I love to travel. It’s exciting to experience different cultures and lifestyles.
I recently took the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
I realize for some people, and especially people in the United States, this would not be considered a top travel destination.
But for me, growing up in Croatia, Disneyland was the ultimate adventure.
What’s even more exciting is I was able to take this trip with the proceeds of my microgig business!
The entire trip, including airfare for two, hotel, park passes, food, and fun extras cost $4,500 USD.
My microgig adventure began two years ago when a close friend told me about this opportunity.
At first, I just started working on these micro gigs online outside of work, in addition to my regular desk job.
But after a while, I became so proficient with my microgigs that I was able to quit my full-time job altogether, which is UNHEARD of in Croatia. You are supposed to keep your full time job, no matter what!
My first microgig was designing eBook covers in the graphics and design section.
After four days, I had no orders and felt really disappointed. But after talking to other microgiggers, I realized there were some slight adjustments I needed to make to my profile.
After adding in new graphics and editing the content (since English is my second language), I received my first order!
I set this gig to be delivered in four days, but I actually delivered it in just two days. So the buyer was super-happy and gave me an excellent rating with comments, which immediately impacted all my new orders too.
Soon after this gig I received an influx of orders and have now learned how to run and manage more than 20 microgigs at one time! The best part is I get to work my own hours, without a boss breathing down my neck, and I love what I do.
Once my business started to really take off, I began planning my trip to Disneyland. I took a two-week vacation and flew to California.
I literally cried when I walked through the gates.
The roller coaster rides were the most amazing thrill of my life (and my girlfriend’s).
We shopped, ate delicious food, and I enjoyed every square inch of Disneyland. I’m still amazed how something as simple as microgigs enabled me to go on such a great trip.
I’m planning my next trip to New Zealand as I write this, which I will again fund with the revenue from my microgigs.
My trip to Disneyland was an exciting and unforgettable experience. And I owe it all to these small microgigs.
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