I’m Mark Wiens, but I like to go by the name Migration Mark.
Mark writes at http://www.migrationology.com
I’m a Christian and strive to trust Jesus in everything I do.
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, attended my first year of school in the tiny town of Albertville, France, was home-schooled for 3 years in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and attended a Christian international school (Rosslyn Academy) in Nairobi, Kenya, for 8 years.
I graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with a degree in Global Studies with an emphasis on international art and culture. I got my degree in just 4 years, with zero debt, and an eagerness to see more of this awesome world.
In 2008 I set out traveling and I’ve been able find a sustainable approach to living this lifestyle, eating all sort of amazing food, and gaining invaluable cultural and life experiences.
I asked Mark a few questions:
How “exactly” do your make money to “fund” your lifestyle/travels ?
I don’t have an exact method, but I rather do a number of different things, and they are often different month by month. Also, I’m still figuring it out as I go along!
The majority of my income comes from freelance writing about food and travel, and from selling my own personal travel and food eBooks. I also do many side projects like making videos, selling affiliate products I believe in, building websites, doing online social media marketing, and blogging for a number of websites.
If you can change anything about your decision, what would it be ?
I’ve learned so much from experience, so while I’ve made my share of mistakes, I’m grateful for the lessons I’ve gained from them. I guess when it comes to business, I’m learning to start projects and to finish and launch them, rather than sit on them and think about them forever and never accomplish them. I guess if I would change anything about my past, I would have loved to be more productive and have more precise goals.
What does success mean to you ?
Being able to earn a living doing what I enjoy doing most, helping others, and spending time with people I love.
What makes you happy the most ?
A big delicious meal with family and friends or, a meal in a local village that’s cooked by a motherly (or grandmotherly) lady that’s shared with everyone there (the food preferably being outrageously spicy and packed with flavor).