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Is Anyone on BHW travelling around the world while working? If you are one, please share!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nikolaalx, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. nikolaalx

    nikolaalx Regular Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have been seeing quite a few posts about people that mention how they take the full advantage of having the freedom of moving around while still working as an IM. Some people say they lived for few months in Asia ...some in Africa.

    I have the feeling that there is a whole bunch of people on BHW that are just exploring the world as we speak and that some of the threads are written from places which might be quite interesting.

    I have been thinking about the idea of embarking on a world tour over the last 2 weeks and every time I think of it my stomach starts to dance (the nice dance..not the one which you feel before taking a shit :D )

    The idea is:

    - Live 1-2 months in different cities over the course of a year. Europe..USA..Asia..Australia..Oceania even. Maybe 4-5 different cities.
    - Work hard (which means that I will need good internet)
    - Maybe even make a youtube vlog or somthng to document the bullshits I do while touring around :D

    Hell if anyone finds this interesting we might share some rental costs and make it a small group, it'd be more fun :)

    It takes a lot of courage and I am kinda also posting this to get a little bit more buffed with courage, cuz I think this will be an incredible experience.
    If you are one of those guys, please share what you did, how you did it and how you feel after doing it :). I think this might open the eyes to many of us.


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  2. itzcorky

    itzcorky Junior Member

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    For me I like to get away and travel from time to time because it keeps my mind clear and allows me to do my IM without any stress at all. I invested in a verizon 4g card that way when I do travel around the world I can always have internet on my laptop no matter what. :)
     
  3. smash-wear.nl

    smash-wear.nl Regular Member

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    hi yes i travel around the world, living in hostels en do IM, i just stardet to doe it like this, i am in Barcelona, Spain nowe,,
     
  4. nikolaalx

    nikolaalx Regular Member

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    Never thought there was such a thing. I always pay insane data roaming costs. Whats the price you pay for the 4g on average?

    Awesome, I always wanted to go there.

    And what do you do there? Walk around go partying?
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    I did something along these lines a couple of years ago. I packed my laptop and very few clothes and hopped in my car and stayed at a bunch of different extended stay hotels. I did this as part of a social experience and built a site based on the lives of many people that lived in these hotels due to losing homes etc.

    Was an eye opening experience at the very least and I stayed in some places that were a tad scary at times but good for the kind of research and site I was building.

    In the USA there are literally hundreds of thousands of people that stay in these kinds of hotels as their home... complete families with children sharing a one room hotel with a small kitchen area.

    It was quite an experience and certainly changed how I look at some things.
     
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  6. dannistone

    dannistone Regular Member

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    I've lived in 4 countries up to now, and this has easily been the best life experience I ever had. It has also allowed me to be a better tourist, knowing how to get to know a country/city without just sticking to the stuff that tourists see. Unfortunately I sort of stopped traveling like crazy a year ago. I certainly miss it, but my priorities lie in my country at the moment.
     
  7. itzcorky

    itzcorky Junior Member

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    $300 a month and it is worth every penny for the fact that places that don't have wifi really suck and this card bails me out every time ;) When you decide to get one tell them you will be using it internationally and this will lower the cost of what you pay by a lot of money.
     
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    I recently graduated with a degree in Hospitality business- hotel management and currently work at a luxury extended stay brand and you're absolutely right...construction workers, military people, people traveling with their company, and those are the lucky ones because they plan on staying. In the summer there was a fire in the area and we filled up with families who were displaced by it, some college dorms had issues with the electricity so they were'nt ready when schoold started and a bunch of college girls came and it was nice, and other unexpected shit like that. You really do get to meet so many people and they're all so different it's awesome.

    I live in US now but i hop around states to see maybe there's a better one :) and regularly go back to Europe...and wherever I am i do IM because i really like it. And for the past couple of years it's been a very nice side income to have, something to rely on that it will be there next month, though your job may not. I was paying my rent with it until the the recent google's panda experiment :D
     
  9. nikolaalx

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    Sounds like having some balls to do that. What were those families like...have you spoken to them?

    Which countries did you live in?

     
  10. Winchester

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    Been there and done that, I used to travel and do SEO out of multiple locations. At the end of the day you can't give your clients the same long term security and personal attention they need. You also don't know the local markets nearly as well. In the end I picked a place to settle down and start a business.
     
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    I spoke to a lot of them... had meals with them and had drinks with them as well. I wanted to see what life situations caused them to have to live in an extended stay hotel as opposed to a house or apt.

    This was only in the USA.
     
  12. eng152

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    I'm in same boat. I have traveled to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and India. Still I build my IM carrier to earn six figure income with Online and Offline Business. If anyone come to Sri Lanka, Shoot me a PM :D
     
  13. dannistone

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    Greece since I was born. France for 3 months. Austria for 5 months. UK for 2 years. Fun times. Guess which is my home-country.
    EDIT: This doesn't include traveling for shorted periods :p.
     
  14. nikolaalx

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    My guess is UK ?

    Greece is nice..I also visit it quite frequent. Too bad their economy has collapsed now though.



     
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    Funny you should say that - I'm about to buy this to sail around the world in.


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    I'm flying down to check it out next week. I can't quite afford it yet, but thats what mortgage drawbacks are for right?

    We've been working long and hard building our travel network over the last 5 years and now we're almost ready to go. The sites consistently earning enough to pay 2 staff now, as well as me and the wife.
    If I can acheive the same growth in the next 12 months, It will be able to pay 4 staff and still earn my 1K a week, plus we've already got one investment property giving us a little pocket money, and we'll rent out the house for a bit above mortgage repayments. So we should have a sailing fund of aboput $2200 per week. Of course I'll still need to be working though. I'm going to move all my tools to a VPS so bandwith won't be a hassle or too costly with satellite connections. I'll really step up my outsourcing and get a VA to do all the grunt work. So I plan to only work an hour or so a day, same thing for my wife - she looks after the actual travel agency side of things.

    I've got a 5y/o daughter, so we need to do this fairly soon so she won't miss too much schooling, as we'll be gone a year or two. I actually think it'll be the best education anyone could ever receive.

    The boats 90K and I probably need to spend another 50 on it to get it right, but they're such sweet little boats, I've always wanted one.
     
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  16. nikolaalx

    nikolaalx Regular Member

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    I know a guy here in my town that bought such a boat and did a world trip. He went to New Zealand..South America etc.

    He wrote a book and said that this was the experience of his life.

    I admire your courage and I hope you don't have problem in sustaining the traffic to your sites while voyaging.

    I always asked myself...can you really rely on a sailboat ..for such an adventure. I mean..cmon what if there is not enough wind and you have limited fuel with your backup engine?

    How many ft. is that beauty?


     
  17. NikosX

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    very inspiring point of views guys!

    I love travelling I hope I can afford to stay wherever I want on this world and work with a portable internet connection...

    dreams, dreams, dreams!

    why work if you don't have some dreams...?
     
  18. dannistone

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    Greece is my homecountry. The economy is terrible right now and at my age group unemployment is about 40%. Still IM can provide good money since it is not location dependent; that's why I prefer to work for myself and my family.
     
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    I never did anything like that BUT that's what got me to IM in the first place.
    Had a plan to live all over the world for 3 months and then go someplace else. The only requirement is warm weather :D

    Hopefully I'll make one of those "I made it I'm traveling all over posts" soon
     
  20. partymarty4870

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    She's 36 feet, She's got a rear double cabin, and a cabin for my daughter at the front with a big enough lounge/galley for the 3 of us.

    I'm not too worried about being at sea. I used to be a delivery skipper and regularly sailed yachts up and down the east coast of australia. If there's no wind you wait, simple. Apart from the equater there is very rarely no wind for more than a day or two.

    As for traffic, everything I have done for the last few months has been done with the future in mind, also it's a hell of a lot easier to keep your site up there than to get it there in the first place.