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  • Mike
    Why I’m not selling my business I have this dream lingering in the back of my mind about selling my business and sitting on a beach somewhere drinking endless San Miguel Lights or Tiger Bacs.  All without a care in the world and doing this while living off $20,000 USD/year afforded to me by using the 4% rule.  But after doing some calculations and re-evaluating my business I decided to keep it.   I realized that what
  • how to prevent chargebacks
    Mike
    As an ecommerce store owner for the last 5 years I have lost thousands of dollars due to charge backs. My hope is that other people with search these addresses and email addresses so that we can help prevent honest merchants being ripped off by chargebacks: These transactions have been suspected of fraud on my site: 1) LISA WIN 1644 AUSTIN MEADOWS DRIVE DECATUR, GA 30032 4043691617 ALLSMILES8500@GMAIL.COM If you suspect a physical address, email
  • achieve financial freedom
    Mike
    What is Financial Freedom? While this number will vary for everybody, the basic math is: Cash Flow from Assets > Monthly Expenses It is actually a pretty simple concept but it can be hard to implement.  Think of it like trying to lose weight.  To lose weight, you don’t need a fancy diet, supplements or a Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym.  All you need to do is eat less and exercise more.  Sure, you can starve yourself
  • kaohsiung-digital-nomad
    Mike
    Digital Nomads in Taiwan     Taiwan has recently been ranked as one of the top places in the world for expats to live.  This is mainly because Taiwan is an incredibly safe country with friendly locals, fast internet, access to great health care, modern subways systems, mountains and beaches.  It’s also one of the most “convenient” countries in the world.  There are literally 7-11s everywhere and at these 7-11s you can find single cans of beer,
  • drop-shipping-business-fail
    Mike
    Why Most Dropshipping Businesses Fail     Most People Don’t Treat Drop Shipping Like a REAL Business   The number one reason most dropshipping businesses fail is because people don’t treat it like a real business.  Whatever drop shipping “niche” you’re getting into, take it seriously.  Think about how you can help add value to that particular market place.  Don’t try to drop ship some fidget spinners from Ali Express and then wonder why it
  • money-doesnt-take-a-vacation-it-makes-the-vacation
    Mike
    Money Doesn’t Take a Vacation, it Makes the Vacation   Last month I went on a road trip in Kending, Taiwan (also frequently spelled Kenting) and decided to bring my laptop with me.  I actually purposefully bought this scooter because the trunk was big enough to fit my 15.6″ laptop inside.  Anyways, before I left on the roadtrip I had a problem with a customer who said they didn’t receive their package so I decided to