This old fashioned ain’t bad.

An old fashioned, if you’re unaware, is my favorite cocktail.

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I don’t drink much, but it seemed like the thing to do to loosen up — and write my about page.

Currently, I’m at a café bar in Cape Town, South Africa, writing from my laptop… which is a typical situation for me.

Since January, 2017, I’ve spent 11 months of each year traveling the world, via one-way flights.

I’ve lived, and worked from, dozens of countries.

Including South Africa, Tanzania, Egypt, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia, Colombia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Switzerland, and the UK.

I’m sure I skipped a few, but you get the idea.

But things weren’t always this way.

In my 20s, I had no idea what copywriting — the thing I’ve been doing to make 5+ figures a month — was.

How I got started was an accident.

The turning point for me was when a reader of my blog — yes, this blog you’re on now — offered to pay me $50 to write a post on his website.

It was a shocker for me because I was blogging for fun, not to make money.

Of course, I said yes.

But one week after getting paid, I realized $50 wasn’t a lot of money.

I’m still thankful for the first gig, because it got me thinking:

“If I could get paid $50 to write, why not try to get paid more?”

So that’s exactly what I did.

I researched copywriting, learned how to get clients, and eventually worked with people such as Tai Lopez, Tim Sykes, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, and several more influencers / personal brands.

That’s the gist about me and what I do.

If you want to learn more, stick around and you may teach you a thing or two.


Raymond Duke