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
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
- Dope laid back music
- Strong WiFi
- Comfortable seating
- Great climate control
- 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.
What’s and where’s your favorite cafe? Let us know. We’ll list ours in the next blog “International Cafe” so stay tuned!
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.
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?
We live full-time on the road, so knowing how to make money online for free is essential to all of our being…..there is no plan B for us. Paying our rent and bills, shopping for groceries…. all while living full-time internationally is a risk that is mitigated with wealth. Money is a hedge and our situation demands it, so, this post is dear to our hearts….its personal. Making Money Online is the vehicle that is allowing us to step into our vision of an international lifestyle. We are living comfortably abroad. If you are not familiar with our story, in a nutshell we became online teachers while we were dating long-distance, we got married, quit our 9-5 gigs, and flicked the switch on our plans to see and absorb the world one sunset, one dinner, one city and one country at a time. One year after we were married we left the USA with an ailing savings account.