One step closer to turning pro

posted on 4th of february, 2008

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...

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Posted by Marisabel2005 on January 30, 2010
Lee : te deseo lo mejor en Argentina, yo planeo irme cuando me retire a vivr unos meses ahi, hay una gran diferencia, en el peso y el pais, amo Canada donde tengo mi familia , donde trabaje y crie a mis hijos, pero Argentina es mi corazon,,,
Toda la suerte del alma.
Posted by Gilmourbto2001 on November 23, 2009
They say that Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America. I am jealous.
Posted by Miklav on February 06, 2009
That's a huge change Lee. I wish you all the best with your move! Which city are you moving to?

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