Ep. 83 How to live a freedom lifestyle as a remote writer with Christine Rogador
Have you ever wondered how to live a freedom lifestyle as a remote writer?
This week I speak with Christine Rogador who is a remote writer who splits her time between South Africa and the Philippines.
Christin grew up in a small town in the Philippines but knew she wanted to travel the world.
While her friends were starting families, Christine was trying to find different ways to see the world.
Christine did not know what to do with her life and decided to leave school to work full time where she found a job that gave her a lot of success.
However, the stress and Christine’s need to see the world pushed her to make the decision to leave her job at the height of her career.
Today she continues to pursue her passions to travel and is a full-time freelance writer and blogger.
Listen on to find out how to live a freedom lifestyle as a remote writer.
In this Episode:
Why did you decide to leave a job that allowed you to create income and travel in order to be a freelancer?
- Christine was getting tired of working in the same industry and needed a change.
- She also no longer wanted to work in a fixed schedule and wanted to have the freedom to work whenever she wanted.
What made you decide to divide your time from the Philippines to South Africa?
- Christine fell involve with a local South African, so she is trying to create a balance where she is spending time with her boyfriend as well as her friends and family.
How are you able to create income now and sustain a nomadic lifestyle?
- Since Christine’s previous job was well paid, she was able to save and invest money.
- Christine is also able to get a few freelance writing jobs.
- She has also been able to create income from her blog.
How have you been able to monetize your blog?
- Christine focused on her SEO and has been able to create income from ads, sponsored posts and
- Remember that starting and earning income from a blog is not easy, so make sure that you are creating income before you leave your 9-5.
What advice would you give to someone who also wants to travel the world and they are from a developing country?
- Make sure to be assertive and honest during visa interviews.
- Christine was denied ones for a visa mainly because she had no ties that would keep her in the Philippines, which would be a red flag.
- Christine contacted them back and was honest with the reasons why she was not going to take a risk and it helped her receive the visa.
What is the worst advice that you have ever received?
- When someone told Christine that you can’t have the best of both worlds when it comes to traveling and working at the same time.
- But Christine believes that it is about choices and what to choose to do with your life.
- So she chose to resign and ended up getting offered a job that allowed her to work and travel!
What legacy would you like to leave and what do you want to be remembered for?
- Christine wants to be able to raise children who are respectful of other people’s differences and individuals who can think for themselves.
- She also wants to be remembered as a woman who is able to reach her goals and follow her dreams even without any privileges.
What has been the most life-changing encounter that has ever happened to you?
- Being arrested in Macao for reasons she still does not understand today.
- Even though it was a scary and crazy experience, it reminded Christine why she loved and appreciated traveling.
Is there any question you wished people asked you more?
- How can I travel like you instead of asking how can I afford to travel?