Who is Ben Baller?

I wrote a similar post on my blog before. Years ago. And it turned out to be one of the highest traffic pages. It turns out that people looking up Ben Baller from Australia was being directed to my blog on Google. I'm a huge fan of Ben Baller. He's…

Early Warning Signs for a Freelance Project

Freelance projects are fun. You can do them on the side, outside of your 9 to 5. When you get more, you can do it full time. But it's not all fun and games. I'll tell you a story about a project I did a few years ago. The project…

I applied to Y Combinator

It's 2:25am as I start writing this post. I just submitted my application to Y Combinator - the Summer 2020 batch. It was a split second decision but one that's probably been brewing for a while unconsciously. I'm kind of tired - ¬†counting number of videos - I did…

Working Hard

I'm working really hard these days. Especially the past week or so. I typically start working around 9am or 10am and of course there's a few breaks here and there for family stuff like dropping my son and wife off somewhere, lunch break, driving to the co-working space then I'd…

How Writing Made Me Over $100,000

Ok, so that figure is in AUD. Which on 25th of January 2020 converts to 68,285 USD. The funny thing is, English is my second language and I'm not even a writer. I can sure prove though, writing has made me over 100k because it easily breaks down into…

Making Money

Even as a little kid, I kind of knew that I'm going to be making some bold moves when I grow up. I wasn't the lemonade stand kid - we didn't have that kind of a culture in Korea, although some of the boys did deliver newspaper. I thought about…

Magento Developer - Melbourne Australia

I've been living in Melbourne since 1998 - I can't believe it's been 22 years already! Magento is something I came across in its beta form around 2007. I happened to have been looking for freelancing developer jobs on the side, and found a potential client from Japan - I…

Motivation-porn Addiction

Gary V, Gary Vaynerchuck, the guy from Impact Theory, Ed Mylett, Grant Cardone, Dan Lok, Tony Robbins, David Goggins, etc. etc. Do you know any of these guys? Maybe all of them? The trap of motivation-porn or 'edutainment' is real. You have a drive, a desire to do better than…