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Episode Info: Anthony Cofrancesco is a 23-year-old travel hacker and entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines.  In his first year of travel hacking, Anthony leveraged frequent flyer programs and credit card sign-up bonuses to travel over $19,000 for free. 80+ times per year Anthony jumps onto a plane while sleeping over 100+ nights in hotels. Anthony’s goal is to see every country in the world before he turns 25. Remotrepreneur’s Insights Develop Your Skillset – Before you go on to venture into a new business, you need to find what you’re passionate about and develop your skillset. Find the Right Company – The best way to have a successful remote career is to find the company you are passionate about and go for it. Look at The Right Places – Due to the coronavirus, employers are seeking remote workers all across the globe. The Internet offers a large variety of websites you can find a job on. Key Podcast Milestones 04:55 – How did Anthony’s story start 19:17 – What is PickFu? 22:25 – How does PickFu work 24:14 – How much does PickFu cost 26:19 – Should you start a business or work with another business? 29:51 – Anthony’s biggest struggle 33:19 – How to craft your ideal lifestyle 37:19 – Where to find a remote job 39:21 – Did the virus change the digital nomad world 44:22 – Where can you find Anthony Top Key Quotes “I thought that as time goes on this online business environment is not going to go away. Getting rapid feedback from when I build my own website and my own products before, I had million ideas on what might look good. Going with your gut can be a real dagger in your back sometimes. People are going to spend more money for assuring the direction that they want to go in, creative aspect or marketing strategy.” “Nike is not sitting there with millions of units of inventory that just never sells. It might have to discount it 70%. They might need to discount it heavily through different liquidation methods. The reason why average e-commerce sellers might be stuck with a ton of inventory vs. a brand like Nike is that before Nike launches a product they know so incredibly well what the customer is looking for, from the price point to the packaging to all other different aspects of the brand.” “Probably what makes the most sense is to work for someone else. Go find a remote job, something that gives you flexibility. Go and do it in a company that you’re passionate about.” “Getting a remote job is actually very easy especially if you have a real skill set coming from a previous job. What they don’t seem to understand is that you’re going to take a large pay cut in doing it, but it’s also pros and cons. When I walked from my job at Amazon, starting pay at VirtualGraphics was $2000 US a month. But, living in Manila it’s more than you need.” “Getting a remote job is very simple and very easy. It’s just about looking at the right places, looking at remote jobs and pitching yourself in the rig...
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