The True Currency of Life is Time...

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Tom Qiao in Chiang Mai

Hey, I'm Tom - the founder of Flexibility Is Freedom - pleased to meet 'cha! 😀

I used to work 9-5 (okay, more like 9-9) as an investment analyst for a major pension plan. As an undergraduate business student, it was literally a dream come true!

So why did I quit my career and become a passive income entrepreneur? 🤔

Well, I had many reasons (5, to be precise) but it boiled down to this: I realized that while my bank account was going up, my "time" account was slowly ticking away. 🕒

It dawned upon me the irony of trading the best years of my life for money, only to end up (attempting) to trade that money back for a taste of youth again (the "midlife" crisis).

That's why I became a passive income entrepreneur - to build brandable businesses and acquire long-term assets that generate passive to semi-passive income. 📈

Latest Income Reports

August 2023

Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! It's been a relatively quiet summer and I mostly spent this month working on home renovations. Hopefully, after another month or two, I can wrap up the reno's and rent out another unit of my house. During the last week of August, my family and I also went on […]

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July 2023

Welcome back to Flexibility Is Freedom! After a long hiatus the last few months, I'm back to producing these monthly income reports, and have filled in the last few months that were previously missing. Since I returned to Canada in mid-April, it's been a bit of a blur - my sister had a successful surgery, […]

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June 2023

This month, I continued the renovations on my house - currently building out a shower - with a tentative plan to rent out another unit by September or October of this year. Alas, with interest rates continuing to rise again (thanks, Tiff Macklem! 😒), I've had to make this decision in order to provide myself […]

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May 2023

This month, the main development was Amazon Associates sending me a targeted campaign with higher commission rates from May 15 to June 18, which is 5 full weeks. This helped pushed revenue back above $2K while traffic firmed about 17,000 sessions. As a direct result of the higher commissions from Amazon, EPC (100) rose to […]

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April 2023

This month, I returned to Canada via Singapore after almost 6 months abroad. I had an unforgettable experience and cannot wait to travel again later this year! Key Metrics Performance for this month was pretty weak, both revenue and traffic sliding ~15% each. Now that I've returned home, my focus is to shore up the […]

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March 2023

Sawadeekrap / สวัสดีครับ from Bangkok, Thailand! This month, I'm back in the largest city in Thailand after making a visa run to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 days. I must say I really enjoyed the change of scenery in KL - a sprawling city inside a dense jungle - with some amazing street food to […]

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February 2023

Sawadeekrap / สวัสดีครับ from Nakhon Ratchasima (a.k.a. Korat), Thailand! 🇹🇭 I am currently in the third largest city in Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, which is the capital and largest city in the northeast province of Isan. In February, I also travelled to popular destinations like Pattaya and Phuket to experience the beaches of southern Thailand that […]

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January 2023

สวัสดีครับ (Sawadeekrap / Hello) from Pattaya, Thailand! 🇹🇭🏖️ I am currently living in the beach town of Pattaya, about 100 km from Bangkok. Life moves at a slower pace here and the cost of living is very attractive; however, the town is very "touristy" and sometimes doesn't feel like you're in Thailand anymore. View this […]

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December 2022

สวัสดีครับ (Sawadeekrap / Hello) from Bangkok, Thailand! 🇹🇭 Happy New Year 2023! 🎊 After three long years, I finally returned to the Land of Smiles in mid-December 2022. The last time I was here, it was late 2019, just before the beginning of COVID. While I've only been back for two weeks, it feels like […]

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