Bitten by the travel bug, we often think of “quitting” the corporate life for a nomadic journey. But we’ve hardly ever gone past the thought.
Now that we can see how beautiful the world is and the kind of exquisiteness it entails, we constantly find ourselves thinking about a life on-the-go.
With the same thought and will, a young lady from the Philippines quit her job in the pursuit of never-ending travel.
Aileen Adalid was summoned by the corporate world at the age of 19. Like most of us, Aileen wasn’t quite content with her job after graduation. She was working with Deutsche Bank – which paid just $300 per month.
As a result, she quit her job and started a perpetual journey of everlasting travel.
For the initial years, Aileen freelanced in graphic design, web design, SEO management, and online marketing; largely sustaining on the income she sourced from one client who paid her twice the amount of her previous salary.
Such flexibility and independence earned her the congenial backing for travelling freely around the world.
In May 2014, she also started an online retail business with a friend of hers that sells health and outdoor accessories. She now earns more than $5000 (INR 335102) a month from her online venture and a lot more from her freelancing projects.
She confesses on her blog that being a “digital nomad” is quite exciting and she’s thoroughly enjoying it.
She’s now based out of the Philippines (her home town) while she travels once a month to places throughout Europe and Asia.