Island Life – Picture Perfect Laptop Lifestyle

April 27, 2014 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Koh Chang

Laptop Lifestyle - Working on a TanI’ve been off the radar lately but I’ve not disappeared entirely. I have just been busy with other multiple projects and never found the time to get back on my blog.

Koh Chang

When I first started this journey in South East Asia I was on the island of Koh Chang. One of my favorite place in the whole world. For the last three years I’ve been living in Bangkok but for some time I’ve wanted to escape the city (even though I have had a mini break every couple of months). I love Bangkok and it’s an easy place to live and travel from. I can generally be at an international airport between 30 and sixty minutes and fly to Oz, Singapore, Bali, HCMC or any other of my favorite destinations.

However the appeal to go out and party like I used to and with the current political crisis lurching towards civil ward, I thought it made for the perfect time to get out the city and get back to natural and slower pace of life. So here I am again, where it all started on Koh Chang, elephant island.

I’ve also recently incorporated my business in Singapore for better tax efficiency and let’s face it, it’s only a 2 hour flight there and not a full day getting back to the grey, old UK. So moving homes and moving a business has kept me busy (Aren’t the the two most stressful things you can do?). I’ve also teamed up with one of my company managers to start another business and we are spending all our time ‘out of work hours’ setting that up. I won’t say anything about it here for now but it’s a very exciting project and one that I have dreamed about for a long time.

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So now I’m setting up a comfortable home with my girlfriend and looking to purchase some land on the island to build our dream home, get off-grid and produce our own food. We have already started planting on a small scale and hope to soon taste the fruits of our labor. Things grow fast in this tropical climate! So watch out for gardening tips and building a sustainable home here soon.

With that being said, it’s time to go and water the plants. I’m in domestic bliss!

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The Internet Lifestyle – Spend Your Life In Your Own Way

December 12, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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 “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley, an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet.

Many in the business world would attribute success with working their way up the corporate ladder to eventually hold the top position. This can take real work and employee will have to give up a wide array of their own freedoms as well as impress anyone that might be ahead of them for the job. While we can define success as someone who has obtained financial security, it’s ultimately someone that has control of their time as well as their money that has achieved real success.

Freedom in the Workplace

So many people in the corporate world have almost zero hours to spend doing what they enjoy. Instead they are stuck constantly working wherever they may be. Becoming an entrepreneur or a freelancer is an excellent way that you can escape the shackles of the traditional work patterns and set your own schedule. Freelancing in entrepreneurship is truly the ultimate freedom in the workplace because you are your own boss and you can spend your life your own way.

Flexible Jobs with an Internet Connection

Freelancers and entrepreneurs are able to work anywhere that there is an active Internet connection and they have the materials that they need for their projects. This internet lifestyle is extremely rewarding and very flexible. Many people involved in these types of online businesses are able to work from the beach, work at home and work without ever having to see an office environment ever again. With this enormous freedom it can be difficult to ever go back into the corporate world, especially if an entrepreneur or freelancer is able to achieve some type of financial security in their work.

It can take time to reach a stage where an entrepreneur can become self-sufficient and truly be their own boss. Taking the risks and moving on an idea that you might have could be extremely profitable to you in the future as well as a contributing factor to turning you into an overall success no matter how you define the word.

One of the best ways to find your freedom and live your life on your terms if to find a mentor or a proven online business model you can replicate; wash, rinse and repeat. More of that in another post…

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Catch the Trade Winds in Your Sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

December 5, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain, American author and humorist.

The truth is, life is pretty short. We don’t have a lot of time to waste while we’re here and unfortunately we can end up spending quite a lot of it working. The unfortunate byproduct of life is that it gets expensive and as a result we need to maintain our jobs in order to have financial freedom. The more expensive that life gets however, the more that we have to work and the less time that we have. This is the problem that plagues us all but luckily there is a solution…

Within the past decade it has become much easier to work from home and become your own boss. There are millions of opportunities online to make money as well as some fantastic opportunities that are available for people who are interested in marketing and selling products online. Many people are content to look back on the last 20 years at jobs that they enjoy doing even if it is for companies, but some people may not have the same positive thoughts towards their occupation. For those people, it may be time to cast off and start creating your own opportunities.

Discover the Internet Lifestyle

With a bit of research and some creativity you can quickly discover that there is an entire Internet lifestyle available with the freedom that you may have always wanted. Networks of freelancers, online business people, and Internet marketers all come together to work online and give up the traditional 9 to 5. Being your own boss can be extremely rewarding but it is important to test the waters first before you jump in with both feet. Spend some time doing research and creating some part-time opportunities before you give up the financial security that you received that your current occupation. When you feel as though you can make it on your own, go for it and experience the freedom that you deserve.


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Imagination Will Take You Everywhere

November 28, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

Logic Will Get You From A To B. Imagination Will Take You Everywhere.

Imagination - Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.

After nearly three years of living in Bangkok, tomorrow we will head to one of the many islands to view places to live. Instead of living in the city and having mini breaks in neighboring countries and islands we plan to set up a base on an island and have mini breaks in the city. Working online allows me the freedom to really live and create my perfect lifestyle.

Staying with the company and working is another example of a path that will get you from A to B. While working with the same company may allot you some extra opportunities and perceived freedoms, it’s ultimately something that you create for yourself and work at that will take you far beyond anything that a company could offer.

Grow your Skills

It’s very important to remember that everyone has a sense of creativity and marketable skills. Today more than ever, it is far easier to start with an idea and to grow it into an Internet lifestyle or business that you can run for yourself. Even something as simple as having an idea is enough to get started with the business and begin your success. With a large market of international freelancers, each with their own individual skills to bring to the table there is literally boundless talent available to you online to start up your business or to deliver services to clients online. I regularly employ the services of writers, programmers, graphic designers, art directors, translators, videographers, cartoonists, social media managers, SEO services, proof readers, researchers and a lots more. Are these skills you have or could learn to start to develop a freedom freelance lifestyle of your own?

Give your Imagination a Chance

Working behind a desk at a company can be extremely crippling to your imagination and can cause stress as well as an overall lack of flexibility in your life. Starting your own company, or working at your own business is an excellent way to gain an enormous amount of freedom when it comes to the workplace. Many people who have begun offering services in partnership with freelancers, or people who have become freelancers themselves are now able to work from anywhere in the world. With just a little bit of imagination and commitment you could potentially be working on a beach somewhere instead of behind a desk each day. It’s surprising where you imagination will take you when you let it!

If you are content to continue on your path from A to B, you will be rewarded with little in the way of any real financial security and overall lack of freedom and flexibility. If you are interested in doing a bit of work and helping your imagination expand, consider trying the Internet lifestyle for yourself. Freelance.com is a good place to start. Open a free account and start making independent money from your skills. Click the button below.

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Exciting Job Opportunity for Freedom Freelancer

November 21, 2013 in Internet Marketing, Internet Marketing Lifestyle

Freedom Freelance Position

Yes we are hiring! My company Blend Local Search Marketing is looking for a talented individual with a passion for social media. This position would suite a freedom freelancer who is capable of working remotely from home, a coffee shop or even the beach with full support and little supervision.

You can discover more about this exciting opportunity at the Mother Ship. Good luck!

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The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It

November 21, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, and author.

Businesses and advertisers are always looking for the next big trend. The great thing about working for yourself and launching a revolutionary product however, is that you have the freedom to dictate trends. So many startups and companies these days are producing promotional material well before they had even launched a product. Through social media it’s now possible to deliver up-to-the-minute updates and trends on new products and services almost as soon as they have been thought up. Crafting a trend may have been a little more difficult just a decade ago, but with the availability of social media and the number of startups that are using it, it can be truly amazing the amount of impact that a few short messages can have to a larger population.

Material for Online Marketing

When we think in terms of viral videos and advertising online, we can see that this type of promotional material isn’t always that expensive to produce. However there are some short video clips and advertisements which are viewed by thousands of people each and every day. These kinds of online trends have been created and have gone viral in some cases only just a few minutes after they were posted. While some advertisers will spend money and time doing research to figure out what the next trend is so that they can hop on board to market their products with it, they are forgetting that it’s ever important to be the trendsetter.

Part of working online and living the Internet lifestyle involves setting trends by creating them. As we set trends we can change the future and is advertisers it’s very important that new businesses are able to create creative promotional material that sets trends for their products and services. This level of creativity is a driving sales force that gets things done and puts small businesses on the path to financial freedom.

The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It


Success Means Only Doing What You Do Well, Letting Someone Else Do The Rest

November 14, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle

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When starting a business online there are many new entrepreneurs to try to take on too much too fast. An excellent feature of the online lifestyle and working online, is that there are experts at your fingertips all of the time. There are millions of freelancers that can be found online each with their own individual skill set and this is extremely valuable if you are trying to get a business off of the ground, or you are trying to offer a service online.

One of the first realizations as a budding business owner or entrepreneur is that you can’t and shouldn’t try to do everything on your own. Sir Richard Branson runs multiple companies from Virgin Airlines, Virgin Trains and Virgin Mobile but he doesn’t fly his planes, drive his trains or man the call centers. He hire’s professionals to do that so he can grow and scale his business.

By checking the market for freelancers who have reliable skills to your business, you can work to fill in any gaps as a business owner or entrepreneur. This way you can focus on all of the aspects of your business that you feel that you can handle well, or that you feel that you are an expert on. The remaining pieces of your business can then be filled by a freelancer.

A prime example of this could be if you are a business who has just launched a new product. Offering up Internet marketing opportunities with commissions for Internet marketers is an excellent way that you can see a variety of advertising material produced for your product without having to spend the time creating it yourself. Creating advertising can take time, and making sure that your advertising is converting is something that takes even more time. The excellent part of Internet marketing is that quite a lot of the work is taken out of the hands of the business owner. They simply were to receive sales and pay out commissions as they receive their money. Internet marketers are reimbursed for their time and effort that is spent on advertising through these commission dollars and both parties end up making money. This is a prime example of how freelancers and online workers can make a difference with your online business.

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Are You The Top Dog?

November 7, 2013 in Marketing Quotes

Life Is Like A Dogsled Team. If You Ain’t The Lead Dog, The Scenery Never Changes.

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“Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”Lewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist,

For many people that are stuck working their way to the top in business, it can be excruciating to put in the time needed until funds are available to receive a raise or promotion. Business can be a difficult entity to move through and it may be some time before you are able to experience real freedom. In all truth, in today’s world there are many people that work through their entire careers and find themselves in a similar position even in their retirement.

While it is good to have financial security, it is also nice to have extra freedom in the workplace, and the ability to earn more money. There are many businesses that have little room for advancement, and only little opportunities to earn extra. This is why people who are able to freelance, or create their own business opportunities are the ones who can experience more financial freedom and personal growth.

Find your place in the online world

With thoughts of escaping this 9-to-5 grind, many workers are turning to an Internet lifestyle in order to find work and create work for their independent careers. There are plenty of opportunities for people online in many different sectors. You can become a freelancer, and use your existing skills to complete services for people online, become an Internet marketer and promote others products for commission dollars, or start your own business and sell products online through your own e-commerce site. All of these options will allow a person a great deal of freedom and the opportunity for advancement and a greater financial reward for success.

If you have left the previous position because you found the scenery never changes, consider working online as the scenery could constantly change. Working online gives you the ability to work from the beach, work from home or work from anywhere in the world that you choose. All that is required is an active Internet connection, a computer and a plan of action. How far will you go…

Are You the Top Dog?


You’re Still A Rat If You Win Rat Race

October 31, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Marketing Quotes

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You’re Still A Ratrat race

“The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”Lilly Tomlin, American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.

The 9-to-5 grind is something that enslaves millions of people across the world. There are so many people that are wrapped up in corporations, working for other people and squandering their creativity each and every day. The true path to freedom in the workplace comes when you are ready to surrender yourself from working for a company and finally going out and making opportunities for yourself. It is a difficult thing to put yourself out there, but you will be rewarded by having more flexibility and an opportunity to possibly make more money by doing something that you love. When you are doing something that you love, money isn’t such a motivational factor, you’ll find other things that are more rewarding and fulfilling.

Earlier this month I was in Australia for a few weeks, visiting friends and seeing the sights in Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney. I also went on a walkabout on Frazer Island. I even flew round the island taking off and landing from the beach that also serves as the islands main road… tides permitting! During this time my business kept on rocking and on my day of departure I got confirmation of a new business deal, my companies biggest to date.

I picked up a book at the Gold Coast Airport to read on my flight to Malaysia called The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. I recommend you get a copy of it if you are looking to leave the rat race or work remotely from your office. It’s jammed packed with useful, practical advice. I know I can save a few extra hours a day by changing the way I work to give me even greater freedom.

The Purpose of Working

So many people experience stress in their jobs but will carry on working because of the financial incentive that it gets them. If you work at a job long enough there’s a good chance that you will get promoted and while this leads to more responsibility, you are also rewarded with a better financial incentive. Supposedly winning the rat race would mean achieving the status of the head of a company, but this only happens to a very small percentage of people. By going it alone you instantly become the head of your own company and you’re presented with all of the freedom you want depending when, where and with who you want to work with.

Find your Freedom

By working as a freelancer, entering into the Internet marketing lifestyle, or starting your own business you can work at attaining the type of freedom that most people in the working world can only dream of. The kind of freedom that allows you to work from the beach and run your business from anywhere in the world. While it is a large sacrifice to give up a well-paying job to pursue a dream as a freelancer, or to start a business on your own, it’s important to remember that you can take small steps first. Researching and beginning these options (reading the 4-Hour Work Week is a good place to start) when you are still working will allow you to have financial security until you’re ready to support yourself and work on your own terms when and where your heart desires.

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You’re Still A Rat


Dropbox – Your Cloud Cover in Thailand

August 22, 2012 in Product News & Reviews

Dropbox

If you are seriously thinking about living and working in amazing Thailand than you will definitely need Dropbox.

You no longer need to carry around extra hard-drives, memory sticks or SD Card, now you can host all your important folders and files in Dropbox.

Dropbox simplifies the way you can create and share you documents and media files and always have your stuff available, wherever you may be. So if you are living your dream lifestyle in Thailand or working from the beach, you know you’ll always have your information saved and instantly retrievable with this cloud storage solution.

 What is Dropbox

dropboxDropbox lets you take all your photographs, documents and even large media files like videos anywhere and share them easily with who ever you choose – friends, colleagues or your whole team. You no longer have to email files to your self to work off more than one computer. Everything you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your synced computers, smartphones and even the Dropbox website.

If you accidentally knock a cup of tea or a beer Chang over your laptop or even if it was stolen, Dropbox has you covered and none of your files will be lost.

Dropbox is also available on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android smartphones. I have it on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and it works like a dream!

Also, for every friend you invite and who consequently joins and installs Dropbox (which is free), they will give you both 500 MB of bonus storage space up to a limit of 8 GB. So if you click the link below we both win!

Discover more about Dropbox here.

If you liked this review, read my review for Jing by Techsmith.

If you found this post useful and are making good use of Dropbox, let me know how you are getting on in the comments below.

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