Win Back Your Time : Live in a Resort For Free For 6 Months

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On our podcast we talk a lot about the currencies of time, income, and mobility work together as a system. You can often sacrifice one currency to gain another.

Given the option, which currency would you optimize for?

I’m not shy about wanting to become wealthy, or travel around, but for me it was always time that was the most appealing. I believed if I had the time to read the books, to apply the concepts, to build something from scratch, I would be okay.

This is an opportunity for somebody looking to maximize their time.

I can promise you this– on this lonely little island in the Philippine archipelago, you’ll have a lot of it.

If you have a friend who would love to spend a few quiet months in a resort in the Philippines, I would appreciate you forwarding this post to them. Thank you!

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Over the past few years, my good friend Sean has graciously hosted 5 online marketers at his Badladz resorts in Puerto Galera, Philippines. If you are interested in how this works, you must listen to this podcast interview with him. The last guy, Jeff Parke, has been here almost five months (and will continue to stay on through October, he’ll be there to get the new person up to speed). Just like the interns who preceded him, he has managed to turn months of zero cost living into a jumping off point to bootstrap his own business.

There is hardly a better spot on the planet to baseline your expenses, relax, and focus on your work. Perhaps you’ve got a few bucks saved up, an internet business already started, or maybe you just want to chill out on a tropical island for a few months and write a novel.

You’ll be treated like a VIP by Mylene and the friendly staff at Badladz. Included in the deal is a free room at the Badladz resort, 3 full meals per day, free laundry service, and free use of the Badladz motor scooters.

Just imagine how creative you can be without any distractions– no cooking, cleaning, laundry, commute, shopping, bills, or odd jobs. You’ll be (quite literally) waited on every day.

So what’s the catch? Well it’s not all fun and games— you’ll be expected to spend two hours a day, 5 days a week, serving as the resort’s marketing director. You’ll basically be updating social media sites and blog content. You’ll also be expected to help out as the resident ‘expert’ on a day-to-day basis. You’ll be called on a lot as resident smart person and Internet guru. Your ideas for how to improve the resort– from improving the router, to Youtube strategy, to updating the affiliate programs– will likely be implemented. Sean is cool like that.

We are looking for helpful team players willing to be part of the Badladz crew. Everyone in Puerto Galera will get to know you and you’ll become part of the family here at Badladz.

Here’s Jeff, the guy currently hanging out on the beach:

You will manage the following processes:

  • General tech support around the resorts.
  • Regularly update marketing for websites.
  • Continue ongoing marketing campaigns.
  • Maintain existing booking agencies and implement new ones (Agoda and similar).
  • Update social media sites continually.
  • You’ll be working on Sean’s Youtube channel, Resort Rebel, Badladz, Badladz dive shop, among other evolving projects and businesses.

General expectations of you are:

  • You are results focused.
  • You’ve got no problem with tech and marketing stuff– WordPress, content marketing, social media, SEO, Aweber, affiliate programs and all the rest.
  • Excellent WordPress skills. The whole business runs on WordPress, so we are looking for people with a demonstrated track record with the platform.
  • Excellent with computers in general.
  • Functional SEO for websites and YouTube videos (Sean’s videos have over 1 Million views!!!).
  • The Philippines is a crazy developing country, candidates will do well to address the “fit” issue and let us know why they are drawn and prepared to live in a random island in the Philippines (or show some kind of experience or drive to do so).

Some words from previous people who had this position:

From Jeff Parke (the current TMBA):

“This is one of the best opportunities in the location independent entrepreneurial universe.  

This is not an exaggeration, the day I applied to the TMBA internship was one of the most important days of my life.  Soon I was hopping a flight to the other side of the planet and accelerating toward the lifestyle I’d been clawing after.

The beauty of this internship is that you have an unbelievable amount of time on your hands to do whatever-the-hell-you-want.  For me that has been tapping away on the laptop, making new connections, and bootstrapping an online biznass.  Back in the States, I tried to make it happen on nights and weekends as I suffered through the corporate day-job grind.  

Here, you can truly reclaim your time and energy, and use it to wrangle whatever you’re dreaming up.   

Speaking of dreaming, I still have to pinch myself sometimes as I look up from my laptop and gaze out at the turquoise waters and green islands in the distance.

Mylene, Sean, and the staff at Badladz are all really great people and will take care of just about anything you need.  I’ve had a ton of fun here and recommend it to anyone who wants to take their business/lifestyle to the next level.”

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Logistics:

  • The compensation for this job is free room, 3 daily meals (delicious!), laundry, and motorbike usage for 6 months.
  • Application deadline is 12PM EST Wednesday evening August 14th.
  • We’ll make our decision by the following Wednesday, August 21st.
  • Full time job starts October 1st, 2013. We’ll make sure Jeff is on the ground to get you trained up on all the systems at the resort.
  • The deal extends for 6 months.

Here’s how you can apply:

  1. Record a 1:00 video of yourself. Tell us why you’d be a great fit for Sean’s resort. Set the video as “unlisted” and grab the URL.
  2. Fill out this form, and be sure to have your Youtube (or other video sharing service) link handy.
  3. That’s it!

If you have any questions about the offers above, please ask them in the comments so I can answer them for everyone’s benefit.

Cheers!

 

Dan

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Published on 08.06.13
  • http://www.linchpin.net/ Damian Thompson

    Can I apply? ;) #BadladzOG

  • jurgendhaese

    Interested. Can I combine this with DCBKK, though?

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    yes!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    Yes! :)

  • http://www.DIYDROID.com/ Brandon Nolte

    Of course you’d be here!… Excellent chatting with you earlier Damian.

  • Almog

    Go Jurgen!

  • http://www.listheat.com/ Jeff

    I’ll be at DCBKK and can continue administering the intense Badladz/TMBA training. :)

  • http://empireflippers.com/ Joseph Magnotti

    Good luck Dan, this is a great opportunity for the right person. You will learn a lot and have some fun too! ;-)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    Thanks Joe! With any luck they’ll meet hot money!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    rock on!

  • yuval

    I asked a question, why I can not answer it? And why it was deleted?

  • http://www.authorityengine.com/ Ben Krueger

    Incredible opportunity for anybody who’s been needing a little time to get their project really rolling!

    I was the intern before Jeff and can say that this opportunity will absolutely change your life, because it has given me the chance to literally re-invent how I live mine.

    I’m currently living in Thailand, growing the client service business I started at Badladz and having the time of my life… and it’s only the beginning :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    appreciate that Ben!!! Keep rockin’ sir.

  • jurgendhaese

    Great!

  • jurgendhaese

    Sweet.

  • Rob Bert

    This sounds like a great opportunity for me & I will definitely apply. The only thing is I cannot start October the first, only a few weeks later. Is that a problem at all?

  • Sigurdur Gudbrandsson

    Hey Dan .. what an awesome opportunity!

    I’d apply but I don’t want to leave my kids for such a long time ..!
    Best of luck for whoever will go, you will have my envy!

  • http://www.listheat.com/ Jeff

    I’d say go for it and apply. You never know!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    Agree!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    Thanks for that!

  • omba123

    Hi Dan! I applied a bit late, but I hope I get it!

  • Payman L Sarwari

    This is a wonderful opportunity and a potential life changer. I couldn’t resist and sent my application. This is exactly the kind of opportunity I’ve been waiting! I’m extremely excited! I love the Phils and been there twice and can’t wait to return and live there for a few months if not more at the Badladz! I’m extremely excited!!!! Thanks for the opportunity Dan and Sean!

    Cheers,

    Payman.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan

    thanks for that Payman ! :)

  • Ad-lib Traveller

    Unfortunately I missed the application deadline but would love to be considered for the next opportunity. It truly is a chance of a lifetime! Good luck to the entrants.

  • AHG

    So when can we apply for this? (I notice it has been going on for a few years, not sure if it’s outdated or not)

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