Last year I spent $18,408 from March to the end of October. This year I have budgeted to spend $13,543. Last summer I lived in hotels and had an allowance to eat out and this summer I am planning to rent my own place and pay for utilities. Overall this is a reduction of 26% in spending.
Except for a set of rain pants and a jacket I will cut my expenses by shopping second hand. The amount I am spending on gas in the summer will dramatically decrease when I begin riding my 250cc motorbike full time and I have planned to uninsure my van in mid June and sell it. In April, I am dropping down to a cell phone plan with 100mb of data, with phone insurance this plan will cost me $36 instead of 56.
For income I am contracting to Blue Dog Kayaking as a level 2 instructor. There will be a few days of work in March and hopefully 7 days on the water in April but the season doesn’t really pick up until May and is fully underway at the start of June. Tours end after the first long weekend in September and expeditions will be done by the end of September.
I don’t expect to save enough income from kayak instructing to be able to travel for 4 months this winter. I will have to hustle on the side if I want to spend the winter travelling. I plan to use this position as leverage to build my business Meteor Marketing. I will focus on growing the 1000 Epics project to earn passive monthly income and growing my reputation as well as the reputation of Meteor Marketing into a conversion rate optimization powerhouse.