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This update marks the end of the fifth month of the Create a Business Challenge. We're almost halfway through the year, which means I have about 7 months left to build, launch, and sell a product. It's terrifying, especially since I had planned on being much farther along at this point, but as you'll see below… Continue Reading

Digital Nomad in Malaysia

Over the past few weeks I've heard from a number of people who are interested in the digital nomad lifestyle but aren't sure exactly what to expect. I've covered some of the ways location independence can backfire on your business already, but I haven't talked about the experience of working online from a new country yet… Continue Reading

Location independence backfire

After years of talking about, thinking about, and reading about lifestyle design and location independence, one week ago I left my comfortable life in the U.S. and moved to the island of Borneo to join the digital nomad movement. Sitting poolside with my laptop I thought, I've finally done it. I've gone "location independent." I was finally free to… Continue Reading

April Site Traffic

How the heck is it already the end of April? This year is shooting by too fast... April saw an uptick in traffic on WorldwideWantrepreneur.com, but as I'll share with you in a second, I'm in a frustrating spot when it comes to creating a profitable business. I've made a number of changes to the… Continue Reading

Travel Hacking

Do you take a round trip flight every year, for free? If not, you're missing out. Thanks to the ubiquity of frequent flyer programs, rewards networks, and credit card promotions, it's easier than ever to set yourself up to earn a free trip annually. And most people are able to earn two free round trip flights each year. So why… Continue Reading


  Think you're a slave to your cell phone plan just because you want to use GPS and maps on your phone while traveling? Think again. You may have heard that your cell phone's built-in GPS will work offline, but what does this really mean in the context of traveling? It means that you do not need an internet… Continue Reading

WordPress Feature Box

Is a 500% increase in email subscribers worth a few minutes of your time? Over the past few days I've spent 10+ hours figuring out how to add the perfect WordPress feature box to my website when I should have been applying for remote jobs. That's right, we're talking about the full-width email opt-in box above the content and sidebar of a… Continue Reading

What to put in your backpack

Welcome to your new home... your backpack. This sturdy, lightweight contraption is your new friend and travel companion. You guys will get along great if you plan ahead and pack appropriately. But try to cram in everything you own plus the kitchen sink and... things might get a little rocky. Minimalism is the lifestyle of choice for digital… Continue Reading

Staying fit while traveling

Want to stay fit while traveling? Yeah, me too. In just three weeks I'll be catching a plane to Malaysia, where I'll be living in a virgin rainforest and working with orangutans. It's going to be hot, humid, and far from the modern luxuries (like exercise equipment) I've grown accustomed to. But that's no excuse to throw… Continue Reading

Steer towards the pain

It's that time again. Time for an update on my self-imposed Create a Business Challenge. For those of you new to the site -- the whole purpose of this site is to document my progress (and lessons learned) in going from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur by creating a business this year. My last business update was two months ago. Moving… Continue Reading