- How I traveled for 3 weeks and made passive income
- Be the Expert: “We’re moving in together. How much should we each contribute?”
- He gave up…but still made $1,200 for 4 hours work
A few months ago, I took a 3-week vacation to SE Asia for 3 weeks — all over Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Nobody on this site knew I was gone. Yet while I was abroad, I earned tens and tens of thousands of dollars while completely off the grid.
Taking a break from eating before eating again
I always wanted to stay in a hotel room with a pool. This was my back yard in one of my hotels in Thailand. It was a very romantic time with my brother: “Welcome, Mr. and Mr. Sethi.” Classic.
This is the second vacation where a white friend crashed his scooter. What is it about Americans that they can’t drive these things.
Didn’t smell too good.
In all that time, you continued to get emails and blog posts from me. My business grew: 1 day’s sales would have paid for all my meals and airfare — many times over. I rarely checked emails. And when I came back, I had a detailed status report of exactly what I needed to know.
To a lot of people, this is the holy grail of passive income.
Yet why do I still tell my readers that passive income is largely a myth for 99.9% of people?
I’ve said this over and over, including in 7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money and Why Most People Fail at Online Products: Passive income is unrealistic for most people. They see some guy go on a 3-week vacation and continue earning money, and say, “I can do that!”
What they don’t see are the systems that took years to put in place.
Honestly, I couldn’t have taken this trip last year, and I’ve been writing this blog since 2004! But dreams are more powerful than reality. Here’s a classic example from a guy who emailed me:
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