Posts Tagged ‘digital nomad’

BTM 99: Afford Anything: Freelancer to Millionaire with Paula Pant

Today’s guest, Paula Pant, a freelance writer (but actually much more) started out making $21,000 a year in 2005.

 

With a knack for saving and a frugal lifestyle (even sometimes sharing a 3 bedroom apt with 5 roommates), she was able to save a whole years worth of money to travel the world and backpack in Europe with a cost of living less than 1k per month. When she returned back to her dreaded job, she realized that things could never be the same after such an amazing experience.

 

Paula went from freelance writing as a hobby in 2006 to a full time writer in 2010, writing for some really big outlets. 18 months later Paula had a 6 figure income and said good riddance to her JOB (Just Over Broke).

 

One of the biggest value-bombs dropped on the episode was a moment we were discussing the sacrifice to save, simple but profound – it boils down to how bad you want it. “The more roommates you have, the cheaper rent gets”. Paula practice this until her rent was just $200, at which point she could save heavily.

 

Today Paula is a millionaire in every sense of the word. As a thriving real estate investor and writer she gives us a ton of advice to pursue an afford anything life.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why Paula bought a one way ticket to Egypt
  • How Paula spent the next 2 years backpacking in Asia and Australia
  • How Paula was able to save 25K only making 21K a year salary
  • Why it “pays” to be a digital nomad
  • How you can use freelancing to fund your real estate dreams
  • The benefits of house hacking at any age

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Paula’s Website

Before the Millions Books:

Millionaire Next Door

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Stumbling Into Happiness

The Power of Habit

Listen to this books for free!

Lifestyle Design App: Wunderlist

Life-Hack: Run Your Own Business!

Free Training: Building A Lifestyle Business Through Real Estate Investing

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BTM 84: The Investors Guide to Video Marketing with Kala Philo

On today’s show, we’ve brought on Kala Philo, a location independent entrepreneur that specializes in empowering female entrepreneurs implement a video marketing strategy… and get this… with a simple cell phone.

Kala and I discuss a myriad of topics surrounding the landscape of location independent entrepreneurs, geo-arbitrage and some of the best nomadic cities in the world. We end the conversation speaking to the Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Investors and Agents that are looking to use video marketing as a serious channel for leads and promotion.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • What is “slow travel” and how you can use it to travel more efficiently
  • How and why you should batch videos (hint: it’s cheaper and saves time)
  • Why lighting is super important and what to do about bad lighting
  • The 4 step process for fab videos
  • Not getting engagement? Short videos (2 minutes or less) can help
  • Ways to outsource video production and find your perfect editor
  • Why is editing so expensive?
  • How to find your digital nomad tribe

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Before the Millions Books:

  1. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  2. Relentless: From Good to Great by Tim Grover

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Kala’s Site: Fab Videos Finally Done

 

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BTM 17: Physical Products vs Affiliate Marketing with Digital Nomad Derek Pankaew

Today we welcome Derek Pankaew, Performance Marketing Manager at KIND and Co-founder of Flexr, the world’s first foldable, travel-friendly pullup bar. Derek has years of experience with organic and paid marketing channels and was responsible for managing the supply of these products in addition to sourcing manufacturers and suppliers. He’s sold multiple six figures in information products, and has done the same with physical products.

In this episode Derek discusses how he got involved in the digital marketing industry and what led him to starting successful e-commerce companies. He also talks about his latest venture, FLEXR and gives advice and tips to anyone wanting to get into the e-commerce world.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • At what point Derek decided to drop school and someday become an entrepreneur.
  • How Derek grew his skillset in the internet marketing space.
  • When Derek started utilizing his skills to create his own business.
  • Hear how Derek started off in affiliate marketing and why it’s difficult as a first-timer.
  • The transition from affiliate marketing to e-commerce.
  • Why it’s easier to sell physical products than digital products.
  • Understanding Derek’s WHY for building big businesses.
  • The importance of paying attention to the long term.
  • Discover how FLEXR came about.
  • How Derek incorporated the Nutrabear business model to be successful.
  • Find out what a typical day is like in the life of Derek.
  • Hear about Dan’s travel rewards course, Travel Hacking.
  • Understand why Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One is one of Derek’s favorite books.
  • Discover where Derek invests his money.
  • Derek’s mentors throughout his career that have helped him get to where he is today.
  • Getting into e-commerce and learning through doing. 

 

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Derek Pankaew

FLEXR

Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

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Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One

 

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