Working anytime and from anywhere in the world is why I began doing internet marketing. But the truth is, it’s not that easy when you get started. It requires time to learn and accumulate results.
I have already visited many countries this year. I just got back from Europe. This is my first blog post this year.
This year has been VERY busy for me.
I went to Japan at the start of the year, for 15 days. When I came back to Bangkok I had to prepare my wedding ceremony. (Yes, I just got married!) After that, I went to Tokyo again for around 12 days to see the sakura (cherry blossom) season. Then I came back to Bangkok to clear my work before taking a month off to tour the UK and Europe.
For my early trip this year, I traveled to Tokyo. I just knew that people would enjoy buying the lucky bags. In case you don’t know what a lucky bag is, it’s actually a bag that contains many products at a discount price. The vendors want to clear their products in stock, so they put them together in a bag and sell it at a special price at the end of every year.
As I’m not a shopping person, I got only two bags from Starbucks and the Crane game shop from this special season. My friends got many lucky bags from many shops. They got cosmetics, shoes, travel luggage, etc. I think if you love shopping, you should come here at least once. 🙂
The second time I visited Tokyo this year, my main plan was to see the cherry blossoms and Mount Fuji. I enjoyed seeing sakura in many of my favorite parks. I loved taking photos of Mt. Fuji, too.
I was at Lake Kawaguchiko for three days and two nights to see Mt. Fuji. I drove to many lakes to see the mountain from many angles.
Here are some photos I took in Japan. They’re from my first trip and the cherry blossom season.
As you may know, I’ve visited Japan many times because I really like the country. I like the food, places, anime, figures, etc., so I always find a way to be here. I plan to visit again in July, but maybe in Hokkaido this time.
After going back to Thailand and clearing my work for around ten days, I took a month off to visit the UK and Europe. I had been planning this long trip with my friends since last year.
We found a very cheap ticket, so we immediately bought it without much thought. That was the beginning of the longest trip in my life!
My friends and I traveled to many cities in Scotland, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. What I learned from this trip is that I really like the scenery, castles, and buildings in these places. They are much different from places in Asia.
In particular, the mountains and nature in Switzerland are VERY beautiful. I wanted to try paragliding but I didn’t have a chance to do it. I will find how to do it next time.
Anyway, I don’t like European food. I tried different types of food in these five countries, but I rarely liked anything. What I liked most was roasted duck from the Four Season and Gold Mine restaurants, which offer Chinese food. The roast pork knuckle and beer in Germany was also awesome.
Here are some photos I took from this trip.
It was such a long journey…
Without income from internet marketing, I can’t live life like this. My main focus right now is on the same thing I wrote about in my previous blog post last year.
eCommerce and App Business.
I’m still running my eCommerce shop with Shopify, and have income from selling items in the game.
My Facebook ads are still running to promote products in my store and they optimize themselves automatically with the automated rules I set. Although the performance of the Facebook Ads has sucked lately, I still make some bucks from sending promotional emails to my existing customers.
The App Business is also awesome. I’ve hardly done anything with my apps for months, but they’re still generating income for me. Some apps have been taken down due to Apple policies, but they’re still good. This business is what I’m going to do more of this year. I won’t make more apps, but I’ll try to optimize the ones I have to get more downloads and revenue.
Recently, I’ve been trying to sell print-on-demand products on Amazon, I don’t have many results yet. I actually started this business before I went to Europe. Now that I realize I won’t have much time to do this, I’ve decided to let my team handle this project.
I rarely do anything for this project, except find trends and markets. I usually work just one hour a week on this one. It’s really about telling my team what they have to do.
I now have almost 1,000 products listed on Amazon. The problem is that I’ve made only a few sales. I need to explore what’s going on. I’ll update you more about this next time when I get some results.
If you want to take days off, you really need to build a system. You need to find what can generate passive income for you. To generate passive income, you don’t need to spend every minute on it. It just needs to be work that you can do less of.
For me, I still need to optimize my Facebook ads myself few times a week. I also have to talk to my team few minutes a day. The key is to work less on the important things, with full concentration.
This are what I’ve been doing while I didn’t update my blog. I hope you enjoyed reading my post and got some ideas about living the internet lifestyle. 🙂
P.S. I’m now back to blogging more regularly. Please write some comments or say hi so I know you’re reading! 🙂
Bank has been working in the affiliate marketing industry since he was an undergrad in 2008. His favorite traffic source is PPV (Pay-Per-View). In 2013, he started sharing his journey on this blog AlcheBank.com and developed AffLanders.com to help people create PPV landing pages.
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