Mike’s a semi-retired Canadian expat off his leash, and Oshin is a force of nature that wouldn’t settle for a third-world pay grade. They met after working together virtually for a few years, eloped in the Philippines, and have been experimenting with the art of living, ever since.
This blog is about where we go, what inspires us, and explains in detail the numerous ways how we consistently make money online that’s required to foot the bill on a travel-intensive lifestyle, month after month, 8+ years and counting.
And there’s merch!
Here we dish out a wide range of proven methods to realistically meet our budgetary requirements for long-term nomad-style travel while maintaining a healthy savings account.
We explore and document how to get started with a range of different internet-enabled income sources to provide hands-on experience for readers looking to make an educated decision about whether to pursue them or not.
Don’t miss out on anything we’ve got tucked away on Hobo with a Laptop —start here and begin your own journey to self-sustained location independence.
Related: How to Become a Digital Nomad, Step-by-Step
Oshin worked from the Philippines as a content manager for a UK search optimization company, and at the time Mike was freelancing under her to finance his travels.
After working together for just over a year, Mike decided it was time to launch another business and he couldn’t do it without her help –together they started an internet marketing agency called Copyrise (which was later folded into our services page).
When Mike and Oshin finally met in the Philippines, everything was natural. It felt like coming home after a long absence, not meeting for the first time. Inseparable, everything clicked. And one year later they got married.
Combining their efforts on Hobo with a Laptop was the next logical step in their passion for travel and blogging.
Where’s the Money Coming From?
We funded our early travel experiences with part time remote jobs in digital marketing and design and today a majority of our income is passively generated through a number of websites we own.
Let us show you how we did it, start here.
Mike’s been a digital nomad in his own country in one capacity or another since he was 18, and he’s currently in his 8th year of living abroad in Asia.
Before that, he wrapped up his Toronto-based career as an enterprise ecommerce professional who worked with Fortune 500 brands and a team of 20+ skilled developers.
In his early twenties he was art director for the Burlington Jazz & Blues Festival, a freelance web designer, ecommerce consultant, and trained sales professionals in the tech industry.
Since he went ‘full nomad’ in 2013, he’s moonlighted as a film extra, become a best-selling author, professional copywriter, and occasionally helps brands tackle their digital marketing.
After acquiring a bachelor’s degree in English, Oshin took the corporate life out for a spin for several years before figuring out there was more to life than a buck fifty per hour and zero job security in the Philippines.
Surrounded by over 7,000+ islands, living in the Philippines was torture if she wasn’t able to explore them. Travel seemed like a luxury only foreigners could afford and she was determined to overcome the financial barriers that held her back from nomad travel.
She decided she’d had enough and went solo; working through the years as a freelance copywriter, ebook publisher, search engine optimization specialist, virtual assistant, and social media designer.
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