To travel the world off the earnings from a website was my goal way back in 2005. It was a goal that I was able to achieve, although it took five years to get there. Now, Vagabond Journey is an aged, mature site — like cheese or fine wine, sites like this will become more valuable over time. I have so many streams of revenue coming in from this site that it’s sometimes difficult to maintain — or even keep track of — them all. VBJ made me over $25,000 last year. That’s enough to travel the world on without needing supplemental sources of income.
While much of the earnings from a website would be categorized as passive income — you publish pages and they make money for you in perpetuity without needing to do anything — some types of earnings are decidedly active, such as one-off ad deals or other opportunities. In this thread I’m going to focus on this type of revenue generation.