Where other blogs claim they can teach you skills and promise you’ll make money online to live on your own terms –we’re the rule, not the exception. We’re living proof we cracked the code to location independence and we help others do the same.
Hobo with a Laptop was originally established in 2012 by Michael Hulleman who’s been a hobo in one form or another since he was 18. The general purpose of this website wanders just like we do; here we dish out a wide range of proven methods that help us make money online to realistically sustain our long-term travel –while exploring curiosities like tiny houses or off-grid survival on the side. Our goal is to have something for everyone.
And Then There Were Two
Oshin worked from the Philippines as a content manager for a UK search optimization company, and Mike was freelancing under her to finance his travels in Thailand.
After working together for just over a year, Mike decided it was time to start another company; a travel & influencer marketing agency called Copyrise.
He offered Oshin a position as his full-time virtual assistant, where she held that role for a year before they finally met in person when Mike was passing through Cebu, Philippines before a trip home to Canada.
When Mike and Oshin finally met in the Philippines, everything was natural. It felt like coming home after a long absence, not meeting for the first time. Inseparable, everything clicked. And one year later they got married.
Combining their efforts on Hobo with a Laptop was the next logical step in their passion for travel and blogging.
Mike is a 36 year-old Canadian who’s tried everything twice. Aside from his 9-to-5, he’s been a volunteer teacher, repeat film extra, Jazz festival art director, public speaker, environmental activist, and author.
After 4+ years in Asia and almost 20 years in the online industry, Mike has been focusing more on his side hustle when he’s not helping clients.
The lower cost of living abroad has freed up a lot of his time, and you can expect a number of guides, resources, and fiction books being penned and shared on Hobo over the next few years.
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After acquiring a bachelor’s degree in English, Oshin (aka Eden) took the corporate life out for a spin for several years and didn’t like the third-world pay grade.
She decided she’d had enough and decided to go solo, working as a freelance copywriter, Pinterest search optimization specialist, and virtual assistant.
She met Mike at the right time in her career, and now she’s settling into her own location independence.
When she isn’t working on Copyrise projects or Hobo with a Laptop, she spends the majority of her time in a bikini, plugging away on our affiliate marketing websites, or helping others succeed on Pinterest by creating pins that convert on Fiverr.
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