Life of a Traveling Affiliate – By Joshua Wexelbaum

by Colleen on July 19, 2010


I’m sitting in a small van, cross-legged next to seven slightly smelly hippies as we navigate through the desert landscape of Namibia, Africa.

Nothing is around for hundreds of miles except a tribal village where we purchase precious stones from local kids on the side of the road.

The previous day, I spotted a cyber cafe in a small town and managed to get online to check my campaigns. The next time I’ll be able to check my stats will be in a few days, as we approach a larger city.

Last year, I rented an apartment in Shanghai, China for two months and watched Usain Bolt break the world record in the Olympics. I just got back from a three month trip to Melbourne, Australia where I went to the Formula1 race, and then drove a rental car through New Zealand.

Work hard, play hard. Grind a few months of the year, travel the rest. For the past six years, I’ve lived the life most people dream. I’ve backpacked through dozens of countries and rented luxury apartments in beautiful cities across the globe.

This is my affiliate lifestyle.

Let’s get something straight. Affiliate marketing is an incredible business because we make mad cash and can work from anywhere.

Affiliates often ask me, “How can I travel like you?”

Here’s the Game Plan:

1) Pick a city. I suggest Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, Tel Aviv or Shanghai (in that order).

2) Find a rental apartment using The apartment should have a broadband Internet connection installed prior to your arrival. Beware of scammers on Craigslist; do not pre-pay.

3) Ensure your affiliate business is generating stable profits. Your business should run on auto-pilot and require less than a few hours of daily work.

4) Establish your budget and income goals. Your passive income should be at least double your expenses in your target country.

5) Buy your airline ticket. With a specific departure date, you cannot postpone or procrastinate taking the trip.

Tips for Success

Travel to a single city and work from your laptop. It’s more difficult to run your business while backpacking.

Bring your monitor(s), laptop & smartphone. I packed two 24″ monitors to Australia.

If you are renting an apartment, invest in a desk and comfortable chair.

Running Your Affiliate Business Abroad

The most difficult part of traveling abroad is maintaining your work ethic. You need discipline. Business must always remain the first priority.

Finally, you must structure your affiliate business as a system. Focus on producing revenue through a single system, and then scale that system using an outsourced team. You manage your team, and your team manages the system.

Life is too short to spend in front of a computer!

Josh Wexelbaum is a veteran affiliate marketer, and he blogs at

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Samuel July 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

That is the beauty of making money online. You can be literally anywhere as long as you have a good internet connection. Keeping disciplined and focused on your online business while traveling takes getting used to but well worth it!

hector November 9, 2010 at 7:39 am

These online work is great where you could work anywhere as long as you have your computer and internet connections. Thanks for the information.

Veera February 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

That is what called as Freedom of Choice-you work anywhere in the world & not worry about Money .
i would be keen to learn more …..


We Hire Heroes July 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Actually, I disagree that maintaining your work ethic is the toughest part. The toughest part is number “Ensure your affiliate business is generating stable profits. Your business should run on auto-pilot and require less than a few hours of daily work.”

If you’ve accomplished that, it’s obvious you already have the work ethic.

Lance T. Walker, USAF

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