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The Secret of My Success: ProWebCom

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For those of you who have been following along, I’ve been dropping hints the past couple of weeks about our Secret of My Success series. During the previews I have been telling my readers that we were going to do something a little different than most other travel blogs who only ever interview other travel bloggers or travel celebrities.  I wanted to go a step beyond that and show you the other side of the coin: the numerous online entrepreneurs who make a living via the Internet and have the flexibility to travel, but don’t write about it. This is all about showing you just how accessible making money online is…and just why it is that so many people –even those who aren’t blogging about it within the expat / digital nomad community — are taking up the flag of expat living for global benefits as described in The Expat Guidebook, available in PDF format or from Amazon.com for your Kindle reader.

First up in our series is Hans from the ProWebCom group. An online entrepreneur, Hans is not your ordinary web developer. He’s owned an engine refurbishing business that saw him going to Japan and buying used motors to repair and then re-sell back in his home country of Canada, a job which saw him traveling there in his mid-20s. Something else he did before he transitioned fully into the online arena was travel to the Congo in order to take advantage of buying gold and precious metals directly at the source…minus the brokerage and middle-man fees. He’s traveled the world, but over the past few years he’s built up his web development platforms until now he runs one of the world’s leading PSD to HTML services. He was the one who introduced me to Sovereign Man and the array of international investment opportunities available in the world, and I was the one who introduced him to one of my primary SEO, backlinking and marketing mentors, Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income project.

Too often when people are reading travel blogs within the digital nomadosphere they only ever come across bloggers who interview other bloggers in their field. And while you’ll certainly see a few of those names crop up in our own list as this series continues, I’m shining the spotlight on the ordinary, average online entrepreneur who travels and lives at least part of the time in other parts of the world, for a variety of reasons ranging from tax purposes, to escape extreme weather, to explore new adventures, see new things, enjoy a cheap cost of living and beyond. Or, as in the case of Hans, to take advantage of all of the things detailed in The Expat Guidebook, ranging from the cheaper costs of living, medical tourism, secondary passports and citizenships, and even heading to another country to buy gold and precious metals as an investment rather than trusting in the banks, which are all government-controlled.

But don’t take it from me. You can watch the interview in its entirety at our YouTube channel.

 

For more information on The Expat Guidebook, you can visit the website at http://www.theexpatguidebook.com/. Stay tuned for the next entry in the series, which will be focusing on another global entrepreneur who is utilizing the expat lifestyle to their advantage…and yet not blogging about it full time. These are the hidden stories, the behind-the-scenes tales of expats living in other countries without the limelight of professional blogging or being part of the travel celebrity scene. These are the ordinary, average people just like everyone else in the world, and these are their Secrets Of Success.


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The Secret of My Success: This Month at Marginal Boundaries

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In today’s day and age there are a hundred different blogs and websites that you can stumble upon while browsing through websites with information for travelers, all of them written by expats and digital nomads around the world. With the advent of the Internet has come the ability to be global in every sense of the word, and for the enterprising, entrepreneurial nomads of this century it is no different than it has been at the start of any new era of humanity: explorers dare to do what few will ever experience.

Most nomads have some sort of game plan in place before they establish themselves on the path to location independence. Some form of routine and specific niche which allows them the financial independence to perpetually keep themselves on the road living the nomadic existence. For example, I’m a freelance/independent writer, editor and publisher. Others sell physical products or are photographers or scuba instructors or independent film makers  and beyond. There are truly no limits to the types of people who can undertake this type of journey, living around the world beyond the boundaries that the majority of normal society are kept tethered behind.

But there’s also the little things in life that help drive a person and keep them motivated and focused and challenged. Things like the never-ending pull of the open road, of a boat, of a train, a bus, a motorcycle…anything headed towards that next horizon. Anything that can bring you one step closer to that threshold of absolute freedom that awaits once you cross over. Once you get a taste it’s the fountain of youth that springs eternal in the breast of man, driving us to explore, discover, live.

This month’s focus is going to be on the secrets of success. The “my” in the title is meant to refer to anyone living this nomadic existence. The series is going to focus on the little things that mean the most, such as people’s motivations for traveling, their reasons for staying in a particular place longer than in another, passions and hobbies, the way the lifestyle affords you the ability to do any thing you want, any where you want, any time that you want, but most importantly we are going to be focusing on the many different avenues you can take to reach this level of location and financial independence.

I truly believe that the best part about the expat lifestyle is the absolute freedom to do whatever it is that you want, when you want, without restrictions. It’s the freedom of time to be able to say “Hmm…I think I want to go to the beach for three hours” or out for a motorbike ride through the mountains or a boat ride through a canyon, and never once have even a flicker of a sensation in your head regarding a “boss” or a time card or an eight-hour schedule. Your only thought will be “who wants to go with me?”

It’s the freedom to work on your personal passion projects, the ones that benefit you, not someone else. The ones which inspire passion within your breast. The ones that you are addicted to sharing with people around the world. Exploring new cultures, meeting new people, living new experiences every day and taking in the absolute wonder that is Planet Earth in its entirety. It’s the ability to live a life of perpetual retirement/vacation.

When you control your schedule and only need to work a couple of hours or so a day maintaining your network, you can indulge yourself on a daily basis in your hobbies. This keeps your mind at rest, at peace and fully content because it doesn’t have to worry or stress about anything. And when you have achieved that state of being, that absolute freedom which is a result of controlling your destiny, you can explore your passions whenever you want.

The series will take you behind the scenes of the many different routes you can take towards establishing financial independence via online enterprises through blog posts and video interviews with other, established veterans of the online world. Entrepreneurs in every sense of the word who spend the vast majority of their time working on global opportunities and traveling on a continual basis. To start, I’ll be interviewing people like my good friend Hans from Cheap Cancun Rentals, my friend Chimi from Snail Adventures, and my friend Rodrigo from Mayan Smart Guide in the coming week or so, and moving outward beyond there over the next couple of months.

Along the way I’ll be making the rounds and interviewing a number of other online entrepreneurs, ranging from those who are just getting started out in the industry to the veterans who have been on the road for years. The goal of this “Secret of My Success” series is to show readers just how accessible this lifestyle is once you start taking advantage of a few basic, simple rules to establishing financial independence, and how there are literally an unlimited number of ways to reach your goals. Each entry in the series will focus on a different person, couple or brand related to the nomadic or immersion lifestyle.

So stay tuned…the first interview is coming down the pipeline shortly and we’ll be interviewing more expats over the next couple of months as we progress further into 2012.

P.S. If you’re someone like me who is a fairly driven, outspoken person who prefers to seek out opportunities rather than wait for them to come to you, and you have an online enterprise that allows you to make a living traveling the world and choosing your destinations based on personal preference for maximum results, I’d love to hear from you. I’m always open to connecting and helping people build along with networking and working together with other professionals, so drop me a line if you feel so inclined. We’re all in this Human Experience together, so let’s get connected!

And, if you happen to be in the Riviera Maya, drop me a line :) I am based out of Cancun presently so if you are in the area and wanted to do a live recorded video we could do that as well…or just hang out for beers and ceviche!

Don’t forget to sign up for our free newsletter for several-times-a-week, your-eyes-only travel and entrepreneur tips, plus receive a complimentary copy of our 85-page starter book on location independence and living abroad, 30 Ways in 30 Days.

With over 1,500 copies sold, our flagship 568-page eBook is what started it all. Learn how to travel the world like I do: without a budget, with no plans, funded completely by your website and online ventures.

The Expat GuidebookGet Your Copy Today!

Unplug from The System, cure yourself of The Greedy Bastard Syndrome, tap into your universal potential and create your own reality. Build a brand, travel the world and realize your cosmic consciousness.

Beyond Borders - The Social RevolutionGet Your Copy Today!