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22-year-old rakes in £10k a month while travelling the world

Shola Lee

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22-year-old rakes in £10k a month while travelling the world

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It's the dream, right? Being paid to travel across the globe, climb mountains, and do whatever you want.

Well, that dream is one influencer's reality as she began creating a brand for herself while studying virtually at King's College London, and now she travels wherever she likes.

Louise Truman said of her incredible occupation: "Becoming a digital nomad was entirely accidental, but nobody around me was surprised.

"It was the best decision I’d ever made."

She currently has 139,000 followers and makes £10,000 a month. But her love for travel is nothing new, as at age 13, she took part and fundraised a scientific expedition to Greenland.

The content creator said: "I went purely so I could spend three weeks trekking across glaciers, climbing mountains, and avoiding the occasional polar bear."

At 13, we were trying to work out how to stop our Sims from drowning but sure.

From trips as a teen to networking during her degree, Louise picked up skills that proved invaluable for her new career.

Louise Truman started working in marketing. Credit: SWNS
Louise Truman started working in marketing. Credit: SWNS

She said: "However tough the pandemic was for me mentally, I have never had such an opportunity like that to invest in myself.

"Over the first six months of lockdown and tentative reopening, I networked like crazy on LinkedIn.

"I picked up two new freelance marketing contracts, learned incredible amounts from mentors, and started a social mobility project to help university students."

And by the time things had started re-opening, Louise was racking in a pretty impressive income.

"I had never seen that much money in my life.

"During my time working remotely as a marketer, I had one five-figure month," she explained.

Louise has gained a huge following on TikTok. Credit: SWNS
Louise has gained a huge following on TikTok. Credit: SWNS

Louise then began posting on TikTok, and her income has become more content creation based, with the influencer getting significant amounts from brand deals.

"As a content creator, most of my time is focused on creating content.

"I do a few brand deals each month – it’s not something I want to oversaturate my socials with – and because these are so well paid, I don’t have to do much to exceed my previous levels of income," she explained.

And, for Louise, it's a way happy way to spend her time, with the influencer saying that she's excited about what's to come: "The best part about that is that as my socials continue to grow, I’ll be able to charge more for the same amount of work.

"It’s already a much happier work-life balance.

"I’m so excited to see where it goes over the next couple of years."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: TikTok, Travel, Viral

Shola Lee
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