Author: Oli Lynch

Travel writer and freelance copywriter

Setting up an online business is easier than ever. And there is so much opportunity to make money online, that more people than ever are setting up websites. From ecommerce to affiliate marketing, the potential for profit seems limitless. However getting your business seen is the tricky part. With 500,000 new websites created every day, and thousands of new businesses going under every year, having a strategy is key for success. One thing you might have heard is that blogs for business are one of the best ways to get organic search traffic. But is this true? Do you need…

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Glued to Instagram? Find yourself scrolling Facebook or Linkedin whenever you’re not doing anything. Social media addiction is a thing, and it has real health impacts. And that’s why you should delete social media, and not look back. Thank me later 😉 Bold statement? Sure. And you can be forgiven for thinking that this might be a bit ambitious for a young person in todays world. After all, how can you communicate with friends if you’re not on Snapchat, Insta, TikTok etc. But hear me out here. You do not need social media. Social media needs you… Our dependence on…

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Looking for the best place to hit the slopes this year? Check out our recommended places to ski or snowboard in 2021/22. Europe isn’t short of some great ski and snowboard destinations, with something for everyone whatever your level of budget. The pandemic of 2020/21 has undoubtedly caused disruption and damage, but with our sights set on the ski season for 2021 and 2022, it looks likely that the ski season will be going ahead. Fingers crossed. But where should you go? There’s no arguing with the fact that France and Switzerland rule the roost for best skiing in terms…

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There are many reasons people choose to move abroad, from a change of culture to a need to live life to the fullest. If you’ve decided you want to escape your home town, or country, sometimes you just gotta do it. But where to? Where can you go, how can you get there, and what do you need to do to make sure you’re comfortable when you get there? And how much does it cost to move abroad? The world is an easier place to move around these days, pandemic notwithstanding. And whatever your goals in life, there are plenty…

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Stock trading is an exciting and potentially profitable activity. You can use as little or as much of your money to invest in some of the world’s biggest companies, and maybe make some great money from their success. But, how do you know who to invest in? And when should you time your investments, and when should you take profits? These are just a few of the aspects of trading any of the financial markets, including stock trading. One way to take the strain is to use paid signals. But what does this actually involve? What is a paid signals…

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If you’ve been planning a digital detox, you’re not alone. Many of us suffer from some form of internet or digital addiction, and it’s changing how we interact with the world. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Studies have shown that people who stop using digital devices for five days or more find it easier to read emotions and interact socially. Don’t think you’re that bad with your device? Heres some crazy stats for you… The average person checks their smartphone at least every 12 minutesUK adults spend 25 hours a week online on average – that’s…

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Ah the Playboy lifestyle. The envy of both men and women around the world. After all, who wouldn’t want to live the life of Hugh Hefner or James Bond? Although the playboy lifestyle seems like an unattainable dream for many, it is one that most of us can achieve. So how can you live an enviable lifestyle, even if you’re not as rich as Hugh Hefner, or without the backing of MI5 like James Bond? To answer that, first we’ll need to ask…. What is the playboy lifestyle? The image of a playboy is that of a gentleman who is…

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You might have heard someone refer to wild swimming, and perhaps wondered what the hell they’re talking about. Isn’t swimming just, well… Swimming? The term is especially popular in the UK, where there does seem to be quite a growth in ‘wild swimming’ clubs in recent years. But what is wild swimming, and is it something you need to get involved with? What exactly is wild swimming? The wild aspect of wild swimming refers to swimming anywhere that isn’t a contained or man-made area, such as swimming pool or lido. So yes, wild swimming is pretty much just swimming. The…

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It’s been a good year for remote workers. With the pandemic making remote work mainstream, several countries have introduced digital nomad visas, with Spain now adding to that list. Spain has long had a problem with unemployment and a shaky economy. A digital nomad visa for Spain is seen as a way to attract high earning long stay visitors to this attractive destination in a bid to boost the tourism economy. But what are the details? How long can digital nomads stay in Spain? How much does the new digital nomad visa cost? And what are the requirements for entry?…

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OK, so I’ve been eyeing up compound trading for a while and I’ve finally taken the plunge. Today I placed my first trade on Binance to start my compound trading journey from 1k to… Well, whatever I can get to. I’m planning on documenting this on this website, so if you’re interested in how this progresses, keep an eye out or follow us on Twitter. It’s all because of a kinda friendly joshing I had from a buddy on a WhatsApp group I’m in. We’re a casual bunch of crypto traders, and until now I had decided to focus on…

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Google Ads is the most popular online advertising platform, and the one with the biggest reach by far. Whatever your business model, your target audience, or your product, chances are Google Ads offers an option for you. The problem with Google Ads however is that getting it right is actually quite tricky. People expect that setting up their Adwords campaign will result in lots of traffic, and loads of conversions. Not the case. It can take time for your Ads to start generating a consistent flow of traffic and a decent return on ad spend (ROAS). In this post, I’ll…

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Sex tourism is nothing new, it’s actually something that has been around since humans first started to travel for fun. Seriously, the Romans loved to travel and they had a penchant for prostitituion. But in todays modern world, where do we stand with sex tourism? It’s a term that is often frowned upon, with many looking down on those who travel for sex. But the truth is that travelling to get laid is not uncommon. Look at the hedonistic activities in Ibiza, Miami or on the backpacker trails of South East Asia. However, travelling and getting laid is not necessarily…

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So you’ve been tasked with the duty of planning your best mate’s stag do? Need to deliver the mother of all Bachelor parties? Well, my friend, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re planning an overseas stag do, or something closer to home, don’t worry. Planning a stag party doesn’t have to be a headache – as we’re about to find out. Get the stags on board First things first, you’ll need to find out who your stag crew are gonna be. As always, there’ll probably be a diverse bunch, with different tastes and budgets. Sound out some ideas in a…

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Although digital nomads and remote work is nothing new, there is a new travel buzzword: Workation. Born from the fires of the covid pandemic, the workation is a WFH travel trend that might just change the way tourism works. But what is a workation? And does it mean you can finally work from a hammock in the Caribbean while sipping a pina colada? What is a workation? Basically, a workation means a long trip away but with time scheduled to do your work remotely. This means that rather than grabbing a city break for a long weekend, or leaving your…

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If you’ve been learning a language, or thinking of starting, you might have heard of language hacking. Sounds intriguing? Well, it is a very useful tactic that can help you learn a language faster than usual. Made popular by Irish blogger Benny Lewis, language hacking is actually an old technique and one that is often used by experienced language learners. But even if you’re a beginner who has never learnt a new tongue before, language hacking can be a tool that can yield great results. So… What is language hacking? Traditional language learning follows a fairly standard process of learning…

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One of the big things to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic is a massive shake-up of the way we work. More than ever people are working from home, and more and more people are starting their own freelance business. So how can you get started with your new business venture and starting making a good income as a freelancer? It takes a bit of effort to get started, but running your own business online is very rewarding in the long run. Set your own hours, choose your clients and (most likely) make more money than you would do in…

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Fans of craft beer rejoice, pioneers of the UK’s craft beer revolution have started offering a subscription box to check out some of the best beers. Yes, BrewDog and Friends is part of a growing trend for beer lovers to check out rare and unique beers direct to their homes. But is it worth signing up for the BrewDog and Friends subscription box? After all, they offer a free first box (you just pay postage) and then you’ll get 8 delicious craft beers delivered to your door. Well… The competition for your craft beer subscription money is fierce these days,…

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If you’re looking for a tailored suit, of course you could head to Savile Row or Milan… But for the frugal Global Playboy, there are lots of much cheaper places to buy a perfectly tailored suit. London is of course one of the world’s style capitals and yes you can get an awesome suit made on Savile Row or Jermyn Street. This is all fine and good, but you don’t always want to wear your £1000+ suit to every event. Jumping in and out of taxis all day in Singapore? Three weddings in a week? Got to fly from Rome…

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The pandemic has changed a lot of business habits. From board meetings to Zoom meetings, from 9 to 5, to work from home. And now it seems the work formal attire has had it’s time too. Linkedin News and the Wall Street Journal reported that business formal has almost entirely fallen out of favour in 2021, even in traditonally suited industries. Where once it was pressed shirts, buttoned suit jackets and trousers, now it seems it is perfectly acceptable to wear smart casual wear, such as collarless long sleeved shirts, chinos and stretch pants, or even t-shirts and cardigans. So…

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If you’ve been watching the crypto craze lately and wondering if you should be taking payment in crypto, this is for you. There are *A LOT* of cryptocurrencies, and not all of them are built for actual transactions. If you’re selling a service online though, or even via bricks and mortar shops for that matter, taking crypto can be a definite benefit. Although they are very volatile, with prices fluctuating my multiple percentage points on a daily basis, they can be considered ‘assets’ rather than actual money. This means that if you’re taking payment in crypto, some of your income…

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The list of countries hoping to attract remote digital workers to the shores just grows longer. Today, Malta has launched its initiative for digital nomads to work on this beautiful Mediterranean island nation. The cost of the visa will be €300, and will be valid for one year and can be extended. To apply, you need to be able to prove that you work remotely for an overseas company and have a contract as proof. Digital nomads also need to prove that they run a freelance business and make at least €2,700 per month. Applicants will also need to have…

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