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Anybody running their business and traveling the world at the same time?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kuridora, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. kuridora

    kuridora Newbie

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    Keen to know which places have a good set up for IM style work based on internet connectivity, ease of getting visas, low cost of living and also access to a local community of likeminded entrepreneurs etc.

    Seems Chiang Mai and Ho Chi Minh are perennial favorites for internet marketers on the road. Any experience?
     
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    yeah , I am not one of those dudes but there are a lot of marketers who are working while chillin their ass on tropical islands
     
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    Climbing Trekking and IM Side by Side :)
     
  4. kuridora

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    all in one country or are you climbing around :) ?
     
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    Love to hear some more information about OP's query.
     
  6. kuridora

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    I live on the very remote but beautiful island of Okinawa Japan, been traveling with family for last 3 years running my online businesses. We're leaving here next month for new shores. Always curious to know where's good to base out of both for my personal interest and also ideas for the content I write about. Seems like this forum is a natural starting point to find likeminded vagabonds. Cheers :)
     
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    'Suitcase Entrepreneur', yeah, that's definitely on the list!
     
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    Come India :)
    Start your IM here that you can easily afford.
     
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    Cheap, but the housing and air quality must be atrocious.
     
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    Both are very nice in India,as you can check many entrepreneurs in India making money through IM :) and if one has to set his business good then in starting,he has got to adjust with everything. :)
     
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    If you count moving my chair from one side of the room to the other as "travelling the world", then yes.
     
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    Not yet there but one day I am hoping to run my own business while traveling the world. :)
     
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    One of the speakers at london UnGagged - Evo Terra - gave a keynote on it, actually. He and his wife basically sold their house and everything they owned that didn't fit in the boot of their car, gave up their jobs and became homeless. Apart from IM, they do house-sitting across the world - doesn't interfere with their jobs and they don't pay rent, so their only costs are flights and food.

    Seriously inspired me and it hit home that this is one of the best industries to work in. There's no killing yourself stacking shelves for minimum wage with hours that are slowly killing you. With IM, you choose your hours, you can react /adjust far quicker and you get out of it what you put in.

    Evo's talk was more about grabbing the moment and not being scared to do something big and it's stuck with me even now. So if you've got the chance to travel and do IM, you should definitely go for it.
     
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    In my head I'm traveling around different worlds.

    In reality I'm stuck on a PC in dreary Britain...
     
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    Been doing this for 3 years, I lived in Bali for a year, Philippines for 6 months and I'm in Greece at the moment. Also did some smaller stops(1 month) in Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China and UK. Travelling is fine but I think you need at least some months on a place to get to know it and to have some kind of routine for work.
     
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    have been traveling for 3 years now while earning from IM. dont know about set ups as i dont network offline, do all my business related discussions online via skype. as for visas i am an EU citizen so i can travel and live in so many places without notifying anybody.

    travel was the reason i got into IM, and to me it seems silly for an internet marketer to stay in their expensive western countries (ireland for me ) when you can bring your wage with you to a way cheaper country and live like royalty and experience the world.

    iv just arrived in Bulgaria last night, gonna be here for the winter for 5 months of snowboarding, skiing, eating out and partying every night, and saving so much money because bulgaria is the cheapest country in the EU
     
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    I let my imagination run my business. No time to travel. I do have a business to run.
    In case you missed the intended sarcasm,I don't have any business. :(