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Pursue your passions. A cliche statement that’s made more times than anyone cares to count, but a statement that’s rarely followed through on. For travel couple Domi and Frida, they are one of the few who followed through and made a career out of their passions. Having met in high school, the couple both had a huge passion for travel. Even after graduating and working full time, they still found time to travel and explore new cultures around the world.
Out of a way to keep friends and family updated on their travels, Domi and Frida started an Instagram profile in 2017. With no real intentions behind it other than to share their adventures with friends and family, they began posting content to the page regularly. Before long, they began to notice real momentum with the page and would wind up surpassing the 500,000 follower mark just a few years later.
Although it was challenging for them at first, the couple began finding ways to monetize their content on social media and having trips paid for through collaborations with brands and hotels.
Before long, they were both able to leave their 9 to 5 jobs and travel full time.
A massively important lesson that Domi and Frida try to teach through their experiences is this: Passion is the most important thing in a long term project. If you start something thinking only of how much money you can earn, you will probably never earn anything from it. Monetization doesn’t come overnight, and not having a true passion for what you’re doing won’t keep you in it for the long haul.
Even with how passionate the couple has always been about traveling, they’ve still been willing to put in the work to make doing it for a living a reality. They’ve come a long way with their photography skills since starting, and have studied countless hours on how to get a perfect shot. Being able to delay gratification has been easy for them, as journeying across the world and capturing every moment along the way has never felt like work for them. Surely enough, however, they became incredibly skilled at capturing content and sharing it with their audience and have been able to run one of the most compelling travel pages on Instagram. Regardless of what the future holds for them and their career as travel influencers, Domi and Frida will never lose their passion for traveling and will continue to make it their mission to see the world.