Traveling & Making Money Online

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Most people tend to full-time RV when they are retired. Not us. What really helped propel us into this new life style is our passion for adventure and of course selling our dog walking business. No we are not rich, not even close. Hell, we don’t even have a savings. Yes, we have a new business, but we only make a little money from that. Some months for Souls Gone Wild are really good and others are not. That is just the truth at the moment. What allows us to keep on moving are our other jobs. 

My wife and I both teach English online. Heather teaches Chinese children through the platform called VIPKID. I teach on Cambly which allows me to meet people from all around the world. To boil it down, I basically get paid to talk and listen. It is simple and I love it. I log online and wait for incoming calls. Most people want to just talk and some want to go over specific English lessons. When I am not taking a call, I try to relax, edit our youtube videos or work on a blog. What is great about our jobs is that we are both self employed. We can create our own work schedule which works really well when we have travel or adventure days. While these jobs provide a lot of freedom and we enjoy them, they are still jobs. They keep us on the road, but eventually we would love for our youtube channel and blog to take off. 

I was really hoping for a smooth transition from our dog walking business to teaching yoga & meditation. It has not been that easy. We have had some awesome months and some difficult months. But, we are still here… in the middle of a desert – haha! We love traveling and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than where we are now. I love traveling full-time. I love the fact that this winter we are not going to have to just deal with the cold. As a matter of fact, we will be in southern California where I greatly look forward to riding four-wheelers out in the sand dunes. Fuck yeah!

The goal is to keep traveling and teaching English, yoga and meditation. We don’t really have a “plan” and that is what is such a relief. We are really learning as we go. With that, I have to ask – what are you current goals? What are you currently learning in life?

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

10/16/18 | NM

BLOG & SHOP: https://www.soulsgonewild.com

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Teach English Online: http://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refersourceid=e01&refereeId=10605971

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Social Media

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I have experimented in the past with taking breaks from social media. It’s nice. I’m starting to feel it is time to do that again. But, um, Andrew… you are in the process of building your brand USING social media. 

This is very true. I won’t be really stepping away from social media, but I will be stepping away from my personal accounts. I will still be actively posting on our business accounts. It’s just too much having both. I catch myself just scrolling through the various platforms and wasting a lot of time. Time is important to me. That is time I could be resting, meditating, going for a walk, reading a book…

I love social media. It makes it easier to connect. But, it is also a lot of noise. Noise I just don’t have time for now. Teaching, making videos, photography, practicing vocals, setting up events for Souls Gone Wild, focusing on my health – that is where I need more of my energy at. 

I have created a new daily routine for myself and in some ways I am having success and in other ways I’m failing miserably – haha. I’m committed though. It’s going to take me some time to breakthrough and make this work and I’m okay with that. Most of my life I have been a night owl. I remember in college I got most of my writing done late at night when most people were out partying. As I get older though I like the idea of waking up early before most people and getting a bunch of tasks accomplished. I’ve noticed that if I push things off for later in the day, I usually won’t get to it. 

I have a love /  hate relationship with technology, the internet and social media. It can be very helpful but also time wasting and addictive. So as far as my personal accounts go, I’m stepping away. Phew! I feel better already. Souls Gone Wild will still be on social media. The blogs, the pictures, videos and events will still be shared 🙂

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

7.26.18 | IL

BLOG & SHOP: https://www.soulsgonewild.com

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Creator Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/vlogging-blogging

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YouTube Culture

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I got started on YouTube three years ago. I deleted my channel and started a new one called Souls Gone Wild. My wife and I do adventure videos, music, comedy, yoga and meditation. My old channel was just me being experimental and learning how to edit.

Anyway, we are coming up on a first full year with the new channel. We only have 59 subscribers and I am still working on being more comfortable in front of the camera and becoming a better editor. It does get difficult when you don’t have a growing audience, but I know I just have to keep moving forward. That goes with anything in life.

Something that really bums me out though is the YouTube culture lately. What am I talking about? I’m talking about all the drama that gets started by big creators. Just recently FouseyTube created an event on short notice and hyped it up, but it ended up getting shutdown due to a bomb threat. Was it stopped short or was it going to fail anyway? I don’t know and I really don’t care to be honest. I’m personally a big dreamer, so I can relate to Fousey on that level, but I don’t care for the fake pranks, lies and drama.

It is easy to get sucked in to all the bullshit on YouTube and it is rare to find genuine and authentic creators on the platform. I do enjoy watching Casey Neistat and Dan Mace. To me they seem very real, down to earth, highly creative and honest people.

Because YouTube has become more popular, there are more people pumping out content. It is difficult to get noticed now, that is unless you are showing half naked women, creating drama or doing something extreme. Sometimes I catch myself thinking of dumb ways I could get more views or more subscribers, but then I realize it wouldn’t be authentic. It wouldn’t be me creating something I love, it would just be me creating a piece of content just to get noticed. I don’t want to go down that road. Honestly, with all the negative noise and silly games everyone is playing on YouTube it is making me not even want to be apart of this community.

I love YouTube though. I love that it gives me a way to express myself. I can upload my photography, music videos, adventures, whatever. Its just sad that on this platform and maybe even other forms of entertainment, is that being fake or dramatic is what gets all the attention.

I have a long way to go as an artist and that is okay, but I want to make it being me, being authentic. I understand for some creators, they are just playing the game, but that is not a game a I want to play. I’m just going to keep creating and see where it takes me.

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

7.17.18 | IL

BLOG & SHOP: https://www.soulsgonewild.com

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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soulsgonewild

Yoga & Meditation Videos: https://vimeo.com/soulsgonewild/vod_pages

Photography: http://shutterstock.com/g/andrewfritz

eBooks (fiction): https://www.amazon.com/author/andrewfritz

Yoga & Meditation Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/yoga-meditation

RV Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/full-time-rv-living

Dog Walker Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/dog-walking

Creator Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/vlogging-blogging

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Go Put a Dent in the Universe!

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It has taken months to shape our new business, Souls Gone Wild. I feel like we finally have it set the way we want. With our blog, YouTube videos, vimeo videos, classes, workshops, trainings, readings and energy work – I feel as thought we have plenty of content and services we provide. I think what really solidified it for me was setting up our patreon page last night. We have been struggling with finding the right platform to offer a monthly subscription for ALL ACCESS to our professional yoga and meditation videos. I did a little research and discovered that Patreon was our solution. We currently have 20 videos available and will continue to upload more which you would have access to for $15 / month. 

I feel a sense of completion, I feel like we are well rounded and have more than enough to offer new clients and new fans of our content. The goal now is to just keep writing, keep working on videos and promoting our business. 

Starting a new business and trying to build a blog and YouTube channel takes a lot of energy, but this is what I love. To carve a path in thick woods, you have to be a little relentless. It is forcing me to speak up. Inevitably, some people will like it, some people won’t. 

I have a great affinity for the art of building. I don’t mean construction, I mean building a business. I love the entire process, from the idea all the way to having smooth operation running. Its magic in my opinion. To have an idea, a vision and to manifest it into reality. It’s a skill and it is something I have a passion for. 

The shape of our business is complete for now. We are ready.

I remember graduating from clairvoyant training and standing outside on Clark Street in Chicago. My teacher told me something I will never forget. He said, “Go put a dent in the universe.” The quote is from Steve Jobs. I love it and with Souls Gone Wild, that is is exactly what we are going to do.

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew 

5.23.18 | NJ

BLOG & SHOP: https://www.soulsgonewild.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soulsgonewild

Yoga & Meditation Videos: https://vimeo.com/soulsgonewild/vod_pages

Photography: http://shutterstock.com/g/andrewfritz

eBooks (fiction & self-help): https://www.amazon.com/author/andrewfritz

Yoga & Meditation Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/yoga-meditation

RV Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/full-time-rv-living

Dog Walker Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/dog-walking

Creator Kit: https://kit.com/soulsgonewild/vlogging-blogging

Teach English Online: http://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refersourceid=e01&refereeId=10605971

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Our YouTube Channel

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Years ago I created a YouTube channel and uploaded a few comedy videos. They weren’t very good and I ended up deleting the channel. Fast forward a few years, my wife and I were living in Chicago. I decided to startup another YouTube Channel and was determined to become a better director and editor. My skills did improve, but my content did not. The channel consisted of short horror films and vlogs. M. Night Shyamalan and Casey Neistat were my sources of inspiration. The best video I probably uploaded during that time was, “Witch of Evansburg.” I received money from a kickstarter campaign to make the film. It was suppose to be a feature length film, but ended up being a series of three short videos. We had a lot of difficulty finding a place to film. It was a period piece, so I couldn’t just film it anywhere. So, I abandoned the idea of a feature length film and shifted my focus towards YouTube. The video and channel never gained any traction, so I deleted it. But, that wouldn’t be the end of YouTube for me. In July of 2017 I created the Souls Gone Wild YouTube Channel!

Our latest channel consists of the following content; yoga, meditation, travel vlogs, comedy and music. I have an old short film I created years ago in community college on this channel called, “Unnerving Tension.” I will also be uploading Witch of Evansburg and occasionally doing short films on this channel. My goal is always to become a better director, editor and become more comfortable in front of the camera.

I am determined to grow an audience via our blog and YouTube Channel. I want to entertain, make people laugh and inspire an audience. I always knew when I was younger that it only took one song or one video to blow up. I don’t know what that will be for me or when, but I know it will happen. Sure, it may sound crazy, but I won’t stop until it happens. You can punch me and knock me down, hell you could even knock me out, but I’m going to wake up, get back up and go at it again.

What are you passionate about?

Find Your Freedom,
Andrew

5.11.18 | NJ

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