Tomorrow I'm doing something that will take me a step closer to becoming a professional microstock contributor. A big step.
Turning professional is about getting your microstock earnings above the cost of the lifestyle you want to have as a pro. The key is in looking at both sides of that comparison. (no, that's NOT me in the photo!)
While we all strive to increase our earnings, the prospect of doing something we love as our primary source of income (full time) might be worth a few lifestyle sacrifices. Thus, reducing your cost of living can get you to 'pro' status sooner.
If you're extremely fortunate, like me, you get to make a change you're happy about that also reduces your living expenses. So tomorrow, I'm moving from Australia to Argentina. The exchange rate between the Argentinean Peso and the US dollar is greater than between the Australian dollar and the US dollar. In short, it's cheaper to live in Argentina. And while I love Australia, I'm in love with the Argentinean lifestyle and very excited about moving.
So what lifestyle sacrifices would be worth making if it meant you could become a pro microstocker?