Goodbye IMAlwaysHappy2Help – Hello Thinglish Lifestyle

September 25, 2016 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

I set up this blog back in 2009-10 as a way to document what I was doing at a certain point in my life. However, now is the time to move on to a new chapter of my life and close IMAlwaysHappy2Help.com.

In 2008-9, around the time of the housing bubble burst, I decided to leave the UK for good and spend more time in Asia and live a semi-nomadic lifestyle.

I traveled to over 30 countries and got to know most pretty well, always choosing to take a path less traveled then hang out with other expats or live in a tourist bubble.

Before I left London I had a reasonably successful business that I could manage from my laptop and provide me with income to fund my lifestyle.

Actually when I first moved to Bangkok my lifestyle improved dramatically. I rented a condo by the Chao Phraya River for a firth of the price of a similar dwelling by the River Thames in London.

Food is abundant and cheap in Thailand and so is just about everything else, beers, clothes and taxi’s etc. So by reducing my overheads and freeing up more time, moving allowed me to concentrate on my business and build it up to something I could never have done back in England.

perry-thinglish-lifestyleAfter three years living in Bangkok and exploring Asia, I moved to Koh Chang Island with my partner, Katae. Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island (about the same size as Singapore) but probably the least inhabited due to its National Park status.

Around the same time I also incorporated my business in Singapore, so no going back to the old country for me.

18 months ago I married the love of my life and we have recently bought a large plot of land in Trat province. We are now developing this plot into a permaculture food forest and building a house from 5 shipping containers.

So as I’m no longer living what could be remotely called a digital nomad lifestyle, this will be my last post here.

I now have a beautiful wife, live rent and debt free on our own land that within the next few years will provide us with an abundance of fresh and organic food. I’ve finally found the freedom I was always looking for that being a digital nomad couldn’t quite live up to.

If you want to see what an old digital nomad does after he hangs up his backpack, visit my wife and I’s new blog Thinglish Lifestyle. It will be great to see you there and as always, I’m always happy to help.

Goodbye IMAlwaysHappy2Help – Hello Thinglish Lifestyle

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Choosing A Job You Like

December 26, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Marketing Quotes

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“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius, a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.

Some people go into a job hunt thinking that they have absolutely no control over the job that they might end up getting in the end. Most people are easy to jump at the job that has the best financial opportunity regardless of the type of work that they are given. It’s much more important to look into an occupation that can present you with more freedom, or something that you find more interesting.

Less Stressful

We spend a large amount of our waking hours sitting at a desk or sitting at work. Although a 40 hour week doesn’t sound like much in the grand scheme of things, many of us work well and above these hours and when we consider working this much over a lifetime these hours can really add up. This is why enjoying the time that you spend working is very important. There are bound to be some stressful days in any job that you take on but regularly experiencing stress or discomfort in the workplace can lead to health concerns and severely impact your quality of life.

I love what I do for a living so 99% of the time it really doesn’t feel like work. Another big plus point for me is the freedom my live/work lifestyle affords me. I enjoy lots of mini holidays, work from beautiful resorts, by the pool or in my pants in my condo!: )

Take Your Options

If you are already stuck in a job where you feel trapped or you are experiencing an abnormal amount of stress every single day, it’s very important to look into the options you have. We live in a very exciting time. Working online is now easier than ever before and you have resources available to you such as online freelancing websites, living the Internet marketing lifestyle or even becoming an entrepreneur to eventually attain the freedom of being able to work on a beach. You can start small and begin working part-time to check out some of these options for yourself but it is important to note that selecting a job you enjoy doing is a great way that you can get the most out of life and the hours that you work as well as achieve financial security.

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To Dream, To Live

December 26, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”Malcolm Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine.

Many people in business find it hard to see forward or see any room for advancement in the position that they are in. Dreaming of where you may be in business or seeing some type of financial freedom in your future is an excellent motivator to work hard. While it is good to enjoy some form of financial security and to continue working to make sure that you can maintain your lifestyle, seeing something in the future is an even bigger motivator.

Be Motivated at Work

For those who are stuck in positions where there is no hope for advancement or where there isn’t much of a future freedom to dream about in place, it can be very difficult to enjoy your job as well as your life. We spend a lot of time at our jobs and a lot of time earning money before we retire. It’s very important to enjoy these working hours just as we enjoy the time that we have off. While work will probably always feel a bit like work there are some steps you can take to give yourself hope and to really start to enjoy and feel motivated at work.

If you are in a position where you feel absolutely stuck, with no room for advancement it may be a good idea to look to your options. Freedom is not something that is impossible in the working world. Many people are living an laptop lifestyle and working from home or traveling the world, enjoying freedom while still being able to earn money and do something that is enjoyable. Online freelancers, businesses and more can run from a home office today or from anywhere in the world. In this exciting age that we live in the dream of having more freedom in the workplace is more attainable than ever before. What’s holding you back?

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Be A Fortune

December 19, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

Regardless of the skills that you may have picked up at school, nothing will prepare you for the working world where the occupation that you are entering into. No matter the industry that you are going into, whether you are working for a company or starting your own business, the lessons that you learn as you research and train for that business will be the fundamentals that stick with you over your formal schooling. Formal education is a great way that you can open the door to an excellent business opportunity as well as gain the fundamentals that you will need to run a business and be successful in the corporate world. However, formal education does not appropriately prepare us to jump headlong into the business world and be able to keep up with our competitors who have years of experience. Having a diploma and credentials is a great way that you can eventually find yourself in a job, but it is ultimately your skills that will allow you to keep that job.

Learning skills yourself

Self-education is crucial to obtaining freedom in your life. Knowing something different from another person, or constantly learning new skills is a great way that you can venture out as an entrepreneur and have more marketable skills when working for a company. As you expand on your own skills you become aware of more markets and opportunities and this can help you on your way to financial freedom. With more opportunities available to you you can select from the most lucrative of these opportunities as well as have multiple businesses on the go at once. For entrepreneurs, expansion into new markets is absolutely required to see fantastic results in sales and increased freedoms.

Today, with Internet lifestyle access to these new skills and new knowledge is easier to come by than ever before. Many universities are offering up their programs online for free and the speed that you can find information and learn new skills can be done faster than ever before. Remember that formal education can be important, but it is the effort you take at self-education that will eventually make you a fortune.

 

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Entrepreneurship – Fortune Favors the Brave

October 17, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

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“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

You have probably heard or seen a variety of promotional material talking about working from the beach or the financial freedom associated with entrepreneurship or starting your own business. What many of these promotional materials fail to mention is the early start up of the business and the amount of work that it takes to actually become a successful entrepreneur. Some even go as far as trying to sell a ‘magic button’ but save your money, there are no push buttons solutions to starting a new venture online. The truth is most people are unwilling to roll up their sleeves, get on their bike or take this risks to complete all of the work it takes in order to eventually experience these freedoms.

One person who isn’t afraid of a little hard work is Richard Marriott. I met Richard online when he reached out to me from China for a blog post he was writing about Local SEO. He is now holed up in the French Alps on his latest entrepreneurial adventure with nothing much more than a donkey and a girl in a Spar shop for distraction. (I’m unaware if the Donkey speaks English or indeed if Richard speaks Donkey) To follow Richards on his entrepreneurial journey, click here. I’m sure you’ll get inspired and learn something and I’m sure he’d like to hear your words of support, remember he’s only got a donkey to talk to!

If you have an idea, or skills that you can use to work online it can be big risk to take these skills away from your existing employment and financial security. This is why many people begin to start working on their entrepreneurial endeavors as a part-time venture before jumping in fully. This can mean long hours far beyond your existing work week and for these reasons a lot of people simply avoid pursuing entrepreneurship. It’s easier to go to the pub, crash in front of the TV or just relax. My advice would be to get ‘Rock n’ Roll’ and throw your TV out the window. It’s a complete time suck and you don’t need it or will miss it!

Fortune Favors the Brave

In the best case scenario you can begin an entrepreneurial venture while you are unemployed and have full-time hours to commit to it. This is what happened a lot when the US and Europe experienced a sudden rise in unemployment as a result of the recession (and continued depression… don’t get me started!). Many entrepreneurs were creating start-ups and working online to address the need for new employment and to fix the economy without having to resort to chasing the minimal amount of jobs that were available. Still, there were a vast majority that held out to find work with a company that was hiring. Well good luck to them, the situation isn’t getting better any time soon, so now is as good time as any to get started down your entrepreneurial path.

Entrepreneurship can eventually allow you to find your way into the freedom of being able to work from the beach, or set your own hours, but it takes real work to get to this point. This is why so many start-ups and online businesses fail so quickly. New business owners are expecting freedom right away and are unmotivated to continue without seeing financial benefits and flexible hours in their near future. No one said it was going to be easy and if it was, everyone would be doing it. And where would the fun be in that? But with a little guidance, perseverance and the right attitude you can and will make it.

I’ll see you on the beach!

Entrepreneurship Is Living A Few Years Of Your Life Like Most People Won’t


Freedom

February 2, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

Internet Marketing Lifestyle=FreedomFreedom, what does the word mean to you? For me freedom is the biggest motivational factor that gets me up in the morning eager to experience a brand new day full of endless possibilities. Freedom for me is a value I hold above all others.

I set my business up with freedom built into it. What I mean by this is when I was looking to start a new company it had to give me the flexibility to live and work where I want and when I want. Of course we are living in a golden age of communication that allows us to do just that. A privilege not afforded to my parents or even to us even 5 years ago. Such is the speed of new technologies available to us.

Today I run a successful local search marketing company and makes three figures a year. I could make a lot more but then it would be like a ‘proper’ job and who wants one of those? Not me Sir! I refuse to grow up and instead live a life many only dream off. I live in Asia by choice having left the cold, grey city of London behind over two years ago.

Today I’m writing this blog post from my smartphone (Galaxy S3) with a WordPress app while sat in The Geographic cafe in Malaka, Malaysia. If you ever find or loose yourself here try the sour plum drink. Its got to be the most refreshing and healthy drink you can have in this heat!

In the next few days I will travel back up to the amazing Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpa before flying back to Bangkok Thailand a few days later. Then we’ve planned a weekend at the exclusive Royal Cliff Hotel in Pattaya. All the time I’m I’m traveling and experiencing new cultures, meeting interesting people and seeing the wonders this world has to offer us, Im in total contact with my clients, virtual staff and associates and of course making money.

I tell you all this not to brag but to open your mind to your own possibilities of a freer lifestyle only the Internet can bring. Let’s face it, if I can do it, so can YOU!

If you value your freedom and want to earn money from home, by working from the beach a few hours a day or traveling on paths less traveled you need to start investing in your future and learn Internet marketing strategies that really work.

Benefits of the Internet Marketing Lifestyle

An Internet marketing lifestyle will free you from the modern slavery we are all born and conditioned to live in. You leave school with a limited knowledge and a one world view. You go to university and leave with a huge debt. You get a job if you are lucky (depends how you look at it) but never earn enough or have the time to enjoy traveling, your hobbies, write that book or spend time with your family. You get more into debt living in a house the bank owns, maybe drive a car the bank owns or even have to take a second job to support your family. Sound familiar? Working for ‘the man’ you are trapped as a slave wage trading hours for dollars.
Its time to break free and enjoy your freedom, but how do you start and begin to learn the knowledge that you can build into a successful and rewarding business helping others on the way?

Come back to this site and read how I built a business up from ground zero that in just a few short years allows me to live the dream. Of course I made many mistakes on the way and learned by sheer bloody mindedness. You will be able to learn from my mistakes and my successes and have a business up and running in a matter of months so you too will be able to start living your own Internet marketing lifestyle.

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IM Always Happy 2 Help

October 27, 2010 in Welcome To Thailand

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IM Always Happy 2 Help!

This is the first of many posts and pages that will be full of helpful advice and resources for those new to Internet Marketing (IM) and looking to earn extra money working from home or living the dream and working from the beach.

I started Internet and affiliate marketing a few years ago and after around two years I turned the corner and started making a living from online marketing. I want to share what I’ve learned with others so you don’t make the same mistakes as me or waste any of your time, so you can fast track to make $100’s online everyday and live your dream, maybe in Thailand, just like me.

IM = Internet Marketing

I’m not a Guru or an Internet millionaire, I’m just a regular guy who likes the freedom and lifestyle working online with IM gives me. The freedom and flexibility to work from where I want, when I want and with who I want. You can do it too.

I left the grey skies and the rat race that is London and after living on Koh Chang island for a few months, I set up home in Bangkok (BKK) Thailand in April 2011. In this blog I will share some of my experiences with you about living in the strange and beautiful place they call ‘The Land of Smiles’.

Check back regularly and feel free to post your comments and advice to help others. Caring is sharing so get some of that good karma!

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