What’s going on guys? 😀
As I’m writing this I’m waiting for a connection flight at Dubai International Airport. I’ve been back home for a short 3 week trip to visit family and friends.
I’m thinking back on my last three months. It’s been amazing!
In November I spent most of my time exploring Bangkok with an amazing girl that I’ve spent a lot of time with lately.
I ended my year with a trip to Koh Chang, one of Thailands most beautiful islands. Before I went back to Europe 5th of January to visit family and friends.
In February I will go on a trip all the way up Isaan, one city at the time with train, before I end my trip in Vientiane, Laos.
My point is. No matter where I am, I can pull out my laptop and make money. In fact, some of my income is 100% passive. That means I don’t even have to work to make them. I’ve already done the work, and the money trickle in slowly but steady.
It’s a god damn good feeling! 😀
There is a million ways to make money online. All it takes is your imagination, hard work and the dollars will start to trickle in.
Trust me guys… If I can do this, so can you. I’m an idiot.
Did you know there is a dude who travel around the world and let people stare at him? That’s how he makes money…
I still remember when I made my first dollar online, it felt so good I had goosebumps all over my body.
I knew that if I could multiply this income, I could live a dream life in cheap tropical countries like Thailand, Cambodia or The Philippines.
Not only could I live a dream life, but it’s also the responsible thing to do. An extra income is very nice to have. What if you become sick and can’t do regular work anymore? Or what if you just loose your job because of bad economical times?
It’s always smart to have a second semi-passive stream of income.
General tips for making online income
1: Try a lot of different things
Never put all your cards in one basket. If you only have a single source of online income, what do you do if it fails? You would be f***ed…
Right now I have 5 sources of income, they are:
- Profit from renting out my apartment back home. This is steady and safe income.
- I do translations jobs from English to Norwegian for a big international company. Mostly mobile apps in the off-shore industry. I don’t have many jobs, but when I get them they demand quick delivery and it’s good paid.
- I still do some translation jobs and background removals on Fiverr.com.
- Thai Cupid, Thai Friendly and Agoda sales through Goodbye Boring Life.
- Black jobs here and there. As I’ve said, I have a pretty decent DSLR camera. I’ve done a few gigs for hotels down here. Every time I book at hotel on Agoda with terrible pictures I ask the hotel if they want new pictures.
Lately I have started to play around with another source too, stock images and stock video. I met a Thai lady some time ago that made around 2000$ per month!!! online from the website Shutterstock.
She showed me exactly what she did, what types of pictures she took and her earnings. I learned a lot.
She had 10.000!!!!!! pictures uploaded in a 12 month period. She have probably worked 2-3 hours on that every day that year. But it did pay of in the end, didn’t it? 🙂 2000 $ a month in Thailand is a fortune!
2: Start easy and simple
Don’t jump on the make money online train and think that you will do bank the first week. If you go into this ‘business’ with that attitude you will become unmotivated very quickly.
Competition is high, and you will probably have to do jobs in the beginning for slave salary, maybe even free! It’s all about building up a reputation and a network so you can score good jobs.
Let me give you three examples:
1: When I started out on Fiverr.com, I did translation jobs for 5$. I would translate 800 words for only 5$! That usually took me 1.5 hours.
However, as the jobs came in, good reviews came in too. With good reviews I can crank up the price. Eventually I came in contact with a big company that have translators from all over the world to translate apps and software.
2: The first 4 months of Goodbye Boring Life I did not make a single sale on Thai Cupid or Thai Friendly. However, the last 3 months the sales have started to trickle in slowly. I don’t make much, and after hosting is paid I only have a small profit. But profit is profit.
Who knows, maybe in one or two years, this site is doing 1500$ a month on sales? I have no idea what to expect…
3: The Thai lady that showed me around on shutterstock.com uploaded pictures for 3 months without making a single dollar. Then the sales, reputation and special deals started to trickle in.
As you can see. Hard work usually pays of in the end. And if you want passive income you don’t have to work for, you usually have to do the hard work first, and hopefully it pays of.
3: “That won’t work”..
Yeah. With that attitude you will never make a dime. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be critical, but some people are too skeptical about what is possible to make money from.
You need to choose a strategy, and get busy RIGHT NOW… Everyday you postpone you give that money to someone else.
When you start doing jobs online, you come in contact with people that are “over” you in the online hierarchy. If you do a good job you will get contacts, build networks and get insight in other peoples business ideas and projects.
4: Don’t quit your job on day 1
Good. You’ve made your first dollars online. This is NOT the time to quit your job and fly to paradise. Keep working hard, expand your incomes. Make a robust system for yourself that keep sending money to your bank account.
This is also a good time to start saving some of your money from your regular job to build up a buffer.
It’s important to have a big buffer in case something should happen. Maybe you hurt yourself and something’s wrong with the insurance, maybe you get in trouble with the law and need to bribe someone. You never know what will happen in these countries they are after all third world countries.
I said to myself that I would quit my job the day I made 600$ online for three months straight. I made that goal back in 2015. I’ve been on the road since and I’ve never been more happy.
Life is short
Start NOW! Don’t waste time. If you are wasting time in front of your computer like reading this stupid blog.
Stop now and get started!!!
Life is short. I’m already 30 years old, and I’m stressing already. I want to utilize every second of this life. There is no time to loose.
When I get old and my dick don’t work anymore I want to have fond memories about all the crazy shit I did and all the tight Asian pussies I crushed. I want to have the most epic stories at the retirement home. 😀
I don’t want a single regret in my old days. So get started NOW!