Believe it or not this is not the first time I have heard that. So I am about to do things wrong! Blogging “guru’s”, internet marketers and online experts say the only way to succeed is to find a niche and dominate it, in fact I just got email with a subject line “How to Become a Rock Star in Your Niche”, well I don’t live in a niche. I don’t like being in a niche, in fact a niche is very similar to being pigeonholed and I am pretty sure no one likes to be pigeonholed. Like most people I find many things interesting and I intend to write or blog about what I want and forget about finding a niche.
I will be blunt at times and I am not a big believer in being politically correct just to be politically correct. I will no doubt piss some people off and hopefully endear myself to others.
There will be an overriding theme besides the things that I like and find interesting, and that is lifestyle, the lifestyle that my family and I are trying to build, and our desire to become location independent. We are going to build a business that enables us to live anywhere and be free from traditional constraints.
This website is actually our second step, our first was to start a side business that would allow us to travel while we both worked in traditions jobs, and we do have a business that does that for us but until recently it has never been a major focus, that has now changed and we are going to take it to the next level this year. I will tell you more about our current business in a future post.
That being said this blog will not be just another travel blog. Travel blogs have been done to death, really who wants to read another article about how painful air travel can be or how you get no privacy in a hostel or how drunk someone was during the full moon festival in Thailand. To be sure there are great travel blogs out there it is just that they are getting harder and harder to find.
As well, ever since Tim Ferriss wrote The 4 Hour Work Week (it really is a good book, I have the paperback and the Kindle version), there has been a ton of internet marketing blogs, pretending to be real blogs with real opinions that have sprung up, flogging all sorts of crap, giving fake reviews and lying to the readers about how they make money online. Not that this was Tim’s fault he didn’t advocate these thinly veiled, waste of a domain name sites, what he wrote resonated with a lot of people, the book was on the New York Best Sellers list for over 75 weeks.
Don’t get me wrong I am hoping to make a little money on this site and some links in my posts I will make a little money on, for example if you would like to buy The 4 Hour Work Week or any other of Tim’s “4 Hour” books, click on the links and you will be taken to Amazon.com or Amazon.ca where you can buy the book or e-book and I will get some small amount a money for referring you to Amazon.
However, what you will get from me is the truth, none of this phony crap to try to get you to buy something just so I can make a little money. If you like what you read and want to support my blog you can always look for the PayPal donate button and send a little love my way.
So what can you expect from Daemontown.com? Lifestyle design will surely play a big part of this blog as well as our struggles and triumphs as we try to become location independent. Given my background there will be posts on investing, precious metals and international real estate, interesting commentary and great content about things that are going on in the world, I will be buying and trying out some internet marketing software and giving you the honest play by play results, posts on photography and art including my photos and artwork and anything else I find interesting. There will be a product sales page eventually, with artwork, digital downloads and other products I like.