5 Etsy Lessons: Making Money Online

So, if you have been following our story you know that we designed a plan to develop 3-5 revenue streams that can all be worked remotely and that have a low barrier of entry. The passive income stream that we are stoking is the beginning of our online- travel shop. We rolled out the essence of our shop on Etsy with a larger vision of opening an actual Nomadic Wander Travel Shop after we have banked the capital from the Etsy shop. Etsy was a no-brainer for us. Etsy is a market place that is full of eager, ready-to-purchase consumers. You are in control of your product, how it is viewed and the price that you sell it for. Read more

Day of The Dead Vs Halloween

We celebrated Day of the Dead in Mexico City, MX this year and we had a great time. The entire city participated. There were marches, parades and festivals everywhere, the vibe was outgoing and cool. We also watched Mexican children celebrating Halloween in the streets of Mexico City on November 1st. I found this the most interesting. Children dressed up in costumes from the traditional Dia de los Muertos costumes and would walk up to everyone on the street asking for candy… and people would have candy to give them! Read more

Bill Pay While Abroad

Apart from our Families, Friends and Bills we have no anchors in the U.S. We love it like that. I wish we could just float *inserts Schoolboy Q’s Floating lyrics* (Might turn into a ghost, bum bitch, yes I’m floating…). Extra is not our style.  In fact we are minimalists in our approach to seeing the world but …. we got bills to pay to keep our businesses floating and to keep the credit scores looking right so we cannot totally detach ourselves. That said, we do not have a U. S. phone number or address and this creates some problems when it comes to paying our bills from outside of the country. Here is a short list of things you need in order to pay your bills while out of the country. Read more

Cafe Is A Mood

As we move from place to place it is comforting to find things that are familiar. Cafe is familiar! From China to Mexico cafes seem to have the same recipe for success. 

  1. Dope laid back music
  2. Strong WiFi
  3. Comfortable seating
  4. Great climate control
  5. Location, location, location

We love cafe’ng. We usually set up a remote office once we find “the right cafes.” It is a whole mood with us. We work our VIPKid classes, get off of work, hit the gym, clean up, and find the perfect cafe to work out of for the day. It really works for us. It hasn’t been working for our waistline but we love the vibe and the people that we meet.

 

Finding #thatcafe, the one that is comfortable and an all out experience to go to is one those things that we are always doing.

Culture is Cafe!

 

What’s and where’s your favorite cafe? Let us know.  We’ll list ours in the next blog “International Cafe” so stay tuned!

 


Our VIPKID Story

Our VIPKID story started with us wanting to be liberated from our desks, brick and mortar buildings. We wanted to shift over into a location independent lifestyle! We had just married and I relocated to my husband’s home state of Michigan in the winter of 2016. I left my previous job behind, in Florida, after six years and looked forward to honeymooning and hibernating. It was nice not working for a month or two, but it quickly got boring. None of my family or friends lived in Michigan, and I found myself lacking in ways to occupy my time. So I started to look for a job I could do remotely. VIPKID popped up on my radar and was a perfect fit for me to continue retreating from the unfamiliar winter harshness. Read more

Get More VIPKID Bookings

Heyyy! This post is geared toward new VIPKid teachers or to you if you want to get more VIPKid Bookings. First off, welcome to the family new teachers! This is an exciting life and it can lead to many additional opportunities. Next, it is going to be alright your schedule will get full, you will get more VIPKID bookings. The Chinese Culture is much different from our Western-way-of life. Once you can understand what they are looking for I believe you will be able to better supply it to your soon to be customers.

Observe the nerdy profile pic and button-up. I don’t even wear glasses but that profile pic screams TEACHER!

 

 

 

A little about Nomadic Wander. My wife and I have been teaching with VIPKid for two years. I contracted with them while I worked a corporate job in the states and my wife worked with them full-time.  We now both contract with them as we travel the world. We also worked in central China teaching at a university for 8 months. While we taught at Wuhan University of Science and Technology we still worked our VIPKid jobs and we taught elementary kid students (man we made some bank over there…) on weekends. I say all this to let you know where I am drawing my information from. We both belong to FB VIPKid groups and what not but we also have first-hand experience of what the expectations of parents are and what the parent-child dynamic is in China and it is different.

How the hell do you get more VIPKid Bookings?

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Mezcal y Tequila: The Tale of 2 Spirits

The Tale of 2 Spirits

First off why the hell is some alcohol called spirits. Does it open us up to demonic possession? Was the first alcohol given to us from an angelic being? I mean really what is the deal???

Well, I did a little digging and when I say “a little” I mean, I #Igoogledit and…

A “spirit” is distilled alcohol that contains no added sugar.

The term spirit comes from Middle Eastern alchemy. Dosen’t that sound sinister. The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process, like in the distillation of alcohol,  was called a spirit of the original material. So there it is our experimenting forefathers deemed it to be a new creation. Now back to the topic.

What is the difference between Mezcal and Tequila?

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