. Although there a million free WordPress themes and plugins available on the internet I chose to purchase a premium theme from ThemeForest. The theme I purchased is called Inspired. It is a fully responsive theme, meaning it looks great on all devices such as laptops, tablets and phones, and it comes with 20 easily changeable skins and colour schemes. You can see a full live preview of the Inspired theme by clicking the image below.

Travel On Inspiration - Inspired Theme

I have built a couple of WordPress sites in the past, including this one here, but they have always been based on free themes and using free plugins. I think this is a great way for people to learn more about how WordPress works and also learn about how to adapt CSS coding for their own purposes. However now that I have purchased my first premium theme I couldn’t believe how much easier and quicker it was to build a professional looking site.

The client (my friend) was very pleased with the site I had created for her and I am hoping now that I can design sites for a couple more of my friends, or friends of friends, or even friends of friends of friends. Building websites is just one of the ways of earning money whilst travelling that I am exploring at the moment. If you have any experience with building sites while travelling or any other great ways of making money I would love to hear about them in the comments below.

I haven’t completely deserted this site this week and although I haven’t posted anything here, I did write a guest post over at The Nomad Couple called Why Travel? Which you can read about here. I also submitted this guest post to the Travel Blog Exchange and I am proud to say that it was recently featured on their site, which you can see here.

As well as this I continue to try and be active on twitter, Facebook and Google plus so please be a friend and follow or like me and I will happily follow you back.

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  1. John

    Reading this it seemed like something I could have written! I’ve only just launched my travel blog and already my “real life” and 9-5 work is getting on top of me!

    If you find some cunning way of juggling life and blogging let me know 😛

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      J from Travel on Inspiration

      I know right. You go through the trouble of setting up a blog with all the good intentions in the world to post quality content regularly, but somehow things just seem to get busier and busier.

      Just stick at it, even if you only manage to post once a month when busy. At least it gives your domain name time to age, which if my research about SEO is correct, is only a good thing.

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