Travel and make money!

Australian Passport with various Australian noteWhen I was a much younger man, there used to be these classified employment ads that offered “Travel and Money – no experience required!” Or something like that anyway.

That seemed right up my alley, so off I went and applied.

Unfortunately though, the “job” was for encyclopedia salesman (giving away my age now) – and the travel involved being carted off in mini-buses to country towns / regional centres. LOL!

Fortunately, a better opportunity came along – so I never got to “travel and make money”. Until now that is. Fast forward almost 40 years.

Have laptop; will travel

Being a domainer, my business can operate anywhere there is an internet connection. All my “stock” is online, and approximately 90% of my communications with potential purchasers are done by email.

And when a transaction is agreed to, the process is all electronic anyway – from the payment of purchase amount, to the transfer of the domain.

I’m also a regular buyer of domains, and being away doesn’t stop me doing that either.

The proof of the pudding ….

Just under two weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to Singapore and Penang for a total of 7 nights away. During that time I sold six domains (with another two sales being completed on the day before we left). My first deal was in the Qantas Business Lounge in Brisbane on the Saturday morning; my last was in the Qantas Lounge in Singapore on the following Saturday.

For those wondering if doing deals spoiled our trip, it didn’t. The time taken would have been less than an 90 minutes a day – most of which was early morning before my wife awoke. And let me tell you, nothing makes you enjoy your holiday more than when you’ve just sold a domain for a decent amount. 🙂

Practicalities

  • A good laptop
  • Most decent hotels in SE Asia offer free high speed WiFi (faster than Australia!). As do airport business lounges.
  • International roaming on my mobile phone. This was my only additional expense – and it was just $70 for the week. People could call and text me; and I could do the same in return. All at normal rates. This was money well spent.

Conclusion

I’m going traveling again!

2 thoughts on “Travel and make money!

  • Luke Summers
    June 11, 2015 at 7:11 am
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    Definitely one of the perks of being a domainer! As long as you have an internet connection, you’re good to go 🙂

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