Instead of quitting altogether, Steven kept his job at a tutoring company but arranged to work remotely part-time (around 10 hours a week). Lauren left her digital marketing job and focused on setting up their blog. Later on in the trip, she picked up a social media freelance gig.
"Be creative with freelance work in something you're good at," says Steven, who also made a bit of money selling photographs on the side. "Or negotiate with your employer for some part-time work. There's just a million things that people can do if you get creative with it."