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Making Money Services

Consulting

Step 1: Fundamentals, Strategy, and Mindset.

Step 2: Honestly appraise your own personal strengths and weaknesses, and give yourself a self-assessment SWOT analysis.

Step 3: Pick the right niche, find a market with a clear need and define it very precisely.

Step 4: Find people in that niche audience.

Step 5: Interview the people in that audience and discover their big problems.

Step 6: Research solutions and create an offer which solves their problems.

Step 7: Learn the skill of consulting. Take the client from A to B and show a new paradigm.

Step 8: Create a client “breakthrough ladder” so they are continuously satisfied.

Step 9: Schedule consulting sessions on coschedule or scheduleonce or another similar application and begin consulting. The early sessions you have with clients allow you to discover more about the key problem areas in the niche. Incorporate this knowledge into future offers to better serve your current and future clients going forward.

Step 10: Deliver results for the clients. Make sure you not only deliver but overdeliver and blow away the expectations of the clients so they want to continue to work with you and become repeat customers.

Step 11: Sell further consulting sessions with existing clients. Focus on increasing your sales and marketing efforts, and continuously keep building more precise campaigns to attract the right clients you can help the most with more updated and improved offers.

Step 12: Scale. Hire people to replace you on clearly defined tasks and focus your efforts on sales and marketing. Work on the business, not in the business.

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Asia

Manila

I like Manila. Leave the airport by booking a Grab and take the expressway to head to Entertainment City around the resorts of OKADA, Solaire, City of Dreams, and the SM Mall of Asia. It’s about 15-20 minutes from the airport. The Philippines really has nice weather most of the year. There’s a large selection of shops, restaurants and cafes, and I really love the casinos where they host poker games. OKADA, Solaire, City of Dreams all have games running and some of the fairly high stakes run mainly in the Solaire.

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Asia

Okinawa

My favourite place in the world is Okinawa. It’s super clean, super white sand, super blue sea and it’s super quiet, making it an amazing experience.

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Asia

Shanghai

The best skyline in Asia? For me it’s gotta be the area around “The Bund”

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Asia

Singapore

The best short trip in Asia? Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay

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Korea

Osong, South Korea

“Osong? Where’s that?”

That’s the most common follow-up question I get from people when they ask where I live, and that includes when coming from bemused looking Korean citizens!

“Osan? You mean, Osan Airbase?”

“No, Osong, Oh-SONG, near Cheongju, near Sejong City. The one with the lake and stuff.”

“Ahhhhh, right…”

*Silence*

While Seoul is fairly famous globally these days, and even Busan has some international recognition with its annual film festival, beyond that, if you’re not a Korean national, then most people don’t know anywhere else in Korea. Maybe, at a stretch, Jeju?

Osong is technically a village, with a population of under 30,000 people, and in my view, it is one of the nicest parts of Korea I have seen and where I currently live.

Basically everything is brand new, built as the special technological bioresearch area of Korea as part of its economic development plan. Osong is conveniently positioned bang in the middle of the country with excellent infrastructure links, 15 minutes to Daejeon (yeah, I know – another place you’ve never heard of!) and 45 minutes to Seoul via the KTX or SRT. A reasonable under two-hour drive to Incheon airport.


I like new buildings, I like quiet places, I like parks and lakes. Osong has those boxes ticked. I like Osong.

I’ll share more about it in the coming posts.

There’s a lot to like about the place and I’m glad to live here. Quite quiet and peaceful. Good with the little one.