- Generous amount of packages
- Only a handful of the contributions contain actual value
- Most contributors aren't experts
- Still overpriced despite discount
Every year, some of the biggest travel/location-independent gurus get together and run a massive pre-summer sale on thousands of dollars worth of their info products related to travel and living freelance. Whether or not it's actually worth it is another question.
If you could pack your bags and go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
What language would you learn if you had complete freedom to travel?
And free time.
I mentioned recently in a blog post that some people have told me that my success with language learning all boils down to being able to freely travel at the drop of a hat.
That somehow ‘easy travel = immersion = language success’.
“Well, it’s easy to learn languages when you can do immersion trips anywhere anytime!”
I explained why this is not necessarily true.
Regardless of where you are or even how much free time you have, language learning is a conscious, daily effort and something you have to really push yourself to do.
Simply put:** It’s work.**
But of course I have to concede that having the freedom to say “I want to learn Italian so I’m going to get on a plane, move to Italy for 4 months and rent an apartment in the alps” is not only incredibly fun and liberating, but also yields countless learning benefits! 🙂
This is something I actually did recently after my stint in Russia.
It was incredible.
I rented a dirt cheap villa on the Italian-Swiss border where I’d sit and study Italian while staring out my window at snow-capped alps and vineyards.
I could then go downstairs and practice with my neighbours over gnocchi and local wine.
Not even kidding!
The whole time I was thinking – “I could literally spend the rest of my life doing this.”
This is what I got to stare at everyday while I was working:
I was completely and utterly content.
Or perhaps you’re not even interested in overseas travel but the extra freedom to focus on languages at home is hugely appealing to you.
So this short post today is a little off the topic of languages.
It’s more on the topic of achieving the freedom to live a location independent lifestyle so that you can focus on the things that you love (travel, language immersion or whatever it may be).
If that doesn’t interest you at all, then you can just disregard the rest of this post.
Otherwise read on! 🙂
If you’ve been following me and my travels for a while, you might remember me telling you about The Paradise Pack the last few years.
It’s only up for 7 days per year.
NOTE: It’s been down the past couple of years due to C-19.
Every year, some of the biggest travel/location-independent “gurus” get together and run a massive pre-summer sale on thousands of dollars worth of products related to travel and living freelance.
These experienced people from various walks of life pool their collective knowledge together and offer it all in one big bundle.
The bundle includes language learning (incl. Benny Lewis of Fluent In 3 Months), how to travel “hack” to get free or very cheap flights anywhere in the world, blogging/vlogging, language teaching, freelance writing, business/entrepreneurship and more.
If you’re planning to travel somewhere this summer or curious about how to achieve what I call the ‘language immersion lifestyle’, the content of the Paradise Pack may be appealing.
Here’s why it’s usually so popular:
The combined ~~value~~ cost of The Paradise Pack is over $6,000.
Notably: The price tag is $197 (that’s 96% off).**
That price drop is why they limit it to 7 days a year only.
After 7 days they shut it down for another year.
Also worth pointing out: In previous years, they donated a portion of sales to the Pencils of Promise charity (helping to build schools around the world) and Travel Access Project (student scholarship program). This appears to no longer be the case.
If you love travel as much as I do and want to learn from various industry experts how to make a lifestyle out of it, you may be considering buying the pack.
Wait… Before you race out and buy the Paradise Pack
OMG, $6000 worth of products… no brainer. Take my money!
Before you do that, let me just emphasize that many of the contributors in this pack are peddling worthless garbage at high price points.
Straight up worthless trash.
And it’s the same every year.
Example: $149 for a course on how to create an online dating profile.
Another example: $67 to tell you how to fly a drone.
Yet another example: $197 for a 30 minute at-home workout program.
Items like this are probably included in the pack because no sensible person is paying for them individually.
But even the other items in the pack (e.g. podcasting tutorials (x4!), housesitting tips, RV starter pack, etc.) all contain generic or outdated crap that you can find in 10 minutes on YouTube or glancing at the contributor’s blog.
There may be one or two exceptions for the business/profit packages but these appear to be limited time access.
I earn 7 figures a year with this blog… take my advice
I’ve been doing this digital nomad/earning online thing now for over 12 years.
Many of these contributors generally have little to offer outside what you can find on YouTube and through lots of trial and error experience.
If you’re looking to start a blog that earns income (enabling you to travel), I wrote a detailed guide on the process (aimed at language learners but applicable to all bloggers).
This is just a straight-to-the-point article with free advice and no catch.
Other than that, if you’re looking for recommendations on good free resources (blogs, YouTube channels, podcasts, etc.), shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to advise.
You can also find some of the contributors’ other products here:
**Fluent In 3 Months **– Benny Lewis
The Suitcase Entrepreneur – Natalie Sisson
**May I Have Your Attention Please? **– Mish Slade
How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul – Ruth Soukup
**Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide For Authors **– Carla King