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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
General sentiment is get out of current state.

* Met up with local MAGA supporters and like I said before, I need to leave within 1-2 years. Taxes will almost certainly be raised. Not too much of a stretch that crime will rise too. I heard a range of opinions from the supporters about the Congressional elections.
* Filled out some job applications for slightly more money than I'm making now. Next week I will keep filling out more, I'm looking into doing work on yachts and cruise ships. This is immediate relief. I have time since my job cut my hours for next week. I might travel in the next 2 months since I apparently have downtime.
* Found some farmwork for accomodation "experiences" that I may veer into to get a feel for other states to leave. Once the time is right I'll move out.
* Kept working on my business which is doing okay, hit a new mile this week.

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
11-17-2018 07:09 PM
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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
Not end of the week but will post up:

* I've said I want to focus on the medical side but will transition more into combat. Initially I wanted to go more into emergency off the grid care but somebody tried to mug me this week so this gave me a kick in the ass. I found a martial arts place about an hour away from where I live and it's pretty cool. I'll sign up for classes and devote a year to it. Plus is I will network with like minded people.
* Meeting up with someone off the forum so will be getting a heads up on how and when I should leave my current state. I have another networking event next month that I may attend, contingent on whether or not I get a new job.
* Had 2 job opportunities pop up. One smelled like a scam so I declined at the last minute. Another one is one that can pay 100K+ so once I'm done with this post I have to ace the phone interview.
* Still working on my side business which is doing fairly well.
* Did not stick to my budget (been eating out a bit too much this week) so have to get back on track with that.
* Ordered more gardening supplies so will help offset my food costs.

Overall theme if people don't follow my posts:
Learn essential life skills that can be useful in a grid down scenario.
Look for higher paying jobs and develop income streams that can ween me off a job and be transferable to another state.
Cut costs so I don't have to keep standing in line at the grocery store and waste valuable time.
Network with high level people. Most people in real life don't know what will potentially happen if America keeps devolving. Side note is internet is not real life so it isn't time to fret we still have time to prepare.

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
11-21-2018 11:15 AM
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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
I just have four things I've been doing that have put me in a better position to fleeing Illinois.

1) Keep learning martial arts.
2) Keep working on my side business.
3) Fasted for 12 hours today. Just had dinner and got lots of time to do work today.
4) Applied to about 30 sales jobs so far. Only got 2 phone interviews. 1 rejected me and the other I will have to wait for a couple days. I'll admit I was kind of pissed but the way I see it is I will fill out 1,000 applications. If I just get 1 job offer that's all I need to cut back on my hours at my current dead end job. Medium/Long term goal for this career is to either transition into higher paying sales jobs or find a great company to climb the ladder. Nothing unfortunately is ever guaranteed so while I'll give it 110% for my side business I'm not willing to risk living on the street and having thugs chase me for debt.

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
12-02-2018 08:40 PM
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- Made around 8 bids on freelancer.com. My first bid was awarded but so far, over a week on, I still haven't gotten any brief from the person who set the job, and their English really isn't good. I smell either bullshit or they don't know what the fuck they're doing. But I need to get more bids out there regardless, so that's what I've done.
- Applied to four user testing sites. I've got to take the tests yet to finalise my applications.
- Applied to two affiliate programs that aren't on networks. These are for recurring commissions, which is what I want to build my affiliate business on.
- After a slow start to the week due to Thanksgiving, I finished strongly on the freelance captioning. I've been doing this for Rev.com for a couple of months now, and I'll post my experiences if anyone is interested. Today, the first day of earnings in the Rev.com week, I hit three solid projects, so a good start if the work is there for the rest of the week.
- I worked on expanding my Pinterest account further, which is what I'm going to be promoting a lot of my affiliate offers on.
- I started posting on my Instagram again, and I'm also going to run affiliate offers through this channel too.

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12-02-2018 09:53 PM
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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
I have an idea for a night club. I'm thinking somewhere in the coastal area of LA County. I came up with the idea, and wrote down how I visualized it. But I don't know. Pursuing anything other than wageing is scary as fuckConfused
12-02-2018 11:17 PM
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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
Ugh I've done user testing sites before, not worth the effort IMO. If I remember correctly you have to wait for slots to open up and there's so much competition and repeat visiting the user testing sites which is why it's a waste of time.

What you outlined is cool and I do a variation to it. Obviously my efforts are still in the development phase but if you give nearly anything a year it will eventually bear fruit. Bottom line is you can make money online and not have a boss or commute to deal with. To paraphrase Charlie Munger even if you work a 9-5 as a law clerk if you spend 20 minutes on a side business eventually it will grow. You just have to apply yourself and not quit. Good luck!

(12-02-2018 09:53 PM)Praetor Lupus Wrote:  - Made around 8 bids on freelancer.com. My first bid was awarded but so far, over a week on, I still haven't gotten any brief from the person who set the job, and their English really isn't good. I smell either bullshit or they don't know what the fuck they're doing. But I need to get more bids out there regardless, so that's what I've done.
- Applied to four user testing sites. I've got to take the tests yet to finalise my applications.
- Applied to two affiliate programs that aren't on networks. These are for recurring commissions, which is what I want to build my affiliate business on.
- After a slow start to the week due to Thanksgiving, I finished strongly on the freelance captioning. I've been doing this for Rev.com for a couple of months now, and I'll post my experiences if anyone is interested. Today, the first day of earnings in the Rev.com week, I hit three solid projects, so a good start if the work is there for the rest of the week.
- I worked on expanding my Pinterest account further, which is what I'm going to be promoting a lot of my affiliate offers on.
- I started posting on my Instagram again, and I'm also going to run affiliate offers through this channel too.

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
12-04-2018 12:21 PM
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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
Watch the news/walk outside...

Jesus...fuck this I'm out.
12-04-2018 12:24 PM
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(12-04-2018 12:24 PM)sterlingarcher Wrote:  Watch the news/walk outside...

Jesus...fuck this I'm out.

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12-04-2018 12:40 PM
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(12-04-2018 12:21 PM)ChicagoFire Wrote:  Ugh I've done user testing sites before, not worth the effort IMO. If I remember correctly you have to wait for slots to open up and there's so much competition and repeat visiting the user testing sites which is why it's a waste of time.

What you outlined is cool and I do a variation to it. Obviously my efforts are still in the development phase but if you give nearly anything a year it will eventually bear fruit. Bottom line is you can make money online and not have a boss or commute to deal with. To paraphrase Charlie Munger even if you work a 9-5 as a law clerk if you spend 20 minutes on a side business eventually it will grow. You just have to apply yourself and not quit. Good luck!

Yeah, I've read before that work can be sporadic on the testing sites. That's why I applied to four and only consider them as supplemental to my captioning work, despite the fucks on YT claiming you can earn $30 an hour from doing it. Yes, perhaps if you have one after the other to test, which from what I've isn't going to happen.

If the money from captioning wasn't so low, I wouldn't even bother with user testing.

Still, I currently work about 50-60 hours per week for less money, and I still prefer it and find it less stressful than a 9-5. Who woulda thought?

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RE: Post what you did this week to become location independent/work remote soon
It's a slow period at my job and they cut my hours so I had time to do a project that I'm not discussing on here. Aside from that:
* Met up with another forum member this week and had a great talk.
* Learned about refining my job search more. This includes learning about how to use social connections to get jobs. Based on my many failures at getting a high paying job I think I have it figured out now. This isn't an end goal but it does give me wiggle room to move around if things get bad.
* I researched another business idea but odds of me making money off of it isn't too high.

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
12-08-2018 11:27 PM
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