7 Common Questions About Saudi Arabia

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Huge, white unbrellas at the An Nabawi Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims walk in the shade underneath.

When many think of Saudi Arabia, they think of sand, of Islam, of women in veils. They think of ultra-conservatism and possible danger. They think of all the stuff they’ve seen on TV, plus all the stuff friends who’ve never been there have fed them. Having lived there a long time, I get asked a… Read More >>

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 >>

How To Deal With Negative People While Traveling

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a depressed traveler behind a window, pondering how to deal with negative people while traveling.

I’ve seen it throughout my travels. I’ve experienced it everywhere on the road. The longer I’ve stayed in one place, the more noticeable it has become. Negativity abounds in every city or country I’ve visited. It can be incredibly hard to deal with negative people while traveling, and I’ve seen many give up and go… Read More >>

Top Destinations on a Budget

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Two backpackers staring at the departures screen in Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

There is hardly a person out there who does not dream about traveling the world. Unfortunately, a lot of people get dissuaded by the misconception that traveling to distant places must cost an arm and a leg, even though that’s demonstrably untrue. You can find seasonal discounts in some countries, and some of the most… 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 >>

My Favorite Rewards Credit Cards

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A photo of my laptop and three of my favorite rewards credit cards sitting on the keyboard.

Free money, peace of mind, flexibility. That’s the promise of  rewards credit cards. From the office worker down the street to the globe-trotting business owner, my favorite rewards credit cards are a glove that fits all. I run all of my business transactions on credit cards and the amount of points I rack up exceed $1,000 per month…. Read More >>

Can I Live In Thailand On A Tourist Visa?

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Thai tourist visa stamp in a passport.

Many expats in Thailand fear the ever-changing tourist visa rules and the narrowing corridor of long-term stay in the kingdom. I’ll firstly say that this article is mostly an opinion piece, but it is also based on my experience and those of close friends who have had similar experiences. I have lived here for nearly two… 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 >>