New Beginnings – October 2015
I first heard about AMZ Tracker from my friend Tanya back in 2015, she, being a member of AMZ Tracker saw a job ad on their website and informed me about it! I was looking for a meaningful break from Brighton and as this was in Bangkok, one of the places on my list to visit, it was perfect timing.
The application process was a three day event! I had to create memberships, make a video and have a Skype interview but I got the job . Yep, I was well happy but it meant saying goodbye to the band I was playing in and to my son Indio who at the time was 16 and was pretty much independent and had left school and got himself in to college to study film making. Still, its a big move for anyone starting out on a Digital Nomadic journey.
I had a lovely girlfriend back in 1987 in Brighton called Stella, she was a 6th former at Roedean and her farther was the Cultural Attaché to the British ambassador of Sri Lanka. She told me so much about this island paradise that I was absolutely fixated with the place. I was totally hooked and obsessed with getting out there but there was a civil war on and getting out there was going to be very difficult.
I still feel the same way now as I always did about Sri Lanka, even now having been here many times, there is so much more I want to do and see. And eventually live here
A Childhood In Royal Leamington Spa
I never intended or thought I would be an entrepreneur coming from such humble and working class beginnings!
I grew up in a a prosperous town in England called Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire to working class parents! My dad Gerry and mum June in the mid 60’s. Leamington is a Spa town surrounded by beautiful countryside and connected via the river Avon to the historic towns of Warwick and Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford Upon Avon. Kind of landed on my feet being born here! Although it was pretty much full of posh gits, at least it wasn’t Coventry! now that would have been tough.
It’s a cold start to 2018 here in Brighton but an exciting one for Indio Internet!
I have spent the last few months restructuring a business strategy from the current status as a web design and graphics service to specialising in web sites and a digital consultancy for Startups and digital nomad entrepreneurs!
I will be taking my 22+years of expirience working with Microsoft, the BBC and American Express and lately with AMZ Tracker in Bangkok and Ink Oil in Sri Lanka and steering towards this new and exciting sector.
In conjunction with the recalibration of Indio Internet’s target market, my good friend and collaborator Danny Flood will be coming on board to offer his massive repository of experience as a leading authority in online marketing and how to grow a profitable online business.
Danny Flood is co-founder of OpenWorld, the world’s #1 resource for active lifestyle creators. Danny is also a best selling author of 5 books including ‘Buy Your Own Island’ & the ‘Hack” series of publications.
Love Tattoos – Love Ink Oil
Ink Oil® is a business idea that came to me like a shot out of the blue! I’d just got back to Bangkok from a trip to Bali which I have to say is where the inspiration hit me smack in the boat race (cockney rhyming slang – face).
I’m a tattooed guy and always use coconut oil as an aftercare product but it’s messy and that was when it hit me! “Why don’t I develop a coconut based tattoo aftercare cream”? So I did. Then I had to think of a name that would work both as a .com and as a company trading name for the brand. This was going to take a lot of due diligence!
Palm Tree Products is the brainchild of my business partner in Ink oil Tanya Caso! It was through Tanya that I ended up going to Bangkok to work with AMZ Tracker back in 2015. I met Tanya via our mutual friend Naomi Bedford who I was a session drummer for. Tanya needed some web design done for her then fledgling business, we met up form there and I put together a couple of web sites for her.
It was at this time that Tanya told me all about selling on Amazon and the Amazing Selling Machine course she was doing! I was pretty sceptical at the time as I thought it was a bit pie in the sky but boy was I proved wrong