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How We Make Money Online & Offline – while living in our van.

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Traveling full time does not come cheap, just because we don’t pay rent, we still have to make money every month to pay for diesel, insurances, ferries, taxes, phones, internet, food, water and so on, so just like a normal household, we have to have a steady flow of income.

So how do we do it you ask?

We do several things, having multiple streams of income makes everything much easier and makes you less dependable when one might not do so well for a month or two.


Niki is a certified holistic coach, she has regular clients from all over the world, she holds her sessions via Skype, messenger or zoom, meaning that all she needs is access to the internet, and she is good to go. She has done this for many years, so there was absolutely no reason why she wouldn’t take that part of her work with her on the road. You can read more about that on

Having a craft:

We both have our handy crafts, I do leatherworking and Niki does jewelry, we take these things to local markets wherever we are, Facebook events and stallfinder are both amazing tools that can help you find markets, car boot sales, and festivals in any area of the world.

Having a craft is also like a hobby, it gets us off the phones and makes us do stuff with our hands instead of our eyes. There is, after all, a limit to how much you want to hike and see stuff, sometimes you just want to chill out in the van, listen to some music and chill – We find that doing our crafts helps us calm down and just be here.

Online sales:

We have 2 websites at the moment, this one, and, from both of them you are able to buy stuff that we create, we have a connected Etsy shop, where you can order Niki’s artistic printables, and on you can still order jewelry(we are contemplating whether or not to take the jewelry business completely offline, as shipping and handling is a bit much in a van).

Profitable blog:

You might have notice scrolling past an ad on this post, most people don’t mind a few ads, they are used to it by now, they understand that they are given valuable content in return.

That is why I have spent a lot of time lately turning our blogging profitable, using Google AdSense and WordPress I have turned our blog into a semi-passive, steady income stream, where each visitor puts money into our pockets.

Yes, right now as you are reading this, you scrolled past 1 ad already, and we actually get paid for showing it to you! Here is another one:

This is something I am really proud of because having ads running on your site can turn a lot of people off, so keeping it classy, and making sure that your content is helpful and that the ads are not disturbing the reader is super important.

It is also super important that you understand where your readers are coming from, like Facebook, Google searches, newsletters, Instagram or other parts, knowing how to use this information makes a huge difference in the amount of money you can earn from AdSense.


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