Digital Nomad

Dropship Net Income Report – December: $47,497

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If you read my last post about my annual dropshipping income, you’ll have noticed I used a year to date gross figure of $617,218.36. This figure will soon be updated to include November and December number, and will likely exceed $800,000. I did receive a few emails asking me, however, what my net income was. I decided… Read More >>

13 Tips For Dropshipping Success

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Dropshipping is a term often flung around like a cheap whore. Rightfully so, the failure rate is very high, but few admit the failure rate of any business is equally high. Personally, dropshipping changed my life and I want to share some tips for dropshipping success that I hope will help you too. A disclaimer: dropshipping is a… Read More >>

The Dummy’s Guide to DropShipping: Set-up & Advice

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My laptop and smoothie in Cambodia as I write the article: Guide to Dropshipping.

I wish there’d been a Dummy’s Guide to Dropshipping when I first got started. Especially one that covered legal nuances, and not just the store design. I will try to condense as much information as possible below, since it could easily span a whole book. As I mentioned in my last article about making over $600,000 in… Read More >>

How I Made $617,218.36 In One Year While Traveling The World

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Success only came after defeat. It all started when I got on plane to Vietnam from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was 2014 and I’d just quit my career as a bank executive. I really didn’t know what to expect next. What I did know was that I was leaving some serious job stability behind. My coworkers just couldn’t understand what… Read More >>

What’s Expat Life in Chiang Mai Like?

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Bustling expat life in Chiang Mai's walking street. It is packed with tourists and expats alike shopping for goods.

“You’re still in Thailand?” is a question I get asked all the time when I go back home to visit friends and family. Most don’t realize how long I’ve been an expat abroad–and the next questions invariably center around expat life in Chiang Mai and what living in the North of Thailand is like. Pointblank: I… Read More >>

How to Legally Start A Dropshipping Business: Banking & Licenses

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tablet computer with an electronic globe depicting ecommerce and dropshipping

After having encountered and thankfully overcome so many business obstacles as a digital nomad, I wanted to share my experiences and some advice on how to legally start a dropshipping business. What I’m about to share is blanket advice on anything e-commerce, from Amazon FBA to the thousands of affiliate programs populating the web. Unfortunately, tons of digital nomads… Read More >>

Why Don’t US Banks Like American Expats?

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Traveling abroad is an unparalleled experienced, but if you choose to live abroad long-term it’s best you know US banks don’t like American expats. They fear the repercussions of dealing with customers who remain abroad long-term as it exposes them to many unknowns and the prospect of terrorism financing. I can’t emphasize how laws like the… Read More >>

Motivation and The Digital Nomad Lifestyle

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A young backpacker suffering from lack of motivation and the digital nomad lifestyle blues.

Beautiful as the experience of traveling abroad while working online can be, remaining motivated may be a serious challenge. When you’re forced to report to a boss at an office, you are forcefully motivated by a system of checks and balances. Every action you take has an immediate reaction. If you are late too many times, your boss fires you,… Read More >>

A Little Update On Life in Chiang Mai

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I used to have so much time to blog back during my first year in Chiang Mai, but lately time seems to have become so scarce. The last couple of months, especially, have been hectic. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in my days. What’s been keeping me so busy? Well, I’ve been working on my… Read More >>

7 Things I Love About Chiang Mai

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Thaphae Gate walking street at dusk, one of the things I love about Chiang Mai.

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I’ve moved to Chiang Mai. Most people told me the magic of that first moment when I stepped off the plane would eventually fade, but it never has. There are so many things I love about Chiang Mai, I could write an endless list, but… Read More >>