www.templeseeker.com is a niche travel blog that offers real people advice about how to travel to the world’s most amazing historical and religious sites. It also supports others who wish to earn an income as a digital nomad to stay on the road. If you are looking to travel and make extra money online, then you are in the right place.
I believe that anyone can travel the world and fund their travels online. I love to help others to quit their day job to do what makes them happy. I also love to help travellers get to the most interesting and remote Churches and temples around the world.
A BIT ABOUT ME…
My childhood included a year in South Africa, which I always feel ignited my passion for travel. On our return to the UK, my home situation was tough when my parents went through a messy divorce, leaving us in struggling financial situation. This spurred me on to be financially independent and looking back, probably gave me the drive to achieve what I have done to date.
In 1999, I left home (sunny Wolverhampton!) and headed to Manchester University, where I had three fantastic years studying World Religions and Theology. I loved every minute of my degree, and Buddhism and Hinduism were my key areas of study. My favourite units were ‘Buddhism and Modernity’ with Francesca Torocco and Indian Philosophy with Jacqueline Southern-Hurst.
After 6 weeks of travelling around Russia and China, I then returned to the UK to train as a Religious Studies and Geography teacher. I became a secondary teacher of Religious Studies and Philosophy, where my love for Indian Religions and my wanderlust grew. I went back to Manchester University four years later to study an MA in South Asian Studies.
Following more than ten years of a teaching career, I became ill with severe endometriosis, and I was also feeling the stress of relentless hours in teaching. I knew that as much as I loved being a teacher, it wasn’t sustainable through to retirement age.
I retrained online with a BTEC in social media for business, and I set up my own online business managing social media for clients – www.trumpetermedia.com. Working my own hours online allowed me to become location independent and work on my passion of travel blogging.
I originally blogged on www.globetrotterguru.com, but the online course Travel Blog Success taught me how to have a niche to really stand out from the crowd. My new brand, Temple Seeker is me all over, and combines everything that I love!
Since starting Temple Seeker in 2015, I have grown my blog into a sustainable business, and I am passionate about sharing my hints and tips with my readers. I’m currently writing an online social media course to help small business owners to get social!
Temple Seeker in the Media
So far, my writing has been featured on:
- Why Wait to See the World – Discovering the Secret of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Israel
- Heather on Her Travels – Exploring the South Coast of Iceland
- Amateur Traveller – TBEX Asia Pacific Manila – This week in Travel
- Travel Blog Success – Choosing a Niche
- Elephant Digital – My Blogging Journey
- Traveleira – Philippines Top Travel Tips
WORK WITH ME
If you have a business or product that you think is a great fit, then I can to help you with advertising on templeseeker.com. I’d love to work in partnership with travel companies, hotels and social media products. Sponsored posts start from $150 and my hourly rate is $75 per hour.
KEEP IN TOUCH
It would be great if you would connect with me on social media – you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. Not to mention the fact that I LOVE Instagram! You can also email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).