Posts Tagged With: eyelashes for cars

What do you love to do?

One of the questions I am always asked is…

How can you just go away for weeks or months on end and not worry about anything? The answer is simple, I have not worked for anyone else in what most people would define as “a proper job” for nearly 30 years now.

How can you go away for a month or more if you are employed?
You can’t, because if you did, you would not have your “job” when you come back.

The answer is to start creating other income streams while you still have your safe secure job! Now that’s a weird statement these days isn’t it?  What job is really secure….  and what does job mean?

Jump Out of Bed or Just Over Broke – If you had the choice would you really , honestly choose to go to work every day? Most people would say NO but if you say to yourself yes, then you are truly happy and what I would term successful. Success is really actually doing every day what you want to do.. That’s Freedom. It’s definitely not about the money because there are a lot of very unhappy and miserable millionaires out there. Happiness and Freedom is what you are really searching for…

So what is it that you really love to do…  

 

What sort of things do you think or daydream about?

I have for years and years always dreamed of living and running my own resort in the Far East. It really started when I was working as a Network Marketing trainer and we were working in Bali, Indonesia….  I know that sounds way out but that was a way of life I and several friends lived back in the early 90’s. The company we were involved with at the time was “Herbalife” (but there are 100’s of other companies active in the market today that you could choose if you wanted to live the same lifestyle.) Anyway, the company would announce that they were opening a new Country… and anyone who wanted to go there could jump on a plane and start recruiting (at our own expense of course)  The first time I went to a new country was S. Africa… I flew in and checked into a hotel till I found an apartment a couple of weeks later and started to run recruitment ads in the local papers.

Soon I had a few people signed up and had met up with a few other distributors who had also flown in to do the same as me. Then I had a few of my distributors fly in from the UK and Germany and we all lived and worked and had a fantastic life experience in Cape Town South Africa…  for me it was 18 months and for a few others it was a few years and for others a few months. I suppose it all depends on your personal circumstances.

I had basically had enough of the UK and the taxes and decided to go abroad… I was married at the time and had two daughters… One had already left school and was living with a boy friend and my youngest was 16 and just finished school. She also came to Cape Town after a few months as finding a job in the UK at 16 was not easy even back then. He life has never been boring since then and has had many experiences and eventually married a S. African and lived there for many years.

Back to the theme of this posting… Freedom to work when and where and with whom you want are the most important factors to consider..  From S.A. I went to the Philippines for 6 months, Then it was Thailand for about 10 years in and out and in between Bali, Indonesia which brings me back to my “Living on a resort” dream. What happened was that, a distributor who also became a really good friend of mine (Mona) had recruited the owner of a resort hotel in Bali.

 

That owner, offered for us to live in the hotel and my room was directly overlooking the stunning swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and landscaping. I lived in that room running ads in the local papers and doing business presentations and training seminars at the hotel for about 6 weeks. After that time, my visa had expired and I went back to Thailand for another few years.

While in living in Phuket, Thailand I was approached by another guy whom I recruited into the company that used to be a top timeshare salesman. This guy had found a resort for sale in Pak Chong, just north of Bangkok and he needed a business partner to help him fund the lease. So to cut another long story short, I had decided to buy the lease on the resort with Juregen, the German guy and we moved in and ran that business for a while.

So that is why I love the idea of resort living and I have just returned for Thailand yet again with the plans and pictures of the resort I am creating. Because we already own the land, the resort units, swimming pool and landscaping are not going to be that expensive. The designer has created the plan and we have already started some of the work. The resort is not really being created as a money making exercise, it is being created as a dream place to live and work from.

I just love waking up and wandering around by the ocean or a pool and nature every morning. I love the freedom of living where ever I want and not having to commute to work every day in traffic and watch the same old rubbish on TV every evening…  You do realize why they call them “TV Programs” don’t you? Virtually everyone you know is being programmed to go to work everyday and pay the exorbitant taxes and bills and fuel costs by the TV and advertising companies. Most of the people you know are basically all asleep… but some are waking up and if you are reading this, you are probably already awake and are desperately looking for a way out of the restriction and controlling forces.

When I have the time, I create niche and tradesmen type websites and sell them on ebay or even made to order by clients. Some basic sites sell for £150 to £500 on ebay and some go for several £1000’s…  When you consider that a basic website can be created in a few hours, £150 is a very good return on your time. You may not sell it immediately but then you can use your spare time to make a few more sites.

I have quite a few available for sale now on ebay and a couple of expensive ones that are more for individuals or companies already working in the fields. Check them below  if your interested in taking on a specific website business and getting it working for you.  I also offer to teach you how to build websites for £100 (2 hours working with me on the phone where I train you on the online website building)

Sites currently for sale

www.lutonairportparkingdirect.co.uk – £250
This is for airport parking

www.careyelashes.info – £500
I have several sites like this and usually they earn me between £500 + a month
but this site will need some SEO work to get it back up onto the 1st page of Google, Bing and Yahoo etc. Easy, fun and simple business with a real product that is easy to mail in the post.

www.theyachtharbour.com – £20,000
My yacht sales website with over 450 yachts and boats for sale. I may sell this website
but am looking for serious offers over £20,000

www.waterworldthailand.com – £5000
This is a site that is all about selling swimming pools and shade sails in Thailand.

 

Advertisements
Categories: Amazing Thailand, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

FREEDOM BUSINESS IN THAILAND

Over the last 3 years I have been travelling back and forth to Thailand  and building a small pool resort and am now so ready to leave the UK for ever. The costs of virtually everything here from dining out in restaurants to fuel and council taxes and all the other bills is becoming truly horrendous.. At the time of writing, In my home town of Luton, Bedfordshire the rents are hitting £850 for a 2 bed flat and £1200 for a 3 bed house ! Now add on council tax of £160 per month and then your gas, electric, water, TV and broadband and you are up to £1400 for a 2 bed flat!! So virtually all of what you earn will go on trying to survive on a monthly basis… of did i forget to add food and transport to work… there, now you have no money left to have any kind of decent life.

How can anyone here really think they are free!

 The Thai Blog header9

If you do… you need to check out Thailand as that is most definitely the Land of Freedom. The cost of an average meal is still less than £1 (if you eat where the locals eat) , fuel is only 30 Baht (0.66 pence) per litre, there are no heating bills… (you will need air-con in your home to be comfortable though. Electric and gas prices are massively cheaper then the UK. There are massive shopping centers in most major cities now that supply the most luxurious furniture and there are Tesco Lotus supermarkets all over the country now.

Even when I lived in Phuket for 2 years back in 2000 and before that, Bangkok for 9 years, there were some incredible shopping plazas. If in Bangkok go to the Paragon centre, the Siam centre, World Trade center and of course the Emporium on Sukhumvit road. Even getting around in Thailand is easy and relatively cheap. The sky train and the Underground rail system in Bangkok is fast and very efficient. Avoid the local taxis though as the traffic jams in BK will drive you nuts. 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 As for doing business in Thailand…  

The best businesses are those you can run on a laptop, ipad or smartphone. While I am there for several months at a time, I do the same as I do here in the UK, update my websites, send out orders of any physical products (like Eyelashes for cars) and work on new websites for existing and any new clients that come on board.  Telephone consulting is usually done via Skype but even on a landline or mobile it only costs a few pence per minute.

If you need any help or advice from Setting up a Freedom type business, investing in Thailand or the Philippines or if you are contemplating marriage to a Thai or Filipino… or getting a visa for your partner you can contact me anytime.

Categories: Amazing Thailand, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Portable businesses you can do from anywhere

Have you ever wanted to have the freedom in your life to live and work from anywhere with your laptop? This is something a lot of people are now doing under the name of “Freedom Businesses“.

Freedom Business1

 

So what is a freedom business? In a nutshell it can be anything you can do on your laptop or phone without having to be in a specific location, office, warehouse or whatever. The most obvious freedom business is any form of consulting that you are experienced in. This could be business consulting, relationship consulting, computer tech consulting, the list is endless..

Another freedom business is Affiliate marketing where all you need to do is join a company like Clickbank and choose one or more of the 1000’s of products and earn commission marketing someone else’s ebook or online course…

Another great business is building websites for small companies – Did you know that there are still 1000’s of small businesses (plumbers, electricians, painters etc. that still in this day and age, Do not have a website! While I was in Thailand last month, we were approached by a swimming pool sales person who we started to use for some maintenance issue we had with our resort swimming pool filter and pump. While this was being looked at my wife told the woman who had approached us that I build websites and she immediately started going on about her website that she needed changing… Well it turned out that some student had built her a really basic website and the domain name was not linking to the website properly and it was just a terrible website.

I showed her a few examples, like one of my own swimming pool sales websites see mine here, and she asked me how much to build her a new website. I quoted her £200 to include 1 year of hosting (in my own account of which I have all my own websites hosted and can build many more) It took me about 4 -5 hours to build and then she just emailed me all the various products she wanted to sell and I uploaded them into various galleries for her. The websites also have a shop page with built in paypal payment system but I would charge more to set up a shop. This is the actual site – www.sppoolsthailand.com

Freedom Business2

Another thing I do wherever I am if I get bored is to knock up another website for a specific trade or industry like Ironing and Cleaning or Painting and Decorating, choose a really good catchy domain name and then list the website for sale on ebay for £250 – 500 for a basic 2-3 page site. I have sold many websites on ebay and the most expensive one was £5000 for a car parking website. I currently have a couple of interesting websites for sale, see the contact page of this website/blog.

One of them is www.CarEyelashes.info – this is one of my unused websites ( I have another 5 car eyelashes websites, my main car-eyelashes site is www.Eyelashes-for-cars.com. (I still get a few orders most days, but it’s not a huge market as not everyone wants eyelashes around their car headlights! The site for sale needs some SEO work to get it back onto the 1st page of Google. Currently it is not making any money as I have not done any promotion on it for a couple of years now.

My other sites still generate me an income from the Car eyelashes.
Where do you get the car eyelashes from….? Me of course as I am the owner of the special mould that makes them… I set this up about 4 years ago and since the beginning we have some many 1000’s of car eyelashes at retail from the UK and Thailand (as this again is a very portable business, you just need to carry some stock with you in your luggage and be at location for a few months at a time). I also have independent distributors in Germany, USA, Holland, Croatia, S. Africa and a few other countries who buy them at wholesale and retail them from their own websites in their own countries.

TheYachtharbour logo

The other website I am considering selling is The Yacht Harbour a yacht and boat sales website. This is a lot more money because I have done so much work on it over the years and paid £1000’s to SEO companies for ongoing promotion. It has over 450 of yachts and boats for sale and also offers custom built model yachts to clients ( I am an agent for a model yacht builder in the UK) This site I would sell for £12,500 a lot of money I know…  but when you see how big the site is and what has gone into it over the years you would understand. I may just keep it and develop it more when I eventually retire to our resort in Thailand in a few years time. Then I would have the time to do the promotion again myself. To be honest the whole site needs some serious ongoing SEO work as the Yacht sales industry is massive and the competition of Yacht brokers around the world is also daunting so needs someone dedicated enough to work this website full time.

Back to building websites for small businesses
This has to be one of the easiest ways to make money as all you need to do is get some flyers made up and go give them out to small businesses wherever you are. Many small businesses do have a website but you will also find that they DO NOT HAVE THE TIME to keep it updated or it is totally out of date or not mobile friendly which is very important these days as more people access the internet via a smartphone or tablet now that people using a desktop.

They also DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CHANGE anything on their websites because they did not build it. The problem for all these small business owners is that they have to wait days or weeks for any changes their webmaster makes and also it costs them a lot of money to do it.

So the answer is YOU offering them a nice new website and a simple service of free (or very low cost) updates whenever they need it. All you need to do to run this kind of service business is an account with the website hosting company like I use. (I can build up to 20 websites and host them all for only £190 (US$260 approx) per year (for a bit more I can upgrade to 30 or even 50 websites) By you hosting their website, you get to charge them a yearly fee (say £50 – US$75) and for any kind of simple updates they want to make that may take you longer than a say 15 minutes to do.

But I don’t know how to build websites I hear you thinking…

The online web builders these days are so easy to use…if fact I used to offer to show the client how to login and make the changes, add text, pictures, move stuff around, add pages, insert key words to SEO etc. But now I don’t do that, I just keep the sites in my own account and do the updates myself so I can charge them a yearly fee to look after it for them.

I can teach you over the phone (no matter where you are in the world by using SKYPE) how to build websites from using the many pre built templates available. Yes you can probably start building sites without my help but I have had so many years experience using this specific web builder … I can if you choose, save you hours and hours of time when you are trying to find out how to do a multitude of tasks like adding a slideshow or you tube videos or special effects to pages etc. etc.

A couple of hours of website building training could give you a whole new Freedom business.

See my training rates on the contact page.

Categories: Amazing Thailand | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.