A House Full Of Globetrotting Freelancers

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Last year, I made the decision to move from Thailand to the fast-growing beach town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

I knew moving to Sihanoukville wouldn’t be a problem for me or my career. That’s because I’m a freelance copywriter…and when you’re a freelance copywriter, it makes no difference where you live or work.

What’s more, if you’re really financially motivated and dedicate yourself to mastering highly-profitable niches like finance, health, or fundraising, you can make up to six-figures—or even seven-figures—per year. I’ve met quite a few copywriters who are already making this happen.

This can be quite a deal…especially if you can pull this off in a place like Sihanoukville. In this beach-side paradise a beer costs as little as 50 cents during Happy Hour and a seafood dinner on the beach costs just $3.

Moving to Cambodia and “setting up shop” here couldn’t have been easier. And almost immediately, I met dozens of expats from all over the world.

Once I got the lay of the land, finding a place to live was easy, too. One evening, I met a young English Internet entrepreneur named Aaron. I told Aaron I was looking for a long-term place to live, and he said he could help me out. It turns out he rents out a house called “The Happytime Mansion” about a mile from the beach. He doesn’t live there, but he works there during the day. He also rents out rooms there for his friends and colleagues.

He had a room available…and I could move in right away.

How much was rent?

$100…a month.

That was for my room, my own bathroom, full use of a kitchen, cable TV, high-speed Internet access and twice-weekly maid service.

I moved in a few days later.

And here’s the best part. Almost everyone in the house is a “globetrotting entrepreneur” just like I am. My new flatmates include Internet entrepreneurs, a tour operator, travel writers, an English teacher, and a bar owner…all under the same roof.

It’s really inspiring to be around people who are always working on such interesting projects. Aaron operates a popular blog, while Fiona just launched a new mobile web app that helps visitors find the best places to eat, sleep, and travel in Sihanoukville with their smart phones. Toby, also from England, just started his own off-road motor biking tour company.

English expats Jen Hoggett and Terry Fletcher write travel essays to supplement their income.

Damien Curran of Melbourne, Australia teaches English to Khmer children at a local school.

And Jason Yamanaka of the USA owned one of the most popular beach bars in town. Jason recently moved on, however, because he wanted to become a dive instructor in Thailand.

I’ll tell you something. For a freelance copywriter in constant search of new, fresh ideas, this is the perfect set up. I get to live under the same roof with these people who share the same dream as I do…of making money from anywhere in the world.

I’m still convinced freelance copywriting is the best job in the world for income-minded world travelers, but it’s sure nice to live with other like-minded world-travelers making their dream of “making money from anywhere in the world” come true…just like I am.

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