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I’ve turned my side job into a £130,000 a year job

A WOMAN has revealed how her part-time job became her full-time job.

Gabby Beckford, 26, started a travel blog back in 2020 and just two years after it started it was bringing in £130,000 a year.

Gabbi Beckford, 26, has managed to turn her part-time job into her full-time job in just two years

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Gabbi Beckford, 26, has managed to turn her part-time job into her full-time job in just two yearsCredit: packslight
Despite her success, some people claim she was just lucky

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Despite her success, some people claim she was just luckyCredit: packslight

starting her blog, Pack lightwas the best career decision she ever made.

Although the blog started out as nothing more than a hobby, Gabby has seen it grow, attracting readers and customers from all over the world.

Speak with CNBCGabbi said she was able to make £130,000 last year thanks to sponsored social media posts, blog articles and B2B marketing consultancy.

Gabbi admits it wasn’t always easy for her and many people weren’t happy with her success.

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She said, “When I shared that I’d made $170,000 in my first year of blogging full-time, I received a lot of congratulatory messages.

“But some have been less supportive.

People on the internet said I was wasting my engineering degree, while others said I was just lucky with my success.

Now, when I’m criticized for my business or my entrepreneurial lifestyle, I don’t allow myself to feel down.”

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But the exponential growth of their business has proved them wrong, and now Gabbi can share some of her top tips for turning a side job into a successful full-time business.

She added: “The key to success is being a self-starter and learning continuously.

“I regularly applied for business grants and pitch competitions.

“And to save money by not hiring a web designer, I created the Packs Light website myself.”

But Gabbi notes that assembling a team was also important as her business grew.

The content creator says that money shouldn’t be your only driving force when running a business.

She explained, “It’s more satisfying to be able to say, ‘I’m financially free,’ or ‘I do what I love every day,’ or ‘I’m making a difference.”

Enjoy the milestone, but don’t get caught up in the race for your next dollar figure.

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“To be successful, you have to remember your ‘why’ and keep going. Financial success will eventually follow.”

Gabby Beckford is a digital nomad, travel blogger, content creator and TEDx speaker, follow her Instagram and tick tock.

Packs Light helps young adventure seekers see the world

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Packs Light helps young adventure seekers see the worldCredit: packslight

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