A Quick Update on Me, My Business And The Future Of Cloud Living Journey

updateI didn’t publish my income report last month and I won’t be able to publish one for this month because I suck at keeping track of my financial progress!

I don’t feel like going through everything to calculate the income and expense for the month; however, I’m hiring a bookkeeper from the Phillipines to help me with that so hopefully I’ll be able to publish my income report for November as these reports help me keep track of my own progress while motivating other people to start their own online business.

In this article, I’ll give you a quick update as to where I’ve been and what I’ve done in the last 2 months.

What I’ve Done In September & October

Sold My Niche Website For $10,000

On September 3rd, I decided to put my most successful niche website up for sale on Flippa as I needed cash to scale up my business and purchase the ticket for this event.

And it was sold after one week at a five figure. Read more about the sale here.

Launched The Niche Site Challenge

Josh from FormYourFuture.com challenged me to a friendly competition in late September and I accepted. We’re still working on it.

Joined The Dynamite Circle (DC)

This was one of the best decisions I’ve made this year thanks to the suggestion of my good buddy Justin Cooke from Empire Flippers. The DC is a private group of over 700+ location independent entrepreneurs focused on building quality, legit businesses that can be run from anywhere on earth.

If you ever feel lonely in your entrepreneurial path, you have to join the DC.

Visited Thailand For The First Time

My first trip to travel abroad :D. It was crazy and I learned a ton of new things.

Attended DCBKK and Met Amazing People

The Dynamite Circle conference was the whole reason for my trip to Thailand. We had 3 amazing days of intense networking and learning, both from the speakers and from each other.

I was able to gain so many new friends, some of whom, are very successful & well-known like Chris Ducker, Justin Cooke, Natalie Sission, some are just starting up while others are trying to grow their established businesses further.

Some pics:

Waiting To Start The Conference
The Speakers
Photo with @Mehdi from Stronglifts.com
Take a picture with @Mehdi from Stronglifts.com
My man Chris @ ChrisDucker.com

Tried Thai Food & Massage

Thai food is yummy but not so healthy in my opinion because it’s sweet, salty and lacked vegetables. Thai masage is pretty awesome though!

Bungee Jumped In Chiang Mai

It was pretty intense…but finally I did it!

The Future Of Cloud Living Journey Cloud Living

To make it short, I just bought the domain CloudLiving.com and I’m going to rebrand the blog. Founded just this February 2013, Cloud Living Journey has quickly become one of the favorite blogs of those who want to start an online business with niche website building although I haven’t put much effort on promotion.

The really great thing that’s happening now is other people are already benefiting from the content I have shared here and some are getting very good results. It is for this reason why I decided to focus more on the growth of the blog.

Don’t worry. I’m not going to build a typical online marketing blog where you’ll receive tons of pitching about this-is-the-one-that-get-you-rich products.

I’ll continue to provide high quality and practical information for free,  I’ll remain transparent about my ways of doing business and I won’t hide anything from you.

I just want to help even more people to take charge of their lives, start an online business and achieve freedom in life and business.

If you love the blog and want to help me take it to the next level, please take this short survey. I’ll make changes based on your valuable opinion.

Thank you for your support!


Tung Tran

Tung Tran is the founder of CloudLiving.com.
  • Nice Tung! Glad to see you’re taking this site to the next level. I was curious about dynamite circle and I might go ahead and register. Thanks again homie and i’ll maybe see you on the skype group or DC. Cheers!

  • Hey Tung,

    great post! I’ve recently found your blog and I’ve passed over all articles from which I’ve learned a lot of new things. Recently I’ve finished my first keyword research and I’m ready to build my first niche website.

    I want to say that I am really excited with your progress and I want to wish you all the best with your business, keep up the good work!



  • nice to see you come back¡¡¡
    let’s the game begin, i think you were in “pause mode”

    • haha yeah I need a little bit time to think about the next steps 😛 i’m ready now

  • Tung, congrats on your clearly awesome trajectory! Keep up the great work and I will be happily reading the updates at cloudliving.

  • Tung – great to see how committed you are to keeping your online business moving forward. I heard Justin on the Empire Flippers podcast mention that he was hanging out with you a bit at that conference. Thanks for sharing with us your experiences. Very interesting and always looking forward to what you publish in the future.

    • Yeah he’s very kind to me 😛 thanks for your kind words Matt

  • I like the idea of the new domain Tung! Looks like you’ve been doing a ton, I have been curious about some of these events going on and might consider going to one of the bigger ones next year. I’m sure you learned a ton.

    • yeah going to this kind of event is great… and it’s better to meet someone you’ve been following in person. I met Chris 😛

  • Best of luck for new journey without “journey” 😉

    Looking forward to more updates from you.

    BTW, i am a big fan of you. Cheers Mate (y)

  • Hi Tung,

    Sounds like you have had a great time! Well deserved after the recent success you had with your niche site.

    Looking forward to seeing how Cloud Living develops.


  • Hey,
    Thanks for the pics& update I will definetly follow you on cloudliving!

    Maybe you could do a post how you setup the past Flippa auction for us to learn from you 😉


  • Great work Tung, and it looks like the DCBKK was a fun event.
    I bet your now pretty happy that you did the bungee jump! I’ve done it a few times myself and it is exhilarating and a great stress reliever as well.

  • Good to see you keeping up with things Tung. I’ve been to Thai a couple of times, I love it. you should come to New Zealand and try bungee jumping here 😀

  • Hey Tung!

    I also just joined DC because of Justin. He’s also told me a lot about you. 🙂

    Good luck with the rebranding! That’s always fun while simultaneously stressful.

    • Hi Vincent,

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Yeah it takes hard work to do the rebranding but it’s totally worth the effort

  • Yo!

    It was great finally meeting you in Bangkok, man. It’s been exciting watching your journey and it will be interesting to watch as you transition to the new site/brand. I’m definitely expecting big things from you and can’t wait to see how it all plays out! Congrats on your success, man…you definitely deserve it.

    • Thanks for dropping by buddy 😛

      You always encourage and motivate me to keep on hustling

      I’m working really hard on the new branding/design… so many things to do man

  • Looking forward to see how you rebrand cloudliving.com

    I think I purchased “cloud living” ebook when I started in 2011. Don’t know if you continue CLJ content there.

    You may consider building an ecourse there.


    • Hi Kent,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      I will just move all the content to a new domain 😛

      I don’t prefer ecourse as my philosophy is providing high quality information for free and charge for tools/plugins/services that helps people.

  • Hi Tung i stumbled on your blog 3 months ago after reading a post on flippa about why niche website doesn’t work anymore and using your failed study case as example,Lol!I well turned you did great!!!Thanks to your blog i got motivated and learned enough to venture in this interresting path.As we say in french “chapeau bas” meaning respect!

    • Yeah and actually it’s wrong as my website is very successful lol

  • Too much money to count Tung, nice problem to have 😉

    Just a heads up in the second section think you’re missing a link where it says “Read more about the sale here.” seems to not be a URL!

    Nice photo’s too, really cool to see everyone – and am surprised that you actually have ginger hair! Where I come from that’s something that will get you bullied for sure…

  • Great work Tung,

    Waiting for your updates of that friendly niche site challenge.


  • Hello Tung, hope you keep to your promise of providing real contents here on your blog.
    am also running a niche combat on my blog with two awesome bloggers and why i decided to post it here is because it’s on the keyword you populated “best adjustable dumbbells” i hope one day, i can get you into a niche challenge.. till then, keep updating us with heart breaking tips.

    Love you.

  • Hey Tung, congrats on the site sale and on the re-branding! Exciting stuff and looking forward to following along. That bungee jumping video is crazy! I don’t know if I could do it 🙂

  • Hi Tung, I have a question. Let’s say I’m targeting the keyword “natural acne treatment” and the EMD’s of it have been taken. Can I add a word at the end like “naturalacnetreatmentguide.com” and still rank on page one in Google?

  • Oh yeah, another question. Is having an EMD necessary to get number one in Google or can I still achieve that even without an EMD?

  • Glad you had a good time in Thailand.

    What was Mehdi from Stronglifts.com doing at the event?

    Good luck with the rebranding!

  • Nice One Tung!
    Patiently waiting for updates about the new niche Challenge.
    Wish you all the best.

  • Tung,

    Are long domain names a factor that can hurt your Google rankings? Please answer because I read somewhere that Hummingbird updates take that into consideration.

  • Hi Tung,

    i’m confused about something. You state that your dumbbell niche website sold back in September for $10,000.

    That’s great news, however, on Spencer Haw’s website, you posted a comment on Nov 19th stating the following:

    Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize there is some inconsistency in what you are saying here. How did a website that you sold in September earn you $100 in October?

    I believe some of my fellow posters in that webpage’s comments section asked you as much, but you have yet to provide an answer.

    I truly hope you get the chance to respond to my inquiry. I’ve been a fan of yours for some time now Tran, and honesty is the best policy!

    • I already replied to them. The new owner reported back to me about the income… the website earned that for him, not me 😀

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