Making It Online What Does It Look Like?

Making It Online What Does It Look Like?

We have all been shown how easy it is to make money online, push button simple, passive money doller doller bills yall. The pitch is perfect but who is pitching you? marketers of course der so no wonder the targeting works so well. When I was starting to drift towards working online I saw a action packed trailer about the Rich Jerk a guy that had money, women and online success and he was going to give it all to me for $999 and the icing on the cake was in the video it had Gary Busey who I actually thought was Nick Nolte, Dennis Rodman and adult film star Ron Jeremy. If this guy was rolling with the likes of these superstars then he MUST be making money. Thats the catch I didnt know what influencer marketing was at the time and I bought into that dream shown in the trailer.

For old times sake here is the video that sucked me in (for your reference).

I was watching Graham Stephan, a video where he was discussing how he basically lives rent free in one of his duplexes and spends no money (yet takes in over a mil a year). I think its hilarious and genius at the same time. Frankly after almost 10 years of owning pretty much every kind of super car, getting a giant dream home, flying private…

I can clearly tell you its all fucking stupid and for suckers and anyone flaunting any of these things is just that…a sucker (even myself).

It won’t make you any happier first off. It also loses you money through 1000 pricks and the first rule of making/keeping money is don’t lose money. But this isn’t the real point, especially if you can afford it.

The real point is that true power and control comes from having nothing to lose and nothing to gain financially.

Let me explain.

The guy whose worth 100 million with a 25 million dollar penthouse, jet, 100k a month in hard cost… He is weak and afraid.

First off who is he buying all this stuff for? My house is 1,500 square feet and I use mainly the living areas, main bedroom, the studio and the shed. I stopped going to a gym and moved a home style gym into my home to avoid people especially those noisey d bags at the gym who need to scream for every 10 kilo dumbbell rep (why dude why).

I cannot even imagine having a bigger house and more shit at this point. Stresses me out. So when I see people on Instagram with giant mansions, 10 cars…oww it hurts my head.

You see the 100 million dollar man doing this LITERALLY cannot even use all the things he owns and has to LITERALLY invest absurd amounts of time and dollars into maintaining these things.

My house LITERALLY needs a manager (or my time) and a staff to keep maintained. Out of control.

He lack the ability to focus and he’s also just net losing money. For who? Who the eff is this lifestyle and house for? All those people (losers and leeches) that follow him around and tell him how great he is?

But the TRUE loss here is he has something to LOSE and something GAIN.

See on what end he has to protect all the shit he has and his shit is expensive to protect. He also has to protect his ego which is VERY expensive to protect. God forbid his country club friends see him fly coach or drive a beat up car.

This guy has to maintain an image of success. No matter what his situation and how hes feeling he needs to kiss babies on teh head, shake hands with people who he doesnt even know their names and behave in a professional manner at all times. He probs needs to wear a suit on sundays as well. If you want that lifestyle you my friend are walking into a slave job you dont have freedom, you cant just wear a singlet and boardshorts because its hot as hell out there you need to keep up the image. The moment you drop the image of success that you trained people to know you for you start haemorrhaging cash. The shift in your appearance is linked to how you have portrayed yourself to your audience, if you look like a bogan for a day your market share as a business wiz goes down. 

To keep getting paid you will have to keep up the appearance of success. I couldnt live like this heck no I want freedom and autonomy to do what I want when I want. I feel bad for people who are trapped in that charade of success.

The benefits of appearing like a total success is that the people who want to climb the ladder will be extra nice to you, people who think you have actual social reach and influence will GIVE you things, discounted or for free even on loan. The sheep want the wolf in their corner so you see how leveraging an image of success can help people “appear” as an influencer about something. Really interesting social behaviour analysis if you care for that type of thing. 

The more of this fake wealth acquired “stuff” you are gifted you need to perform a engagement to validate the reason you were given the goods. More things is more engagement and more engagement in this day and age means more Advertising and promotion and that costs actual money. This all leads to a downward spiral especially for those who dont know business economics well enough to forecast whats the limit of the bubble that they are in.

He is totally restricted from working at his true power. He cannot take hits, he cannot make long term decisions, he cannot stop doing certain things or start doing certain things if they are not in a financial criteria. And its all for not. Because the material shit cannot even be utilised. Anything more than 1,500 SQ per human is ridiculous. We should stop living in excess and start living within our means.

Now on the flip side, picture someone like graham.

A man worth 100 million living in a free duplex.

This guy is a fucking powerhouse.

Why? Well first off total focus and a completely unpolluted optimized mind which is really the key to wealth. None of the persons time or money is also lost to maintaining said shit.

But also the man has no need for money. It is a 100% tool and thats it.

When you have no need for money you have leverage over everyone else who does because everyone else thinks money is VERY VERY important AND you have the mind power to use it.

You also have MASSIVE leverage over the ego driven entrepreneurs. They have a kryptonite that you can twist like a knife over and over and over to get them to do what you want and take bad positions.

If they take a 10 million dollar risk and lose, devastating. If you take a 10 million dollar loss…who cares, reload and take another shot. You have no need for money personally and its MADE for taking risks.

And because you can take risks or constantly dump money into long term positions you will blow away the ego based entrepreneurs whose minds are clouded and constantly trying to play the game with a massive weak spot.

You are a man playing chicken with the world EXCEPT you always win because the rest of the world has something to lose. You can play chicken into a head on collision and still be fine.

And thats where the power comes from because you ALWAYS have the leverage.

You can afford to say fuck you to anything. You can afford to burn bridges or tank things you don’t think are the best long term play. You can afford to pursue things that wont make money for decades but will make billions after.

You can stop what your doing and go after skillsets that don’t automatically pay off.

Its like you are in a boxing match and can throw haymaker after haymaker without fear because your opponent can’t hit you back.

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This is why you see so many internet marketers with houses, lambos, jets….Yet nothing to REALLY show for it business wise.

Then you see Bill Gates, Jobs, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Jack Maw, Zuckerberg, the Google guys, the AirBnB guys, Branson …. own everything (including the very platforms the internet marketers are showing off on…and their traffic sources, and their literal lively hood)

Men who literally just didn’t give a shit about money or appearance.

They have leverage over everyone and basically control the world.

Because owning things, being “rich” and keeping up with the Kardashians is the suckers game and the men above are the ones who own the game.

The result is the entire rest of the world is their pawn. They are playing a totally different game.

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I’ve always kept my expenses to 10% of my income but I find even this silly now. I’m now in the process of getting rid of my house, car, etc and getting my expense to as close to zero as possible.

I think the millionaire that spends $1000 a month is way cooler than the millionaire with the private jet, bottles, hoes and glam and needs to maintain the images of this repeatedly week in and week out. I think the only person who does this well is Dan Blizerian he makes it look effortless and I dont care what he sells I wouldnt buy it I just like to spectate at his show if that makes sense.

The latter is EASY, in fact the entire financial system is designed to make this easy and to absorb the latters money.

The prior has total focus and will build what the world needs regardless of $$ and in return will gain leverage over the world.

The latter is pathetic and weak and just a cash generating pawn for someone like the prior whose convinced him to dance in return for gold coins and gems.

Its literally like Tom Sawyer and the white fence. It’s hilarious.

Anytime I see some “bawling rich guy” that’s all I see now. A court jester dancing like a chimpanzee for precious gems and gold coins. Where do you think he’s getting all those gems and goin coins from? A guy that’s convinced him to become a slave for gems and gold coins…that’s who!

Who owns the banks, the insurance companies, the taxes, the electricity. The people not playing the game or dancing for gold coins.

True power comes from NOT playing the game everyone else thinks is important.

When you do that you suddenly will have the thing that everyone else thinks is important YET you know is worthless. It’s like having a mound of dirt you dug out of your backyard that everyone else things is worth billions.

When you have that you have the thing thats truly important, leverage over others…

OTHER people are the only way you can build anything great, do anything great, achieve anything remarkable and impact the world.

So don’t collect gold coins and gems or listen to people proudly declaring how many gold coins and gems they’ve collected. Listen to the guy who owns the banks and all the news stations not saying anything and driving around in a kia. No one even knows he exist, but everyone is already working for him. Be the smartest man in the room without telling everyone that you are the smartest man in the room. If any of you watch Netflix show Jack Ryan I think that guy is the smartest guy in the room everytime he’s in a room, be Jack Ryan.

I think it’s pretty important to know that success comes from hard work,  failure and learning. The first months to year of your make money online journey will be full of learnings, failures and hard work. I failed more times than I succeeded and Im so glad that I did because I learned from every step what worked and what flopped in the mud. The most important skill you can learn in marketing is failure.

 

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Social Media Overload and Taking a Break

After a hell of a week I wanted to browse Facebook for some entertainment and light reading but found nothing but trolling and lower than beginner questions.

When I get home from work I dont mind taking 30 minutes to catch up on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and or Twitter. This is good to see what the bro’s are up to and catch up on any industry news.

A takeaway from the last month or two is I’ve noticed more and more that the intelligence factor is diminishing more and more.

It made me think about what if, what if I took time away from social media would I still feel the negative thoughts about people. I don’t know honestly what will happen but I’m happy to try it out.

I have some friends who take regular social media breaks during the year and they say its quite refreshing. 

My plan is that starting today I take time away from social media, I do have some Facebook and Pinterest Advertising commitments to manage and my own businesses Facebook ads to manage but in terms of organic social reading, scrolling, commenting and engagement I’m avoiding using these platforms for the next 2 weeks.

What Id like to get out of this?

  • Clarity on what’s important.
  • The why of social media
  • Why do I use it
  • How I feel about people while away
  • How I feel about people when I return
  • Did I feel better, same or worse on the break

I think this will help me see what platforms I should use, what type of content I want to engage with and where I should spend time for work, learning and social engagement.

 

Trolling on Social Media

There are times I’ve been guilty of trolling a mofo because the post or questions was just so hard to not mess with the original poster.

I’m doing this less and less because it is a HUGE time waste for everyone involved.

I find myself more and more just cringing at the trolling levels people go to. The level some people go to in order to crush someone online is scary, imagine if that person put that energy into something productive.

 

Beginner Questions at All-Time Low

There are times I’ve read some comments in groups where I participate and I just shake my head at the questions being asked.

We live in the age of tech so we have these great resources for learning stuff especially basics.

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Ask.com
  4. Youtube
  5. Udemy
  6. Wiki How
  7. Wikipedia

The options above are the tip of the learning iceberg. But questions so basic just how on earth did this person make it past the age of 12. I really struggle seeing how this person can be thinking of starting a business.

Being in online marketing you need to know how to problem-solve, fact! I only hire employees that have a gaming background because they just know problem-solving as its the only way you level up in video games.

But how on earth will someone that cant problem solve consider starting a business where they help business with their marketing problems. I just bang my head against the wall and it is happening more and more.

I started a group for helping people understand and navigate the Google My Business platform on facebook and at the time of posting Im sitting on 2.2k members. We get so many questions about people starting abusiness that have no basic understanding of how business works but it is ok the design of the group is to help people understand the platform as it is confusing.

The Admins and Mods are all accomplished marketers and they do take time to help answer questions as much as possible I think our mod team do a fantastic job of vetting spam from real questions.

Asking questions is ok but I just think the most basic of answers can be found in 2 minutes of searching Google or actually trying to do what it is they are asking before asking it lols.

The Sheer Amount of Skin on Instagram

I am all for admiring a womans body there is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is proud of her body and confident in who she is but! and its a big butt haha bad joke.

It’s hard to admit it but even I have to tone down the profiles I follow on Instagram because of the sheer amount of skin. nudity and throwaway flesh content that is on Instagram.

I cant scroll 2 scrolls without seeing a bikini or butt twerking on my feed. I hate to say it but its a sex sells platform. The more you show the more you grow. That’s really sad and I could write for days about influencers and the negatives of building a business based on looks but I won’t go on about that.

It takes a lot for me to want to tune down the nudity from attractive ladies but it turns out there is a threshold for what I can take in visually. Instagram you did it you broke my visual sensors with your overload of nudity.

Recycling Content Claiming to be the Source.

In the Online marketing space innovation is severely lacking and you see it more and more that people will copy paste someone else’s comment or questions and take credit as the source while giving no credit where its due.

I really get the craps about it when the person who does this makes it about them being a thought leader and even worse when someone uses their recycled content and they cry about it because did to them what they just did to someone else. I just don’t get it.

 

Video Series Idiots of the Internet

So below I just wanted to share my pain without giving specifics as I dont want to name and shame anyone thats not my place. I do follow Joe he is a standout comedian who shines at life observations and he covers my pain so well with his video series called Idiots of the internet. I shared episodes 11-15 here as a taset if you want more subscribe to his channel he is a crack up. Enjoy.

Joe Santagato – Idiots of the Internet videos.

I really think Joe has found the worst of the worst but these types of social interactions happen on the daily it’s so bad and there’s moments I’m looking at my phone with my mouth open just shaking my head.

I struggle with idiots and incompetence and this right here is one reason I’m taking a break from social media to cleanse the intelligence pallet.

I’ll update this when I finish the hiatus. Take a look at your social channels and see if you really need to be on that platform a break could do you good. If you do take a break update me in the comments.

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How To Work in Manila in the Philippines

How To Work in Manila in the Philippines

Working in Manila, Philippines

I recently considered making a move to the Philippines for work. I have some growth targets that I want to hit and the only way my boss and I thought it would work was for me to really focus my energy on our fulfilment team in Manila Philippines. Currently Im visiting my team there around 4 times a year, this throws me out a little but the reward for seeing my team and seeing the team culture of learning and helping each other do better at the job is well worth any squashed leg room on a flight or delay in flights just to be proud of the team that Ive helped develop into a very solid team of marketers.

This is a big change and for me to uproot and move over to a foreign country would be a big move considering my partner has a great job here in Perth and we have a lot keeping us here. Saying that we have both talked about what our future looks like and when would we live remotely in a place like Bali Indonesia or Manila Philippines.

After some discussion we thought it was best to do our research and see exactly what it took for us to move to the Philippines. This research below applies to us moving from Australia to Philippines.

My team is based in Ortigas, Manila a medium sized central business district.

So for those they don’t know where the Philippines is here is a visual representation of where it is on the map.

In the Philippines, there are majorly two ways in which foreign citizens can be allowed to work in the country. They are;

  • 9(g) or Pre-arranged Employment Visa
  • 9(d) or Treaty Trader’s

The pre-arranged employment visa 9(g) Visa is the most common type of visa foreigners use for work purposes in the Philippines. It is advisable to first apply for the Alien Employment Permit In order to receive the multiple-entry type of visa.

Alien Employment Permit is issued to all foreigners who plan on gainfully engaging in the work sphere in the Philippines.

The holder of the following are allowed to apply for it in Australia;

  1. Holder of a Special Investors Resident Visa (SIRV)
  2. Special Retirees Resident Visa (SRRV)
  3. Treaty Traders Visa (9d)
  4. Special Non-Immigrant Visa (47(a)2)

The requirements for an Alien Employment Permit are:

  • Duly accomplished Application Form
  • Photocopy of Passport, including visa or Certificate of Recognition for refugees
  • Contract of Employment/ Appointment or Board Secretary’s Certificate of Election
  • Photocopy of Mayor’s Permit to operate business. In case of locators in economic zones, Certification from the PEZA or the Ecozone Authority that the company is located and operating within the ecozone
  • Photocopy of current AEP (if for renewal)

Special Work Permit is Issued to a foreign national who comes to the Philippines for short or temporary assignment.

The requirements for a Provisional Work Permit are:

  • Bio-data
  • Photocopy of passport with valid visa
  • Proof of 9(g) application
  • Alien Employment Permit (AEP)
  • Contract of Employment
  • Letter request from petitioner company
  • Affidavit of Support of the petitioner company
  • SEC registration of the company
  • ITR of the company

Aside from an employment visa, the Philippine government requires non-resident foreign nationals to apply for an Alien Employment Permit (AEP) .The department responsible for this permit is the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

There is an huge number of people that live in and around the Ortigas area in Manila and the traffic can be hectic if you are not used to seeing asian countries traffic up close. Among the sprawling cityscape there are some very beautiful places that you can take a moment to soak in the landscape and local atmosphere. Its not uncommon to find golf courses and soccer parks spread throughout the urban layout of the city. I found a lot of time to go exploring on my trips and one of the best ways to do this was by foot. Getting around all the winding roads and at times heaving traffic was made a lot easier just by putting on the shoes and going for a walk around the neighbourhood.

Requirements for visa application include

  • Duly-accomplished application form (FA Form No. 3)
  • Current passport, valid for at least six months from the date of the anticipated entry into the Philippines
  • Four copies of recent passport-size photos (signed at the back)
  • Certified true copy of birth certificate and marriage certificate, if married
  • Police clearance (based on fingerprint check), issued by the Australian Federal Police or the police authorities of the place where applicant resides. Police clearance must be authenticated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT)
  • Documentary evidence of financial capability,
  • Letter from the applicant’s bank
  • Certified true copies of land titles
  • Investment certificates
  • If applicant is a minor, an affidavit of support and consent must also be submitted
  • In case the applicant is a former Philippine citizen or has lost Philippine citizenship because of marriage to an alien, the following evidence of former Philippine citizenship must be submitted,
  • Old Philippine passport
  • Certified true copies of birth certificate
  • Certificate of naturalisation

Medical certificate Form (FA Form No. 11). The form must be accompanied by the following,

  • X-ray film
  • Laboratory reports
  • AIDS test result

The examination must be performed within the last (3) months from the date of submission to the Philippine Embassy.

For anyone that is considering living and working in the Philippines and wants more information before making the move I really hope this post helps you make up your mind. If you have had success moving to the Philippines and want to share your success story shoot me an email and Ill add you to the post. Thanks for reading.

Reference And Further Reading

https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/2017/08/18/guide-employment-permits-foreign-workers-philippines.html

https://www.philembassy.org.au/consular/visa

https://www.internations.org/go/moving-to-the-philippines

https://emerhub.com/philippines/applying-for-a-work-permit-in-the-philippines/

https://dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements