I love my passive income! :D

What’s going on guys? ūüėÄ

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!

Bangkok, Koh Chang and Pattaya Beach

In November I spent most of my time exploring Bangkok with an amazing girl that I’ve spent a lot of time with lately.

In December I did a lot of small side trips from Bangkok, like going to Ayutthaya. I even visited a crazy museum and I went to the infamous Bang Kwang prison north of Bangkok.

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! ūüėÄ

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 shit, 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 online 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:

  1. Profit from renting out my apartment back home. This is steady and safe income.
  2. 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.
  3. I still do some translation jobs and background removals on Fiverr.com.
  4. Thai Cupid, Thai Friendly and Agoda sales through Goodbye Boring Life.
  5. Black jobs here and there. As I said, I have a pretty decent DSLR camera. I’ve done gigs for a few hotels down here. I’ve done new fresh pictures for them that they can use on Agoda.com or booking.com

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$ online from the website Shutterstock, per month!!!

She showed me exactly what she did, what types of pictures she took and her earnings. I learned a lot.

She had 20.000!!!!!! 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? ūüôā 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 don’t want a single regret in my old days. So get started NOW!

How to avoid this simple debit-card scam in Thailand

Using debit-cards to pay for services in Thailand is becoming more and more common. 5 years ago it would be hard to find a restaurant with a bankterminal to pay for your food.

Not anymore.

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Hotels, restaurants, bars and many other establishments have started to have bankterminals more and more the last years. You don’t need to walk around with a big stack of cash to get by anymore.

For example. I never pay my hotels in cash anymore. If the hotel is not pre-paid, I will pay it with my debit-card.

I’ve even seen a street food restaurant with a bankterminals in Bangkok now.

The times are changing I guess, and Thailand is becoming more and more like Japan and South-Korea than its neighboring countries. (Bangkok at least)

 

So, what scam am I talking about? 

Sometimes you have to give away your debit-card to a hotel employee or a waiter. She will then bring your card behind the desk to the bankterminal to withdraw money from it.

It’s easy for an dishonest employee to take a picture of your card with his / her phone. She can then use it later to buy stuff online.

All you need to buy stuff online is three different numbers from your card:

  1. The card-number
  2. The expire date
  3. The three digit CVC-code.

No need for pin-code.

 

This is how I deal with it

I have two cards that go to the same bank account.

The first card is normal, the second card I have censored the CVC-code and the expiry date.

Having only the card-number is useless. You can not buy anything with the card with only that number, but you can still use the magnet strip / chip to buy stuff in shops.

This method is genius because I don’t have to go around worry about where I have my debit-card. I can¬†just ‘throw it around’ without any concern to different employees and waiters.

Getting a duplicate card is easy and mostly free in all banks. Just call them up and tell them that you want a second card to your bank account.

How I made my first dollars online

What’s going on guys? ūüėÄ

This will be the first post on how I make money online. No bullshit or selling of ‘magical e-books’ that will promise you x amount of money within x amount of¬†time.

In early 2014 I started to experience with making money online. Searching for “how to make money online” on Google was hopeless because it will give you 90% spam, 5% offers that requires skills you don’t have and the last 5% disappears in all the non-sense.. So Google won’t help you much on this.

In fact, one popular way to make money online is to make complete non-sense e-books on how to make money online. And wait for idiots to fall for the trick… Sad, but true.

Truth is, there is no fast way to make a lot of money. You have to start slow, and with time, you will figure out more and more ways to make the money.

Anyways. Here is how I made my first dollars online.

 

Fiverr.com

You can sign up for fiverr.com now, and you can start to make money within days. I will tell you exactly what I did to make money, because I don’t use Fiverr anymore. I went up the ranks, so I’m not concerned about competition… ūüôā

On fiver you do ‘gigs’. You get 5$ per gig, and you decide yourself how much you want to do for those 5 bucks.

Yes, the competition is high and it pays shit but that’s not the point. What you want to do on Fiverr is shitty jobs and wait¬†for a company or a private person to offer¬†you work outside Fiverr. Then you can start to make som serious money.

Fiverr takes 25% of all you make, and the competition is hard from third world countries that will do anything for next to nothing. You have to do a good job, for little money, until you get a offer from someone to start work outside Fiverr.

Here is what I did on Fiverr. I made around¬†4.000 dollar in 1 year on these jobs. I never used these money, and today they are some of my buffer money down here in Thailand. ūüôā

Gig nr 1: Translation from English to my native language.
Gig nr 2: Remove backgrounds from pictures.
Gig nr 3: Install WordPress for idiots.

That’s all I did, and I made 4.000 dollar in one year by doing it. Most of it I made with gig nr 1 (low competition), but I also made some money with gig nr 2 and nr 3.

Then a company asked me to do translation jobs outside Fiverr for a much better payment. I continued to do Fiverr for a while, but then I started to focus on other stuff instead. I’m still experimenting and learning to this day. But at least I have enough to get by in a cheap country as Thailand. ūüôā

 

Some tips for Fiverr

Go through Fiverr’s categories and see what you can do there. They have a million different categories so there has to be something you can do. ¬†When you have found something, you make a gig to offer your service.

Now the¬†problem¬†is that it’s hard to get jobs because you don’t have any positive reviews.¬†Most people will find a gig that already have good reviews, and not a new user that don’t have anything on their history.

I have one trick that can solve this for you, and I did it for my gig where I removed backgrounds from pictures.

 

Cheat the system

I made three other fake accounts on Fiverr. I then purchased a ton of gigs for my real account. Within couple of days I had 50 perfect reviews and the real gigs started to come.

Yes, you could say this is cheating, but why do you care? You want to make money, and as long as you do a good job when you get the real deal.¬†Why should anyone care? You are technically not fooling anyone except the review system. ūüôā

You will lose 1$ per gig you buy for yourself, that is because Fiverr takes 25% of the income. But trust me, you will make those money back fast, so don’t worry about that.

 

Be cheaper than other people

You should also look at what other people take for the same service as you want to offer. Lets say the majority with a lot of good reviews will remove backgrounds from 10 pictures per gig. Then you offer 20! Do this until you have a lot of positive reviews, then you can do less for more.

Then you just continue to do this until you move up the food chain and can start to do stuff for people outside Fiverr.

I’m not saying this is the best way to make money, as there is a million ways to make money online! But this is how I started out, and it gave me the motivation I needed to continue grinding online and find new ways to make money.

You can visit Fiverr on this link. That is not a partner link and I make nothing from it. ūüôā

I will make more posts about how I make money online, but it takes time to write content, and I have other stuff to do too! So see you next time!