Sweet Shit Saturday #012 (Live From Germany Edition)


Greetings from Germany! Err, I mean … Guten tag! I’m in Berlin hanging with Benny!

As you know if you read Thursday’s article, I conducted a survey to figure out exactly what you want out of me. Some of the answers I was expecting, some I’m happily surprised with, and some I’m completely befuddled by. ;)

What I know for sure is that you want a guide to teach you how to get your first affiliate product sale and another guide to teach you how to get your first infoproduct sale. Message received and I’m getting the wheels in motion for a very small group of initial participants in Zero To First Affiliate Sale. That won’t be public on this blog, so don’t worry about being inundated with another launch right now. :)

And … I’m thrilled that so many of you want me to release a fleshed out version of Mind Control Method! Based on your response, and my own excitement about the product, you can expect it on October 28, 2010. (There is a reason it’s specifically that date. Can you guess what that is?)

I’ve had this product in mind since I wrote that Mind Control article and I know it will help a lot of people. But I didn’t actually think anybody else would be interested in it (woohoo! for that). To help me create an awesome Mind Control Method product go to www.MindControlMethod.org and register (you’ll also get early bird pricing, of course).

Since I’m hanging with Benny I feel like I should dedicate this Saturday to language learning. But I don’t read any language learning blogs except Benny’s so we’re gonna stick with non-language extraordinary link love …

Minimalism, Online Business, Nomadism, Men by Brook Delorme

Even though she kinda disses me (and others) in this article it brings up a good point. One that was raised with me in an e-mail conversation with someone else last week so obviously lots of us are thinking about it. Why are there not more women writing about minimalism, business, and travel? Not separately, but all 3 subjects.

If you are the female version of me or any of the other people Brook linked to please do us all a favor and get in touch. Even if you haven’t started blogging yet.

The Diddy Guide to Constant Creativity and Relentless Marketing by Greg Rollett

Diddy himself tweeted this article, it’s that good. :) This is Greg’s guest post on ThinkTraffic.net. Greg rules, Corbett from ThinkTraffic rules. Diddy rules (from a business standpoint). Check them out.

The Essential Qualities of a Traveling Companion by Ivan Campuzano

I have an article about Roadtripping In A Campervan in the pipeline and the most important part of a roadtrip is choosing the right companion(s). I much prefer solo travel, but when I do travel with others it’s usually a phenomenal experience because of the qualities Ivan lists here.

How I Gained 9,000 Subscribers In 9 Months by Glen Allsopp

Glen had a previous blog called PluginID that he grew to 6,500 subscribers before selling. His new blog surpassed that subscriber count in record time. Could you do the same thing? I don’t know. But this is worth a read if you’re a blogger.

How To Have High Value Relaxation by Laura Roeder

Just a day after I posted my How To Relax article Laura came at us with this awesome video! It was complete coincidence, but I guess a little more proof that we really do need to set aside time to relax.

That’s all for this week! I’m gonna go eat some awesome food and turn this town upside down.

Questions/comments/wanna eat at Yellow Sunshine with me? You know what to do …


  1. hey Karol- I wasn’t dissing you! I love reading what you’ve got to say. :) seriously, I figured that most of the people who read my blog are local to portland (maine)…and I don’t know anyone else around town who spends a lot of time thinking about earning money through the web…so I just wanted to try to put the idea in context…

    I’m curious too regarding the apparent gender split…a follow-up comment by Maggie suggested women might be more afraid of traveling alone. This makes a lot of sense to me, since it’s just kind of an unconscious/subconscious constant wariness in most cases. it’s tough to travel cheap without putting a lot of trust into others.

    enjoy Berlin- I really am looking forward to going there sometime :)

    • Hey Brook,

      I don’t take it personally or I would have ignored the whole post. :) What I was referring to was the “One thing about these blogs…” paragraph.

      In any case, I meet just as many female solo travelers as male solo travelers. Maybe it’s because I don’t hang out in hostels much. I’m not sure what the gender split would be there. As for traveling cheap: CouchSurfing, while the goal is not to get free accommodation, is cheap (err, pretty much free). And there are lots of female hosts if you’re uncomfortable staying with male hosts.

      Berlin’s a great place. My second time here. But the first time was in the Winter so mostly what I remember was trying to stay warm. :)


  2. Hey Karol

    Aaaaaah…pleez have a burger for me at Yellow Sunshine! That place looks positively awesome.

    We’re a couple of gals hell-bent on minimalism…our friends and family all look at us enviously when we tell them that moving only takes us a couple of hours (and we think that’s took long!).

    We have a long-term goal to be able pack up our shit in half an hour. To be able to live anywhere and settle nowhere!


    Ang :-)

    • Hey Angela,

      I did and it was awesome. I basically lived there the first time I came to Berlin. :)

      You have a great goal. And it’s definitely reachable! :)


  3. Hey Karol! so jezt in Berlin? toll ;)

    give me a ring when your in holland..;)

    awesome links once again! i could fill a library with all the info on the links you gave us.

    enjoy your time there! c you around:)


  4. October 28, 2010… I’m going to guess 10 minus 2 plus 8 equals 10. Of course, I’m an engineer, so I would jump directly to the mathematical reasoning. I could be completely wrong!

  5. Karol,

    You GIVE so much more solid info than others that are charging! That really helps a neophyte like myself. I look forward to meeting you on the road less travelled (of course, with my wife and two kids:) And, you will be a part of our success. Thanks

  6. I’m not quite a female version of you, but I’m into making a trip happen for me and my 3 year old daughter next year, to the other side of the world. Just the two of us, a lap top and not that much else…

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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