What I'm Doing Now
Inspired my biggest business inspiration Derek Sivers, this page shares what I’m up to in my personal life & business.
Last Updated: January 8th 2019.
Finishing my new home
Since June 2018, my parents and I have been building a new house in Hanoi so I could move in after getting married.
We’re in the final phase now and it should be 100% finished by the end of February.
Improving my functional strength with Rings training & yoga.
I got fed up with weightlifting after doing it for years.
I have gotten quite strong but wasn’t very flexible.
Injuries would happen quite often too.
So I decided to stop weight training completely in December 2017 and switched to yoga and some bodyweight training.
But I have always been feeling like I didn’t burn enough calories as I used to lift pretty heavy.
A few months ago I picked up this course on Rings training which was quite amazing.
Rings training is hard & challenging.
I plan to do Rings training 3 times a week and yoga 2 times a week.
Growing my media company
2018 was a great year for my business.
I allowed my best friend to buy shares in current projects after employing and teaching him SEO for 2 years.
We officially became equity partners 🙂
We had very clear roles in the business.
I was the director (visionary) and he was the manager (integrator).
He handles the day-to-day operations which allowed me to focus on testing ideas, tactics and techniques that could grow the business faster.
It’s this visionary / integrator relationship that helped drive our business forward a lot in 2018.
I first learned about this concept from the book Traction by Gino Wickman and that was definitely the best business book I have ever read.
We have big plans for 2019. Already on-boarded 2 new members in December 2018 to handle our quickly growing projects.
If you’re curious, our business model is still the same.
We build authority sites that are monetized mainly with affiliate programs.
The only difference is that we’re doing everything at scale.
That means a larger budget for content creation and link building.
Instead of starting a new site with 20 articles, we do 80.
Instead of building 10 links a month, we do 100.
And that’s everything we do to launch and grow big sites in 2019.
There’s no secret.
The recipe is simple.
You publish a lot of great content. And build a lot of great links. Stick with it long enough and you have a great site.
That’s how the big guys are doing it. And I want to become one 🙂
This also means that I’m gonna scale back my time working on Cloud Living a lot.
I have closed enrollment to my course.
I canceled my Amazon affiliate plugin project.
I’ll stop writing long case studies and tutorials.
I will probably experiment with short 200-word updates soon.
But for now, growing my media company is my highest priority.